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Laos in one week
This is the classical Laos tour, as done by many travellers. Especially when you want to combine this trip with Thailand, this is a very nice route. You will get a feel of the life on and along the Mekong river and you will visit the most interesting cities.

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Vang Vieng & Vientiane
Video: Daniel Braha
Arriving from the north of Thailand, you will enter Laos at Huay Xai. There you board the slow boat, to navigate the Mekong on a pleasant trip. At the end of the day, you arrive in Pakbeng where you can spend the night. The next day, the slow boat continues its way. Some boats stop for a while at Pak Ou, giving you a chance to visit the famous caves here. In the evening the boat will arrive in Luang Prabang, a beautiful city with lots of interesting things to see and do. After that, move on to Vang Vieng, a popular tourist town, located amidst a spectacular landscape. From here, it is just a few hours driving to Vientiane, also pleasantly located on the river. There is a border crossing here with Thailand. If you want to move on to Thailand, you might want to make a quick stop at Tha Bak, before continuing east to Lak Sao, near the Vietnamese border.