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?
#1 robertmacarthur has been a member since 15/2/2011. Posts: 1
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.)
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).
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!
#3 tritri has been a member since 4/3/2011. Posts: 1