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Hientiane to Huay Xai, how long?

  • robertmacar-

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    15th February, 2011
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    Hi i am arriving in Vietiane on the 5th April and going on the Gibbon experiance on the 8th leaving from Huay Xai. what is the best way to get there and do i have time?

    #1 Posted: 15/2/2011 - 08:02

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  • wanderingcat

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    fly VTE to Huay Xai by Lao Airlines (best way)
    or direct VTE-Huay Xai bus taking 24+++hours

    INDIRECT (within Laos)
    bus journey duration:
    VTE - 3.5+h - Vang Vieng - 7.5+h - Luang Prabang - 5h - Oudomxay - 4h - Luang Namtha - 3.5+h - Huay Xai
    (all these towns have buses leaving for the next town every day.)

    domestic flights:
    VTE-Luang Prabang
    VTE-Luang Namtha

    slowboat journey times:
    Luang Prabang - 1 day - Pak Beng - 1 day - Huay Xai

    speedboat journey times:
    Luang Prabang - 3h - Pak Beng - 3h Huay Xai

    do your own pick & mix of options...
    indirect option through Thailand (via Udon Thani - Phitsanulok - Chiangrai - Chiang Khong) exists too, but you'll have to exit Laos at VTE & enter again at Huay Xai = pay for a Lao visa twice (if your nationality doesn't qualify you for visa exemption).

    #2 Posted: 15/2/2011 - 08:38

  • tritri

    Joined Travelfish
    4th March, 2011
    Posts: 1

    Hey I am arriving on in Bangkok on 7th and was looking to do the gibbon experience later that week.

    how did you get on with your booking? I have read various reviews? It sounds amazing!

    #3 Posted: 4/3/2011 - 03:36

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