After paying a visit to the attractions along the Mekong River and town, it's best to explore the surrounding areas or join the economic tourism program. The Gibbon Experience is one of Bokeo's highlights. A trek into the wild provides an opportunity to see its habitants like bears, tigers, birds, and the rare gibbons that were once thought extinct.
Bokeo also represents the region's famous stopover spot, a perfect start before heading south to Luang Phabang, or northward to Xieng Kok, a border between Laos and Myanmar. Alternatively, catch a pick-up truck from the taxi stand at Huay Xai's main morning market to Luang Namtha.