GETTING TO LUANG PRABANG
There are no international direct flights from Europe or the USA to Laos. So the best way to get there is by air via Bangkok or Hanoi. From Bangkok or Hanoi you can fly, daily during the main season, directly to Luang Prabang. Lao Airlines and Vietnam Airline offer daily flights from and to Siem Reap and the Laotian capital, Vientiane. Additionally, Lao Aviation offer daily flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang during the main season.
One of the most interesting ways to reach Luang Prabang is by boat on the Mekong River. You take your flight to Chiang Rai in the North of Thailand. From there it is about a 2 hours drive to Chiang Khong, the border city on the Mekong between Thailand and Laos. From here you cross by boat to Houey Xai the Lao border point. From there you can find different types of boats from slow standard boats to speed boats and quite comfortable tourist boats. There are other possibilities on the waterways from Luang Namtha province to Luang Prabang.
There are many opportunities to travel to Laos by road. Firstly, you can enter from Nong Khai in Thailand via the Friendship Bridge to Vientiane. There are open borders to China in the North at the province of Luang Namtha crossing into the province of Yunnan in China, to Myanmar (not yet opened) and soon to Vietnam (Dien Bien Phu). In the South you can easily cross over to Vietnam at two different border points, Thailand is an easy access and even Cambodia can be reached by road and river in the very South of Laos near the Khong Islands.
GETTING TO THE LAO SPIRIT RESORT
There are two different roads to reach the resort.
1. Luang Prabang direction to the airport.
On the way to the airport you turn to the right where you see the advertisment signs of All Lao and Tigertrail; there you have to turn right to the dirt road towards Ban Phanom. Continue on this road for appr. 12 km, always keep right. Half way, you will pass the village of Ban Nounsavat. On the next crossing, keep right then you will see on the left hand side the Lao Spirit sign. Here you have to turn left and follow our private road for appr. 1,5 km to reach the resort.
2. Luang Prabang direction to Vientiane,
You leave Luang Prabang on National Road Nr. 13 the main road to Vientiane. Continue for about 12 km until you reach the village of Ban Kokngiou. In the center of the village you have to turn left to a small dirt road a little bit uphill. Please follow this road for about 4 km (keep right), then you will see the Lao Spirit sign on the right side. Please turn to the right at the sign and follow our private road for about 1,5 km to reach the resort.
From Vientiane or Vang Vieng.
Appr. 12 km before reaching Luang Prabang, you will reach the village of Ban Kokngiou. In the center of the village a small dirt road will turn to the right slightly up a hill. Continue on this road for appr. 4 km, then you will see the Lao Spirit sign on the right side. Please turn to the right at the sign and follow our private road for about 1,5 km to reach the resort.
You need our help for transfer?
If you didn't book the transfer with us already together with the bungalow reservation and you need help, you may call us shortterm from the town or from the airport. We will pick you up with our minibus if available or organise a transfer car in town.
Please contact us directly by phone 020-58553133 or in advance by e-mail email@example.com.