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How to contact NK Adventures in Nong Khiaw?

Posted by mariavd2018 on 19/11/2018 at 12:50

I will be in Nong Khiaw for three days in mid December and would like to go on the Tad Mork waterfall trip. What does it cost?Do I need to make a reservation? How do I contact them to make a reservaytion? Thanks for your help. Maria ...

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Nam Ou Riverside Hotel & Resort, Pak Ou

Posted by Pollyanna01 on 19/8/2018 at 00:04

Has anyone stayed at Nam Ou Riverside resort near Luang Prabang in January? How cold was it? We hope to arrive by boat but go to airport by road when we leave. Is it accessible by road? I have heard some reports that the road is very bad. Thanks ...

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Luang Prabang/Vieng Xai/Vientiane Route - advice pls

Posted by MariaGrazia on 28/10/2018 at 02:22

Hi all - we have travelled extensively through S-E Asia over many years but are total newbies at Laos travel. Hence starting my planning now for April 2019. We are flying in to Luang Prabang and out of Vientiane. Am interested in doing a loop from L.P. to Vieng Xai and then on to Vientiane. We are in the country for two weeks and happy to take it easy. Can folk recommend places to stop on this loop am thinking one or two nights in each place. All expertise welcome! ...

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From Don Khon to Pakse

Posted by mariaescandell on 24/9/2017 at 09:37

Hello, I am trying to organice my trip and I am really sure how long it will take the ride from Champasak to Don Khon and speciallyback from Don Khon toPakse, as I have to cath a flight. Are the timmigs acurate? Is it possible to live early in the morning or I will need to sleep in Pakse? Kinds regards and thank you for your help!! ...

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Tha Khaek Loop

Posted by Kastenfrosch on 26/8/2018 at 11:00

Hi, does anybody know if there is public transport along the Tha Khaek Loop? We'd like to do the trip during our next holidays in Laos, but we don't feel fit enough to do it by motorbike. Has anybody done it before or informations about it? Thanks. ...

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Lao Airlines or Lao Skyway?

Posted by jackiestewart on 1/9/2018 at 10:59

Hi All- My husband and I will be flying from Luang Prabang to Vientiane mid week in November, immediately before That Luang. I know Lao Airlines is well regarded but I haven't found a great deal of info regarding Lao Skyway. The price differential is enough to consider Lao Skyway if it is reasonably reliable and safe - what do you think? In case it is relevant, we are experienced older travelers who understand that travel isn't always completely smooth or timely but want to be sure ...

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Xieng Kok Market

Posted by maryohearn on 2/9/2018 at 20:19

Lonely Planet Travel Guide says that there is a big market in Xieng Kok on the 14th and 28th of each month attended by a large number of hill tribe people and traders from surrounding countries. Is this still the case? Is there any other reason to travel here? ...

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Xieng Kok Laos

Posted by petertoowoomba on 16/7/2018 at 22:34

Hi Guys Just wondering if anyone has been to Xieng Kok lately and if so how did you get there ? I will be travelling early November so river travel I presume will be out because of the water depth .. Cheers ...

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8-10 Days North Laos

Posted by kimct on 6/8/2018 at 05:43

Hi Everyone, I shall be travelling to Laos beginning of December with my partner for about 8-10 days and arriving in Luang Prabang . I would really appreciate some feedback on where to go! Firstly a bit about us... this is not our first time to Asia and we are quite active travellers enjoying both cycling and hiking. What drew us to Laos was mainly the landscape and the fact that is has not yet been over developed. Im finding it difficult to decide whether to just travel up north from Luang P ...

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Massive flooding & dam collapse in Southern Laos

Posted by somtam2000 on 24/7/2018 at 03:59

The Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam in Attapeu province has reportedly collapsed after torrential rain in much of Laos. There are reports of massive flooding and hundreds of people missing in the area. Separately Konglor Cave near The khaki is also closed and there are videos of extreme waterflows in waterfalls around Luang Prabang. Please exercise care and keep the above in mind with plans for onwards travel. I'll update this thread as more news comes in. Best ...

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Hill tribe reference book recommendation?

Posted by dkosh on 12/4/2018 at 20:58

will be in Northern Laos next Feb on an independent trip with car and driver, visiting many different hill tribe villages of different ethnicities. Can anyone recommend any reference books detailing customs, dress, particulars of the different tribes? As an anthropology major in college 40 years ago and knowing many Hmong who have resettled here in California, I feel my visit would be improved if I could know a little background information before we go ...

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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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