FROM VANG VIENG
The best way is get to the northern bus station and catch a minivan or a pick up to MUANG MET. It is usually at 11 am, but it could leave one hour before or later ( depending whether it is already full or not ) wich will go DIRECTLY TO TAO guesthouse by turning left at the intersection after the XBP gasoline station. Just go down at the guesthouse, about 2 km AFTER THE SECOND BRIDGE and few hundreds meter after a military base ( it doesn’t look much like a military base except maybe for the gate ).
If you miss that one, take a minivan or pick up to Kasi. Ask to go down at ” THANG BAENG BAN CHIENG” about 10 km before Kasi town.
30 meters before the crossroad there is a gasoline station ( XBP ) on the Right. Is the first one after entering in the area of Kasi district.
Local transport service is avalaible from the intersection ( less frequently in the late afternoon and not available after dark ) . You can take any pick-up or minivan going through that direction and continue for about 6 km, TAO guesthouse is situated on the right side about 2km AFTER THE SECOND BRIDGE and few hundreds meter after a military base ( it doesn’t look much like a military base except maybe for the gate ).
WE CAN EVEN PICK YOU UP at the intersection if you call us, if it is not in your possibility, you could ask to the driver to call or…… JUST GO ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE of the XBP gasoline station: There is a small shop that works as well as a minivan stop. Ask to the woman there to contact TAO. If the woman is not there, you can borrow a phone from somebody ( a restaurant at the intersection for example or at the gas station; ask for TAO, show them the number or just call us ).
From Vang Vieng town you can even stop a bus or a minivan, ON THE MAIN ROAD, going through Kasi direction (e.g. bus to Luang Prabrang or Xieng Khouang, and others ). There are various buses and minivans but there is not a precise timetable.