We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Really good fun for lone travellers

Float down the river with a drink and chill with fellow travelers. A lot safer than it was as there... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
gavinsmith260025
,
Pattaya, Thailand
Fantastic day, beautiful scenery

Very mixed reviews about tubing but so glad we went. Use the yellow or white company not the red... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
emily s
via mobile
Read all 618 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“drinking games” (24 reviews)
“tuk tuk” (74 reviews)
“great fun” (39 reviews)
LOCATION
Vang Vieng, Laos
Write a ReviewReviews (618)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"drinking games"
in 24 reviews
"tuk tuk"
in 74 reviews
"great fun"
in 39 reviews
"tubing experience"
in 13 reviews
"smile bar"
in 7 reviews
"be careful"
in 27 reviews
"start point"
in 13 reviews
"few drinks"
in 15 reviews
"keep an eye"
in 10 reviews
"three bars"
in 8 reviews
"mud volleyball"
in 5 reviews
"actual tubing"
in 5 reviews
"dry bag"
in 13 reviews
"few beers"
in 9 reviews
"three hours"
in 6 reviews
"exit point"
in 5 reviews
"party scene"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 449 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Float down the river with a drink and chill with fellow travelers. A lot safer than it was as there are only two designated bars now. The government got rid of the unlicensed ones. A great chilling day out with a lift to and from...More

Thank gavinsmith260025
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very mixed reviews about tubing but so glad we went. Use the yellow or white company not the red tubes if you want the bars. Red tubing is ran by the police, not as popular and different stretch of river to the bars so is...More

Thank emily s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
51
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

We loved tubing down the river and stopping of at the bars! Unfortunately there was a thunder storm when we was tubing so couldnt go to the end (smile bar) but it didnt ruin it for us! You can do this if you want to...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We spent a day here just for relaxing. Beautiful nature with a nice river and wonderful scenery. Many activities like swimming or lying down on a floating tub along the river.

Thank Sargent M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

You will probably get quite drunk on some of the most rancid whisky/vodka you've ever tasted here. Essentially a bar crawl on the river sitting in tubes as the water carries you up. You should pick a warm day to go, which isn't hard in...More

Thank Jonathan K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Amazing tubing. There are like 2 bars along the river and 1 (Smile bar) at the end. If you have a nice group, it is so much fun!

1  Thank Paul B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

It seemed at some points we weren’t even moving and you had to paddle yourself along, probably the time of year. All in all, quite relaxing floating down and opportunities to stop at 4/5 bars they have open on the way. Things to know -Don’t...More

Thank Jaz N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Tubing is good, but make sure you go when Viva Pub and another one (forgot the name) are open, because they offer the good experience. They have games and general entertainment, so it's good fun. The downside is that I've seen little local kids stealing...More

2  Thank Madalina A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Amazig experience regardless of only few bars being open. Maybe take your own drink in a bag while tubbing to drink in between the bars. Go for the yellow tubbs. Very relaxing, river was not cold so dont worry. And its not dirty either. Have...More

Thank Romualdas S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Leave earlier than 1:30, as it gets chilly around 4 while on the river. Apply sunscreen, you will roast. Be prepared for almost every kayaker to splash you when they pass. Space Bar has some mushie-shakes that are PERFECT for cruising the river.

1  Thank Samantha B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 30 hotels in Vang Vieng
Mountain View Riverside Boutique Hotel
39 reviews
.20 km away
RoungNakhone Hotel
14 reviews
.22 km away
Vangvieng Homestay
32 reviews
.23 km away
Sabaidee hotel
6 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Gary's Irish Bar
608 reviews
.43 km away
Earth Recycled Bar&Restaurant
112 reviews
.26 km away
Happy Mango Thai Restaurant
82 reviews
.44 km away
Amigo's Vang Vieng
269 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Balloons Over Vang Vieng
219 reviews
.71 km away
Central Climbers School
48 reviews
.44 km away
Sakura Bar
281 reviews
.45 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rhea Scarlet R
March 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Ben H | Reviewed this property |
Yes they give you life vests so you will be safe
1
Vote
geofflysaght
February 26, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from EvansFamilyOz | Reviewed this property |
Went in January and for stunning scenery / magic of floating down the river with virtually no-one else on it I'd recommend it as one of the best things we did in Laos. It IS very quiet and nothing at all like the party scene... More
0
Votes
;