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Luang Prabang- pre booked tour or DIY when I get there?

  • metropical

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    I can either book a tour with flights and hotels or just book the flights and hotels myself and DIY the rest when I get there. I have no Lao language ability.
    Would I be better off pre-booking or would I be successful DIY?

    #1 Posted: 23/6/2008 - 11:28

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  • Rufus

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    Unless you are coming at a peak time when I would suggest pre booking accommodation, I would do it myself.

    #2 Posted: 23/6/2008 - 12:38

  • somtam2000

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    I agree with Rufus.

    #3 Posted: 23/6/2008 - 12:49

  • metropical

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    mope, I'll be there in mid July. Can't imagine that's peak.
    So then I could book all the "local" tours there, easily?
    And perhaps save a few $.?

    #4 Posted: 23/6/2008 - 17:26

  • metropical

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    one tour op has gotten back to me and can do the tour I'd like for the $ I'd like to spend. The only bug is I'd like to make Elephant Park on the 4th day and depart of the 5th day. They only want to book a 4 day tour in their tour order.
    If I leave them on the 3rd day, went to EP on the 4th day, how would I fare either self guided or finding a local for the 5th day and cover the National Museum and Central Market?

    #5 Posted: 23/6/2008 - 18:04

  • Rufus

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    Jeez how many sites do you cross post on? The posters and the respondents are usually the same.

    #6 Posted: 23/6/2008 - 19:57

  • metropical

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    perhaps, but some are more active then others and my time is running short.

    #7 Posted: 23/6/2008 - 20:56

  • SBE

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    DIY.

    #8 Posted: 23/6/2008 - 22:15

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