How it works:
- There are fake tourist information bureaus run by brokers/middlemen working for restaurants, hotels and shops which overcharge tourists.
- If what you want is not part of their scheme, they will claim that it doesn’t exist or is closed.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Offline operators: ask - is the operator licensed? Is there a website, office and working phone number? Are there real online reviews? What does the price cover - is it too cheap?
- Online platforms: Klook (best day tour platform in Asia) also has many popular tours (e.g. Pak Ou Cave, Kuang Si Waterfall, Tham Nam Cave, etc).