I want to take in Ko Chang, Sihanoukville, P Pnem, S Reap and possibly Don Det as well as Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng and Vientiane.
Here is where I get stuck.
I want to get up to northern laos and gradually work my way back down to end up in Bangkok. I'm happy to take the train from Vientiane to BKK but its the bit between Pakse and Luang Prabang I'm stuck on.
Don't really want to spend up to 20-30 hours on a bus getting to Vientiane and then Luang Prabang but the flights tp Luang Prabang look expensive ($200-$300pp). Am I wrong? Is there any other way? The other reason I am not keen on the bus as it would mean going up to Lunag Prabang from Vientiane and coming back on myself again.
Maybe my entire route is wrong?! It is in no particular order - please anyone feel free to suggest an alternative! I have 5 weeks between arriving and leaving Bangkok