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Travel North to South

Posted by ozscott on 19/11/2007 at 05:57

Hi TF'ers... Below is my itinerary for Laos next March (also doing Vietnam & Cambodia). I am flying Laos internally (Hanoi - Luang Prabang - Vientianne - Pakse - Siem Reap). I know I'm on the tourist trail - but whats the itinerary look like? Day 1 Fly Hanoi / Luang Prabang Day 2-6 Luang Prabang Day 7 Fly Luang Prabang / Vientane Day 8-10 Vientiane Day 11 Fly Vientiane / Pakse Day 12 Pakse Day 13 Pakse / Don Khong (bus ride) Day 14-16 Don Khong Day 17 Don Khong / Pakse ( ...

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Trekking Guide in Luang Prabang

Posted by squong on 17/11/2007 at 19:30

Anyone have suggestions for a good English speaking guide in Luang Prabang that could take us trekking and perhaps some homestays in the ethnic villages. I would prefer to hire a person rather than go through a company. (FYI, many people have recommended Green Discovery as a good company.) Thanks in advance. Spencer ...

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Visa on arrival

Posted by realalaskan on 17/11/2007 at 02:24

I have seen information online that says 30 day visa is now (as of October '07) available on arrival. Official websites still refer to 15 day visa on arrival. Can anyone provide me with first hand information? ...

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Trekking Location and Guide recommendation in Laos

Posted by squong on 15/10/2007 at 11:14

Hi, I'm looking at going trekking/homestay in Northern Laos and was wondering if anyone had recommendations for a good location off the beaten path, and a good guide (person rather than a travel company) to take us there. I think Travelfish mentioned, Phongsali and Luang Nam Tha. I'm the type of traveler with the philosophy of the farther away from the tourist crowds, the better. Thanks in advance. Spencer ~Q ...

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12 days in Laos

Posted by Aishas on 12/11/2007 at 17:50

Hi every body! I'm new here around and I had a look to some posts on travelling through Laos, since I'm planning my journey there. It would be in Feb 2008, more or less 12 days. So, there are so many things I'd like to be given advice on. 1) Is february a festival time, apart from the chinese New Year? are accomodations fully booked that time? 2) Any suggestion about Champasak? is it worthy? my idea should be to fly in to Pakse (lonely planet says it's an international airport, but I ha ...

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Tiger Lilly Resort - Phou Khao Khouay National Park

Posted by carenw on 8/10/2007 at 08:54

Hi there - has anyone stayed in this lodge or heard anything about it? ...

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Posted by befree on 3/10/2007 at 16:05

Just thinking of booking a tour through tigertrails. They are requesting prepayment into a bank account. Not sure if this is safe. I am wondering if anyone else has done this? thanks ...

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Asking for passport details before travel for tourist police??

Posted by chinhead on 1/11/2007 at 18:43

Hi I have booked a 3 day stay at the Elephant lodge in Luang Prabang, they have emailed us asking for our passport details for the tourist police?? Is this the norm, sorry to ask but I have no idea if i should give it or not!? Hope you can help Thanks in advance Neill ...

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Getting to Huay Xai

Posted by shrutisumaria on 30/10/2007 at 23:46

Does anyone know how to get here from Luang Prabang? is there a flight? ...

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Laos Airlines Air Pass - Still Wondering?

Posted by ozscott on 1/11/2007 at 13:54

Hi again TF'ers... Sorry to ask again, but who has used the Laos Airlines AirPass, and how did you book it? I'm travelling SE Asia next Mar/Apr and want to use Laos Airlines Air Pass for: Hanoi to Lubang Prabang Lubang Prabang to Vientiane Vientiane to Paske Paske to Siem Reap Help me please with your experiences if you have used this service previously... I don't want to travel by road (not enough time) and this air pass seems the way to go - please respond. Greatly appreciate ...

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Getting from Luang Prabang/Vientiane to Siem Reap/Phnom Penh

Posted by byrie on 28/10/2007 at 10:07

Hellooo Just trying to suss out the best (and cheapest) way to get from either Luang Prabang or Vientiane to Cambodia. If i'm wanting to fly, it looks like the options (Lao Airlines, Bangkok Air) are not overly cheap - the cheapest flight i've seen is about US$150....does this sound about right? Can anyone recommend a cheaper flight, or method of transport? Thanks! ...

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flying from hanoi to Luang Prabang

Posted by crooper on 27/10/2007 at 15:07

Hi, i was just wondering of the ease of booking a flight in Hanoi to Luang Prabang during peak season. Il be in Hanoi from the 30nov to 4dec, and hoping to fly to Luang Prabang on the 5th december. Will i be able to just go to a travel agent in Hanoi and book my flight easily, or is there a good chance of the flights being booked out Any reputable travel agents ud recommend? cheers ...

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boat from Luang Prabang to Thai border

Posted by stevebeag on 20/10/2007 at 22:48

Hi I'm trying to find information about the boat trip from LP to the border. I am interested in obtaining info for either a 1 or 2 day trip. What days of the week do they leave and any idea of costs etc Regards ...

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Coffee in Laos (and cambodia)?

Posted by kaffecalle on 19/9/2007 at 03:02

Does anyone know how to get to coffeeplantations in Laos (and cambodia)? Are there anymore than the one on the Bolaven plateau? How do I get there? Thank you! Carl ...

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Saisombun & Long Cheng

Posted by korndamned on 24/10/2007 at 12:17

1. Anybody has any idea whether travellers are now allowed to visit these 2 places? 2. Are there operators willing to bring travellers there? ...

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Hotel Riverside, Vientiane

Posted by limek on 22/10/2007 at 18:23

Hi there, Does anyone have the website address or the email address of Hotel Riverside in Vientiane. The link in travelfish page goes to a hotel of the similar name in Florida. I tried sending an email using the 'contact via email form' and I got a mail delivery failed, the email address was thanks a bunch in advance for your help. ...

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That Luang Festival

Posted by squong on 21/10/2007 at 11:38

Does anyone know the official dates of the That Luang Festival in Vientiane? I've seen 10/31 and 11/24 on the internet. Has anyone been and can you describe what it's like? I'm the type of traveler that prefers more authentic traveling to the tourist mobs.... Thanks in advance. Spencer ...

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weather in Nov

Posted by shiragreen on 17/10/2007 at 16:47

hi, according to your weather info, Nov is supposed to be ideal for laos. but how about North Laos, as in, North of Luang Prabang? how cold will it be there? thanks!!! ...

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Place between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang

Posted by Lars on 11/10/2007 at 20:54

Does anybody know of a good place to stay between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang? Me and my 10 year old daughter will take the bus between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang but wish to stay overnight in between. ...

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And again...Lao Airline..sorry

Posted by ich40 on 16/10/2007 at 22:11

I tried to book Lao Airline, but everytime i go to i get a virus warning. Can i still trust this page? I also try to find my way from Luang Prabang to Thailand. Is there boats going daily? And how much does ist cost? Thanks for your help.. ...

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