Slow boat upriver from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai
Does the slow boat go any slower upriver in the wet season? (I know, not the best time for travel in Northern Laos, but life's travels often don't pan out as one would like) [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]. Seems most folk come down river?
Is it more or less crowded? Too difficult for two 70 year olds? We've travelled SE Asia before so are aware what we could be up for..If any one knows let me know please.
#1 Posted: 24/2/2014 - 16:48
7th February, 2014
Yes it does. Rainy season is a great time to travel to Laos (and the slow boat will save you from disastrous rainy season road conditions). The journey is longer going against the current.
Expect the boat to be crowded whatever the season, but definitely less tourists in the towns.
Unfortunately, by taking the slow boat, you do miss some great places to explore in the north like Nong Khiaw, Muang Sing and Luang Namtha. Definitely worth it if you have the time.
#2 Posted: 25/2/2014 - 23:10
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