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Ideas for Laos

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Ideas for Laos

We are considering traveling to Laos in December. We're a family of 4 with 2 teenage boys. We're traveling from Beijing, flights best to Vientiane. The boys in the family (hubby included) are not interested in moving from place to place, best is a small family run cabin type hotel/resort, pleasant to hang out and chat with other guests or the owners, with day trips out. As a comparison, favorite trips so far have been to the Loboc River in Bohol, Philippines (day trips to eco-adventure park, kayaking, snorkeling) and to Kanchanaburi, Thailand (swimming at water falls, animal park, elephant rides). Family is expecting me to find another 'gem', any suggestions?

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1. Re: Ideas for Laos

put those teens to work - they want a specific kind of holiday - make them earn it - teens today can navigate their way round the net almost with their eyes closed.

get them to have a bit more input and avoid the attitude and *eye rolls* that happen when mum doesn't quite get it right.

much as we loved Laos and would go back in a heartbeat... have you considered Siem Reap - the temples of Angkor will take care of all your necessary day trips and there are plenty of hotels with pools for them to hang out round

cheers

helen

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2. Re: Ideas for Laos

Hi there,

As Helen says above, have a read through some of the information available on this forum and the web. But I would highly recommend Luang Prabang - fly there from Vientiane if you're not keen to do the overland transport through Vang Vieng. LP has waterfalls, lots of local sights, some markets and places to eat. But if you can, spend a few days in Vang Vieng - it is beautiful with many things for you to see and activities for the whole family.

My blog has photos and info on LP and VV : …blogspot.com.au/2011/10/laos-part-4-luang-p… - hope this helps,

- K

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3. Re: Ideas for Laos

Check out the Elephant Conservation Center in Sayaboury. We are taking our kids there in January.

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