Budget Overview: Laos and Wrap-Up

  We spent 22 days in Laos and our total spent was $2,118.  That is $96 a day or $16 a day each. While in Laos we visited 3 places.  We flew from Kuala Lumpur into Vientiane then from there …

Kuang Si Waterfall and Visiting an Elephant Camp

While in Luang Prabang these 2 activities were on the top of our list of things to do.  How could we visit the land of a million elephants and not see one?   However being on a budget we searched …

Luang Prabang Laos

Imagine a town that has beautiful old intricate temples on every corner and when waking early you can witness hundreds of monks in saffron robes walking the streets collecting alms. Luang Prabang is located around 350km north of the country’s …

Transport in Laos: Tips for Families

As Laos is so undeveloped so are the roads and infrastructure.  If you are visiting Laos on a limited budget then you will most likely be travelling by land as air travel in the country between places is fairly expensive. …

Day Trip Kayaking and Caving in Vang Vieng

This day trip was organised through our guesthouse Jammee Guesthouse and we were lucky to do it with another travelling family.  We paid $15 USD per person including lunch for this trip which we thought was very reasonable . We …

Jammee Guesthouse Vang Vieng

We miss Jammee Guesthouse in Vang Vieng.  Run by a young local Lao family they are very friendly and welcoming.  The father can speak very good english and also has information about tours at very reasonable rates.   Jammee Guesthouse …

Vang Vieng Laos

As we drove closer to Vang Vieng from Vientiane the landscape changed.  The scenery became more lush and the mountains more majestic.  As we passed little villages and children playing by the side of the road I knew we were …