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Gibbon experience (leeches, treehouses, etc.)

Posted by Russian on 7/6/2010 at 01:22

I am going on the Gibbon Experience tour in the beginning of August. I've read the messages on this board regarding the experience, and I still have a few questions. 1. What is the best (cleanest) treehouse to stay in? I've heard that one of the treehouses has running water and electricity. 2. What type of shoes did you wear? Did anyone go in the rainy season? Which shoes would you recommend for mud/leech prevention? 3. What about leech-proof socks? Are they worth buying? I found Gortex water ...

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Hanoi-Sapa-Luang Prabang-Vientiene

Posted by taylor123 on 17/5/2010 at 07:47

Hey So I'm i'm in vietnam/laos for 17 days in June/July. The route I'm thinking of taking is about 5 days in Hanoi (including Ha Long). and then up to Sapa and across to Dien Bien Phu and into Laos, eventually to Luang Prabang where I want to do a 6 day trek into the jungle staying with the tribes there (this is through green discovery laos). then onto Vientiane where i have to fly out. i fly into hanoi midday 27 june and out of Vientiane late arvo 15 July. how long should i take to ...

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motorbike LP to VV

Posted by travel2011 on 18/5/2010 at 01:01

Hello all. We are a family of four (two boys age 6 and 10) going to Laos next febr + march. We are so excitet about it:-). As part of the trip we will go from LP to VV - but to avoid motion sickness, we will like to do that part on motorbikes. Does anybody know if it is possibel to rent bikes in LP and drop them in VV, as we just want to go one way? Thanks. Gitte ...

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Visa on Arrival Siem Reap-Luang Prabang

Posted by callarda on 2/6/2010 at 10:00

I am flying from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang. I have heard that you can't get a visa on arrival upon landing in Laos if you are coming to Laos from Cambodia overland. But what if you are coming to Laos from Cambodia by plane? Can you get a visa on arrival then, or do you need to get the visa ahead of your flight? Thanks, Andrew ...

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Quickest way to Luang Nam Tha from Luang Prabang

Posted by callarda on 31/5/2010 at 04:11

Hi- I would like to get from Luang Prabang up to either Muang Sing or Vieng Phoukha via Luang Nam Tha so that I can do a village trek? What is the fastest way for me to get there (without doing the speedboat thing)? Are there any flights? Which is faster -- boat or bus? Is it feasible to get from Luang Prabang to Muang Sing or Vieng Phoukha in a day if I leave early in the morning from Luang Prabang? Finally does anyone have any recommendations for good touring companies for village ...

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Road to Phongsaly to be paved

Posted by wanderingcat on 27/5/2010 at 16:20

http://laovoices.com/2010/05/14/phongsaly-road-to-be-paved-in-next-two-years/ Phongsaly road to be paved in next two years Source: Vientiane Times By Khonesavanh Latsaphao May 14, 2010 Mr Khamlek told Vientiane Times that Road B1 is now being surveyed to provide the necessary data for resurfacing. The project will then be held up when the rainy season begins next month. “We are expecting to start paving the road at the end of the rains this year,” Mr Khamlek said. as all road construc ...

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Laos in 2 weeks

Posted by Shane10 on 18/5/2010 at 09:50

I'll be doing a backpacking trip for about 36 days, spending 2 weeks in vietnam and 2 weeks in Laos. Will be heading to Sapa and going back to Hanoi for my last stop in vietnam. Few questions considering Laos. 1) Is there a direct bus from Hanoi to Luarang Prabang? Know there is one to Vientiane but then I need to move up from Vientiane to Lurang Prabang and back to Vientiane to catch my flight out to KL(alrdy book the tix) 2) What do you think I can do in 2 weeks in Laos? Anything subst ...

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Tiger Trail cyle trips in LP?

Posted by daawgon on 16/5/2010 at 02:22

Has any taken the Tiger Trail cycle trips in Luang Prabang? I'm interested in the really easy, 1 day tours. Any info would be appreciated. ...

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Track from Phonsavan to Paksan ?

Posted by pimprenelle on 1/4/2010 at 03:26

Hello everybody ! ;) I'm preparing our rip in Laos (september/october 2010), and we'd like to reach Paksan "directly" from Phonsavan:(without coming back to Vientiane) Is it possible? (we'll have a 4x4) If yes, how long is it? I'm afraid it'd be a little "muddy", as it's the end of rainy season... Thank you for your answers (and sorry for my bad english...i'm from France!lol) Christine ...

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Minimally invasive ways to glimpse village life near Luang Prabang?

Posted by glomer on 3/4/2010 at 07:51

Seeking alternatives to tours, etc. For example, would tooling around by bicycle be a good way to glimpse the less touristed areas around Luang Prabang? What other options exist? Thanks... ...

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Rocket Festival in Savannakhet 2010 dates???

Posted by jackchance on 18/3/2010 at 23:46

Anyone know what the exact dates are for Savannakhet's rocket festival (Boun Bang Fai) in May 2010? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 3,525 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by boltpj on 10/5/2010 at 10:34

Exploring Savannakhet

Posted by sidhupi on 9/1/2009 at 04:24

Hi, My dad is traveling to Savannakhet for Business and i'm planning to tag along with him to explore the place. I will be in Savannakhet for about 3 to 4 days before heading to Vientiane and flying back to India. Kindly advice places i could visit around this region so as to get a real feel of Laos. ...

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Nan to LP via Maung Ngoen

Posted by apertyx on 5/6/2009 at 04:29

Sorry about the fat fingers on the previous post. Was wondering if anyone has made the crossing at Huay Kon/ Muang Ngoen from/to Nan LP in the past few months. If so, please let me know. thanks ...

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Where to go in Southern Laos

Posted by Handy on 4/5/2010 at 01:42

Hey all, My girlfriend and I are arriving in Luang Prabang on August 8th, planning to bus it to Siem Reap where we are catching a flight to HCMC on August 29th. We'll spend a couple of days in each of LP, Vang Vieng and Vientiane , leaving Vientiane southbound around the 15th or 16th. We are planning to spend 2 or 3 nights at Si Phan Don, and to leave there for Cambodia around the 23rd. I'd appreciate some advice on an itinerary between Vientiane and Si Phan Don, which will be 4-5 ...

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Hotel & Private Guide Recommendations

Posted by chantelita on 2/5/2010 at 11:44

Hi, My boyfriend & I will be visiting Laos in late June into early July of this year. We are looking for hotel recs in the $20-$40 range in Vientiane, Vang Vieng, and Luang Prabang. Also, if there were any other super special hotels that anyone has stayed at anywhere else in the country, we'd love to hear about it, as our itinerary is not set in stone just yet. Also, we've used private guides (with transportation) before in Bali, Vietnam & Cambodia and really liked the option. Does anyo ...

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Viewed 2,778 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by chantelita on 3/5/2010 at 11:33

train laos to bangkok

Posted by jxs336 on 18/4/2010 at 05:15

does anyone know a site to find out the cost and time for taking a train from laos to bangkok. also how long does it take? also is it possible to take a train from Laos to Koh samui? thanks ...

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HELP! Laos visa on arrival DBP - Muang Khau (Tay Trang/Sop Hun) border

Posted by smellel on 15/4/2010 at 08:46

Hi, I am currently in Sapa and was planning in a fewdays to travel to Laos via Dien Bien Phu and Muang Khua. The booking agents in Sapa are saying visas are not available on arrival, however I have many reports from 2009 and previously saying they are. Can anyone who knows if it is possible to get Laos visa on arrival (Australian passports) please respond asap as otherwise need to book train back to Hanoi and alternative transport and visa!! Thanks muchly for help! El ...

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Vientiane to Luang Prabang and back

Posted by babiguling on 15/4/2010 at 14:03

Hi Im thinking of catching a flight to Vientiane from Kuala Lumpur. I mainly want to see Luang Prabang and wanted to know how long I should spend going to Luang Prabang and then back to Vientiane. I'm hoping this can be done in about a week to ten days, is that enough time? I need to be back in Vientiane in order to catch a night train to Bangkok. Also, is it worth it to stop in Vang Vieng with such a limited trip such as this? Any suggestions are much appreciated. ...

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My Laos itinerary... please can you check it?

Posted by kitsune on 11/4/2010 at 20:11

Hello! I'm off next month for two months to SE Asia on my own. I'm planning to visit Vietnam, Camboya, Laos, Thailand, Malasia y Singapur. Could you please check my Laos itinerary? Thanks! This was my initial itinerary: 35 10-jun Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong (Huay Xai) 36 11-jun Huay Xai - Luang Nam Tha (all day? how to get there?) 37 12-jun Luang Nam Tha 38 13-jun Luang Nam Tha 39 14-jun Luang Nam Tha - Luang Prabrang (all day? how to get there?) 40 15-jun Luang Prabang 41 16-jun ...

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Viewed 2,774 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 15/4/2010 at 09:54

Fly Phonsavan to Luang prabang?

Posted by jessia on 13/4/2010 at 12:24

Hi, I have searched the forum for this answer but all info seems out of date and links are broken. Is it still possible to fly from Phonsavan (I know the airport is called something like Xiang Khouang ((sp?)) to Luang Prabang? I couldn't find it on the laos airlines site. Thanks! ...

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