I am planning to visit Laos At the end of july / beginning of August. I will be entering from Cambodia and departing into Thailand. Please could you advise of any useful tips? Also is it possible for me to obtain a visa on arrival. I Am probably only going to be in Laos for 7/10 days. Please could you advise of any must see places. I am very interested in culture, adventure, snorkelling. Thanks in advance
I made a short trip to Vang Vieng with some friends a few weeks ago. Of course we also tried tubing but the more interesting experiences were gained by exploring the surroundings with scooters. I wrote about it in my own travelling/living in Bangkok blog. I hope this article gives some ideas and inspiration for planning your trip to Vang Vieng!
here you find our Travel Report for our last trips to Laos (November 2014, with a link to our trip in June 2008).
We have also added a budget part and a short selection of pictures
Do not hesitate if you have specific questions.
Itinerary And Time Of The Visit
Our two trips to Laos could not have been more different from each other. In June 2008, during our Round The World Trip, we spent one month in this charming country. We crossed the border from China on foot and started…
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I loved the boat ride from Nong Khiaw to LP last time I was in Laos but that seems to be less enjoyable now with the dam.
If I wanted to approach Nong Khiaw from the North by boat (assuming that's a scenic trip) where would I p/up the boat and how would I get to that place from Luang Namtha?
If you visit Kuang Si Waterfalls, near Luang Prabang, be sure to see the new Butterfly Park just 300 metres from the entrance. Its centrepiece is a large net-enclosed garden, the air full of butterflies of many colours. Leaves studded with butterfly eggs or crawling with caterpillars and you watch butterflies busy laying eggs. Outside there's a pretty garden with orchids, waterfalls and a pond with a cafe run by a Dutch couple. Perfect for a rest after Kuang Si Waterfalls!
in a couple of months I'll be going to Thailand with three friends and we want to include a trip to Vang Vieng to do tubing. Two of my friends are not very fond to do the trip but we finally agreed to do it :)
We plan maximum of one night in Laos what makes the timing very tight (that was the compromise we had to make)
From what I read there are three…
I would like to travel from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw / Muang Ngoi Neua by boat on the 12 Feb 2015.
It should be boat to the dam, minivan around the dam, boat to Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi.
I think the price should be about 1.9 million KIP.
I still have to organise the trip: I will be il Luang Prabang on the from the 10 Feb and start looking around for tour companies. I think that maybe Green Discovery can organise it.
Is anyone interested in sharing?