TOURCODE 66767 (NKVC-1) Description
Enjoy a leisurely, enchanting cruise upstream in a traditional long boat passing by majestic limestone mountains surrounded in mist. The scenery is breathtaking with animals bathing in the river and villagers going about their daily tasks. Pass through the charming village of Muang Ngoi and visit a cave used during the war. We return to the river and travel further upstream to a village nestled on the edge of the Nam Ou river. Enjoy seeing weavers at work and even buy some pieces.
Day 01 Scenic Nam Ou river by boat, visit Muang Ngoi, cave and weaving village (L)
We pick you up from your guesthouse at 8.30am and hop aboard a traditional long boat equipped with a roof to protect against the sun. We ride for 1.5 hours along the Nam Ou river to the popular village of Muang Ngoi.
As you sit back and relax aboard the long boat, you will see village people doing their daily duties, water buffalo bathing along the river banks and children playing.
Arriving Muang Ngoi we have time to explore this small village all built around a long narrow dirt road that divides the village and has become dotted with cafes making Muang Ngoi a bit of a travelers retreat. We walk a short way to the cave where people took shelter from bombs during the 2nd Indochina war.
We depart Muang Ngoi by long boat and take about 30 minutes to travel further upstream to the small and welcoming village of Sopchem.
Here we enjoy learning about weaving from your guide and you will have the opportunity to look around the village and the chance to buy one of the many weavings that are for sale at bargain prices. By now you will be feeling a little hungry so we find a good spot to enjoy lunch before heading back along the river by boat to take in more of the uninterrupted impressive views on the return journey to Nong Khiaw.
We have 3.5 hours in a boat with comfortable seating and 1.5 hours walking.
Bring a sunhat, suncream, walking shoes, mosquito repellent.
Included Travel Services
- Drinking water
- Picnic Lao food, fruit, sweets
- English speaking guide
- Pickup from guesthouse
- Boat rides
- Contribution to the Village Fund
- All entry fees and government taxes
- Village donations
Not Included Travel Services
- Specialty Drinks
- Tips for the guides