we want to travel by slow boat from Chiang Khong/Huay Xai to Luang Prabang at the beginning of November. Is it worth it/necessary to book your tickets in advance through an agent or can we just buy it a day prior to departure ( since we're spending the night in Chiang Khong anyway) ?
Is November a busy time for the slow boat trip ?
I was quoted 1250 Thai Baht for the boat.
Am a bit undecided, we're normally independent travellers/backpackers and sort out stuff ourselves, however... the day of departure happens to be my birthday and I wanted things to run a bit more smoothly, just don't fancy a Rugby scrum for boat and accomodation etc. for once ;-)
Any ideas or advice welcome !!