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help.north to south or south to north?

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Wuxi, China
posts: 52
help.north to south or south to north?

we two will arrive in Vientiane airport dated 30,jan,2014,and leave laos also from Vientiane dated 6th,FEB,2014.

and we plan to go and visit Luang prabang and Vang Vien.

the question i would like to post is where we go first. Luang prabang first,then go straight to the

south or Vang Vien first then go straight to Luang prabang and back to capital.

which sounds more convinient and enjoyable?

we need yr help and advice.thanks for any help you provide.

regards.

Luang Prabang, Laos
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1. Re: help.north to south or south to north?

It really doesn't matter as it is "same, same". Go by bus from Vientiane to Van Vieng, stay a night or two and then by bus to Luang Prabang and then fly back to Vientiane. Do in reverse if you wish by flying to Luang Prabang and then bus back to Van Vieng and Vietiane. Might be a good idea to check if there is a quick connection for you to fly on to LP after arrival in VTE

Kuala Lumpur...
posts: 24
reviews: 16
2. Re: help.north to south or south to north?

Suggest you do south to north and fly from LP to Vtn. As you r flying out frm Vtn. So you can hv a better schedule in VV and LP. Enjoy

Kuala Lumpur...
posts: 24
reviews: 16
3. Re: help.north to south or south to north?

Suggest you do south to north and fly from LP to Vtn. As you r flying out frm Vtn. So you can hv a better schedule in VV and LP. Enjoy

Wuxi, China
posts: 52
4. Re: help.north to south or south to north?

thank u first for yr detailed suggestions.

and as we are on a budget,so flying is not in our consideration.

maybe going directly from VTE to LPQ by bus is more suitable.on the way back try the water way to VTE.

but not sure is it practical and safe.

Wuxi, China
posts: 52
5. Re: help.north to south or south to north?

i arppreciate yr nice suggestions very much

however as we are having a hard budget,flying is not in the planed list

maybe we need to confirm the bus schedule from VTE to LPQ first,and go directly to LPQ and on the way

back try if possible ,the water way trip.it sounds nice and amzing but not sure whether it is safe and practical.

thanks again

Hamburg, Germany
posts: 96
reviews: 4
6. Re: help.north to south or south to north?

There are a lot busses every day. You shouldn't worry about that to much, just buy the ticket one day in advance and you will be fine.

Or check flylaocentral.com for a one way flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane for about $60.

Vientiane
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reviews: 61
7. Re: help.north to south or south to north?

"on the way back try the water way to VTE."

I think you better check this. There is no "water way."

Kuala Lumpur...
posts: 24
reviews: 16
8. Re: help.north to south or south to north?

The water way do not work out for you. No issue on safety if you are on the slowboat. However It take 2 travelling days with an overnight stop at Pak Beng. (Own pay for GH) And the next morning take another slowboat to Huay Xai and you need 24 hours by bus to Vtn. Which i see you do not have so travelling days. Your best option is by bus as flight is not on your list.

Come back next time to do the Mekong waterway.

Wuxi, China
posts: 52
9. Re: help.north to south or south to north?

sorry for late reply.and thanks for your advice.

upon all suggestions above provided,maybe travelling by bus is most convinient .

Wuxi, China
posts: 52
10. Re: help.north to south or south to north?

ok,thanks for yr advice and we will go by bus