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A journey of discovery with Lao Travel System

Lao Travel System turns any journey into an unforgettable experience. Whether you're traveling by train, boat or post bus, a glance at the surrounding countryside is enough to capture the cultural wealth and geographical variety of this country.

Travel by bus

Taking a bus in Laos is an experience not to be missed.  Expect to share this form of public transport not only with Laotians, but also what they are taking and bringing to market - that means all kinds of vegetable produce, and live animals as well.  Every time a bus stops, children will board with all kinds of interesting things to eat - not the kind of food that you would expect to find on restaurant menus!

Buses travel between all major towns and cities - the type of bus may vary between a converted pickup truck, a flat bed truck with benches or a more modern traditional bus, Fares are always reasonable - but times of departure and traveling times will vary a lot.   Be patient, and allow plenty of time when traveling by bus

Travel by boat

Taking boat is the other choice of the travel along the Mekong River in Laos

Ferry boats run from Vientiane to Luang Prabang and back as well as from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai and back.  Journeys can take several days, depending on the time of year - and whether traveling up or down river.  This kind of travel is for the experienced only!  Whilst cramped, hot and lengthy - it is one of the most interesting ways of touching the Lao lifestyle

Ferries usually depart early in the morning.  Times, prices and just about everything else will change according to season

Contact information : Lao Tourism Organization.
Address :                  Sethathirat Road, Sisaket Village, Chanthaboury District, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
Telephone :               +856 21 250791
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