Itinerary help! Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Oct 22, 2013 6:51 AM Last Post By: Herbie47
Oct 21, 2013 4:38 PM
Itinerary help! Cambodia, Laos and VietnamHi,
We have a 3 week trip booked in November. Our plan is to go to Cambodia Siem rep for 3 days to see temples, travel to Bang lung for trekking in jungle. On to Laos possibly 4000 islands? After that we are getting suck! We have very little time so please don’t point this out I know! We where looking to go to the North of Laos possibly Luang Prabang by plane and into Vietnam (this is very expensive to fly or 24 hours by bus so we are not sold on going there) and then travel to the south if Vietnam to fly out of Ho Chi Minh city. I would love to know from others who have been through Laos if there is anything worth seeing for the cost of the flight up to Luang Prabang and if the 4000 islands area is worth visiting? Should we just leave it and head for Vietnam? We love trekking, wildlife, hot springs, caves, snorkelling and seeing old buildings. I have costs for the tree top zip line in south Laos, but we cant afford to fly everywhere and do a tree top trip. In Vietnam we did look at Sa pa but as we are trekking in Cambodia I am not sure it is worth doing again in Vietnam and if there is other things to see, like wise with temples as we are going to see angkot wat. We did want to go to Halong bay in Vietnam but other than that we are open to anything. Any suggestions for places to go in North and south Laos and the same for Vietnam that could include hot springs, caves and snorkelling. I look forward to your amazing ideas...... thanks, I have run out of ideas!!
Edited by: lola_kud
Oct 22, 2013 1:39 AM
Oct 22, 2013 3:09 AM
Oct 22, 2013 4:45 AM
Oct 22, 2013 6:46 AM
4Yes Ban Lung is a lot different from Sapa.
You do know how long it takes to get to Ban Lung?
And I would avoid night buses esp. in Cambodia they are not very safe.
I went to Laos last trip for 3.5 weeks, it was not enough time, travel is really slow, doing your itinerary you will spend half your time on a bus, I was fed up with buses after 72 hours but that was over 3.5 weeks. After a long bus ride its best to spend about 3 days in a place. In northern Laos buses average about 20 mph, due to the mountaneous landscape and narrow windy roads, not good for travel sickness which the local women suffer from.
Edited by: Herbie47
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