I loved exploring the little villages around Nong Khiaw during my time in Northern Laos. I spent the day visiting several villages with a group of traveller staying in Nong Khiaw. First thing in the morning we hopped onto a small motor boat and traveled up the river - we stopped into two villages and trekked to a jungle waterfall. We ended the day kayaking back down the river and returned to Nong Khiaw just before sunset. A perfect day!