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Slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xia?

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Slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xia?

Hi,

We are looking for info and advice on the slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xia. Mostly we have questions around what is the best way to buy the tickets without paying the hefty fees from the travel agents? Is it best to rock up in person the day that you want to travel and buy the tickets from the wharf? If yes, what time should we aim to get there and what time do the boats usually depart?

Thanks heaps!

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1. Re: Slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xia?

Hi,

You can just show up and buy a ticket on the day as the boats will always have space for another passenger or two. But the boats now arrive and depart about 10km north of Luang Prabang so you will need get transport out to the new boat dock - it's where the speedboats used to dock. Some travel shops may include the ride out there with the ticket price. Boats aim to leave between 8-9am.

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2. Re: Slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xia?

Thanks for your response!

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3. Re: Slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xia?

Cynthia, I hope you don't mind my asking Paulo a question.

Following on to your reply about the cruise from LP, what would you suggest we do if we are planning to fly to LP from Bangkok?

Should we be flying elsewhere?

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4. Re: Slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xia?

Hi pacifictraveller1,

I don't really understand the question. Nothing wrong with flying from Bangkok to Luang Prabang if that's where you want to go.

If you want to take the two day boat trip to/from LPB then either leave form there heading upstream and re-enter Thailand at Chiang Khong take the bus to Chiang Rai and fly back to Bangkok from there, or do it the other way around, fly to Chiang Rai, bus to border, join boat and fly back to Bangkok from Luang Prabang.

Cheers

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5. Re: Slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xia?

Thanks Paulo...I get it now.

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6. Re: Slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xia?

Can anyone give me some fairly current information about getting from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap other than flying. We are two young 60s and not really keen on 12 hour+ bus trips any more. What would we miss in Lao if we flew? We have about 10 days from LP before we are due to fly out from Chiang Mai so thought we would see Ankor Wat if possible.

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7. Re: Slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xia?

Hi,

I would only advise you flew. Lao Airlines and Vietnam have flights from LPQ-REP, the Lao flight goes via Pakse so takes a bit longer and the Vietnam flight is direct.

Any overland journey is going to take days, best part of one day to Vientiane, then overnight bus to Pakse, next bus down to the Lao/Cambodia border, then a long minivan journey to Siem Reap.

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8. Re: Slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xia?

Visit the beautiful north of Lao and keep Angkor Wat for a next trip.

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