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Boat from Huay Xi to Luang Nam Tha

Posted by martha2727 on 15/11/2008 at 03:19

Has anyone caught a boat north from Huay Xi to Luang Nam Tha? From my reading it seems there is no regular service and we will need to hire a boat. Any idea of cost and who we should contact. We will be going in early December so if anyone else is interested, let me know. It is supposed to be one of the most beautiful river journeys in Laos. ...

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Posted by TheSnowQueen on 20/11/2008 at 21:38

Has anyone got any accommodation recommendations in Kasi, north of Vang Vieng? We're travelling by bike so it doesn't have to be 'mainstream' access. Also, not much listed in guidebooks for Phonsavan or Phou Khoun (along the road to Sam Neua. Any recommendations gratefully received! ...

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visa and money

Posted by arieltarr on 23/10/2008 at 00:24

Hello, I was wondering what's the advantage of getting a Visa before arriving in Laos. I'm arriving on Dec. 27th at Luang Prabang airport. Does anyone know how long the wait to get a visa is at the airport? As well, how easy is it to find an ATM in Luang Prabang? What is the best way of getting money there? Thanks! ...

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Song Kran Festival - Accomodation in Luang Prabang

Posted by basejump on 19/11/2008 at 15:20

we will be traveling in Laos in Thailand and Cambodia will be Thai/Lao New Year season (10-18 April) - will this make traveling/sightseeing difficult? How busy does it get? Does transport etc stop? Will we need to book guesthouse in advance? what was it like last year? ...

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Laos in 1 week

Posted by Lyoungie on 13/11/2008 at 16:26

Hi, I am interested in going to Laos for one week. I was thinking of editing the 2 week agenda to fit my schedule. The suggestions were: 1) Vientiane -> Vang Vieng (stunning scenery, backpacker scene) 2) Vang Vieng -> Phonsavan (Plain of Jars) 3) Phonsavan -> Luang Prabang (stunning scenery, temples, riverside town) 4)Luang Prabang -> Muang Ngoi (small town, riverside setting, backpacker scene) 5) Muang Ngoi -> Udomxai (temple, waterfalls) 6) Udomxai -> Luang Nam Tha (trekking, eco-to ...

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Laos to cambodia through four thousand islands

Posted by josh4321 on 15/11/2008 at 19:44

How and what is the best route to take from vang vieng to cambodia through the four thousand islands?? Thanks ...

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luang prabang from chiang mai

Posted by rhess106 on 16/11/2008 at 00:20

I am going to be travelling in Thailand and Laos later this month. I arrive in Bangkok on November 29th and will make my way north through Ayutthaya, Sukhothai/Phitsanulok, and Chiang Mai. From there, I'd like to fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, stay a few days, then fly to Vientiane or Bangkok on the way back. I'd like to wait until a couple of days before flying to book the Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang and LP to Bangkok legs of the trip. I'm hoping to have some flexibility to get to ...

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gibbon experience - where?

Posted by fishtails04 on 4/3/2008 at 09:48

i keep hearing about the gibbon experience but i can't figure out where it is or how to get there...anyone help? cheers fishtails ...

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Amazing Space Amazing Grace.New mid level accomodation .Luang Prabang Laos.

Posted by simonrackleft on 14/11/2008 at 15:49

Amazing Space Amazing Grace By a serious of fortunate incidents I have just had five days at a soon- to- be opened hotel named (not so fortunately) Le Bel Air. The name though is the only unfortunate thing about the place....the rest gets a ten out of ten rating. Location.....right on a sizeable river near its junction with the Mekong in Luang Prabang Laos roads just lawn then picket fence then water.Its probably the world's only tranquil two hectare rural location in the centre of a ci ...

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Don Dhet transport from Pakse

Posted by bunny81 on 14/11/2008 at 01:08

Hi all, my husband and I arrive in Pakse early January on a flight which arrives in at 10am. Is it easy to then get a bus straight to Nankasang and the boat to Don Dhet? Times, prices would be great! Trying to work out how soon we could get there as we only have 3 nights to spend on Don Dhet. Then, returning from Don Dhet, our flight leaves Pakse at 11.45am, i guess we have to check in at 10.45am. Is this enough time to get from Don Dhet to Pakse airport? Thanks for any info!! ;-) ...

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flying to and around Laos

Posted by doharez on 29/10/2008 at 13:52

Hi, I'm in the process of booking flights, but am getting price quotes higher than I expected. I was wondering if anyone has booked recently and done better than this: Bangkok to Luang Prabang $187/Bangkok Air, LP to Vientiane $79/Lao Air, and Vientiane to Bangkok $173/Lao & $274/Thai. Thanks ...

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Flights to Luang Prabang from Vietnam?

Posted by halu on 21/8/2006 at 10:57

I'm gonna be in this area in November, and I'm just wondering about the easiest way to get from Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City to Luang Prabang. I looked at the Lao Airlines sight a few weeks ago, and direct flights were listed, but I looked tonight and there were no flights to anywhere in Laos from Saigon/HCM. Apparently Hanoi is shut down for an APEC conference when we arrive in Vietnam, so we can't go through there. We're only going to have a few days to spend in the area, and would prefer a di ...

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Pakse Boat

Posted by Tilapia on 29/10/2008 at 21:59

Does anyone know if the inexpensive boat still goes to Champasak? And, if so, is it possible to take it from Champasak back to Pakse? Thanks ...

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Laos Itinerary - would you change anything?

Posted by chrispyrolls on 2/11/2008 at 06:30

Hi, After much deliberation and changing, the next jaunt is to Laos (it was Thailand but don't ask!!) - below is the plan so far, I think it's lookin good, but any input would be appreciated - thanks Vientiane (pm) Vientiane Vang Vien Vang Vien Luang Prabang Luang Prabang Luang Prabang Luang Prabang Nong Kiau Nong Kiau Nong Kiau Nong Kiau Nong Kiau Nong Kiau Nong Kiau - Luang Prabang Luang Prabang Luang Prabang - Vientiane As you can see we are using Nong Kiau as a base ...

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contact details for Pakse Travel agency (in Pakse)

Posted by notayummymummy on 2/11/2008 at 20:47

Anyone have contact details for Pakse Travel agency (in Pakse!). They are mentioned n a previous post as having good minivans with driver, but I can't find contact details. Cheers. ...

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Viewed 4,689 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by notayummymummy on 3/11/2008 at 18:20

getting to Luang Namtha /Muang Sing/maybe Huay Xai from Luang Prabang

Posted by mudgeerambler on 3/11/2008 at 07:29

Any tips on getting to above . Has anyone ever flown to Luang Namtha from LP or is it best to overland? I notice an airport there on the map . Also I take it that the Gibbon Experience are very difficult to contact , as several emails have gone unanswered . Any ideas ?? Thanks ...

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New Year (31st December) in Laos

Posted by fcp05 on 2/11/2008 at 11:09

Hey Everyone! My friend and I are going to be in Laos for New Year and I was wondering if anyone has advice on where would be best to spend it...Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang or somewhere else? Also, any accommodation recommendations would be a great help! Thank you! ...

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Luang Prabangs Phusi Mountain WARNING!

Posted by bowdie4733 on 12/7/2007 at 18:03

Upon our assent of Luang Prabangs Beautiful Mountain top Temple and spectacular viewing point of Mount Phousi we were approached by " Tribes Women" selling the cruel trade of release for profit of imprisoned birds in the tiniest of cages, so small that they cannot span their wings. Again at the top of the Mountain we were approached. We told these sellers in a calm non condecending manner of how cruel this practice is and the immorality it holds. The famous " Laoation Smile" quickly dimini ...

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That Luong festival and accomodation

Posted by rossville69 on 30/10/2008 at 09:19

Hello all, I'm arriving in Vientiane on 4 Nov, and from what I gather the That Luong Festival is from 3-9 Nov. Does anybody know if getting accommodation is likely to be a problem? It isn't mentioned anywhere I've seen, but that would seem logical... Any suggestions on good budget places where I can reliably book online/over the phone? Thanks, Julian ...

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Hanoi to Vientiane via Luang Prabang and Vang Veing

Posted by southafrican on 31/10/2008 at 00:52

Hi, I'm wondering if I can catch a bus from Hanoi to Luang Prabang (to see Tat Kuang Si)? How long will this bus ride take? From Luang Prabang is it possible to catch a bus to Vang Vieng? From Vang Vieng, is it possible to catch a bus to Vientiane? and how long will this bus ride take? Thanks as always for the great help!!! ...

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