Laos (Luang Prabang - Vang Veng - Vientiane)

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1. Posted by dstewart_o (Budding Member 33 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

We hope to do this- Luang Prabang - Vang Veng - Vientiane in August this year.

We have only got about 8 days? will this be enough or are we pushing too much in little time frame?

Would love to do a day of tubing in vang veng as heard some good stories?

Any recommendations or what you would do if you had roughly 8 days? or what time frame could you give yourself?


2. Posted by David_ (Budding Member 23 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I think you could do it in 3 days. 8 days is enough, ok more might be better. but 8 days are ok. Take care on Route 13 from luang Prabang to vang Vieng.


3. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You can definately do it. I would probably spend three days in Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng and the rest in Vientiane. You don't need all that long in Vientiane, you could probably see everything worth seeing in a day quite comfortably. Depending on your interests and budget, I think Luang Prabang offers the most to do. In any event you are bound to have a great time whichever way you break up your stay.

Have a great time!

4. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

We did this route in 8 days. Vientiane isn't really worth a visit in my opinion, it's just a stop off point to catch a flight or bus to some where else. One worthwhile visit is to the budda park just outside Vietiane, takes approx 40 mins to get there by tuk tuk at around $10 return.

Tubing is good fun, if August is the wet season it will be even more fun (if not a little dangerous) as the river will be flowing quite rapidly.

Enjoy yourself.

5. Posted by cautiousc (Budding Member 16 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

In my opinion Luang Prabang is a great place, and stayed four nights, could have stayed longer. Go to the bakey MMMMMmmmmmmm great food if your fed up of rice.
As for the tubing, make sure you get back before dark, as it gets cold when you soaking wet and had too many changs V good fun.

6. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member 187 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

That's about right. Two days each in Vientiane and Vang Vieng and the rest of the time in LP. I love Vientiane just for the great (and inexpensive) restaurants. Not a pretty city but very laid back and fun just to walk around. Vang Vieng is very scenic and Luang Prabang is simply enchanting. So tranquil and beautiful - and monks everywhere. HIghway 13 has a bad repuation, but I think it's very safe these days, and the scenery enroute is magnificent.