Hello, flying into Pakse from Siem Reap tomorrow, I have 15 nights before flying from Luang Prabang to Bangkok. At the moment I'm thinking:
11 Kingfisher Ecolodge
12 Kingfisher Ecolodge
13 Don Khong
20 Van Vieng
21 Luang Prabang
22 Luang Prabang
23 Luang Prabang
Any thoughts - is that more than I need in the south? What should I do in the middle of Laos for four nights - I'd like to visit some of the lovely cave systems, is 4 days enough?
If the middle is all a bit complicated, I could fly from Pakse -> Vientanne, and then try to visit the plain of jars with my extra time.
#1 Karimster has been a member since 11/9/2008. Posts: 15
Its interesting how many people, even regular posters to this site, are not familiar with the Konglor caves. They are about a 4-5 hour drive Sth of Vientiane. I would definitely visit these as well. Plain of Jars is worth seeing by the way. Forget Vang Vieng!
Thanks for the tips, Konglor was always a probably, now it's definitely on the schedule. Another question: how long do I need to visit Konglor as a break in the journey from Pakse -> Vientiane ?
I've just been chatting to one of the Pakse travel companies, they reckon any bus to Vientiane will stop in Vien Kham (Thang Beng) if I ask it to. From where I'd have to find another bus heading east to take me to Ban Na Hin, from where, with the new road, it's easy to visit Konglor.
Should I stay in Ban Na Hin, or in one of the Sala properties nearer Konglor?
#6 Karimster has been a member since 11/9/2008. Posts: 15