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Jungle survival

Posted by Muppet on 21/7/2010 at 10:22

I want to spend 2 nights, 3 days learning 'jungle survival tips'. Im in Luang Prabang now but will travel to wherever someone can hook me up with a contact. I don't mind how hard it is, in fact the harder the better. Can anyone help me out ? ...

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Viewed 2,534 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Barns on 24/7/2010 at 10:42


VISA LAOS

Posted by ventotene58 on 20/7/2010 at 22:44

Hi i'll arrive in Vientiane airport the next august; how many photos are required to obtain visa and the amount in dollar, for italian travellers?? Thanks a lot ...

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Viewed 1,706 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by exacto on 20/7/2010 at 23:55

Nong Khiaw bike rental

Posted by LaoNow on 16/7/2010 at 10:15

Are there places that rent peddle bikes in Nong Khaiw and if so, are they single-gear city bikes or multi-gear mountain bikes? Thanks, ...

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Viewed 2,607 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Sampan on 18/7/2010 at 18:24

Vientiane or Savannakhet?

Posted by Splendidgirl on 29/6/2010 at 23:23

Hi all, I am planning a 3 weeks to Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. I would like to fly from Bangkok to Laos and am wondering where shall I start my journey in Laos: in Vientiane or in Savannakhet, as I would like to get to Pakse by boat and fly to Siem Reap in order to see Ankor temples before heading to some nice islands in Thailand. I heard that there is not much to sea in Vientiane... Thank you in advance! ...

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Viewed 5,342 times, with 15 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 17/7/2010 at 21:43

Huayxay to Luang Nam Tha

Posted by pumpkin80 on 25/6/2010 at 15:54

Hi!I'll be in Laos the second week of August. I'd like to get more info about the trip from Huayxay to Luang Nam Tha . We're arriving from Chiang Rai early in the morning and we'd like to leave straight away. Are there several buses going north?I also read somewhere you can go there by boat..any suggestion?Should I skip Luang Nam Tha and go straight to Muang Sing for an excursion to the hill tribes?Thank you very much for your precious help. ...

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Viewed 3,273 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by LaoNow on 16/7/2010 at 09:26

Vientiane accomodation

Posted by ventotene58 on 7/7/2010 at 16:59

Hi all I'll arrive in Vientiane the next 5 august by fly at 20:30about, can you recommend me some good and cheap guesthouse in the centre, but with facilities like aircon, private bathroom, fridge?? Thanks in advance ...

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Viewed 2,468 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by stoneman on 15/7/2010 at 20:47

your ideal itineary

Posted by walkingtrees on 15/7/2010 at 00:17

Hi Guys So I'm still trying to hash out a rough itinerary for my Thailand/Laos trip (first time in SEA, first time aboard solo) for August 2-26, flying in and out of BKK. I plan on heading north from Bangkok, seeing Sukhothai (chose this over Ayutthaya), making my way to Chiang Mai, flying to Luang Prabang, and then getting back to Bangkok. Those 4 spots are as of right now my only musts. I ask this: what would you do? Where would you go? I'm a 28-year-old guy and want to experience a l ...

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Viewed 1,617 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Rufus on 15/7/2010 at 08:13

Transport to and from Huay Xai

Posted by scahn on 11/7/2010 at 19:27

I'll be travelling from Vang Vieng to Huay Xai (where the Gibbon check in place is) and would like to avoid the 2 day slow boat and instead take a bus there. Is this an option? Does anyone know how long it takes and whether it's an overnight journey- meaning would we get there the same day or the following day? ALSO, after the Gibbon I need to get from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang and once again would like to travel by bus. Is this an overnight journey/would we arrive on the same day we leave ...

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Viewed 2,251 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 12/7/2010 at 19:37

Chiang Mai ---> Luang Prabang Flight

Posted by walkingtrees on 8/7/2010 at 22:55

Hi guys I'm hoping to catch a flight from CM to LP mid August. Can some folks who have done this offer up any advice? I hoping that I can book the ticket just a few days before leaving while in CM. Is this do-able? I plan and spending some time in the CM area before Laos but don't want to be locked in a set itineary weeks before my trip has even started. Then again, I want to catch that flight... Any help? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 3,445 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 12/7/2010 at 19:30

Money in Laos

Posted by ventotene58 on 12/7/2010 at 16:37

Hi all do you know if in Laos is possible to change Euros or only Dollars? Thanks ...

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Viewed 1,646 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 12/7/2010 at 19:21

12 days in Laos and Cambodia

Posted by absher on 23/6/2010 at 05:43

A friend and I are traveling through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in July and August. We currently have our Vietnam itinerary planned, but we are pretty open to our travels in Laos and Cambodia. We will be flying into Luang Prabang from Hanoi but do not have any plans besides having to be in HCMC 12 days later. We definitely want to see Luang Prabang, Siem Reap/Angkor Wat and Pnom Penh. Ideally we would visit Vientiane and either Vang Vieng or Sihanoukville as well but are very open to ...

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Viewed 2,588 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by JourneymanTraveller on 9/7/2010 at 22:56

Gibbon Experience - getting there and back

Posted by scahn on 8/7/2010 at 07:31

I'll be travelling from Vang Vieng to Huay Xai (where the Gibbon check in place is) and would like to avoid the 2 day slow boat and instead take a bus there. Is this an option? Does anyone know how long it takes and whether it's an overnight journey- meaning would we get there the same day or the following day? ALSO, after the Gibbon I need to get from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang and once again would like to travel by bus. Is this an overnight journey/would we arrive on the same day we leave? ...

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Viewed 3,723 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by scahn on 9/7/2010 at 06:31

Advice needed. Bangkok-->Laos

Posted by kif on 2/7/2010 at 14:40

This autumn i'll visit Laos&Cambodia. (from north to south) What is the best option for travelling to northern Laos when departing from Bangkok over land? Luang Prabang and Vientiane are on my to do list. Train to Chiang Mai --> over land to Luang prabang --> Vientiane --> south Laos or Train to Nong Khai --> Vientiane --> Luang prabang --> southern Laos Regards, K. ...

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Viewed 4,635 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 6/7/2010 at 00:27

Combining gibbon experience and slow boat?

Posted by Livingthedream on 4/7/2010 at 18:14

Im travelling to Laos in Oct, was planning to cross the border from Thailand at Huay Xai and get the slow boat down to LuangPrabang. However now were hoping to fit in the Gibbon experience too, how do you get to it from Huay Xai? and if we still want to get the slow boat whats the best way to go about it, after gibbon experience would we have to backtrack to Huay Xai and stay a night to catch boat in the morning? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 2,325 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Livingthedream on 5/7/2010 at 16:35

Crossing Laos on a small motorboat

Posted by WorldPhotographer on 2/7/2010 at 21:04

I'm traveling to Laos on a Photo Expedition in the Summer of 2011, and I'm thinking of visiting the villages along the Mekong River. Is it possible to navigate all the way from the North (somewhere near Luang Prabang, or even further upstream) to the South (till the border to Cambodja) in one of the small typical wooden rafts (with engine)? If not, is it possible to do it by stages, using another means of transport to make the connections (bicycle for example)? How easy and what kind of budge ...

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Viewed 1,728 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 4/7/2010 at 18:03

Bus from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng with 2 kids - need advice

Posted by alainj on 2/7/2010 at 17:52

I am planning to travel from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng by bus with 2 kids (8 year olds). Because of the two kids, I would like to find a way to make sure the trip (5+ hours) is reasonably pleasant. So after reading many threads on this forum, I am debating between a VIP bus and renting a mini-van. The VIP bus would be fine but I keep reading stories about A/C not working, sitting on plastic chairs, etc. Would anyone be able to recommend a good travel agency in LP where I could either boo ...

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Viewed 5,315 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Nokka on 2/7/2010 at 19:11

anti- malaria tablets really needed?

Posted by Jolinde on 22/6/2010 at 18:11

next month we will be traveling in North Laos and planning a trekking from Luang Prabang (tips?) We travel with our 4 (teenager) kids. Is it stupid not to take anti-malaria tablets? I prefer not to take them..someone experienced on this topic??? ...

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Viewed 3,807 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Rufus on 25/6/2010 at 16:58

From railwaystation Nong Khai to Vientiane

Posted by Jolinde on 22/6/2010 at 18:06

We will take the nighttrain from Bangkok to Nong Khai. What's the most easy way to get from here to Vientiane. The curently opent railway? or better take a bus, or...?? (traveling with 4 (teenager) kids) ...

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Viewed 7,421 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 25/6/2010 at 13:16

Land border crossing from northern Laos to northern Vietnam

Posted by hfergu on 23/6/2010 at 10:14

Does anyone have information on how to do this border crossing. I want to connect from Laos to loop into Sa Pa. The travel guides I've looked at have said it is pretty difficult, and travelers I've met in Vietnam have said that friends of theirs did it successfully but with much difficulty. I'm thinking it might be much simpler and quicker to fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi and then just take the train. ...

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Viewed 6,785 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by solomonuk on 24/6/2010 at 21:27

Nightbus Luang Prabang-Vientiane?

Posted by Jolinde on 24/6/2010 at 05:56

I need to adept our travelschedule to win a day. Are there nightbusses going straight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane? Or can i arrange a private bus (we are with 6) bringing us in 1 night? How long will this trip take us? ...

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Viewed 4,506 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by wanderingcat on 24/6/2010 at 14:08


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