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Luang Prabang to Hanio overland options

Posted by basejump on 19/12/2008 at 17:59

hi there

answers to the following questions would be appeaciated:

1. What is a realistic time to allow for this trip assuming no stops for sight seeing

2. Are there any regular buses that ply this route - can i buy one ticket and/or travel on one bus for the entire trip?

3. What are the options for this trip?

Thanks in advance

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Posted by somtam2000 on 20/12/2008 at 10:12 admin

1) 1.5 to 2 days.
2) Yes
3) See the visa and border crossings FAQ -- there's a bunch of reports in there, along with a map showing where the various crossing are. In summary, if you've got the time, you're better off breaking up the trip -- say at Phonsavan or Sam Neua for example.

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Posted by brucemoon on 29/12/2008 at 05:40


The actual travel time depends on the route you take.

Unless you go with a private tour (expensive) that takes tourists between the two locations (eg., you will need to change buses

I personally doubt you'd get to HaNoi from Luang Prabang via an overland route in less than 2 days. In theory it sounds fine, but bus operators have a habit of not adhering to timetables.


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