Vang Vieng Weather Overview
Vang Vieng weather is somewhat the same as Vientiane. Average temperatures in Vang Vieng vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 24th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Vang Vieng, the hottest months are April, May, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 95.8°F (35.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76°F (24.4°C) at night.
Check the below table for the general idea of Vang Vieng weather throughout the year.
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Best time to go to Vang Vieng
The best time to visit Vang Vieng is during the dry season from November to March, when temperatures are somewhat cooler. March to May is the hot season and the temperatures can reach 40ºC or higher. The wet season runs from May to October and the rains can make traveling around the surrounding area difficult.
It also depends on what you want to do. Vang Vieng is known among backpackers for tubing, where you ride a rubber tube down the river while drinking along the way. Today tubing is much less prevalent than 6 years ago, when it peaked and Vang Vieng became notorious for drunk parties and bad safety cause lots of tourists to die
- For tubing: to enjoy tubing, the best time to do so is during the wet summer months (May-September) or the first few months of the dry season (October-mid December). In the later months of the dry season (January - April), the water level may be too low to enjoy tubing comfortably (see more details)
- If you like peace and quiet: early rain season (May - July) is a good time to visit because there are far fewer tourists and backpackers around during this time. Rain is obviously an issue but it's not as bad as July and August. Rain also replenishes all the rivers and lakes around here so you really get the Vang Vieng's vibe during this time of the year
Vang Vieng Seasonal Weather Guide
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 95.8°F (35.4°C) and 90.5°F (32.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 12 to 16 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Vang Vieng, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 85.7°F (29.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 13 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Vang Vieng to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 79.5°F (26.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.