Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang

The trip from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang in 2 days 1 night on Mekong River.

It possible to takes 1:30 – 2 hours to get to Thai border, the Mekong Smile Cruise is also serviced by private car or minivan to go to Chiang Khong border. We have a team in Chiang Rai to collect you from your hotel our driver will help you how to cross the Thai border to Lao border, then take Mekong River Cruises from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang.

Our tour program slow boat cruise from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang

Day 1: from Chiang Rai – Chiang Khong – Pakbeng

Early in the morning at 6 – 6:30 am, we have a private car to pick you up from your hotel at the lobe, by road 135 kilometers, it take about 1:30 – 2 hours you will get to Chiang Khong border about 8 am. Then check out from Thailand, our driver will pay shuttle bus ticket for you, it take a couple minute to cross the bridge to Huay Xai border. The Mekong Smile Cruise teams wait on the Lao side, my team will prepare arrival card and visa form for you. So you have to prepare a photo for the visa (40 baht if you don’t have one), two banks and ATM at the Lao border, you can exchange your money to kip, we have a van to pick you up to the boat.

Private car from Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong border (1)Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang

Then take Mekong Smile Cruise down the mighty Mekong River to Luang Prabang, the passenger will enjoy both sides of Mekong River, the boat takes 1:30 hours to pass Lao and Thai border (call Phadai mountain) then the river comes to Lao (the both side of the river are Lao) about 30 minutes the boat have to stop Pak tha (border check point) take 45 minutes to Mekong village to learn their culture and relax, then come back to the cruise and a buffet lunch will be served onboard. 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 in Pakbeng.

Day 02: Cruise downstream: 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 onboard. 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.

Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang LaosMekong River Cruise from Chiang Rai to Luang PrabangChiang Rai to Luang Prabang - by cruise

Price:
1. The cost without hotel $180 USD per person
2. Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% per person
3. (Less than 2 years old) are free of charge.

Included:
1. Boat Cruise to Luang Prabang (2 days)
2. (English – speaking)
3. Entrance fees for Pak Ou caves.
4. Pick up from your hotel in Chiang Rai (private car or minivan)
5. Lunch onboard
6. Transfer to the boat and to Luang Prabang city.
7. Coffee, tea and fruits onboard.

Rates exclude:
1.Visas and visa fees.
2. Accommodation and breakfast in Pakbeng.
3. Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills.
4. Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
5. Tips and gratuities.
6. No dinner in Pakbeng.
7. Border charges.
8. Bank transfers.

 

29 Comments

  1. Cristian

    Dear Sir-Madam
    I’m interesting to book the boat trip from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang we are 2 people,we would like to get the pick up service from Chiang Rai on date 10-02-16, how do I book the trip and how much it will be? Are you help us also for the Visa?
    Many thanks
    Cristian

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      The packet tour from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang in 2 days 1 night on Mekong Cruise. The Mekong Smile Cruise is also serviced by private car to go to Chiang Khong and take the boat on the same day.

      Reply
  2. Mueller

    How often do your boats leave?

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      The packet tour from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang in 2 days 1 night on Mekong Cruise. The Mekong Smile Cruise is also serviced by private car to go to Chiang Khong and take the boat on the same day.

      Reply
  3. Florence

    Please tell me what is the price for this package, “Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang” and how often does it go ?

    Flo

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi Flo,
      Thank you for contacting Mekong Smile Cruise

      Yes you can reserve a 2days/1 night Package tour Chiang Rai to Chiang Kong to Huay Xai to Luang Prabang
      The cost is 200$ per person
      One night’s accommodation in Pakbeng is included in the price

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

      Many thanks
      Pheng

      Reply
  4. Terry eager

    We want to travel Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang leaving Tuesday 19 or Wednesday 20th April. 2 people twin share. Please advise availability and cost

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi Terry,
      Yes you can reserve a 2 days/1 night’s, Mekong River Cruise from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang
      Many thanks
      Pheng

      Reply
  5. Cherie Whan

    Hi there
    We are interested in enquiring about your slow boat cruise from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang.
    We want to travel on about the 7 or 8 of September 2016 for three adults.
    Can you please let me know the cost per person and also if these dates are possible.
    Kind regards
    Cherie Whan

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi Cherie Whan,
      Thank you for your e mail
      You can book slow boat cruise from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang 7 or 8 of September 2016.
      The cost with hotel $200 USD p/p
      The cost without hotel $180 USD p/p
      Many thanks
      Pheng

      Reply
  6. Gary Pearson

    I would like to ask if there is a boat for 3 adults travelling 1st
    July?
    We will be in Chiang Rai before this date. Is it possible to have
    pick-ups from Chiang Rai?
    Is there assistance with border crossing and visa collection?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Dear Gary Pearson,
      Thank you for contacting Mekong Smile Cruise

      Yes you can reserve a 2-day cruise from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang on 1st
      July 2016.

      The cost with hotel $200 USD per person
      The cost without hotel $180 USD per person
      Single charge $15 USD
      Many thanks
      Pheng

      Reply
  7. Scarlett

    Hello, I know this is last minute but I was wondering if you had a place for one person leaving tomorrow or the day after?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi Scarlett,
      Thank you for contacting Mekong Smile Cruise
      Yes you can reserve a 2-day Mekong cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang
      On July 15th 2016
      Where are you now?

      Many Thanks
      Pheng

      Reply
  8. Caroline

    I am interested in your 2-day cruise from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang. We a 3 people, 2 adults and a child age 12.

    Travelling early October.

    Availability? Cost?

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi Caroline,
      Yes you can book 2 day Mekong River Cruises Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang
      The cost without hotel 180USD p/p
      Many thanks
      Pheng

      Reply
  9. Lenita

    Hi, we are four women visiting and we were interested in the downstream cruise from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang.

    We would be travelling on 10 Jan 17. Will the cruise be available on that day. What would be the cost per person.

    Do you also book hotel accomadation in Chiang Rai and Pakbeng?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Dear Lenita,
      Thank you for contacting Mekong Smile Cruise

      Yes you can reserve a 2-day Mekong cruise from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang on the 10 Jan 17
      Included transfer from your hotel to Chiang Khong border

      http://www.mekongsmilecruise.com/packet-tours/chiang-rai-to-luang-prabang/

      The cost without hotel 180 USD$ per person
      For the hotel in Chiang Rai and Pakbeng you can book by yourself
      Many thanks
      Pheng

      Reply
  10. Bethany Twinn

    Hi,

    Do you have 2 adult places on Tuesday 11th or Wednesday 12th October?

    If we have hotel included which hotel would we be staying in?

    How do we book if we want to proceed?

    Thank you
    Bethany

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Dear Bethany,
      Thank you for contacting Mekong Smile Cruise

      Yes you can reserve a 2-day Mekong River cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang on Tuesday 11th
      We have booking on Tuesday 11th October
      The cost without hotel 130 USD$ per person

      Many thanks
      Pheng

      Reply
      1. Bethany Twinn

        Thank you. Do you have the option from Chiang Rai available on this date?

        Reply
        1. admin (Post author)

          Dear Bethany,

          Yes you can reserve a 2-day Mekong Cruise from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang on the Tuesday 11th
          Included transfer from your hotel to Chiang Khong border

          http://www.mekongsmilecruise.com/packet-tours/chiang-rai-to-luang-prabang/

          The cost without hotel 180 USD$ per person
          For the hotel in Chiang Rai and Pakbeng you can book by yourself

          Many thanks
          Pheng

          Reply
  11. Isabel Nunes

    Dear sirs

    I’m planning to do this trip from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang in 2 days 1 night on Mekong Cruise in July and would like to know if you provide it everyday, or only in specific week days.

    Thank you and kind regards

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi Isabel Nunes,
      Thank you for contacting Mekong Smile Cruise

      Yes you can reserve a 2-day Mekong Ricer Cruise from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang

      http://www.mekongsmilecruise.com/packet-tours/chiang-rai-to-luang-prabang/
      We departure depend on the booking
      Include pick up at your hotel in Chiang Rai to go to Chiang Khong
      The cost without hotel $180 per person

      I am looking forward to hearing from you.
      Many thanks
      Pheng

      Reply
  12. Sofia

    Is there a cruise from Luang Prabang to Chiang Rai?

    Thank you,

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi Sofia,
      Thank you for contacting Mekong Smile Cruise

      You can reserve a cruise from Luang Prabang to Chiang Rai
      When is your trip?

      Many thanks
      Pheng

      Reply
  13. Patricia Kelly

    I would like to book the package tour from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang departing on Tuesday 6th June 2017. Please confirm if the trip will be running on that date and how do I reserve a seat (1 person).

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi Trish,
      Thank you for contact Mekong Smile Cruise
      For the package tour from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang departing on Tuesday 6th June 2017
      The cost would be US$180 each

      Many thanks
      Pheng

      Reply

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