I am currently in Luang Probang, Laos, and I want to go from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Throughout my travels, many travel agencies tell me lies stating that I can't get buses from a certain place to another and stuff like that. I'm guessing it's to make us book other things there. (On arriving in those places I realised they were lies.). I asked many places here in Luang Probang if I could get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai by bus. Some places tell me that the only way is to have to come back to Luang Probang to get to Chiang Mai, and other places tell me I have to go to Vientiane to catch a bus from there.
Question: Does anyone who has been to Vang Vieng know if there are buses to Chiang Mai from there?