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Getting to Laos from Chiang Mai

  • Geezy

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    27th July, 2009
    Posts: 48

    Hi All,

    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

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  • frasmc

    Joined Travelfish
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    -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

  • Captain_Bob

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    "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

  • Geezy

    Joined Travelfish
    27th July, 2009
    Posts: 48

    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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