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 jumosi has been a member since 22/6/2011. Posts: 1
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
Tel. 856 20 56395971 or 020 77860631
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 $60.00 USD a day. I could not say if this included petrol but I do know they had to give the driver enough money for Petrol to get back again from Vientiane.
No idea if this is a good/bad deal but at least it is a point of reference!
I would recomment Europcar. their driver know well all part of Laos, and also Cambodia, Thailand, or Vietnam. But I' m not sure about the rate. you can check with them www.avrlaos.com .
enjoy your trip!
#4 orlavanh has been a member since 15/2/2011. Posts: 6
I have been in contact with the driver Kamapanh.
I'd like to know if you was satisfied with him ( his english speaking, his knowledge for what to see and discover in north and center of Lao).
We will stay 17 days in may.
He asks us 105$ /day excluding gazoil.
Is it a good price?
thank you very much for your reply.
Lucie from Belgium.
#5 Lucievandongen has been a member since 18/3/2013. Posts: 1