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4 days itinerary Vientienne - Luang Prabang

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4 days itinerary Vientienne - Luang Prabang

I only have 4 days - arriving in Vientienne at 9.10 am, Thursday, departing at 9.45 am (from Vientienne) on Sunday (flight has been fixed). I would love to go to Luang Prabang (LP) to see the wats, visit Kuang Si Falls & Pak Ou caves. I understand there's more to see in Luang Prabang.

Appreciate feedback on the best and safest way to get to LP. Should I take the bus straight after touch down (and waste the daylight) or take the night bus?

Understand that VIP bus tickets are limited, how do I book online since I am not in Laos?

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11. Re: 4 days itinerary Vientienne - Luang Prabang

Vientienne to Luang Prabang by flight takes only 35 min, and you could save 10 hrs in the bus. I like Laos air, as they seldom delay and always get off least 30 min earlier than scheduled

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12. Re: 4 days itinerary Vientienne - Luang Prabang

My family and I spent 4 days in Laos - our itenary was such:

Day 1: 6 am - we arrived at Vientienne from Bangkok- checked into a hotel and 7 am we were out exploring the place! Its a small city and covered most on foot and a map. Left the very night for Laung Prabhang - 7 pm was the bus.

Day 2: Reached LP at 8 am, headed straight to a hotel and we out exploring the main town - the monasteries, the local/night markets, art galleries, the museum, temples and restaurants. Again a small place and can be covered on foot.

Day 3: 5:00 am:We witnessed the march of the monks, headed to the falls and the pak ou caves. Had plenty of time to tryout the elephant trails around the caves, get back to the main town, try out new restaurants and laze around, boarded the bus back to VT by 8 pm.

Day 4: Saw VT for the 2nd time on foot, experienced a day VT style in the local parks, by the presidential building and boarded the bus back to Thailand by 9pm.

Honestly, the bus was not a bad idea. Yes, slightly lesser on the comfort scale compared to the buses in Thailand-Cambodia. The flights when we checked were pretty expensive and moreover we had the previlidge of time! 4 days was good enough!

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13. Re: 4 days itinerary Vientienne - Luang Prabang

Thanks for the write-up, travelbug. Very impressive that you packed so much into your 4 days! Well done!

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14. Re: 4 days itinerary Vientienne - Luang Prabang

Are there reliable local travel agents which sell laos airlines tickets online and payment by credit card? Thank you!

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