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Flight Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

  • NewbieC

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    Hello

    I'm interested in doing the Gibbon Experience but don't have too much time to take 2 days getting from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang....is there any quicker way? I've tried looking for flights but I'm not having much luck.

    Thanks

    #1 Posted: 26/10/2009 - 04:44

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  • somsai

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    When you're done with Monkey Ex, go out to the main road and have someone flag down the Huay Xai / Vientiane bus as it goes by, a short while later (12 hrs or so)there you are in Luang Prabang.

    #2 Posted: 26/10/2009 - 07:10

  • Captain_Bob

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    Only flight Huay Xai - Vientiane three times a week. No flight to LP.

    Semi-recent Huay Xai bus schedule

    #3 Posted: 26/10/2009 - 12:10

  • NewbieC

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    Thanks (sorry didn't realise till now I posted this in Thailand forum)

    Arrghhh...don't know if I can do a 12 hour bus journey....will have to have a think.

    Which airlines is it (I can't find anything again....) and has anyone done the flight from Huay Xai to Vietiane?

    Thanks

    #4 Posted: 26/10/2009 - 14:22

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    From memory Lao Airlined fly from Vientiane to Huay Xai , but not the other way (the plane does a three stop loop - Vientiane - Huay Xai - Luang Prabang ) but it doesn't fly every day. Check their schedule for details.

    #5 Posted: 26/10/2009 - 15:36

  • Captain_Bob

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    http://www.laoairlines.com/indexb.php
    Then click on the Domestic Flight Schedule tab:
    Three times a week Tu Th Sa. Course I always take this website's info with a grain of salt
    QV902 246 HOE VTE 1410 1500

    NewbieC if a long busride is seriously off-putting you might not like Laos travel very much =) If you have time, maybe overnight (or two) in Luang Namtha then get the morning bus to Luang Prabang (about 8 hours) or just to Udomxai and do a sidetrip to Nong Kiew then get a boat down the Nam Ou to Luang Prabang. Several alternatives to just one really long busride.

    #6 Posted: 26/10/2009 - 16:03

  • NewbieC

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    Thanks again - Captain Bob your picture is really freaking me out!!

    I think we might to try break up the bus journey (btw we're only doing North Laos because of my dislike for long bus trips.......)

    #7 Posted: 26/10/2009 - 16:40

  • slatts

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    Hi all,
    I'm not seeing Huay Xai as a destination on the Lao Air website ...
    this is crucial as we're already signed up to do a jungle trek. and I don't want to: A) do the 15 hr bus trip from Luang and B) spend NEw Years eve in Huay Xai.
    any news on this? anyone?

    #8 Posted: 24/12/2010 - 02:58

  • slatts

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    Again, any word on flying TO Huay Xai from Vientiane?
    Thanks,
    Slatts

    #9 Posted: 24/12/2010 - 14:13

  • goonistik

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    Hi!

    According to Wikitravel, the flights were stopped in November 2010. See the flight section here:

    http://wikitravel.org/en/Huay_Xai

    #10 Posted: 24/12/2010 - 21:37

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  • goonistik

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    Sorry my mistake. I thought you wanted to do Luang prabang to Huay Xai .

    Laos Air has a flight from Vientiane to Houeisay. I am guessing that Houeisay and Huay Xai are one and the same.


    #11 Posted: 24/12/2010 - 22:08

  • slatts

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    Right, took me a while to find the Laos domestic page, where i see two AM flights from Vientiane > Houeisai. Flights from Luang Prabang to Vientiane are later in the day so it looks like a two day process. Thanks Goonistik!

    #12 Posted: 24/12/2010 - 22:24

  • Melanie2012

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    Hi All,

    I am wanting to travel from Hanoi to Huay Xai for the gibbon experience. Alternitivley from luang prabang to Huay Xai. Any suggestions on the quickest way?

    Cheers

    #13 Posted: 7/8/2012 - 21:45

  • Captain_Bob

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    Hanoi-Luangprabang flights daily on Laoairlines, then get a speedboat up to Huay Xai takes 7 hours including a lunch stop at Pakbeng.

    #14 Posted: 8/8/2012 - 11:56

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