Tuk Tuk Safari provides a relaxed and informal way to travel to the many exciting activities and attractions on your tour. This quintessentially Asian mode of transport allows travellers to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Vientiane while they move around the city.
How many can fit in the tuk tuk?
Our tuk tuk has padded bench seating that can comfortably fit six to eight people. Tours can be organised for larger groups on request and with enough advance notice. Please check out the Frequently Asked Questions page and then email us directly if you would like to organise a trip for a larger group.
Is it possible to take a tour in a mini-van instead?
Yes, of course. If you prefer to do one of our tours in an air-conditioned mini-van then there is an additional charge per tour of $80 USD. The charge for the use of the mini-van will be borne by the guests that requested the use of the mini-van, even if others participants join this trip. If you would like to take a private tour then you can pay an additional fee of $50 USD which will mean that you have the whole tour to yourselves. Please note that the mini-van is not available for the ‘Dinner with the Locals’ or the ‘Soumaly’s Kitchen Lao Cooking Class’ evening tours.
How suitable are your tours for people with mobility issues or disabilities?
Our tours are designed to be hands on and interactive, and visit interesting and authentic local places. This means that some of our activities, such as rice planting or basket weaving, require a certain level of mobility. Many activities involve some walking or sitting on the floor. And getting in and out of a tuk tuk also requires some flexibility. So this means that people with significant mobility issues or disabilities may not be able to fully participate and enjoy our tours to the full. However, given enough notice and an outline of your requirements we can custom design a tour to suit your interests and your needs. And we can also provide an air-conditioned mini-van for an additional fee to provide a more comfortable and accessible mode of transport for getting around Vientiane.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
What if it rains? Can we still travel by tuk tuk? Will we get wet?
It rains quite often in Vientiane, especially in the wet season. So our tuk tuk has special ‘rain coats’ to help our guests stay dry even when it is wet outside. We can’t guarantee that you won’t get a bit damp, but the weather is usually so warm that most people don’t mind. If it is raining on the day of your tour then it is a good idea to bring a raincoat, poncho or umbrella with you if you can. If it is absolutely pouring with rain and unsafe to travel on the roads we will consider cancelling the tour. In this case we will let you know as soon as possible and refund your full payment.