Cruise boat to Luang Prabang - an amazing cruise in the north of laos.

Our Services

Mekong Smile Cruise is a locally owned and operated travel agency servicing the Mekong River Cruise to Luang Prabang providing a comfortable and enjoyable Mekong River experience. We are one of the few companies that guarantee a maximum 40 passengers per boat. While other companies try to fit as many travelers as possible on a single boat, Mekong Smile Cruise ensures plenty of space for each passenger. We are on tripadvisor and minivan services are also provided in order to ensure a comprehensive all-in-one transportation service.

This cruise also ensures a quick and painless immigration process where visas on arrival are handled quick and efficiently. The Mekong River Cruise includes hill tribe interactions, delicious meals, and comfortable to suit every traveler’s needs. Mekong Smile Cruise looks to offer a luxury alternative to the public slow boat focusing on passenger comfort and quality customer service.

Relax and enjoy our Mekong River cruises from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang (via Pakbeng).

I also confirm that the cruise is running on the date you specified.
You need to make reservations in advance.

In high season (November through February) the minimum number of people is 1 Person.
The cruise is fully operation all every day in high season (November through February)

In low season (March through October) the minimum number of people is 8 persons.
You must e mail in advance to check with us
– 1. Downstream takes 7-8 hours, 2. upstream takes :9-10 hours

VISA cards: we accept international cards Master, VISA and JCB.

We charge fee: 4%/Transaction pass your payment
My team will send you an invoice to you
Please requests to e-mail: info@mekongsmilecruise.com

Mekong Smile Cruise accept VISA cards

Cancellation policy
First of all, our cancellation policy works like this:
1. When you confirm your reservation you pay 100% of it.
2. If you cancel within 3 days of booking, you get 100% of
your money back, including 4% transaction fee.
3. If you cancel after 3 days, we charge Fee: 4%/ transaction
of your money back.
4. If you cancel in 1 month in advance, you get 50% of
your money back.
5. If you cancel in 1 week in advance, we charge 100% of
your money

PayPal:  First of all, our cancellation policy works like this:
1.      When you confirm your reservation you pay 100% of it.
2.      If you cancel with 2 months in advance, you get 100% of
your money back by PayPal.
3.       If you cancel with 1 month in advance, you get the 50% of
your money back.

Our tours:
–     Mekong River “cruise downstream”
–     Mekong River “cruise upstream”
–     Adventure tours
–     Caravan package tours
–     Backpacker tour
–     Classic tours
–     Luxury tours
–     Family tours
–     Group tours

houmpheng dalakhone mekong smile cruise
Managing Director
Ladies and Gentlemen, my Name is Houmpheng Dalakone, nickname “Pheng” the owner of the Mekong Smile Cruise. I was born in Luang Prabang, later my family moved to Huay Xai near the border to Thailand (Chiang Khong) where I grew up. When I finished high school I continued to study English in the college at Luang Prabang.  After my education I came back to work with the tour company in Huay Xai from 2009 to 2014. I was working there as a tour guide until I started to operate my own cruising company.

E-mail: houmphengdalakhone@gmail.com

Lao mobile: +85620 56649094,+8562058513555,+8562058740999.



Mekong Smile Cruise

The story of the Mekong Smile Cruise

It started in 2015 and was influenced by how much the river provides for the locals and visitors, by means of transportation of goods between local villages as well as security. The river is a major source of food and a huge influence on surrounding communities and biodiversity. It is in a sense a river of life bringing smiles to the community as a whole, as well as travelers passing through.

Tour guide 

Mr.  Kae Vayu is a tour guide at Mekong Smile Cruise he get experience more than 10 years on the Mekong River from Huay Xai – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang.

Face book: Vayu KaeLao mobile: +85620 5578 3264, 9800 8555

Mekong Smile Cruise team 2. (Copy)

Experience of the Captain

River cruise to luang prabang - Anusone suvannaseng completion
Mr.ausone suvannaseng He was born in Thaxoang. He now resides in Luang Prabang Ban Xiengman just opposite the Luang Prabang. He has more than 15 years of shipping experience; he knows every rock of the Mekong between Luang Prabang – Huay Xai and vice versa.

Lao mobile: +85620 56803355

Mr. Hongthong Souvannaseng

Mekong Cruises (2)

He also our team

Lao mobile: +85620 5567 1999, +85620 9956 7999+85620 5222 0456

Our boat: It is made of steel, Laos’s long boat style on board teak wood and rosewood, open air, can open the roof in the front, with lots of leg room, space to walk around, table and clean toilets, western style toilet, life jacket, card. The boat is 3.8 meters wide and 39 meters long. The maximum capacity is 30 people, the maximum weight is 30 tonnes and the maximum capacity is 40 – 50 people, the maximum weight is 60 tones.

Day 1: Buffet Menu on board
Huay Xai to Pakbeng
1. Vegetable with Pork and tofu soup
Main course
2. Fried Sweet and sour fish sauce
3. Deep fried chicken
4. Spring roll vegetable
5. Sticky rice or steamed rice
6. Mixed fruits
7. Snacks like banana chip or potato chip.
8. Water drink, tea & Coffee

Day 2: Buffet Menu onboard
Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
1. Vegetable soup
Main course
2. Fried mixed vegetable
3. Deep fried fish
4. Fried glass noodle with pork
5. Sticky rice /or steamed rice
6. Mixed fruits
7. Snacks like Banana chip or potato chip.
8. Water drink, tea & Coffee all day
Rates exclude: Soft drink, alcohol drink or Lao beer

River cruise Laos - Mekong smile cruise menu day 1Mekong cruise - Mekong smile cruise menu day 2
E-mail: info@mekongsmilecruise.com


  1. Bettina Bölkow

    Hello from Germany,
    I send you an email already, but just in case I send you another one here 🙂
    My boyfriend and me are planning to come to Laos this July. Are you still going from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang on a Sunday? And it costs per person 130 Euros, right? Are you also offering a vegetarian dish on board? And if we would be interested how could we book a trip with your Cruise?
    Thank you for you help and best regards from Germany 🙂
    Bettina Bölkow

    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi bettina,
      Yes you can reservation the Mekong River Cruise packaged tour from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang in July
      The costs per person 133 Euros
      Yes we offer a vegetarian dish on board
      It easy to book the boat cruise with us
      Many thanks


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