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anyone can suggest us a one, or a couple, day treks -we can walk till 20km/day- to do araund LNT by our own?? If you think we need a bicycle we can hire it too.
Please, with some details to follow it.
Thanks a lot
I want to spend about 14 days in Laos and plan on doing the land border crossing from Cambodia. I have heard great things about the Kong Lo Cave and would like to do it since it's on the way. Can anyone give me some more insight on how the border crossing works and if it would be possible to include it on my way up Luang Prabang?
Hello. We have 4 nights in Pakse/Bolaven before heading south.
We want to go to the Bolaven, and I wonder if we can do it by private taxi or minibus or something like that.
We are with a family of 4. Our plan is:
1. overnight in Pakse (we arrive form the north): any suggestions for a nice guesthouse?
2. early morning to Bolaven (Paksong), accomodation?
3. next day to Tad Lo (accomodation?)
4. Late afternoon back to Pakse for overnight (have to leave there very early next morning)
Is it an idea to book this at a travel agency in Pakse or just go with the flow?
At Bolaven we want to see some waterfalls, do some easy hikes and visit a coffee farm.
Hello, anyone recent experiences with good guesthouses at Don Khone or Don Det? We are a group of 7 (2 small families) and we are looking for a good place to stay for 2 nights. So we need 3 rooms if possible with private bathrooms. I don't think we have to book ahead in July. By the way, we are coming from Pakse and travelling to Pnom Pehn (via Kratie). I hope to get some suggestions!
This tourism agency, located in the main street of Pakse (the one with all restaurants / hotels & the French bridge at its western end), is to avoid absolutely: we have paid 200,000 Kip / pers. for a tour of 1 day on the Bolaven Plateau, to see the coffee & tea plantations and 4 waterfalls. The guy sold us a tour from 8am until 4pm with 6 things to see (4 waterfalls + coffee plantations + tea plantations), with time for lunch and with a walk through the plantations, showing us nice pictures on his posters on the wall.
We started at 8:45am, waited 1/2 hour on the way because one tire had to be changed... and came back at 1pm, having seen no plantations and anyways only half of what was on the program. Certainely not worth the price!!
Then the driver lied, saying we had seen coffee, the guy from the agency started to use arguments like "it was up to you to tell the driver to stop... more »
Hi everyone, I have stupidly left my charger for my Pentax Lithium battery in Bangkok for a camera I only just brought 2 weeks ago........ I am on Don Khong atm (which by the way Khongmany hotel is bloody amazing)... great views.... great proprietor... anyhoos - i cannot buy a camera of any sort on the island and want to know does anybody have word of a camera shop in Pakse????? or any where inbetween. Otherwise it will be a nightmare!!!
Researching my upcoming trip I was shocked to discover that the temperature in Vientiane in December is an average of 21.6C/70.9F and in Luang Prabang it's 19.8C/67.6F.
Is it very humid (so it seems hotter)? Do people swim in those temperatures? I was looking for places to stay with a pool but now I don't know.
I live in Southern California so I do like it hot.
is it possible to change euros at Huay Xai border?, what about the rest of Laos?, really coming from Europe, may in need to bring a big amount of US$, or can I travel with euro except to pay the visa at the border?
Thanks very much
Do I need a guide to vist Kuang Si falls, and I would like some information on the Bear Rescue Centre isit worth a visit
Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone has any comments on my proposed itinerary for Laos (from Northern Thailand):
Last time I went to Laos I didn't like it very much, and it was suggested on here that it was because I didn't have a very good itinerary (places too similar).
Thanks for any comments.
my boyfriend and i are in luang parabang at the moment, and are debating going to huay xai in the next few days to do the gibbon experience. whether or not we go... we would like to do a boat cruise from luang parabang or from huay xai as far south as we can make it, with a stop in vang veing.
i have no idea where to start with this,. any suggestions on how you guys have done it?
We will be spending approx 3 weeks in Laos/cambodia in early November and would like some advice. We will be flying into Bangkok and catching the train to Vientiane, from there we will make our way up to Luang Prabang with a possible stop in Vang Vieng (in two minds about that at this stage so any advice on that is appreciated as well). We would then like to go to cambodia which we love but we have been there before so before we leave laos we are wondering if there is anywhere else in Laos that you would highly recommend? i.e. 4000 islands? are they worth it?
Any accommodation recommendations for Vientiane or Luang Prabang? around $40 per night is the budget.
Any advice is appreciated.
Here is my plan at the moment:
1. overnight train or bus from Bangkok to Nong Khai
2. cross the border, bus to Luang Prabang
3. Stay in Luang Prabang 3-4 Nights
4. Bus to Luang Namtha
5. Stay in Luang Namtha 3 Nights
6. Return to LP for a flight back to BKK
I am also considering trying to fit in the 100 Waterfalls Trek in Nong Khiaw. Can anyone comment on this?
I don't have much time, and I don't want to spend too much time traveling between places. I'd like a good mix of culture, history, nature, and adventure. I really enjoy hiking and cycling. I feel like Luang Prabang is a must. Is there something other than Luang Namtha that is a must to see Laos nature at its finest?
Thanks for your suggestions.
we arrived in Vientiane from Vang Vieng a couple of hours ago, we're heading to Hanoi tomorrow evening so this is very much a whistle stop, stop - we were wondering if anyone knows of any late bars within a few KM of the River area of the city that might be open late enough to show the England v Italy match this evening (will finish around 3:30am if there is no ET and pens)...
we have walked around for the last hour or so and followed a few false leads without luck
all suggestions greatly appreciated
Good day everyone.
I’m planning to visit Laos in next 2 weeks, would like to get advise on
1) Sleeper bus from Vientiane, any idea what time bus depart and which is the best bus company?
2) Is Vang Vieng worth to visit? Any idea on bus departure time from Luang Prabang?
3) Any recommend guesthouses in Loas, Vang Vieng and Vientiane?
4) Are auto teller machines (ATM) easy to find in town?
Thank you very much
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