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Luang Prabang to Hanio overland options

  • basejump

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    hi there

    answers to the following questions would be appeaciated:

    1. What is a realistic time to allow for this trip assuming no stops for sight seeing

    2. Are there any regular buses that ply this route - can i buy one ticket and/or travel on one bus for the entire trip?

    3. What are the options for this trip?

    Thanks in advance

    #1 Posted: 19/12/2008 - 17:59

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    1) 1.5 to 2 days.
    2) Yes
    3) See the visa and border crossings FAQ -- there's a bunch of reports in there, along with a map showing where the various crossing are. In summary, if you've got the time, you're better off breaking up the trip -- say at Phonsavan or Sam Neua for example.

    #2 Posted: 20/12/2008 - 10:12

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    Basejump

    The actual travel time depends on the route you take.

    Unless you go with a private tour (expensive) that takes tourists between the two locations (eg. greentrail-indochina.com), you will need to change buses

    I personally doubt you'd get to HaNoi from Luang Prabang via an overland route in less than 2 days. In theory it sounds fine, but bus operators have a habit of not adhering to timetables.

    cheers

    #3 Posted: 29/12/2008 - 05:40

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