Planning on doing the loop at Tha Khaek when we get there approx mid Nov. Obviously we dont want to lug a weighty backpack on the bike, sooooooooo are the accom there cool about a 3/4 day storage.?? ...
I am thinking about doing the 3 day mahout course at the Mahout Lodge in Luang Prabang. I woul be interested in anyones experience there. I read the story about Tiger trails elephant experience here on travelfish but the reviews from travelers were not so favorable.
Also, in contacting the lodge they asked for a 50% plus 3% deposit to hold the reservation which is not until next Jan. Is this standard?
and lastly, Any ballpark figures on how much it costs to fly from Hanoi to Luang P ...
I am planning a SEA trip. I will probably start in Siem Reap go down to Phnom Penh than to HCMC. In Vietnam, from HCMC I will head northwards to Hanoi.
My question is what is my best option to travel by bus from Vietnam to Laos? I would like to avoid the hellish Hanoi-LP bus. I would prefer to break my trip because even 9 hours on a bus is tiresome. I've checked the Border Crossings but the info seems oriented to people who are crossing from Laos to Vietnam, rather than the other way aroun ...
I live in Bangkok and I am finally getting serious about visiting Champasak/Laos using my own car b4 the rainy season sets in. I do have my "car passport", aka International Transport Permit from the LTD,. still wondering if I missed anything. I would appreciate any input from ppl who have visited the area using their own car.
BTW: I am open to offer a ride to someone compatible (no drinking/no smoking), if interested, please describe yourself and your travel plans.... ...
We want to drive from Huay Kon/Nguen to Luang Prubang. In looking at a newer road map it looks like there is a new road ROUTE 4B that goes directly to Luang Prubang. You do not need to go via Sayanbury as before.
Has anyone actualy driven this route recently?
-Is the road paved and in good condition?
-Is it mountainous?
-Is it safe?
-Border crossing at Huay Kon: Can go in and out of Laos, can I get VOA there.
-What is the distance?
Previously we had planned to enter at Tha Li L ...
Thanks to your amazing site and forum I found out about lot's of things to be well prepared for my trip to Laos and Cambodia..starting next week.
I just have two questions left.
1) I understand that in Laos and Cambodia a like, feet belong on the floor and lower than the rest and also that in some cases we should avoid having feet pointing towards boudha figures/sculptures... but I love to handsand. I handstand everywhere I go, I've been doing this since 2005 and have over 2 ...
Hoping to travel from either yangon or Mandalay to huay xai in Laos on a Saturday in June. I can fly by air to Chiang rai arriving around 3pm. Probably take another three hours to get to crossing: just wondering will it be open, and will the immigration office be open to get a visa on arrival.
Many thanks. ...
In a nutshell, I' m planning next itinerary. Fly to Bangkok (been in Thailand before) in end of July, and then take a flight to Luang Prabang. Spend few days in LP, both in town itself and some trekking/kayaking/cycling around, perhaps trough some local travel agency (Tiger Trail, Green Discovery?). I want to combine both Northern and Southern Laos so, to save time, I plan to take a flight to Pakse and then spend few days trekking in that area.
Afterwards, I wish to move to ...
My partner and I bought a car on finance in Thailand. The car finance and the car ownership is in my partners name as I could not get finance. I paid the deposit and make the monthly payments. We have since separated and I have the car but still in her name, still making monthly payments I want to enter Laos in the car and either keep it there or do the monthly border run in it. Can it be done and which is the best way? Presumably I take it back to Thailand every 12 months to re-register ...
13 Feb 2014 Bangkok Post
The Transport Company in Thailand has joined with Naluang Company in Laos to launch a new public bus service, Route 14, to link Loei with Luang Prabang .
The journey takes about nine hours and covers a distance of 395km.
The Transport Company uses an air-conditioned bus with 38 seats for the new service. The bus departs from Loei Bus Terminal daily at 8am and the return trip from Luang Praba ...
Hi guys, what is the situation on getting a Laos Visa at the border crossing at Tha Li? Can I get one there or do I have to get one before at Loei, Nong Khai or Khon Kaen when I pass through them.
I'm currently in Laos, but will only be spending this month in the northern area.
After Thailand, I would like to come back into Laos in June to spend time in the South.
Is it possible to get a new 30 day visa upon re entry or is there some special procedure I have to go through?
Thank you! ...
I would like to make a trip down from Kunming, China to Luang Namtha.
Could someone advise me on the bus route and where can I find information?
Would it be better to take an overnight or day bus?
I'm going to be in Laos mid Oct-beginning of Nov. Can anyone tell me more about the festival of lights? I think I will be in Luang Prabang the week of Oct 27, which is when all this begins (I think) Any info on what it's all about and sequence of events, how crowded will town be....ect. would be great! Is this when the boat races are as well?? I've searched online and really can't find anything that answers my questions. Thanks so much! ...