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Myanmar to Laos to Hanoi

Posted by biotope on 8/4/2008 at 20:14

Hi all, i'm planning a trip next mth and hoping to cover more ground namely from Myanmar to Laos and then finally end off in vietnam(Hanoi). Basically I only have about 10-14 days and would like to maximize it. Halong bay is a must see which is where I'll end off the trip so I have basically a week or so to spend in Myanmar and Laos. Any suggested must see iternary?? In additional, just wanna check if there are buses readily available to cross overland to these places? what kind of fees ...

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Maestro in Laos

Posted by TravelAddict on 15/4/2008 at 12:19

im going to laos in a few days. im not sure how long im gonna stay there. does anybody know if i can use my maestro-bankcard at ATMs in laos. doesnt give informations about laos. thank you ...

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Don Det-Siem Reap/Phnom Pehn

Posted by suecatwoman on 19/2/2008 at 13:36

Whatever you do, do NOT book a ticket from Don Det to Siem Reap/Phnom Pehn! I booked one at Mr.B's and they left me in Kratie only to get scammed by the people at riverside hotel(horrible place)! Book a ticket to Kratie and figure it out from there. And another thing, stay away from Indian Food in Laos! ...

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Viewed 10,365 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by mercyboocoo on 20/4/2008 at 20:08

Best route from Chiang Mai through Laos to Kunming,Yunnan

Posted by gonganath108 on 2/4/2008 at 12:00

My wife and I will fly fly from India to Bangkok. Our ultimate destination is Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. We had planned to take a train to Chiang Mai and then travel through northern Laos to Yunnan. Can anyone recommend the best route and modes of transportation? Where is the best place to cross into Laos? Where is the best place to cross into China? Can we get visas for Laos and China in Bangkok and how much do they cost. How many days should it take to travel from Ch ...

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10 day trip in Laos

Posted by kierjan on 14/4/2008 at 23:26

Hi All New here but would really appreciate your help. I'm hoping to be going to Laos in February/March of next year . Will be coimng in via Chiang Kong at the Huay Xia border crossing. From there we'll get the slowboat to Luang prabang, then head north to either Muang Ngoi or Nong Khiaow. After that we'll go back to Luang Prabang and then onto to Vang Viang. We eventually hope to end up in Hanoi so what i'm wondering is after that should we go to vientianne and fly to hanoi. or travel overl ...

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Four Thousand Islands in wet season

Posted by ade7 on 14/4/2008 at 21:44

Hi, I shall be in Laos in July this year. I gather that during the wet season the Four Thousand Islands are partially flooded with all the influx of water. Does this put it off limits for a visit in the wet season? Or, conversely is it more impressive and should definitely be on my itinerary? Any help much appreciated. Cheers, Andy ...

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Need help travelling southern laos

Posted by relf on 27/3/2008 at 12:22

Hey all, I need to figure out how to get from Vientiane to cambodia. Which of the following places do you recommend visiting? (cant do them all!) 1) Tha Khaek 2) Savannakhet 3) Pakse 4) Champasak 5) Four Thousand Islands Also, I know many fly from Vientiane to Phnom Penh, but is there a DIRECT route from laos to Siem Reap (my goal is to come down laos, visit siem reap and phnom penh without backtracking, and then make my way to vietnam (saigon up to sapa)). Also, how much will it co ...

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Viewed 2,512 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by relf on 9/4/2008 at 21:08

is it really possible to get cambodian visa at Voen Kham - Don Kralor border?

Posted by talya on 5/4/2008 at 13:15

i've just read on travelfish that it's possible to get your cambodian visa at the land crossing at the Voen Kham - Don Kralor border, and can be organised by a tourist agency if you book a bus to take you across the border into cambodia. however, i've just read the entry in the lonely planet published march 2008, and it says that you need a cambodian visa before you arrive... which is right? thanks! ...

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Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang - how long??

Posted by pikkumyy09 on 31/3/2008 at 21:54

Hello hello travellers! Am heading to Laos in the next week, curious to find out how long it takes to get from CM to Luang Prabang - Lonely Planet seems to say it takes two days on the boat, but have seen signs here in CM that say you can be in LP in one day? If I take bus early morning, is there a boat that leaves late afternoon or in the evening? Is it worth staying a night somewhere along the way - if so, where would you recommend? Thanks!! ...

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Best way Bangkok to N. Laos

Posted by erinzita on 12/3/2008 at 18:25

Hi, We are flying into Bangkok on 8th April but want to spend most of our time in North Laos. What is the best way to get there? I was thinking of flying to Chiang Rai and then getting the bus to the border. This costs about 2800 THB each on Air Asia, which is a bit more than we want to spend. Is there a better way? We would prefer to get there are quickly as possible. Many Thanks. ...

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boats from pakse to champasak

Posted by kobnoi on 20/3/2008 at 22:48

i'm planning to go to southern loas next month. not sure if there are boats running regularly from pakse to champasak. also, since i plan to stay overnight at champasak before heading south to 4000 islands, is there any boat from champasak to don khon? ...

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Viewed 4,340 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by rayc101 on 28/3/2008 at 13:15

Bus Transportation Schedule

Posted by tcseong9 on 18/11/2007 at 16:42

Would like to get some info in bus travel schedule between Vientiane, Luang Prabang & Phonsavan. Also, is there any night travel bus between these towns and is it advisable to travel with it?? Cheers, Gavius ...

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Bikes banned from roads in Luang Prabang

Posted by marakusch on 24/1/2008 at 17:01


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Luang Prabang to Luang Nam Tha

Posted by 73Chip on 22/3/2008 at 20:22

Hi all, I've just read of the bus that does the trip in 9 hours. Just wondering if anyone's found a faster way to do it(rent a car/car and driver?) as I'm on a pretty tight schedule unfortunately. Thanks in advance. ...

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How long should I give msyelf to travel and see from ChiangMai to Vientiane?

Posted by convery on 10/3/2008 at 01:28

I am planning a trip of the area with very little time on my hands. Just wondering how possible it was to get from ChiangMai, Thailand to Vientiane, Laos in about 5or6 days? Day 1- Depart Chiang Mai for Chiang Khong, and then to Huay Xai, Laos Day 2 - Depart on boat to Pakbeng Day 3 - Depart on boat to Luang Prabang Day 4 - Luang Prabang Day 5 - Depart on a bus to Vientiane (via Vang Vieng) Is this itenerary possible? My main questions are: 1) Can I get from Chiang Mai to Huay Xai ...

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Vientiane to Siem Reap

Posted by swerve on 13/3/2008 at 22:21

Hi, I am looking for any advice for travelling between Vientiane and Siem Reap. Is it a good idea to take a couple days to do this while stoping at certain towns in north-eastern thailand? Is it better to just get to Siem Reap as quick as possible? Which is better, train or bus?. Any advice helps. Thanks ...

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Viewed 5,201 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by exacto on 14/3/2008 at 10:30

Kuala lumpur to Vientiane or Luang Prabang

Posted by earthian on 11/3/2008 at 03:52

I wonder if some one could suggest a solution to a problem caused by my travel buddy!* We land in KL and were going to skip straight to Vientiane via Air Asia and spend 2 or 3 weeks exploring. However it would appear Air Asia no longer have flights available on the Sunday we wanted to fly (Tuesday being the earliest they have availability). Does anyone know of anyone else who flies or suggest an alternative route into Laos. * the problem being she didn't want to fly via Bangkok! ...

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Viewed 6,508 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by earthian on 12/3/2008 at 16:16

Pics of Laos

Posted by Harry05 on 2/2/2008 at 15:13

Hi guys, Just oploaded some pics of my 4 weeks travelling in Laos. If you wanna see them use the following link: On the right hand sight with "options" (and save) you can also see the titles. Hope you like them. Harry. ...

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Viewed 3,660 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by kam_taxi on 12/3/2008 at 14:16

rental taxi service roundtrip laos

Posted by horseback on 9/10/2007 at 22:06

Does anybody have experience with rental of taxiservice with good english speaking driver for 2 weeks roundtrip in Laos in November/December?? Roundtrip will be: Udon Thani- Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang- Non Khiaw(boat) - Nam Neung - Phonsavan - Vientiane - Udon Thani. Will need car 8 days and spent other days otherwise. First inquiries look very expensive (USD 100/day). Can I use sedan car or do I need 4x4 for these roads?? If anybody could give me name of driver I would be delight ...

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Viewed 4,721 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by kam_taxi on 12/3/2008 at 14:09

high season

Posted by barrylad66 on 10/3/2008 at 00:43

what is classed 'high season in laos?. ...

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