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  • brighie

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    Hi everybody,
    I will be in Laos through Tay Trang around 30th December.

    I've two (maybe) easy questions:

    Is it possible to reach Muang Sing from Muang Khua in one day? I read that it takes around 8-10 hours with 3 different buses (Muang Khua --> Udomxai --> Luang Namtha ---> Muang Sing). It is best to do this trip with a private driver, isn't it?

    On the 7th of January we'll must take flight from LP to Bangkok (via Vientiane). I've many problems to book this flight from Italy (from a .it domain) and, on the other hand, international travel portals (like expedia.com ) are very expensive. Does anyone know a local agency in LP that could buy tickets for us?

    Thank you!

    Enrico

    #1 Posted: 19/12/2010 - 16:58

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    You might be able to get as far as Luang Nam Tha I think, but Muang Sing would really be pushing it and if your bus has a breakdown or some delay you'll have to overnight in Udomxai . If you do it with a private driver that would be preferable.

    For the air tickets, I can't receommend a specific agent, but if you get a driver, have them stop at an agency in Udomxai and get the tickets there.

    #2 Posted: 20/12/2010 - 08:36

  • goonistik

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    Hi Enrico!

    Have you tried booking direct from Bangkok Air's website?
    http://www.bangkokair.com/

    #3 Posted: 20/12/2010 - 10:04

  • brighie

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    19th December, 2010
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    Thank you!
    I got ticket from Lao Aviation WebSite (two days ago was down).

    @somtam2000 I will try to reach Luang Namtha, i think is more realistic

    Does anyone know if there are delay problem to cross the border in Tay Trang??
    Thank you
    Enrico

    #4 Posted: 22/12/2010 - 05:20

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