I've been reading about Luang Prabang and am absolutely fascinated! I am entertaining the prospect of squeezing a three day trip to Luang Prabang. I'll be in Chiang Mai, Bangkok during the first week of January so I'd like to go during this time. Should I prearrange my flight and accomodations now OR should I wait and secure a travel package through a travel agent in Chiang Mai? Would I be saving money by making my arrangements through a travel agent or am I better off booking things like my air fare and hotel on my own? Does anyone have an idea of how much a two night package (w/air and hotel) would cost? I'd like to book via Lao Airlines but it appears I can't book online? Has anyone got any experience or suggestions to share on this matter? Thanks! I'd appreciate any information!