My group are planning a trip to Laos from 20th to 25th July 2005. We will depart from Cau Treo border - Vinh provinces - Vietnam.
Here is the brief schedule I have set up, based on the information I get from Lonely Planet for Laos and Internet :
Day 1 : depart from Vinh -Cau Treo border -Vientaine by bus
Day 2 : leave Vientiane for Luang Prabang which is about 70kms far from the main town of Luang Prabang.
Day 3 : find and visit the confluence 20N102E
Day 4 : explore Luang Prabang
Day 5 : Luang Prabang - Vientiane
Could you guys help me on some issues I am still not clear
1/ Accomodation : may you suggest me a hotel or guest house In Vientiane and Luang Prabang.
In Vientiane : I selected Ministry of Information and Culture Guest house ( from Lonely Planet), with the room of 5 $. Is there anyone having stayed there before ?
2/ Transport : I intend to take the night bus from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. But I am not sure whether the night bus fot that route is available or not. And whether it is safe or not travelling at night.
Many thanks to you guys !