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1. Posted by dicko (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

hi can enone help me i am trying to work out how to travel from Hanoi to Chang Mai overland through laos and am not sure which way to go and by what means to go

2. Posted by jam (Full Member 31 posts) 11y

From Hanoi into Laos is a treterous journey, just had some friends do it the other day (from Laos to Vietnam). It took them 30hrs to get to the border from Luang Prabang from there they had to take a motorcycle into the nearest town in Vietnam - as they said 'an interesting experience, not to be repeated'. If you can get to Luang Prabang easily I would do that and then take slow boat to Hoa Xiay near the thai border, you can get to chang mai easily from there. Otherwise u can take a mini-bus from Luang Prabang to Chang Mai. Hope that helps.

3. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 11y

There are lots of tourist buses that run trips from hanoi direct to Vientiane into Laos. It's easy to get from Luang Prabang directly to Chiang Mai, although the boat trip up the Mekong river is a long one, so take something comfy to sit on (but it is worth it)

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