This is already starting to look like a mad dash around Laos. I really think another week would have been better but I shouldn’t moan a lot of people never have the chance or money to do this type of thing.
The bus to Louang Prabang takes 6 - 8 hours (bus and road conditions permitting) arriving early afternoon or a minibus taking about 5 hours.
There seems to be no end of accommodation places I am looking at are:
Sisavangvong Rd Louang Prabang Tel: (071) 254 434, (020)
Merry Guest House 1
Central Luang Prabang Louang Prabang Tel: (071) 252 325
4/2 Baan Wat That Louang Prabang Tel: (071) 252 255
Plan to stay two or three days here before moving on towards Houayxai