To me, the idea of sitting in an inflatable rubber tube while casually drifting through a jungle river seems like the ideal way to spend a day. Throw in a few bars and drink stops, heaven.
Vang Vieng in Laos
There is no doubt Vang Vieng is one of the homes of tubing, but so many questions. Where do you stay? How does it work? Can I do it if I’m old?
This post from Tanya on her blog Can Travel Will Travel is a great introduction to tubing Vang Vieng. In it she answer all the question above and more, including – is it just for the kids? I’ll let Tanya tell you more.
“In the 90’s Vang Vieng in Laos was known as the hedonistic, party capital of Southeast Asia…however after many tubing related deaths due to drink, illegal substances and dangerous behaviour the Laos Government shut the tubing down.
It started up again a year or so later but on a much smaller scale with strict regulations in place. I recently visited Vang Vieng and despite having 10 – 15 years on most of the other travelers there I decided to give the infamous tubing a whirl, to see what it’s like these days. Did I feel old? YES! Did I still have fun? YES!”
Do you want to hear how Tanya got on? Then continue here: Vang Vieng in Laos, tubing after thirty.
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