Travelling down the Nam Ou between Muang Khua and Muang Ngoi Neua 2
We, rather reluctantly, left the luxury of the Muang La Resort to embark on the final part of our journey back to Luang Prabang. We drove to Muang Khua (about three hours) and picked up our long tail boat which was to take us down the Nam Ou River. The Nam Ou is considerably smaller than the Mekong and there are a number of exciting rapids. As we travelled south, the scenery became increasingly spectacular with towering limestone karsts, bamboo forested slopes and sheer cliffs.