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  • jumosi

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    22nd June, 2011
    Posts: 1

    Hello together,

    we (2 adults/1 children) are going to laos for 3 weeks in August this year. We visit Cambodia, Vietam, Thailand, India .... before so we know abaout asia. We are looking for a car, driver and guide. Our guesthouses we want to look for our self. We dont want to book a grouptour, because I'm a fotografer an i want to stop and to stay where I want. Does anybody know a company or a driver/guide for us?

    Our tour should be like this:

    BKK - Houay Xay
    Houay Xay - Vieng Phoukha
    Vieng Phoukha - Luang Namtha
    Luang Namtha - Muang Sing
    Muang Sing - Luang Namtha
    Luang Namtha - Oudoumxay
    Oudoumxay - Phongsaly
    Phongsaly - Muang Khoua
    Muang Khoua - Oudomxai
    Oudomxai - Luang Prabang
    Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng
    Vang Vieng - Vientiane
    Vientiane - BKK

    Thanks for your help


    #1 Posted: 22/6/2011 - 12:56

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  • Captain_Bob

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    Location Thailand
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    I have used this guy in Vientiane a few times, and he can drive/guide all over Laos. Speaks decent English

    Mr. Phan Tourist Information Taxi and Minivan Service
    Email khampanh_k@yahoo.com
    Tel. 856 20 56395971 or 020 77860631

    #2 Posted: 24/6/2011 - 21:52

  • christay2009

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    8th February, 2009
    Location United Kingdom
    Posts: 414
    Total reviews: 4

    This isn't AS helpful as Bob's post above as I have no contact details for you. However, I did meet some people who hired a driver down in Southern Laos. I forget where exactly but near the border with Cambodia and, I guess, it would have had to have been the next town with a tourist office.

    Anyway, they hired an air conditioned mini van for that province for $30.00 USD a day from the local tourist office. I think this was EACH but cannot be sure. Once the agreed period/rental was over they negotiated to keep the car and driver all the way up to Vientiane. I believe the cost of this was $60.00 USD a day. I could not say if this included petrol but I do know they had to give the driver enough money for Petrol to get back again from Vientiane.

    No idea if this is a good/bad deal but at least it is a point of reference!

    #3 Posted: 26/6/2011 - 02:21

  • orlavanh

    Joined Travelfish
    15th February, 2011
    Posts: 6

    I would recomment Europcar. their driver know well all part of Laos, and also Cambodia, Thailand, or Vietnam. But I' m not sure about the rate. you can check with them www.avrlaos.com .

    enjoy your trip!

    #4 Posted: 27/7/2011 - 16:46

  • Lucievandon-

    Joined Travelfish
    18th March, 2013
    Posts: 1

    I have been in contact with the driver Kamapanh.
    I'd like to know if you was satisfied with him ( his english speaking, his knowledge for what to see and discover in north and center of Lao).
    We will stay 17 days in may.
    He asks us 105$ /day excluding gazoil.
    Is it a good price?
    thank you very much for your reply.
    Best regards.
    Lucie from Belgium.

    #5 Posted: 25/3/2013 - 10:51

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