Boats can be hired from Chaing Saen to travel upstream to
the Golden Triangle, and downstream to Chiang Khong. The
trip to the Golden Triangle takes some 30 minutes, the trip
to Chiang Khong about 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on
river currents and water levels.
There are several piers to board a river cruise. A
six-passenger trip can cost about 300-400 Baht A
long-distance cruise. which certainly costs more, can
take you as far as Chiang Kong, Luang Prabang, Sip Song Pan
Na , and even Khunming (South of China).