Floating down the Mekong River is perhaps the most scenic route into Laos. Traversing through mountain forests and gorges, it flows on the borders of Thailand and Laos. The 7th longest river in Asia, it shows you vistas of Laos' natural splendor, that few other places can. A boat trip on the Mekong can easily be booked on the piers at Huay Xai and Pakbeng. Another convenient but pricier option is to book a boating package at one of the guesthouses in Laos.