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While this would have been very scenic in the past, large parts of this river that you will see either from the road that runs along it, or by boating along it, are nowadays affected to a greater or lesser extent by Dam building and...More
It’s not flashy but it ps always there.
In the old days..in the 90s..before there were roads..transport from Vientiane to Luang Prabang took two days on a kind of raft with a motor, which is fun and relaxing for the first half hour
Worth the money , the guide we had explained everything about the French when they arrived , the monks and the locals.i enjoyed the serenity of the cruise down the Mekong and the gardens that each family cultivated along the river. Then the visit to...More
This is a lovely different trip as most tourists only go as far as Pak O caves. Our boatman took us up as far as the Nam Ou Riverside hotel where we went for a drink. A lovely hotel off the beaten track but very...More
We did it in 4 sections over 11 days. 8 up by boat; 3 back by bus.
1. Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw: 7 hours
2. Nong Khiaw to to Muang Noi: 1 hour
3. Muang Ngoi to Muang Khua: 4 hours
4. Muang Khua...More