An amazing Mekong River Cruises to Luang Prabang in the north of Laos.
We are a tour company on the Mekong River and we offer a beautiful cruise up and downstream from Huay Xai – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang and vice-versa. It’s more of a luxury than a public slow boat, because the seats are more comfortable and you will receive a delicious lunch during the journey. This boat trip takes two days an overnight in Pakbeng. Pakbeng is a small city with several guesthouses. Please book by yourself.
When taking the cruise from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai, we will also be happy to help get you to Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai (Thailand) by minivan, bus or Took Took. We also provide full-service to the boarder of Laos.
Please join us on our luxury cruise on the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy the Laos Mekong River Cruises on the Mekong River. It will be an unforgettable experience.
We will pick you up by minivan to take you to our boat. Then, the cruise starts! A journey down the mighty Mekong River, the 10th longest river in the world and 7th longest in Asia! Along the way we will stop to visit the local people to learn about their culture, view the beautiful Pak Ou caves with the beautiful Buddha images, and enjoy the breathtaking views and surroundings.
Follow the Laos Mekong River Cruises to Luang Prabang tour program:
Day 1: Huay Xai – Pakbeng:
Departure time: 9 am
We will pick you up by minivan at Thai – Lao border No. 4. The Mekong Smile Cruise boat leaves at the slow boat pier for a cruise down the Mekong River. The first stop is Paktha this is (check point). At the second stop we will visit the hill tribal villages to learn their culture and relax, then come back to the cruise a buffet lunch will be served on board. After lunch is your free time to relax and enjoy the Mekong River. The cruise arrives at Pakbeng before sunset for an overnight stay at your own hotel.
Day 2: Cruise downstream from Pakbeng – Luang Prabang
Departure time: 8 am.
Early in the morning you can visit the Pakbeng market (optional). After breakfast we depart at 8 am to journey down the Mekong River. The first stop is at Ban Baw where you will observe the traditional whisky village, weaving village, handicrafts and textiles. A buffet lunch is served on board.
The boat stops again to visit Pak Ou caves. There are two caves, ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum.’ The caves contain thousands of Buddha images. The Mekong cruise arrives at Luang Prabang, a UNESCO world heritage city, before sunset and we have the van to pick you up at the main pier to Luang Prabang.
We will arrive about 4 – 4:30 pm at the new pier.
This is not a private boat, you will travel with other passengers.
The cruise is fully operation all every day in high season (November through February) downstream minimum number of people is 1 adult.
In low season not confirm cruise daily (March through October)
you must e mail in advance to check with us.
I also confirm that the cruise is running on the date you specified.
You need to make reservations in advance
1. Price without hotel $130 per person.
2. 1 day boat to Pakbeng cost without hotel US$90 each.
3. Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% $65 per person.
4.(Less than 2 years old) are free of charge.
1. Mekong boat trips
2. English speaking guide
3. Entrance fees for Pak Ou caves
4. Pick up from your hotel
5. Two lunches on board
6. Transportation offered for all transfers
8. Coffee, tea and fruits on board
1.Visas and visa fees entering into Laos
2. Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills
3. Foods and drinks not previously mentioned in the itinerary
4. Tips and gratuities
5. Dinner in Pakbeng, accommodation and breakfast in Pakbeng
6. Travel insurance
The Mekong Smile Cruise is located in the town of Huay Xai, Bokeo Province, Laos, near the Thailand border and the golden triangle. Mekong Smile Cruise office is next to Hom Pho guesthouse and BCEL bank. Our office is within a few minutes walking distance from the town. Feel free to visit our office anytime!
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