Songthaew and Tuk-Tuk Travel

Tuk-tuks and songthaews cruise the streets and are easy to flag down in most towns. Tuk-tuk drivers can be unscrupulous about fares, especially in Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Do not believe the "official" prices placard displayed by drivers in Vientiane. Don't get into a tuk-tuk before you've agreed on a fare and don't negotiate in dollars—get a quote in kip or baht. Expect to pay about 25% more than you would for a similar ride in Thailand.

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