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Lai Heua Fai festival LP 2017 dates?

Posted by Meekyman on 14/1/2017 at 10:50

Hello Everyone, First time poster here. Currently planning our first trip to Laos for later this year and wish to be in Luang Prabang for the Lai Heua Fai festival (festival of the fireboat). Can anyone confirm the date of this event for 2017? Many thanks Graham ...

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Bolavean loop partner

Posted by Eias on 31/12/2016 at 04:11

Hello. I want to do the bolavean plateau loop for around 3 days with a rented motorbike starting from pakse around the 2nd of january and would like some company. Im flexible on dates and journey time. Anyone care to join me? ...

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Pakse airport stopover: time for visa?

Posted by Riolomas on 7/1/2017 at 23:37

Hi I'm booked on a flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang with a stopover in in Pakse of only 40 minutes. I think its all on the same Air Lao aircraft because both flights have the same flight number. Does anyone know if this is enough time to get an airport visa into the country? (USA citizen) Flight is on Jan 24th. Or can I get one in the Luang Prabang airport? Thanks to anyone that can help with this answer! ...

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Flying from Vietnam to Laos - onward journey requirement?

Posted by Zeeber on 23/12/2016 at 06:10

Hi there. I'm flying into Luang Prabang from Hanoi, and I wondered if I need evidence of an onward journey? I'm really anxious about this having been barred from entering a flight into Vietnam from Thailand. Better safe than sorry. Thanks in advance! ...

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Motorbike from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Posted by philip81 on 10/10/2016 at 09:13

Hi all, I've looked long and hard to find some answers to the following questions but so far unsuccesful. I hope someone(s) here can address one or more of our concerns. We (my girlfriend and I) will be traveling through Laos for a couple of weeks soon, and as part of this we want to do a motorbike ride from LPB to Vang Vieng , and back. Now I noticed everyone seems to drive Route 13 over Phou Khoun (this route), which we're planning to take for the drive back from Vang Vieng to LPB. For dr ...

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SIM card in Laos

Posted by JeremyNicholl on 27/11/2016 at 23:14

I'll arrive Laos in a couple of days and assume I'll need to change the Thai SIM card I'be been using in my iphone. Does anyone know the best Laotian SIM card to use and how to get one, preferably in Huay Xai, which will be my first stop in Laos? ...

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elephant festival Northern Laos

Posted by ellenfried on 29/11/2016 at 17:21

I would like to know the dates for the elephant festival in Northern Laos in 2017. I believe it will take place sometime in February. Has anyone attended, and, if so, how was it? ...

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Contact info for NK Adventure

Posted by pigletthepug on 29/11/2016 at 09:24

Hello, I've come across positive reviews of NK Adventure in Nong Khiaw but cannot seem to get their contact info. Am in Nong Khiaw for only 2 full days, so would like to arrange something in advance. Thanks. ...

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Photography

Posted by NiqiGrobler on 23/11/2016 at 03:15

Hello, I recently moved to Vientiane and I'm studying photography. Can anyone tell me where I can get hold of a Light Tent in Vientiane if at all possible. Thank you! ...

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Bus travel in Laos

Posted by chrisfish on 6/8/2016 at 09:22

Hello! I am planning a trip to Laos and Cambodia for myself and two friends in November. We will have three weeks, and I have an itinerary largely planned, and am booking hotels - don't want to have to run around looking for a hotel on arrival when we only have a limited time. My question - is it realistic to expect to be able to turn up in say, Vientiane , and be able to book a bus out to Vang Vieng two days later for three people? November is obviously quite peak time. If you think we ...

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Sending Mail from Laos

Posted by tlm44 on 23/1/2009 at 08:36

I just wanted to let everyone know what happened to my box of souvenirs I sent home from Laos. The box was open and most of my stuff was taken. Interestingly enough it was all the stuff that had anything to do with the countries - had the name on it - tshirts, bracelets, scarves, my lonely planet (which was in there by accident), an $90.00 silk dress, I am not even sure what else. I sent it thru the official post office. Just a warning for everyone. ...

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Nong Kiao to Luang Prabang By Boat/Minibus

Posted by Antaro on 7/11/2016 at 07:05

Hi out there! Has anyone recently done the trip from Nong Kiao to Luang Prabang with a combination of boat to the first dam and from there to Luang Prabang by Minibus? I've heared that this trip is offered by some travelagents in NK and wonder how much this would cost and if it's worth it. I've done the whole trip by boat a couple of years ago when the river still was open and really loved it ... Any advice appreciated! Regards, A. ...

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Road Conditions - Lao Bao to Savannakhet

Posted by carlosmm4 on 13/7/2015 at 20:58

I am interested to know about the road conditions to cross Laos. plan is to start at Lao Bao border in Vietnam with Dansanvah in Laos and Cross Laos to border with Thailand at Savannakhet is the road ok to travel in a mini bus ? or is the road at times of the year (example in monsoon season) not able to be travelled by mini bus and only able to be travelled with a 4wd jeep or motorbike ...

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Sloe boat from Luang Prabang

Posted by fredi1966 on 6/11/2016 at 03:41

Hi, my plan is to travel on a slow Boat to Thailand. Do this trip 5 years ago with a luxury boat ( Shompoo Cruise) now i would take the regular slow boats . Now the have all good seats like car seats? from which point they start ? where can i buy the tickets ? thanks fredi1966 ...

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Singapore to Laos for a week or less!

Posted by zestgoh on 3/11/2016 at 06:40

Dear Fellow Travel Fishes!! i am planning to go Laos but only have a week or less. I wish to see Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang and Vientiane (optional) and are coming from Singapore. is it possible to go by this schedule? 1. Vientiane 2. Vientiane - Luang Prabang (Fly) 3. LP 4. LP - Vang Vieng 5. Vang Vieng 6. Vang Vieng - Vientiane airport - Singapore Is there a better way? love to hear from you ...

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Dilemma: Luang Nam Tha or taking more time south?

Posted by CyrilCarton on 22/10/2016 at 23:06

Hi, First time post. Already had a great time reading all the info on Travelfish! Our dilemma: should we go for about 2-3 days to Luang Nam Tha (that's about 5 transport included) or should we spend some more days in the middle/southern part of Laos? We are a couple who likes hiking and interact with the local people. We took the slow boat and are now about 3-4 days in Luang Prabang. We still have about 10-15 days in Laos to spend (before we go to Cambodia) and also want to go south of La ...

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Proof of onward journey

Posted by deborahd16 on 26/9/2016 at 20:08

When doing land border crossing from Thailand into Lao do you have to have proof of onward journey to get visa and gain access to the country. Travel agents have informed me that you do. Intend on traveling from Lao then into Vietnam and wondering if this is going to be the same - proof of onward journey? Planning on traveling fora about 3 months and only have sketchy plans . Any advice and assistance gratefully accepted. ...

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Vientiane to Udon Thani Airport

Posted by Sansam on 25/8/2016 at 08:11

Hi Travelers, I will be travelling by road from VTE to Udon Thani (UTH) airport by road very soon (Sep-2016). My flight from Udon Thani to BKK is at 12:45 pm. Can you please advise if I take the bus from VTE at 8 am to UTH will I be able to catch the flight? Just to add, on the way there will be Laos/Thai border crossing and a tuktuk ride from UTH bus station to airport. Thanks. ...

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Bus Info

Posted by ysasinha on 25/8/2016 at 12:06

Hi guys! I'm travelling to Laos on October and my initial itinerary is below. However, I need help to figure out if the buses schedules fit it. So, is there any night bus for: Luang Prabang x Vang Vieng ; Vang Vieng x Thakhek ; Thakhek x Vientienne? In thakhek I'm planning to do the loop. It worths? What is the best company to rent the scooter? Many thanks!!! ITINERARY: 18/10 - Bangkok x Luang Prabang Arrive 15h30 19/10 - Luang Prabang 20/10 - Luang Prabang 21/10 - Vang Vieng ...

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Savannakhet to Si Phan Don

Posted by blvdve on 12/8/2016 at 15:52

Husband and I will be spending 5+ weeks in Northern Thailand and Laos this November, and I have a vague itinerary planned that includes, during the last ten days, a few nights in Savannakhet (guesthouse booked) and then a few more nights on Don Khone (likewise), with just the one day to get between the two. I assume that we must first get to Pakse and then travel onwards. Has anyone done this journey, with advice to offer? Is it complicated getting from arrival in Pakse to departure > 4 ...

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