Boat in Huay Xai

Luang Say Cruise

This stylish 40-seat cruise does the two-day river journey to Luang Prabang in comfort. Packages include meals, guides, visits en route and a night's accommodation at the lovely Luang Say Lodge in Pak Beng. Departur…
Transport Office in Laos

Nong Khai's Land Transport Office

Coming from Thailand, which doesn't recognise the carnet de passage system, an International Transport Permit, known in Thailand as the lêm sĕe môoang (purple book), is required. This is available at Nong Khai's Lan…
Car Rental in Vientiane

Avis-Budget

Rents out quality cars from small sedans (US$40 to US$50) to sturdy 4WDs (US$55 to US$80) per day. A driver will cost US$20 per day in the city and US$45 for trips further afield. You can leave the car at your desti…
Bus Station in Vientiane

Talat Sao Bus Station

City buses leave from Talat Sao Bus Station. Local buses run to destinations within Vientiane Province. The Thai–Lao International Bus also uses this station for its departures to Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Nong Khai and U…
Bus in Luang Prabang

E-Bus

The E-Bus is an electric zero-emission tuk-tuk (green and yellow) that used to circulate around the old town as a form of public transportation, but now acts like a normal tuk-tuk. The catch: prices are generally a …
Motorcycle Rental in Tha Khaek

Wangwang Motor Rental

Offers the biggest range of motorbikes in town, including dirt bikes, scooters and more. The helpful Mrs Na is a fountain of knowledge on the Loop and also rents basic dorms (35,000K) by the bus station and Fountain…
Airport in Vientiane

Wattay International Airport

Departures from Vientiane's Wattay International Airport are very straightforward. The domestic terminal is in the older, white building east of the more impressive international terminal, currently in the midst of …
Boat in Huay Xai

Shompoo Cruise

This is a tastefully upgraded boat that heads downstream Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and upstream on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It includes two lunches and a dinner in Pak Beng. It has accommod…
Motorcycle Rental in Tha Khaek

Mad Monkey Motorbike

A great place to hire a tough, reliable motocross bike to tackle the Loop and other adventures. Mad Monkey has a couple of Honda 250cc dirt bikes and some perky 150cc Kawasaki Fox dirt bikes, plus the usual automati…
Boat in Muang Khua

Boat to Muang Ngoi Neua & Nong Khiaw

Boats for Muang Ngoi Neua (120,000K, five hours) leave at 8.30am or when there are 10 people (if there's only eight passengers, you'll have to collectively stump up the extra cash with other travellers to get the bo…