A backpacking travel guide to Laos !
Passplanet is a free practical travel guide that offers the latest backpacking information about
Laos : budget accommodation,
itineraries, visa, tips, surveys,
photos, essay,… 13 places covered !
|The wild, the minorities, the temples,
islands, the Mekong, the ruins, the relaxation...
Free as a backpacker !
You will find in this free travel guide lots of tips and
most of the budget info you need to prepare your trip to Laos on a shoestring ("before"), live your backpacking adventure in the best conditions ("during") and share your experience with other backpackers ("after") plus a photos gallery, a backpacking forum, surveys on the
localities in Laos (backpacker 's ratings), travelogues, an essay in French,
links to other travel guidebook on Laos or related budget information etc. All in one convenient stop ! Go for it :
backpack Laos (Lao) with pass planet !
If you know what you are looking for in Laos, use the Search Form to find backpacking info. Otherwise, have a look at the backpacker's Index or
let Passplanet be your free guidebook to Laos or Lao
The original features of this free backpacking travel guide to Laos include :
- Budget & practical travel information about chinese localities only.
- Ratings of the localities by the backpackers themselves : more than 40 localities precisely covered in
Laos or Lao
- What to do there & what you may not like while you backpack Laos
- The cheapest budget accommodations (guesthouse or hostel on a shoestring ) for backpackers
- The various transportations' options for easy backpacking
- Travel information on how to save money
- Lots of backpacker's photos in special sections
- A guidebook with frequent updates
But Passplanet will, hopefully, be more than a free backpacking travel guide to Laos
& Asia. My ambition is to make it a place where backpackers can freely exchange the latest info from "on the road" of the asian countries and communicate with each others. In the world of backpacking, information indeed changes with the blowing of the winds. But while a guidebook is out of date by the time it reaches the shelves, a web site can be updated daily.
Pass planet will strive to keep the budget information about Lao or Laos warm !
But to achieve the above, we need your help & support. Passplanet is not supposed to be a single backpacker's journey and travel guide. There are too many trips ahead.
Laos, Asia and the world are too vast to be covered by one individual. Let's share !
Everyone is welcome to join the backpacking adventure and submit travel information !
Passplanet is looking for new backpackers, budget writers, partners and ideas on a shoestring. And Passplanet also counts on you for its promotion. If you find it useful, please give the direction to other backpackers.
The more traffic, the more updated info in the future to backpack Laos !
Passplanet is also a place of exchange related to Laos. Beside all the forms which allow you to share your budget info about asian countries, experiences about a place, Passplanet also hosts a forum and a links section to other travel guide. You are welcome to submit your own travel web site in the latter and benefit from Passplanet's growing popularity in the world of backpacking on a shoestring.
Together, let's keep Passplanet as free & independent as a backpacker so more and more people can use this free travel guide to backpack
Lao or Laos !
I wish you a good backpacking experience, on the site and around Laos !
@ @ LAOS / LAO @ @ @
Adventures in the wild...
Description of Laos ?
The less developed country in Asia means lots of exploration opportunities
among minorities villages and untouched nature.
travel to Laos (Lao) ?
Try to escape the crowd of Thailand (bad excuse nowadays) / Follow the flow of
backpackers (good excuse nowadays) / Spend some time among minorities, if
possible in remote and untouristy villages / Trek around / Become an opium
addict (hope not) / Complete Passplanet with more remote localities
(hope so) / Relax on tropical islands and watch the Mekong flow /
of Laos ?
Visiting too late : the crowd is there already ! / The drug business / The
worst roads and transports of Asia, making any trip time consuming / The lack
of real cultural attractions / The look (or rather lack of look) of some
locals who have been confronted with mass tourism too fast / The costs
>> Cultural Highlights
of Laos (Lao) ?
Luang Prabang's or Vientiane's temples and colonial charms / The ruins of Wat
Phu near Champasak
>> Natural Highlights
of Laos ?
The North mountainous area / Kuang Si Falls near Luang Prabang /
The scenic Mekong area of Si Phon Don
>> How long
to travel in Laos ?
Two weeks to stay on the track . At least one month to go further away and
discover Laos without the crowd but the smiles.
for Laos ?
Around US$7 per day for a basic room. More if you drink a lot...
? Necessary. 15 days visa available at the Friendship Bridge or the
International Airports for US$30. Best to get a 30 days visa in Bangkok.
travel to Laos (lao) ? Avoid the rainy season from July to October when
some roads are turned into mug swimming pools.
- ASIA - China - HK & Macau - Thailand - Laos - Cambodia - Vietnam -
Myanmar - Malaysia - Singapore - Indonesia
a backpacking travel guide to Laos !