We are two middle aged ladies,but fit and adventurous, planning a trip that includes Laos.
We have about two weeks to spend there, arriving from Perth WA and leaving for Kunming China in late December 2014.
I have been looking at escorted tours and find they range from USD2000 to USD3000 each which, upon checking hotel prices seems like quite a lot.
They do include a couple of internal flights, tours, accommodation, driver and guide but I am wondering if we just try the 'do it when we get there' approach will we be able to manage ok?
Can anyone suggest reputable tour companies/drivers/guides for us to use in LuangPrabang, Vientiane etc and will we have enough money to do it all for the same as the tours?
Sorry to be so long winded and thanks for any help,