My original plan for my first visit to Laos in late March is three or four nights in Luang Prabang , then by bus to Vang Vieng where I'll stay two or three nights. Then to Vientiane for a night or two before leaving the country.
An alternative would be to go from Luang Prabang to Nong Kiaow and/or Muang Ngoi for a couple days then back to LP to catch a plane to Vientiane, thus skipping Vang Vieng.
Also I just read Luang Prabang in March is hot, dry and smoky.
Would love to hear any informed opinions about all of the above.
#1Birney has been a member since 25/1/2020. Posts: 1
Vang Vieng as you may know is quite touristy and popular although March is kind of the low season (and hot season). So, it would depend of you want to go to more or less developed place with Vang Vieng having more and better accommodation, many restaurants, and a higher number of other travellers.
Also, as mentioned above, the bus ride from LP to VV is through the mountains. The VV to Vientiane ride is about 3 hours and not too bad.
#3jorowa has been a member since 24/2/2011. Location: United States. Posts: 15
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