Mekong River Cruises

An Amazing Mekong River Cruises in Laos.

The luxury Laos Mekong River Cruises runs upstream from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai. We run cruises on the Mekong River upstream and downstream between Luang Prabang – Pakbeng – Huay Xai. The cruise takes two days to cruise from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai. It’s more of a luxury than public slow boat to Huay Xai. The Mekong Smile Cruise is located in the town of Huay Xai, Bokeo Province, Laos, near the Thailand border and the golden triangle, Chiang Rai, just opposite Huay Xai.
This is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the Mekong Cruise. We take care of all your worries and give you an unforgettable Mekong River Cruises experience.

The Laos Mekong River Cruises upstream from Luang Prabang Huay Xai and Chiang Khong:

Luang Prabang – Pakbeng – Huay Xai
Departure time: 7:00 am

Luang Prabang – Pakbeng: We will pick you up at your hotel in Luang Prabang. The boat leaves the main pier at 7am. For the cruise upstream to Pakbeng we stop to visit the Pak Ou caves. There are two caves ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum. There are thousands of Buddhist images and a great view of the Mekong cruise. A buffet lunch is served onboard. You will arrive at Pakbeng to check in at your own hotel

Mekong River cruise Laos

Pakbeng – Huay xai:

Wake up early in the morning. After breakfast the boat leaves at 7am and you will enjoy the Mekong River view along the way. We will show you the Khmu village (hill tribe) after that. A buffet lunch is served onboard. The boat arrives in Huay Xai before 5pm. We also offer the return journey. We will be happy to help you to go to Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Mekong River cruise - on the Mekong River

Two options:
Room description and price:
1. Price without hotel $130 per person
3. Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% $65 per person
4. (Less than 2 years old) are free of charge.

1.    The boat trip from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai.
2.    (English – speaking)
3.    Entrance fees.
4.    Pick up from your hotel.
5.    Lunch on the boat.
6.    Transfer to the boat and to Thai and Laos border.
8.    Visit the hill tribe’s village on the way.
10.    Coffee, tea and fruits onboard.
Rates exclude:
1.    Hotel in Pakbeng and breakfast in the morning
2.    Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry.
3.    Overtime fees.
4.    Tips and gratuities.
5.    No dinner in Pakbeng.



The cost for pubic minivan 12 USD to go to Chiang Rai, it take 2 hours

The cost for private minivan 90 USD to go to Chiang Rai, it take 2 hours

The cost for pubic minivan 15 USD to go to Chiang Mai, it take 5 hours

Departure at Thai border 5:30 pm you will arrive about 10pm in Chiang Mai

the cost for private minivan 140 USD to go to Chiang Mai

  1. Private car cost US$90 for you my team will drop you at your hotel in Chiang Rai (city)

Departure when you arrive at Thai border

  1. Public minivan cost US$12 per person, Driver will drop you at bus station in Chiang Rai (city) then you have to pay for Tuk Tuk to go to your hotel by yourself (Public minivan)

Departure at Thai border 5:30 pm

3. Local bus on the Laos side departure at Lao border 5pm to go to Chiang Rai, they stop at bus station 2

The cost 85, 000 kip


  1. admin (Post author)

    We run every day for the Mekong River cruise upstream from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai
    More details, please E-mail to us

  2. David Hutton

    Looking for a downstream booking for 2 pax around 11/04/16
    Please send me costing


    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi David,
      Yes you can book Mekong River Cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang on 11/04/16
      The cost is 150US$ per person
      Many thanks

  3. Sande

    What is the maximum number of passengers

    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi Sande,
      You can reserve Mekong River Cruise from Huay Xai – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang
      Maximum 30 of passengers
      Many thanks

    2. admin (Post author)

      Dear Sande,
      Mekong River Cruise from Huay Xai to Luang PRabang
      The maximum is 30 people
      many thanks


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