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ideas for a 3 week trip to laos

Posted by angela_dolan1 on 5/7/2006 at 04:23

Hello!

I'm flying into bangkok on the 13th of July and plan to go to laos for 3 weeks. I'd like to take in the north and south ... would this be possible? What would the weather be like?

Any ideas for itineraries would be much appreciated!

Cheers

Angela

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Posted by somtam2000 on 5/7/2006 at 07:45 admin

Hi Angela,

Welcome to Travelfish!

Have you taken a look at the trip planner section? There's a couple of sample Laos trips in there... though I've just realised I haven't done one for the whole country yet --what was I thinking!

Anyways, till I get aorund to it, you may be able to cobble some ideas together from the above links.

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Posted by angela_dolan1 on 5/7/2006 at 18:07

Somtam2000!

Thank you for your reply. I did look at the various trips you've outlined but I realise I won't have time to do all of what you suggest in both trips. What is on my hitlist?? What mustn't I miss? I am rather adventurous and have plenty energy but I am going to meet my mum (who is also v.young at heart) and we'd like to spend quality time together.

Any suggestions?!

Cheers

Angela

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Posted by somtam2000 on 5/7/2006 at 23:01 admin

Hi Angela,

If I was talking my Mum to Laos, I wouldn't miss the following (bear in mind I'd lean towards seeing less and spending more time in each place, as mum doesn't doesn't consider bumpy roads to be quality time !) ;-)

enter overland at Huay Xai
Huay Xai -- one night, then slow boat down to
Pakbeng -- one night, then slow boat down to
Luang Prabang -- I'd allow at least five nights here
Muang Ngoi -- one or two nights so Mum can say she's roughed it
Vang Vieng -- two nights max
Vientiane -- two or maybe three nights, then fly to Pakse
Pakse -- one night
Bolavan Plateau for one night then back to Pakse
Champassak -- one night, maybe two
Don Khon and Don Dhet for four or five nights, with a large chunk spent at Salaphae -- one of my fave places in Laos -- I guarantee your Mum will love it ;-)

Hope that helps!

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Posted by angela_dolan1 on 5/7/2006 at 23:18

You are amazing! Many thanks, my mum by the way is currently doing her world trip for a year!! And has already done a stint in China so no doubt i'll be the novice compared to her now!

xxthanks again xxx

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