Getting around Vang Vieng, Laos: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

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A monk riding a bicycle across a bridgeA dusty road in Vang ViengA rare bus in the townA tuk tuk in the town centerBoats are still the most popular transportation menas in Vang ViengSmall bus station, the only one in Vang ViengNo traffic in the center of townTubes on a tuk tuk; a frequent sight in Vang Vieng

Getting around Vang Vieng is not that hard since it is a really small city. The city only has three streets and one bus station.

From the bus station visitors can easily get anywhere they have to go on foot. There is no reason to get a tuk-tuk since the main area of the town is just 10 minutes away.

However, for those who do not want to go on foot there are a couple of options they can choose from. One is to rent a bicycle from a hotel or a local business. The bicycles cost about $1,50 per day.

Another option is to rent a motorbike. There are a number of different kinds of motorbikes tourists can rent: they can rent a small semi-automatic scooter with prices starting at $5 or they can rent a dirt bike for $13-$24. It is recommended to make sure to check the condition of the bike and read the contract before signing. Also, it is good to keep in mind that the rental companies do not allow tourists to leave the Vang Vieng District, so checking whether the place one wants to visit is inside the district is a must.

In Vang Vieng, visitors can also find several tuk-tuks around the town. The price is usually about $1,50 per person, wherever in Vang Vieng they want to go. Those want to go to the tubing bars, no matter how many people are on the tuk-tuk, will pay the same price. There is also the opportunity to rent a tuk-tuk for a whole day and it will cost about $15-$20.