Mekong Slow Boat

The two day boat ride from Huay Xai on the Thai-Lao border to the UNESCO World Heritage city Luang Prabang is a backpacker staple. The slow chugging boat ride allows you to take a bit of chill time while enjoying some great views and getting an inside look into rural Laos. I was hoping to see some cool wildlife along the way, but as I learned in the rest of my time in the country, Laos isn’t the best country for spotting wildlife.