Getting to Laos from Chiang Mai
27th July, 2009
I am currently in Chiang Mai and am looking to book the slow boat trip to Luang Prabang .
A few questions if I may?:
-Do I need a passport photo for a Visa on Arrival? I dont currently have one
-Do they accept Thai Baht whilst I am there? Its all I currently have
-How easy is it to book a flight from Luang Prabang to Bangkok? ( as that is where i fly home from)
Thanks a lot
#1 Posted: 7/10/2011 - 22:11
28th November, 2005
Total reviews: 3
-It should be fairly straightforward to get passport photos in Chaing Mai. You'll probably need two.
-You should be able to use Baht, Kip, and US Dollars in Lao, but it varies from place to place.
-Lao Airlines flies from Luang Prabang to Bangkok for $182.50 US (all in). You can book your flight relatively easily through their website at laoairlines.com.
#2 Posted: 8/10/2011 - 10:14
"Do I need a passport photo for a Visa on Arrival?"
One photo for Laos VOA (or for a small donation they will look the other way)
"Do they accept Thai Baht?"
Yes but they charge more that way ($US35 but THB1500=$50)
"How easy is it to book a flight from Luang Prabang to Bangkok?"
Very easy - Walk into a travel agent and pay, and now is low season so availability is a snap. Lao Airlines LPQ-BKK currently $175 web price, but usually cheaper if you book at a local travel agent.
#3 Posted: 8/10/2011 - 11:13
27th July, 2009
Thanks for the replies. Heading to Chiang Khong tomorrow morning then doing the slow boat trip. Got my passport photos today and some US dollars.
#4 Posted: 9/10/2011 - 21:19
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