How long is the coach trip between Luang prabang and Vientiane
I plan to spend 2 to 3 weeks in Loas and Cambodia at the end of November and early December. Obviously, I plan to go to Angkar Wot for 3 or 4 days. After that, I'm open to suggestions. I heard the country side in Loas is beautiful, so would be looking for some advice on hiking and trekking in Loas and may be Cambodia. It would also be nice to spend 3-4 days at the end of my trip relaxing on the beach.
All ideas and advice welcome!
Hello :) I would be grateful if somebody could answer on my two questions :)
1) We are planning to go to Laos in November this year, and we would like to be there with the That Luang festival. Is the date for this festival already known?
2) What, in your opinion is more worth seeing - trekking in Nam Ha NPA or going to the north ie. to Nong Khiaw or Muang Ngoi ? I'll just add that after visiting Laos we will go to Sapa/Bac Ha/maybe Lao Cai (Vietnam).
I'm travelling to Luang Prabang for three weeks volunteer nursing. As its costing me so much I also want to add a holiday on. I'm thinking maximum two and a half weeks as I will already miss my kids. I'm 35 year old male travelling solo. I'm roughly thinking of spending most of the time in thailand, Chang mai, Phuket, Bangkok. I've also been thinking as its so cheap to spend a few days in Vietnam?
Maybe head from Luang Prabang to vientaine (sorry if spelling is wrong) then fly to vietnam, then bangkok then Chang mai, then Phuket. I haven't travelled much but mostly keen to see as much as possible in a short time, I'm a photographer and plan on shooting a heap of shots. Can anyone offer any advice? Or suggest and itinerary I could follow? I will be here in Jan/feb 2013.
Very much appreciate any help working things out!
Thanks in advance.
hi we traveling up to laos and would like to know of some good but cheap eco lodges in any area by the river if pos we have three weeks to explore thanks mikkie
Hello! I am planning to go on a 5-day back pack trip to Bangkok-Laos-Bangkok late December. Can anyone suggest a 5-day IT and how I can get to the places the cheapest possible way? I will be flying in and out of Bangkok for the trip because there is no direct flight to any of the airports in Laos from Manila. Aside from the temples, I want to see the scenic country side of Laos even just for one day or an overnight trip. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!:)
I want to visit the Vientiane and What pu area in Laos this end December. How do I get to what pu from vientiane? How long will it take me? Can anyone please recommend an IT for a 3 to 4-day trip? Thanks!
we are heading to bangcok from the uk but want to get to laos vietienne what is the best route to take thanks mikkie
hey, does anyone know if you can still go tubing in Vang Vieng in laos - I am going at the end of August!
Also can you buy a visa for Laos from Bangkok (I am pretty sure a visa is required!)
I saw from the latest news that there is now a direct road from Luang Prabang to Muang Ngoi which means I need not to to Nong Khiaw and then take a boat trip to Muang Ngoi. Can any VT members confirm that? What is the timetable and how long will take trip take? Thanks for any reply in advance.
hi need to know a good itinary for laos we have three weeks thanks M
hi does anyone know of any really good eco lodges in laos not fussed where so long as they are some where in laos
kind regards mikkie
I was planning to take the route Bangkok, Vientiane, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and back to Bangkok by air ( on average 80 USD type flights) However, The lack of cheap air tickets out of Vientiane restricted me to just two, namely Bangkok and Vientiane. This is probably because I wanted to travel North (Bangkok to Vientiane) first. How would you have done this trip on a 500 USD travel budget?
Hi, I intend to travel to Laos overland from Udon Thani, in Thailand. Any problems? I hold a UK passport. Do I need a visa in advance, and where in Bangkok could I get one? Or can I get my visa stamped at the border when I travel by bus from Udon Thani to Viantiane?
I am a UK citizen. Can I get my tourist visa upon entry at a Laos border, crossing from Thailand?
What documents do I need to take with me?
This may sound crazy - however, my friend and I live in the US where we both own Yamaha waverunners. We have been in Laos and Thailand recently and we are now interested in buying two new waverunners, in Thailand/Laos, and traveling down the Mekong River from the Golden Triangle to Mukdahon. (flexible on locations actually)
We would want to purchase the waverunners - take the trip - and then sell them back as used. We would also be looking to hire a Yamaha mechanic to try and follow along our trip with a truck with a double waverunner trailer in case we need to have repairs - or need to pull the boats out of the water. Do you know of anyone that has done this? Would it be allowed?
Not even sure where to look to find out about this.
Thanks in advance.
I'm planning a 14 - 18 days backpack trip next year and this is what it looks like:
Can any one who has done this before especially the transportation part are they viable? Any suggestion if not?
Thanks in advance.
We are planning a 2 week trip to Laos with our children of 10 and 11 years old in august. Do you know of a reliable driver with car and what would be the costprice. Arriving in Vientiane go to VFan Vieng,Luang Prabang,Nong Khiaw,Nam Neun,Phonsavan,plaif of jars,Thaton and back to Vientiane. Any help would be very welcome.
What are the options for transportation from Vientiane center to airport?
I just begin to plan our first trip to Laos, and before I can plan, I have some questions:
Is it possible to drive through the country with a rental car, but without a driver? We are used do drive by ourselves and had done this almost all over in the world, but not in Asia.
Can we go to Laos without reservation of hotels in advance? We want to be independent.
Is February a good time? We don't like to much of heat.
Hi All - I'll be landing in LP on 7 April, and am looking on making my way down to VV after a couple of days in LP. I've heard stories about the busses, and have limited time left on this leg of the trip, so was thinking about hiring a private car. I hear they go for around 100 USD. Worth it? Anyone interested in splitting during this time? Also, if anyone has any must-do, must-see things in LP or VV, please share!
In early July, I will be crossing from Laos to Cambodia. Is this crossing as bad as they say?
I kindly ask what options would be the best to get to Vang Vieng, and also what options might be the best from the Thai-Lao freindship bridge to the city of Vientiane, thank you
I am planning on heading to LP from Chiang Mai and someone suggested getting to the border from Chiang Mai and then getting a slow boat down the Mekong to LP with one stopover along the way....any advice on this would be appreciated...
What is the best currency to use in Laos
Hi guys, My girlfriend and I will be traveling through Laos for 10 in December and have a fair idea where we want to go but are a little unsure about the best way to do it. Ideally we want to go to: Vientiane for 2 nights Luang Prabang for 3-4 nights Plain of jars 1 nights Vang Vieng 2-3 nights I guess I'm just not sure which way to go weather to start in Luang Prabang and work my way back to veintiane or vice versa. When to fly or when to catch a bus. Given our time frame we don't want to spend heaps of time traveling from place to place but at the same time would like to see so county side. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks :)
Planning to enter Laos at Xieng Kok from Kentung in Myanmar, have any members made this crossing? Is it possible to get visa on arrival? How easy is onward travel to Luang Prabang?
if anyone is interested in sharing a minivan to Vientiane for an earlybdeparture Thursday Dec 20 please let me know. We are two people and capacitybis apparently for nine.
idea will be to stop to,see a few sites on the way with late evening arrival in vientiane
Hi everybody I am looking for a local travel guide in Laos speaking both italian and english
Anybody traveled here by boat? If yes, from where and how was it?
What did you think of Phongsaly in the area around it?