I decided to book an all day Kayaking trip for five hours down the Nam Out river. We took a tuk tuk for about an hour to the launching point. There were four of us in two double kayaks a French man a Canadian man the guide and me
The scenery was absolutely stunning. The river was quite low but there was plenty of water.
After about two hours we stopped at Pakistan Out where there are thousands of buddha statues.
We had lunch here of tilapia and sticky rice and spicy bamboo shoot
Three more hours Kayaking in the now scorching sun through dramatic limestone scenery and a short tuk tuk ride to Luang Prabang. I spent the evening eating tom yam and barbecued chicken on the banks of the Mekong washed down with the obligatory Beer Laos
Earliervin the day I visited the morning market just outside my guesthouse