Chiang Mai to Chiang Kong/Huai Xai quickly/overnight
1st July, 2009
Is it possible to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Kong overnight? If so how? Would this allow border crossing in time for the slowboat?
Alternatively is it possible to get from Chiang Mai to Huai Xai in one day, crossing the border in time on a Sunday? How would this be done?
#1 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 19:37
Overnight? You'd have to hire a taxi for the 5 hour journey (it would be costly).
The day trip is either by public bus via Chiang Rai, or the dedicated VIP tourist bus directly from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong .
The VIP bus leaves about 10am, and arrives at Chiang Khong at about 3pm.
The bus leaves everyone at the southern end of town. Pax must take a tuk-tuk to immigration and then cross the Mekong River (a 5 minute trip). The Laos immigration is open till 6pm. They invariably foist a US$1 'overtime' charge on pax entering after 3pm.
You'll have heaps of time to do the 2 day journey to Luang Prabang. On this, see the comments from #73 onwards at:
There are other really enjoyable ways to get from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang.
I note earlier you inquired about the Gibbon Experience. I don't know what you're now thinking. You can go to LP by road via Luang Nam Tha. Very pretty.
#2 Posted: 11/7/2009 - 07:26
Add your reply
You need to be logged in to add a reply.
Not a member? you can join here.
|Possibly related discussions||Replies||Views||Latest reply|
|Chiang Mai to Chiang Kong/Huay Xai ...||2||2344||13 May 2006|
|Overnight sleeper BKK to Chiang Mai. ...||9||1162||1 Mar 2014|
|Overnight train Bangkok to Chiang Mai ...||12||2109||18 Nov 2013|
|Bangkok to Chiang Khong overnight bus ...||0||2128||25 Nov 2006|
|Bus From Chiang Kong to chiang Mai ...||0||1615||21 Nov 2006|
|Advice Needed: Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Maesai (Tachileik)-Chiang Rai-Chiang Khong-Huey Xai ...||4||2924||15 May 2012|
|hong kong->bangkok->chiang mai-> then? ...||5||3069||10 May 2008|
|Excellent place to stay in Chiang Kong! ...||0||1030||20 Jun 2013|
|One More Question: Laos Visas in Chiang Kong ...||3||1576||22 Dec 2006|
|Travelling Chiang Kong to Luang Prabang by long boat - Advice please!! ...||5||2848||24 Feb 2007|