how long can the vehicle stay in Laos or Cambodia
Our plans to continue our overland (4x4) trip to Vietnam have just fallen through this afternoon as from now on one needs an escort vehicle if you wish to drive your own foreign-registered vehicle there and it is unaffordable (ca. 1,000 USD per day!)
(Un)fortunately we are committed to meeting up with friends in mid April, so we need to decide where to leave our Toyota in a safe but convenient place that allows us to still visit Laos and Cambodia without doing too many loops.
Ideally we would like to enter Laos soon (this week if possible), spend ca. 3 weeks in there (or Cambodia as fallback), leave the car somewhere and fly to Ha Noi, to return maybe 3 weeks later from Ha Noi or around Hue/Danang or maybe even Ho Chi Minh (we're relatively flexible here).
That would mean the car being in one of the countries for 6 weeks.
Does anyone know if that is possible and/or which authorities I should try to be contacting to find out?
Our last resort is to leave the vehicle in Thailand where we know we have permission to do so, but this would really be our final alternative.
Thanks in advance for any pointers!