Vang Vieng's river
Tubing down the river at Vang Vieng in Laos is kicked-back, chilled-out fun for everyone. The place is a traveller’s hangout and doesn’t have a full spread of cultural highlights, but hiring a tyre tube and floated a few hours down the river can be a total trip highlight. Locals swim or swing out on ropes with beers or snacks or whatever to sell you on the way down. It’s really relaxing and a great way to see the surrounding country and get into that particular Lao pace of life.