I'm flying into bangkok on the 13th of July and plan to go to laos for 3 weeks. I'd like to take in the north and south ... would this be possible? What would the weather be like?
Any ideas for itineraries would be much appreciated!
#1 angela_dolan1 has been a member since 4/7/2006. Posts: 3
Welcome to Travelfish!
Have you taken a look at the trip planner section? There's a couple of sample Laos trips in there... though I've just realised I haven't done one for the whole country yet --what was I thinking!
Anyways, till I get aorund to it, you may be able to cobble some ideas together from the above links.
Thank you for your reply. I did look at the various trips you've outlined but I realise I won't have time to do all of what you suggest in both trips. What is on my hitlist?? What mustn't I miss? I am rather adventurous and have plenty energy but I am going to meet my mum (who is also v.young at heart) and we'd like to spend quality time together.
#3 angela_dolan1 has been a member since 4/7/2006. Posts: 3
If I was talking my Mum to Laos, I wouldn't miss the following (bear in mind I'd lean towards seeing less and spending more time in each place, as mum doesn't doesn't consider bumpy roads to be quality time !) ;-)
enter overland at Huay Xai
Huay Xai -- one night, then slow boat down to
Pakbeng -- one night, then slow boat down to
Luang Prabang -- I'd allow at least five nights here
Muang Ngoi -- one or two nights so Mum can say she's roughed it
Vang Vieng -- two nights max
Vientiane -- two or maybe three nights, then fly to Pakse
Pakse -- one night
Bolavan Plateau for one night then back to Pakse
Champassak -- one night, maybe two
Don Khon and Don Dhet for four or five nights, with a large chunk spent at Salaphae -- one of my fave places in Laos -- I guarantee your Mum will love it ;-)
Hope that helps!
You are amazing! Many thanks, my mum by the way is currently doing her world trip for a year!! And has already done a stint in China so no doubt i'll be the novice compared to her now!
xxthanks again xxx
#5 angela_dolan1 has been a member since 4/7/2006. Posts: 3