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I'm planning a trip to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. I plan to do cross the border Laos-Vietnam by vehicle and would like to know about the transportation options between Laos and Vietnam.

  1. Where are the points that I can cross the border?

  2. What are the best options regarding quality of routes and personal safety?

  3. What is the route of the bus ? What are the start and end points? How long it will take me?

  4. Is there an option to take private driver from Laos to…

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In January 17 we have a holiday planned to Laos. We note there are some concerns about the road from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng.

Is it safe?
What is the best way to do the journey - bus or minivan?

Any advice gratefully received.

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Hi there!

Im planning to travel Laos from Huay Xai to Don Det in 15 days. The planning is the following:

D1. CHIAN KHON-BORDER-LUANG NAM THA (START TREKKING)
D2. LUAN NAM THA- HUAY XAI ( FINISH TREKKING)
D3. HUAY XAI- PACK BENH ( BOAT)
D4. PACK BENH- LUANG PRABANG ( BOAT)
D5. LP AND AROUND
D6 . LP AND AROUND
D7. LP-VAN VIENG ( KAYAK)
D8. VAN VIENG-VIENTIANE
D9. VIENTIANE-PAKSE
D10. PAKSE-CHAMPASAK
D11CHAMPASAK -PAKSONG
D12 PAKSONG- DON DET
D13 DON DET
D14 DON DET- SIEM REAP

I havent include central Laos…

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visa

Hello, do british and french need visas before arriving in Laos or can we get a visa on arrival at the border? Thanks.

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Hi. We are planning on staying at Green Climbers Home in Tha Khaek. When we leave we are taking a flight to Trang in Thailand. Is this doable in a day. If we leave in the morning, cross the border and drive to Nak Hon Phanom will be make a 2pm flight? We don't mind paying extra for a private taxi/ transport if this speeds up the process. Should we plan on spending a night in Nak Hon Phanom just in case?

We plan to climb in Tha Khaek. We have done a bit of reading and it sounds like there are…

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We've only read bad reviews about places to stay in vang vieng. We plan to go there tomorrow, has anyone fit any recommendations? Is it really that bad?!

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Hello all,
My girlfriend & I will be in Laos in a couple of months, and are considering doing the 3-day 'Gibbon Experience'...a few questions for anyone that may have taken part in it recently:

  1. I've read a couple of posts on safety issues...they were somewhat worrisome, but also both a few years old. Does anyone have a more current experience about them? Have they 'upgraded' to using safety helmets? Are the harnesses better maintained and checked for/with each person? Was a first aid…

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Hi,

I will be in Luang Prabang and will be headed vang vieng and Vientiane. I will be in vang vieng for a couple of nights. MY questions are

-- how frequent are the buses?
-- are they comfortable? Also how are the roads?

-- where is the bus stop in LP?

-- any other tips?

Thanks

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Hi- My wife and I (over 50 and active) have 15-17 days that we wanted to experience Laos and Vietnam. Obviously we have to focus and limit, we will be in October which also has weather considerations- we love the outdoors and hiking, authentic tribal hikes sounds good. Luang Prabang looks good but if we were to add a leg of some part of Vietnam and do it all in the 15-17 days we have- is it possible?
Recommended? Perhaps we need a thin slice of North Vietnam and combine it to Luang Prabang-…

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Just went to the Vientiane Indian Embassy today. There were several things that you will need for your visa not mentioned on their website. Here is an update for those who are about to apply . Just a note E-visa is the easiest, and fasted option but is not accepted at land borders. Enjoy India!!
1. Visa process takes 5 working days for all foreigners.
2. You MUST fill out the application online (https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html), and upload your passport photo. A printed copy of the…