Journey one day Mekong Cruises Luang Prabang to Thailand.

We offer a private charter one day tour upstream on the Mekong River Cruise from Luang Prabang to Thailand. The boat can reach a speed of 25 kilometers/hours, and the boat takes 12-13 hours to get to Huay Xai. You can cross from Laos to the Thailand side on the same day.

Save time for your journey and enjoy the local community along the way upstream, the boat will depart depending on the date you have specified, it is not a speed/fast boat and the boat weighs 30 -60 tons

The boat don’t stop at Pakbeng, but the boat will stop at Paktha with a short stop once at a checkpoint for a couple minutes.

This is the perfect way to travel and view the mighty Mekong River.

One day Mekong Cruises Luang Prabang to Thailand, Smile Cruise (59)
One day Mekong Cruises Luang Prabang to Thailand, Smile Cruise (59)

Tour program: 1 day charter Mekong River Cruise from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai (cross Laos to Thailand)

Pick up at 5:30 am
We will pick you up at your hotel in Luang Prabang to go to the slow boat pier, it takes about 20 minutes, and the boat will depart at 6 am from the pier, starting the journey upstream.

The boat has comfortable seating, on the boat we have blankets, 4 sleeper beds, hot water, some fruit, tea, coffee. You can help yourself to these refreshments. There is space to walk and enjoy the fresh air as well as sitting at your own private table. The boat is covered by a thin roof so it can travel all year round.

Prison near Luang Prabang,
The truck boat carrying goods down the Mekong River
Tree at the river bank

The boat will pass the Pak Ou caves, where thousands of Buddha images are displayed and the local people still come to worship and pay their respects. This is a natural cave next to the river bank.

You can enjoy the local community and its daily life by seeing fisher men as they catch fish in the morning and the evening throughout the trip.

 

The truck boat carrying goods down the Mekong River and the speed boat will running through us on the way, they take speed this area for communication.
The boat used in this tour is an adventure boat, and it may rock as you encounter rapids on the Mekong River along the way. In the dry season you may come across rocks and sand beaches.

Lunch time is a buffet at noon on the boat with vegetarian options also available.

Lunch on board,
Cows on the Mekong River
Water buffaloes on the Mekong River
Panning for gold on the Mekong River

At noon you will passing Pakbeng,

Pakbeng is a check point and small town, it’s a halfway point and a walking town with a few hotels, restaurants, and bakeries.

There are lots of hill tribe people who live along the Mekong, the people who live there are quite poor, but they are happy, there is electricity in some of the villages, and however other villages don’t have any. Also, some people now have satellite dishes.

Elephant on the way to Luang Prabang,
Elephant on the way
Small birds

On the way you will see the rock shaped like a dog’s head, it was amazing, it’s the nature.

The boat will stop at Paktha for checkpoint only for the boat, about couple minutes, from Paktha to Huay Xai take about 1:30 hours to the border
After 40 minutes you will see Thai border and Thai flat on the right hand side the boat will past the Lao and Thai friendship bridge No 4. After that arrival at the Huay Xai pier.

The 4th Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge Chiang Khong-Huay Xai
Huay Xai pier

The cost for the boat trip:

1. The cost US$1,700 for your couple
2. The cost US$2,500 per group
3. The lunch cost US$10 per person

Included:

One day boat trip from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai border.
Pick you up at your hotel in Luang Prabang and drop of at the Lao border or your hotel
English speaking guide.
Fruit, coffee, water and tea on the board.

Not included:

Accommodation, breakfast and dinner in Pakbeng.
Alcohol drink and soft drink.

Information:
Private car to go to Chiang Rai, it take 2 hours, the cost 90 USD
Private car to go to Chiang Mai, it take 6 hours, the cost 160 USD

Private minivan to go to Chiang Rai, it take 2 hours the cost for private 100 USD
Private minivan to go to Chiang Mai, it take 5 hours the cost for private 170 USD
We have minivan to drop you at your hotel in Luang Prbang (only in the town)

E-mailinfo@mekongsmilecruise.com