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Help with plan please, Chiang Mai to LP - then what?

Posted by Dreamer33 on 4/4/2018 at 18:27

Hi there, my friend and I (both older women 55and 64 but experienced travellers in the distant past) booked flights to Chiang Mai from NZ some time ago, with flights back home from Saigon 3 weeks later. However, due to ill health of my daughter I have been going to cancel trip and stopped all planning. Now I suddenly realise I can actually go and the trip is less than a month away and I haven't actually planned anything except that I wanted to get slow boat from Huay Xai to LP because it ...

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River travel Nong Khiaw to Phongsali

Posted by donsdancing on 20/2/2018 at 02:17

Hi. Is it still possible to travel by boat from Nong Khiaw to Phongsali. Cheers Don ...

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Laos and Tet travel 2018

Posted by Gt9 on 25/1/2018 at 06:51

I am thinking about going to Laos during 2018 Tet timeframe. Will there be any problems or issues travelinag in Laos at that time? My plan is to travel primarily in the Luang Prabang and Vientiane area. Thanks for your comments. Greg ...

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1 month in Laos with a 4 year old?

Posted by Ramalhoto on 26/12/2017 at 06:15

Hello, we are a family traveling for 4 months in South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand) from January till May. We are planning to stay 1 and half month in Vietnam and then head towards Cambodia, and then to Laos. Do you think is suitable to stay in Laos for 1 month with a 4-year-old? We want to travel slow, so we prefere to stay longer in just a few places and make day trips. What would you guys advise? Thanks a lot! ...

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No more boat travel between Nong Kiaow and Muang Khua

Posted by somtam2000 on 23/11/2017 at 15:10

Very sad to see the rough between Nong Kiaow and Muang Khua being cancelled thanks to yet another dam in Laos. "Eliminating the popular Nam Ou river cruises will disappoint many tourists, as the boats provide the best way to experience the natural beauty of northern Laos from a relaxing river perspective. These trips will now be replaced by bus transports, following a road that weaves through valleys, occasionally skirting the river, but in places forced by the terrain to make wide div ...

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Question on Long Boat trip out of Luang Prabang

Posted by TanyaCollins on 5/10/2017 at 10:57

My husband and I would like to do a long day trip to see the scenery and maybe stop at a village or possibly overnight in a village north of Luang Prabang on the Mekong River. We have seen various tours but all seem to be overly touristic with contrived experiences viewing the locals do their “ craft”. We enjoy seeing how rural people live and make their living but are not keen on performances. Any suggestions ?Also which village would you recommend staying in and where? ...

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How much time to spend in Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng

Posted by Jugurtha on 25/9/2017 at 23:21

Hello, our family 2 adults and 2 kids aged 10 and 9 will be travelling to Laos and Cambodia in January. We fly into Vientiane and out of Luang Prabang. We prefer quieter towns where we can walk or ride a bike with not too much traffic and fun/interesting things for the kids to do. Kids love exploring, animal encounters and swimming. We would appreciate any suggestions in amending the below itinerary, whether re-allocating time at destinations to leaving destinations off to avoid too muc ...

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Sam Neua

Posted by RedPixi on 29/8/2017 at 04:11

hi, where is the tourist office in Sam Neua? Can't seem to find it anywhere... trying to get more info to get to the Vieng Xia caves. ...

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Finding places near Vientiane to take visit in 2 or 3 days

Posted by JudyWagner on 22/8/2017 at 04:41

I'm going to come to Vientiane for business in October and have 2 or 3 days off to take. What worth to do and where worth to visit would you recommend for a women to travel solo in Vientiane or in any places nearby Vientiane in such short time,plz? Open for all suggestions. Thanks very much in advance. ...

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smoke in Luang Prabang and further north

Posted by RobertzZiemi on 12/8/2017 at 06:43

Dears, Seems like smoke becomes an issue early March. We are planning our 2 weeks trekking between February 25 and March 15th, more or less. We will be starting in LB and than heading north - Nong Khiaw, Muang Ngoi, Phongsali. Is it really and issue in this area at that time or we should definetely try to move - say - 2 weeks earlier (could be a bit difficult)? Your kind info will be greatly appreciated. Greetings from Poland Robert ...

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Trip (4x3) to Laos from Chonburi - share expenses?

Posted by deeral on 12/8/2017 at 07:08

Sometime this month I shall be doing a short 4 to 7 day trip to Thailand or Laos from Chonburi/Bkk. If anyone is interested in coming along and sharing the expenses diesel etc, please contact me. I am mostly interested in some leisurely sight-seeing and a bit of excursion into national parks etc. I can take up to 2 passengers (maybe three.) as for itineray, I'm open to suggestions - I have driven extensively in Laos and Thailand [ Edit your post ] ...

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Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai bus

Posted by amandabrooke on 31/7/2017 at 11:50

Hi there! Is there any recent information on the bus from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai? I know this exists, but can't really find any good recent info. Wondering if anyone knows how often this bus runs? How I can buy tickets - do I just coordinate with my hostel when im in LP? Thanks in advance! ...

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Night bus to Vientiane - worth it?

Posted by Kalokairi on 31/7/2017 at 09:00

Me and my husband are planning a trip around SE-Asia for two months in the beginning of next year. We'll take the slow boat from Thailand to Luang Prabang to spend four days there and then two days in Nong Khiaw. We have two more days to spend in Laos and I thought it would be a great opportunity to take the night bus from Luang Prabang to Vientiane to spend two days/one night there before we take a late flight to Hanoi. But now I read that the road from LP to Vientiane is not that great ...

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around luang prabang

Posted by patiatmadji7 on 27/7/2017 at 00:00

hi.. I am from Indonesia, would like to ask about van hire with driver, since I will visit Luang Prabang with friends (we are 6 people) next November 2017. I hope I will get an info I meant recommendation about good driver and English speaking. this is our first trip to Luang Prabang. I also need recommendation for the hotel near night market Luang Prabang, of course in reasonable rate.. thank you very much for your replies. ...

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Places to visit outside Vientiane, Laos in one week

Posted by Tulynnejohnny on 30/6/2017 at 05:06

I have been to Laos once and visited Vientiane . This August I am heading there for a conference in Vientiane also. I will have my son in the trip. We will arrive here one week before the conference. Actually, I would like to see somewhere outside Vientiane but I don't want it's time consuming to get there and back. So, what would you guys suggest for the destination and transportation as well? Thanks. ...

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Traveling from SG to Lao & need Kip?

Posted by caturdayy on 17/2/2017 at 03:52

Just gotten back from Lao with about SGD$102 worth of Kip, but realised money changers here don't accept Kip. I'm willing to sell it at a very good rate. Let me know if you're interested! T ...

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Tay Trang Border crossing

Posted by paul33404 on 5/7/2017 at 23:59

Hello Everyone, I am planning on cycling from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam and then crossing the border into Laos at Tay Trang. Does anyone know what the border crossing is like, will i have problems crossing with a bicycle, i will be doing this in February 2018 will it be open everyday as this is not a main crossing point. I am crossing here so that i can cycle on to Luang Prabang and then crossing into Thailand at Vientiane. Thank you in advance for an assistance you may be able to ...

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Going to Laos from Singapore. Need Currency (Lao Kip)???

Posted by Andrew500 on 22/7/2013 at 06:48

Hi All I just got back from Laos and have around 2,000,000 kip left. This is over $300 SGD. I thought I'd be able to change at local money changes but apparently not. As such, if you're in Singapore and planning to go to Laos anytime soon, I'd be happy to sell to you. I will offer much better rates than anything you will find inside Laos. My contact is andrewf222 (at) yahoo ( dot) com and I work near Somerset on Orchard Road. Thanks Andrew ...

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Chess set in Luang Prabang

Posted by ClaireJL90 on 14/6/2017 at 10:39

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows anywhere I can buy a chess set in Luang Prabang. I'm not too fussed whether it is made of wood or stone and don't mind spending a bit of money on a really nice one. I thought I might find one at the night markets but couldn't see any when I went for a walk through tonight.. Thanks! ...

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How to get my Vietnamese motor bike into Thailand if the bike is not in my name?

Posted by Kittysquirrel on 14/6/2017 at 00:00

I am in Vientiane, Laos and I have a Vietnamese motorbike. I have read the forums saying that the bike needs to be in your name to cross into Thailand? But I have a little card that says the owners name (which is not mine). Is there anyway I can still get in to Thailand? Thanks! ...

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