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Gibbon Experience

Posted by strutmisslizzie on 5/1/2009 at 11:26

I was reading up on this tour you can do in Northern Laos where you stay in Tree houses at canopy level and travel through the forest on zip lines. It sounds amazing and I was wondering if anyone had done it and what they thought? ...

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Flights from China

Posted by Lyoungie on 26/11/2008 at 15:12

Hi again, Thanks to all those who responded to my last post. I am convinced I want to go to Vientiane and/or Luang Prabang. I am traveling from Xiamen, China. I am afraid to travel to Bangkok because of the canceled flights. Does anyone have any affordable tips? I am looking to go Dec 20th. Thanks! ...

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border crossing Dom Kralor-Voen Kham

Posted by akalawman on 4/1/2009 at 11:07

Hey there I am looking for some information on the border crossing from Cambodia to Laos. I am hoping to go from Stung Treng to Si Phan Don 4000 islands. It does not look like you can attain a Laos visa at this crossing. Can anybody let me know what the best way to do this is. I am hoping to go up to 4000 islands for a few days then return back to Camdodia. Any help is appreciated. Cheers ...

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Accurate and conclusive info on Visa's

Posted by Flymarbles on 8/12/2008 at 04:43

I have found that the The U.S. Department of State's website is great for conclusive information on Entry Requirements. Someone had posted the website on this forum before, but I wanted to post it again because I had found it to be straight-to-the-point and accurate. Just thought I would be of some help. http://travel.state.gov/ ...

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Flights from HCM to Vientiane

Posted by ron67 on 30/12/2008 at 06:13

We can't seem to find Flights from HCM to Vientiane to book online. We also need Flight Schedules so we can book hotel in Vientiane. All information greatfully appreciated. ...

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Prices in Luang Prabang

Posted by basejump on 29/12/2008 at 17:43

Hi there can you pls post some recent prices for purchases in LP (except for accomodation, as it is well covered in other posts). For example, how much for: a local guide for the day day trip to ... the waterfall, the elephant camp, the caves a city" tour a coffee a beer meals generally bkie hire you get the idea also, pls post any comments on whether prices vary much depending on the time of year. thanks ...

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Airlines Vientiane to Luang Prabang

Posted by ron67 on 30/12/2008 at 06:17

What Airlines can we book online to get from Vientiane to LP? ...

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Viewed 2,945 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Rufus on 30/12/2008 at 08:13

Biking from Vientiane to Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)

Posted by mattcanter on 27/12/2008 at 17:26

Anyone ever ride a bicycle from Vientiane to the Buddha Park? I know it is about 20 km and the bus takes about 1 hour, but sounds like a great bike trip. Is it a difficult ride? We have not found a good map of the area. Is it easy to find the way? Also, any other recommendatiuons for longer bike rides around Vientiane? Thanks. ...

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Viewed 2,893 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Rufus on 29/12/2008 at 09:37

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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Laos trip itinerary. Please review and advice if needed

Posted by v_sokolov on 27/12/2008 at 20:15

Dear Laos experienced travelers, I am planing on doing a maximum 30 days trip in Laos starting around the middle of January. I am a temporary resident of China ( a student) so i am planing to enter in Laos from Kunming (Boten). Here it is my plan: 1.China Mengla - Luang Nam Tha 2.Luang Nam Tha - Udomxai 3.Udomxai - Muang Ngoi (have not figured out how exactly to get there but i guess there is a some way by boat). 4.Muang Ngoi - Phongsali 5.Phongsali - Nong Kiaow 6.Nong Kiaow - Luang P ...

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Viewed 3,796 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 29/12/2008 at 05:39

a bunk

Posted by jungleland on 16/12/2008 at 10:39

Anyone any recomendations for long term accomadation in Vientiane. Cheers ...

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Viewed 1,667 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Rufus on 26/12/2008 at 16:59

Late December weather in Northern Laos

Posted by brownlaoshi on 15/12/2008 at 20:41

Hi all, I was hoping someone could give me a good idea of what type of weather I should expect in Laos over the next two weeks or so. I am about to leave for a two week trip to Laos and am a bit concerned about what to pack to keep warm/stay cool. I've looked at weather reports and it seems that it will be upwards of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and as low as the 40s in Luang Prabang? Can this be true? Those are pretty drastic differences. I am planning on starting in LP and making my way dow ...

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Viewed 7,813 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by wanderingcat on 24/12/2008 at 10:42

2 weeks travelling in laos

Posted by weihan85 on 29/11/2008 at 09:36

I am starting my trip from vientiane and planning to use 2 weeks to explore laos.I have roughly plan my itinerary but i have some problems with the bus schedules in laos.Do they offer overnite bus services between from vientiane to LP? ...

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Vientiane to Pakxe by Boat

Posted by MTORO003 on 23/12/2008 at 16:06

Very simple question: I have to travel to Pakxe almost immediately after arriving in Vientiane. Can I make the whole trip -- save for the times when I visit a river town for food and whatnot -- by boat? Thanks. ...

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Viewed 2,005 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somsai on 23/12/2008 at 17:07

PAKSE WARNING - Champasak Games means NO ROOMS!!

Posted by Digitalis on 13/12/2008 at 17:40

If you are heading to Pakse between the 13th Dec and the 23rd Dec BOOK A ROOM. We are in Pakse now and they have a huge event on which is the Laos version of the olympics. This means every guest house and hotel in town is completely booked up. We have seen many people desperately wandering around looking for rooms. So don't be sorry don't be sad book a room and you'll be glad!! ...

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Vientiane to Luang Prabang

Posted by Gerry on 15/5/2008 at 05:34

A friend and I have just one week in Laos next month (can't get more time off) We Plan 3 days in Vientiane, then 3 days in Luang Parbang, returning for one night in Vientiane to catch our flight. What is the best way between Vientiane and Luang Prabang? 7 hours on a bus each way might take too much of our limited time. Would it be too expensive to hire a minibus/taxi and would it save much time? Is flying a good option? All advice appreciated. ...

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Viewed 11,828 times, with 17 replies. Last reply by augustus on 18/12/2008 at 21:07

Crazy Question....

Posted by Flymarbles on 14/12/2008 at 05:51

Hypothetically, if your were to Elope in Luang Prabang, Laos. Where would you have the ceremony... how would you go about doing it...and if you only have three weeks until you go, is it still possible? Any expert advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you ...

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Viewed 1,872 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Rufus on 15/12/2008 at 09:37

Accomodation Luang Prabang

Posted by yowie on 19/10/2007 at 15:08

Hi guy's Four of us will be traveling to Luang Prabang in mid December and I was wondering I anyone can give me some idea of the availabilty of walk in accomodation at that time of year. We will be getting it late in the day as we planning to travel by fast boat from Huay Xai so was wondering if we should be booking. Also wondering if anyone has an update on the fast boat situation. Seems to be a lot of chatter about it being stopped? Thanks ...

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Laos to Vietnam

Posted by mattaysmith on 12/12/2008 at 21:16

I am going to Laos at the end of january and intend to follow the suggested itinery for Northern laos that is on this website. It finishes at huay xai (or Luang Prabang) but I then want to go across to Vietnam and follow the top to tail itinery starting from hanoi. Is it possible to get there without flying. I have time but budget is quite tight. I know similar questions have been asked on this forum about going from Luang Prabang to hue. Also any ideas roughly how long it would take, how m ...

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Viewed 1,830 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 13/12/2008 at 15:24

Accom in Huay Xai

Posted by crazyhorse on 17/11/2008 at 12:44

Hey, Has anybody stayed in Huay Xai Lately, any tips.Or is it easy to stay in Chiang Khong and still have time yo cross the border and catch the slow boat to LP. Any help. Thankyou ...

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