We'd like to travel from Sapa to Nong Kiawh crossing the viatnamese-lao-border near Dien Bien Phu. Although I already read about experiences from other travelers I'm still not sure how long it takes to get to Nong Khiaw. I read that there's a bus departing from Sapa to Dien Bien Puh in the morning that takes around 9 hours. After that you should take a bus over the border to Muang Khoua and then a boat or bus to Nong Kiawh. Has anyone ever done this journey before and can tell me how long it takes and if it is a safe way to take the boat? A lot of people have been saying that the boats depart depending on the number of passengers wanting to travel to Nong Kiawh that day, but maybe that has changed by now?
I'd be very grateful about any advice you can give:)
thank so much!