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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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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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Looking for Trekkingtips from Luang Prabang

Posted by Jolinde on 22/6/2010 at 18:01

In a few weeks We 'll be in Luang Prabang. From their we want to make a 2day/night trekking to the different hilltribes where we can stay overnight with our 4 kids (teenagers) Looking for a guide/guide company. Anyone tips/recommandations?? (Last year we did the same from Chiang Mai (Thailand). It was such a wonderful experience and we heard Laos can be even better) Thanks for your help!! ...

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Starting in Paske

Posted by JoeFox17 on 21/6/2010 at 20:11

Hello all, just joined! My route is Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos - North Thailand - Flight to South Thailand - Bangkok - Singapore. I'm on my way to Siem Reap tomorrow and I plan on staying there a few days to check out the temples. I did a bit of reading and weighed up my options and decided I would fly to Laos rather than backtrack on myself and go through all the hassle. I'm flying with Laos Airlines and I'm going to Pakse . I've did some reading and note taking - I've yet to pick up my La ...

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Nice Place to visit between Sam Neua and Vientiane

Posted by wombatfuz on 2/3/2010 at 16:20

From Sam Neua to Vientiane, assuming I do not wish to visit Phonsavan and Vang Vieng, where else can I visit? ...

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Best Lodging in Muang Ngoi

Posted by callarda on 20/6/2010 at 22:23

I am going to be doing a village trek out of Muang Ngoi and want a recommendation for a good guesthouse there. I want a place that is in the heart of the time, and where the owner speaks relatively good English. Have a hammock with a river view would be nice. Any recommendations/ ...

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Villa Senesouk vs. Thatsaphone Villa in Luang Prabang

Posted by callarda on 20/6/2010 at 22:28

So I need to spend a few nights in Luang Prabang and want a midrange option that is near temples but not directly next to lots of night life noise. (Im Ok with gongs and chanting but not loud partiers....) It seems like both Villa Senesouk and Thatsaphone Villa fit the bill in this regard. Anyone have a recommendation of which location is better for ambience if I want to interact with monks a lot? Also, is either one better in terms of comfort and services? (I will probably need to leave ...

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Feedback on Lao Youth Travel Treks in Muang Ngoi

Posted by callarda on 20/6/2010 at 22:25

Has anyone done the Lao Youth Travel Discovery or Barefoot treks that involve village homestays. I would like to do a trek out of Muang Ngoi and they looked pretty good. Any recent experiences with them would be helpful. ...

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Hanoi --> Vientane --> Luang Prabang --> Chiang Rai --> Chiang Mai

Posted by sophierose87 on 11/6/2010 at 21:46

Hi all Just wanting some advice on Laos travel. I'm going to vietnam in December with friends to celebrate graduating from uni. So far the trip ends in Hanoi around the 4th of January, however I'd like to see some of Laos and Northern Thailand (would be doing this part solo, and have never travelled solo before) before heading home (Australia) to start working. I'm a 23 year old female, mainly interested in hikes/outdoor activities, and not very keen on partying. Also keen on visiting the be ...

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Is the world cup on Lao TV?

Posted by kernowfixing on 10/6/2010 at 17:04

guys any help with this would be appreciated! i am crossing the from Thailand into Laos in a couple of days time. i am not a massive football nut but it is the world cup and i would love some information on how easy it is to watch some games on Laos TV....cheers for any of your feedback about this....and best of luck to all 32 teams playing. ...

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Traveling Laos to Cambodia feesable timeline??

Posted by SeoulMan on 12/6/2010 at 18:40

Hello Travelfish Community! New to the site, but I have learned an awful lot thus far. I am an inexperienced traveler that will be traveling with my husband in September of this year, just looking for some assistance with a rough timeline I've put together...Also any additional must sees welcome. Leave Seoul for Vientiene August 31st Explore Sept. 1/2nd bus from VTE to VV on 3rd of September (takes about 4 hours I've read?) Explore/Tube Sept 4th. bus from VV to Luang Prabang on 5th of Sept ...

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How long to spend in Vientiene and Luang Prabang??

Posted by scahn on 10/6/2010 at 16:33

I've heard such mixed things about these two places. 4 friends I will be travelling in Laos at the end of November. We're all 19 and really want to get a taste of the place - not only the backpackers scene. I'd love to hear some suggestions on how long to spend in Vientiene and Luang Prabang. ...

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Wendy Tour and Trek company

Posted by flyingfish on 12/6/2010 at 02:35

Hi, I'm planning to travel from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang in August. I found a company on the internet called Wendy Tour and Trek. has anyone used their services before? Are they reliable and honest? Thanks and regards, flyingfish ...

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Posted by mishacookie01 on 2/12/2009 at 22:47

In Luang Prabang and Vientiane, do I have a choice to withdraw US$? My guest houses are priced in US$ and am wondering if I need to carry US$ from the states. Also, ATMs at the airport cost more than other's in town? Thank you ...

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Flights from Bangkok to Luang Prabang

Posted by jeffpruett on 7/6/2010 at 22:05

I'm planning to visit Thailand in December 2010 and want to spend a few days in Luang Prabang. I've read that flights are relatively cheap but all the prices I've found so far are around $360. Does that seem right? Thanks for any help. ...

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Luang Prabang to Hanoi

Posted by Reinhard on 10/3/2008 at 16:49

Dear All I would like to know some informations about overland route from Luang Prabang to Hanoi, 1. Are there busses operation directly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi ? 2. How much the fare ? 3. How long it will take from LP to Hanoi ? 4. Is it safe about overland journey with night bus ? Any suggestions would highly be appreciated Thanx Reinhard ...

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Gibbon experience (leeches, treehouses, etc.)

Posted by Russian on 7/6/2010 at 01:22

I am going on the Gibbon Experience tour in the beginning of August. I've read the messages on this board regarding the experience, and I still have a few questions. 1. What is the best (cleanest) treehouse to stay in? I've heard that one of the treehouses has running water and electricity. 2. What type of shoes did you wear? Did anyone go in the rainy season? Which shoes would you recommend for mud/leech prevention? 3. What about leech-proof socks? Are they worth buying? I found Gortex water ...

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Hanoi-Sapa-Luang Prabang-Vientiene

Posted by taylor123 on 17/5/2010 at 07:47

Hey So I'm i'm in vietnam/laos for 17 days in June/July. The route I'm thinking of taking is about 5 days in Hanoi (including Ha Long). and then up to Sapa and across to Dien Bien Phu and into Laos, eventually to Luang Prabang where I want to do a 6 day trek into the jungle staying with the tribes there (this is through green discovery laos). then onto Vientiane where i have to fly out. i fly into hanoi midday 27 june and out of Vientiane late arvo 15 July. how long should i take to ...

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motorbike LP to VV

Posted by travel2011 on 18/5/2010 at 01:01

Hello all. We are a family of four (two boys age 6 and 10) going to Laos next febr + march. We are so excitet about it:-). As part of the trip we will go from LP to VV - but to avoid motion sickness, we will like to do that part on motorbikes. Does anybody know if it is possibel to rent bikes in LP and drop them in VV, as we just want to go one way? Thanks. Gitte ...

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Visa on Arrival Siem Reap-Luang Prabang

Posted by callarda on 2/6/2010 at 10:00

I am flying from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang. I have heard that you can't get a visa on arrival upon landing in Laos if you are coming to Laos from Cambodia overland. But what if you are coming to Laos from Cambodia by plane? Can you get a visa on arrival then, or do you need to get the visa ahead of your flight? Thanks, Andrew ...

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