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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank polarbug
Reviewed February 21, 2019

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 And then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AdamS2078
Reviewed January 24, 2019

If you are going to Pak Ou caves then you will get a glimpse of the confluence with Mekong.Its a good half day outing

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShuddhoGhosh
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We had our hotel just there. The breakfast was served every morning on a small terrace overlooking the Nam Ou River.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PuckPasha
Reviewed October 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Belinda C
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Very serene place to visit. Great to glide up on a boat trip and easy to watch the world go by on land.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The Nam Ou River is very quiet and peaceful. It is one of the most important rivers in Laos for it has the capacity for large boats.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank fiamma11
Reviewed August 10, 2017

I went many time but I am still falling in the place, but so quite and stay with beautiful natural , I like much

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Phouma P
Reviewed March 20, 2015

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

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed May 10, 2013

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

Date of experience: May 2013
9  Thank Bob-Carol-Pinjarra
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