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Lao Pdr solo tour

  • unid

    Joined Travelfish
    4th December, 2009
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    I am planning a cycling trip to Lao PDR leaving late January for 8 weeks. My idea so far is that i will land at Bangkok and take the train to Nong Khai
    then cycle-tour clockwise around Laos. crossing the border into Cambodia for the obligatory Angkor wat trip, ending with a 4-5 days relaxing on a beach somewhere in Thailand before making my way back to Bangkok.
    I am estimating that 8 weeks will be enough time to do this.
    My budget will be £1500 exc flights.
    I am hoping that is enough for accommodation, visas and train travel.
    I am planning to travel at a leisurely pace around 50 miles a day with plenty of stops when i make discoveries.
    I am not interested in the vang vieng kind of scene. more looking for a solace, silence and nature focused journey.
    Any thoughts welcomed.

    #1 Posted: 4/12/2009 - 19:08

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  • unid

    Joined Travelfish
    4th December, 2009
    Posts: 2

    Hi thanks for looking,

    Just to add a little more detail
    Once i got onto the bike my rough idea is that my route will be Vientiane - xanakhan - Pak lay - Phiang - Luang Prabang - touring golden triangle - Luang Namtha - Phongsali region - Vieng thong - Phonsavan - Then heading south for the emerald triangle (have yet to see a detailed road/trackmap so this is all fairly sketchy.

    #2 Posted: 4/12/2009 - 20:59


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    For me personally food would be an issue on such a route. I would pack some food stuffs with you just in case you're in the sticks and find the food not up to snuff.

    #3 Posted: 5/12/2009 - 12:45

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