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Hientiane to Huay Xai, how long?

Posted by robertmacarthur on 15/2/2011 at 08:02

Hi i am arriving in Vietiane on the 5th April and going on the Gibbon experiance on the 8th leaving from Huay Xai. what is the best way to get there and do i have time?

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Posted by wanderingcat on 15/2/2011 at 08:38

DIRECT
fly VTE to Huay Xai by Lao Airlines (best way)
or direct VTE-Huay Xai bus taking 24+++hours

INDIRECT (within Laos)
bus journey duration:
VTE - 3.5+h - Vang Vieng - 7.5+h - Luang Prabang - 5h - Oudomxay - 4h - Luang Namtha - 3.5+h - Huay Xai
(all these towns have buses leaving for the next town every day.)

domestic flights:
http://laoairlines.com/flights/domestic-flight-schedule.html
VTE-Luang Prabang
VTE-Oudomxay
VTE-Luang Namtha

slowboat journey times:
Luang Prabang - 1 day - Pak Beng - 1 day - Huay Xai

speedboat journey times:
Luang Prabang - 3h - Pak Beng - 3h Huay Xai

do your own pick & mix of options...
indirect option through Thailand (via Udon Thani - Phitsanulok - Chiangrai - Chiang Khong) exists too, but you'll have to exit Laos at VTE & enter again at Huay Xai = pay for a Lao visa twice (if your nationality doesn't qualify you for visa exemption).

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Posted by tritri on 4/3/2011 at 03:36

Hey I am arriving on in Bangkok on 7th and was looking to do the gibbon experience later that week.

how did you get on with your booking? I have read various reviews? It sounds amazing!
thanks

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