Muang Ngoi Village near Nong Khiaw

The friendly village of Muang Ngoi is located on the Nam Ou River upstream from Nong Khiaw. The isolated fishing village can be reached by a 1 hour boat ride from Nong Khiaw. Once arrived, there are a number of activities which can be arranged. 

For a scenic hike, a trail leads out of the village through lush rice paddies to the authentic Lao Loum village of Ban Na, which is only accessible on foot. After lunch in the village continue to the Thai Daeng village of Huay Sen, before trekking back to Muang Ngoi through a mixture of forest and paddy fields, and journeying back to Nong Khiaw by boat.

The more adventurous traveller can combine a hike with travelling back to Nong Khiaw by kayak. Set off from the village on your kayak, and after paddling for about 2 hours stop for a break at the Khmu Village of Ban Sopkonh. From here trek for approximately 1 hour to Tad Mork, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region. After enjoying a picnic lunch right next to the waterfalls, return to the Nam Ou river to continue your journey by kayak. On the last section of the river paddle through some easy rapids on the approach to Nong Khiaw, where you will arrive in the late afternoon.

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