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Minivan rental from Vientiane

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Minivan rental from Vientiane


We are a group of six and will be flying to Vientiane by Air Asia end of july. We have 6 nights and would like to cover Vang Vieng and L. Prabang as well as Vientiane. We would like to rent/share a minivan to take us straight to VV when we arrive and leave Vientiane for the last 2 days. Would be grateful if anyone could suggest the name of a tour agency/van driver whom we could contact beforehand or on arrival. This way maybe we will have time to see Ponsavan as well. It will be our first visit to Laos and we're really looking forward to seeing as much as we possibly can.

What will the weather be like in late July and early August? Also will it be easy to get accomodation on arrival at the various places? We hope to stay in guesthouses or familyrun budget hotels.

Thank you.

Santa Cruz, Cal
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1. Re: Minivan rental from Vientiane

While renting a Van and driver is probably cheaper than everyone flying, you are going to spend alot of your time (2 1/2 days) driving and 7 in a minivan may not be too comfortable, it's going to be rainy season so the drive times could be longer, I'd suggest taking the bus to Vang Vieng and then to LP then fly back to VTE van and driver will be $100-$150 a day I think,Lao air LP to VTE is about $130 callao

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2. Re: Minivan rental from Vientiane

Thanks Callao.

Where can we get the bus to Vang Vieng? We arrive at 9.40am. What time does the bus to VV leave Vientiane and how long does the journey take?

Vientiane, Laos
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3. Re: Minivan rental from Vientiane

From the northern bus station there are buses every 45 minutes - hour leaving for VV, up till about 10pm. Any bus going to Phonsavanh, Oudomxai or Luang Prabang will get you there in between 3-4 hours depending on traffic and the state or the buses engine. Cost 55,000kip (about $6)

There are also less regular buses leaving the more central Talat Sao bus station, and an AC tourist bus twice a day with hotel pickups.

Vientiane, Laos
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4. Re: Minivan rental from Vientiane

you can catch the bus in the morning market bus station or VIP tourist bus(you can buy this bus ticket in travel agencies) this VIP bus leave 2 times a day, 9:30 am in the morning and 2:30 pm in afternoon

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