Laos: How to travel Laos? Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Muang Ngoy - many places to visit
You are wondering how to travel Laos? Coming by land or by plane? Which are the highlights of Laos? In this video I give you an overview what budget you need to travel Laos, how much to pay for the visa, how easy it is to get around (transportation by bus, slow boat, boat, mini bus etc.) and what are the highlights you should visit.
Our itinerary for Laos:
2. Vang Vieng (tubing, hiking, blue lagoon, relaxed place)
3. Luang Prabang (amazing night market, great street food, Kuang Si fall is a must, Alms Giving Ceremony of monks)
4. Nong Khiaw (on the river side, amazing view point - this is Lao!!!)
5. Muang Ngoy (no cars, home stays, hammocks, hikes through national park)
6. Slow boat border crossing from Luang Prabang to Thailand via Pak Beng and Huay Xai.
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Huay xai, the capital provincial of Bokeo, sits on the bank of the mekong river. Like most minor cities in Laos, several temples built in earlier centuries and surrounding villages seem to be the only attractions. however, Bokeo's real economic strength is tourism.
A holiday among a network of hunts and shelters built on top of trees is a decidedly appealing one. it is a perfect spot where one can observe the forest's rare inhabitants from above. Besides fascinating attractions and delightful activities, houay xai is also
known as the gateway to explore the rest of Laos. it is a famous stopover spot for most arrivals before boarding a boat and heading southeast to pak Beng and Luang prabang. A trip up north on Bokeo's winding and bumpy roads will lead to Luang namtha and beyond.
The 2 Day $50 Mekong River Laos Cruise - Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang Slow Boat
I remember reading about the slow boat in Laos. A cruise down the Mekong that took 2 days, finishing in Luang Prabang, a city that one close friend described as a place I could stay forever. I knew it was something I had to do, especially after visiting Northern Thailand, other parts of Laos, and traveling a significant portion of the Mekong River. We started in Chiang Rai, Thailand's largest northern city.
The first step is taking a bus from Chiang Rai's main bus station. To ensure ourselves a spot on the boat, we got the first bus out of town at around 6AM. The bus goes to to Chiang Khong. It was filled with tourists who were looking to do the same thing as us. Normally, the bus stops at the bus station in Chiang Khong, but since everyone was hoping to get to the border the driver said he'd go right to the border for an extra buck each - worth it for not having to haggle with tuk-tuk drivers alone.
Once at the border, we exited Thailand and waited for a shuttle bus to take us across the Friendship bridge to Laos. We went through immigration where you can get a visa on arrival (the cost depends on what country you're from). You'll need a couple passport sized photos and your fee in USD (there was a table doing money exchange if you can't get it ahead of time).
Once we were officially in Laos, we took a tuk-tuk to the Huay Xai pier where we booked our boat tickets and geared up with snacks and beer (turns out the beer for sale on the boat was the same price).
Make sure you get on the boat early to get a good seat. Most of the seats are former car seats and pretty comfy, but a spot away from the back, where the engine is, will be a bit quieter.
After that, it's about 6 hours to Pak Beng. The ride was very pleasant. We watched the hills roll and the occasional village go by. I was surprised how remote it was. Over the course of the 2 days, we didn't see anything big enough to be called a town let alone a city.
In Pak Bang you'll get off the boat and immediately be accosted by people wanting you to stay in their guesthouse. We walked past everyone, took a right at the road, and went into the first place we saw. They had rooms available for 100,000 LAK (about $12). The room was nothing special but it was close to the pier and had a decent bed. A guy checking-in in front of us had booked ahead and paid way more than we did.
After a pleasant sleep, we got up and had some breakfast. The boat left at 9AM, so we went down to the pier around 8AM to get a decent seat. The boat was different (I think the one we took there turns around and goes back to Huay Xai with a load of people doing the same trip in the opposite direction).
The 2nd day offered similar views and lasted about 7 hours - arriving in Luang Prabang at around 4PM. The boat drops you outside of the city, so you'll have to get a tuk-tuk into town. Tickets for that can be bought in the building at the top of the hill.
I really did love this trip. I was a bit worried that it would be uncomfortable or boring, but it was just nice and relaxing. The boat was pretty much all tourists, so you could socialize with people, get a card game going, or just stare across the Mekong and day dream the day away.
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Travelling in Laos- HOUAY XAY/ HUAY XAI to LUANG PRABANG
Watch along with Brittany as she travels by slow boat down the Mekong River from HOUAY XAY/ HUAY XAI to LUANG PRABANG.
During the 10 hour trip, you’ll see that they mostly just ate along the way.
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BACKPACKING LAOS | Top things what to see in Laos
Backpacking Laos in January and February 2018. Best things what to do and see in Laos.
We've travelled from the southest point of Laos (4000 islands) to the northest point of Laos (Huay Xai), through places like Bolaven Plateau, Thakhek, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang and much more. Roughly 4000km on our motorcycles in LAOS.
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Krátký sestřih z naší cesty po Laosu. Naše cesta začala v jižním městě Pakse, kde jsme koupili kopie motorek Honda Win! Přesněji Hoivda Win :D. Urazili jsme neskutečných 4000 km po celé republice Laos, zažili neskutečný zážitky a jedli jsme i netopýry v severní oblasti Laosu!
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Peephole In Our Hotel In Huay Xai, Laos
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How to travel Laos - The Mystery of Laos
During our time in Laos we really enjoyed the Gibbon Experience Express tour which is still one of the highlights of our trip so far. Also the Tubing in Vang Vien was awesome and a recommendation if you want to have a fun day with some great people.
Of course you should visit the beautiful waterfalls in Luang Prabang and Pakse and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
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WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT MUANG NGOI I LAOS
Wow! We were heading north after Luang Prabang and we stopped in the most cutest village in Laos! Muang Ngoi is really small village with lots of character. We wanted to show you little of Muang Ngoi and what you could possibly do there. BTW you will find the best pinacolada here!
First you need to take bus to Nong Khiaw and after boat for almost 2 hours. It's going to bring you here! The main street of Muang Ngoi in north of Laos is just amazing. If you by any chance come to the cutest village in the Laos let us know how did you like it in the comment section and give it a big thumbs up.
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HOW TO TRAVEL LAOS ON A LOW BUDGET - Ep 1 Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang on a 2 DAY SLOW BOAT
Laos is a beautiful country on the main backpacker route through Southeast Asia.
East of Thailand, West of Vietnam, and North of Cambodia - it's right in the middle of all these popular countries that many travelers visit in SE Asia.
In this first episode of this series, I leave Thailand starting in Chiang Mai and take a bus to the city of Chaing Khong where I cross the border into Laos. I heard a lot of talk about the infamous slow boat in Laos down the Mekong River, so I decided to go for it myself.
It's a 2-day ride starting in the Laos border town, Huay Xai. Since it's a 2-day journey, we ride about 6 hours each day with an overnight stop in the town of Pakbeng.
Eventually, we make it to Luang Prabang and I'm happily greeted by some awesome viewers of this channel!
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Thailand to Laos: EXACTLY How to Cross the Chiang Rai - Huay Xai Border | Fun With Chun
How do border crossings work? Border crossing can be nerve-wracking, but this one doesn't have to be - I'll show you how to get from Thailand to Laos via the Chiang Rai - Huay Xai border crossing, over the Fourth Thai Friendship Bridge. A minute-by-minute account of crossing the border from Thailand to Laos.