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just waiting for you
Jumbos are like a cross between a small pickup truck and a motorcycle or a more meaty version of Thailand’s Tuk-Tuk. You can put a fair amount of people in them though to charter one on your own is not the cheapest option of getting from point A to B. We paid 80,000 Kip ( about ten dollars) for a one hour trip to the village of Pak Au. The driver waited for us while we wandered around the small village and made a boat trip over to visit the caves.
the slow boat to Laos
Luang Prabang is not the most accessible place to visit. If you want to fly in, your options are limited to flying back and forth between it and the capital of Vientianne. VIP buses have been known to be held up by bandits so local buses seem a better choice. So, if you are faced with such decisions, it seems a no brainer to make your initial entry to the magical city by boat. You can come in from Northern Thailand on a two day trip that stops over in Pak Beng for about 25 dollars if you manage to avoid paying commission to touts on both sides of the border. It’s a scenic trip and worth the inconvenience and lack of comfort for a couple days. See my Laos page for more details on this trip down the Mekong River.
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