The famous public slow boat to Luang Prabang along the Mekong River.
This is the best and most convenient choice to get to Luang Prabang as you will see beautiful views along the Mekong River. The boat trip takes two day one night departure Thailand to Laos from Chiang Khong – Huay Xai to Pakbeng – Luang Prabang. The slow boat has car seats for your comfort.
The slow boat to Luang Prabang from Huay Xai takes 2 days (1 night).
1. Only 1 public slow boat per day.
2. Check in before departure one hour.
3. On the second day you get on a different boat, you use the same ticket but are not assigned seats be early to get the seat of your choice.
4. Your bag will be stored under the floor or in the back of the boat. Near the engine.
5. They have a life jacket for everyone on board.
You will get picked up from this office by Tuk Tuk at 9:30am. You will check in at the pier and wait until the boat departs at 11 -12am. The boat does not stop for lunch, you must pack a lunch for yourself as you will eat on the boat. Snacks food (instant noodles, chips, etc) and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are available for purchase on the boat. You will arrive at Pakbeng between 5pm-6pm and spend the night in Pakbeng (you are responsible to find your own accommodation). You will leave Pakbeng at around 9:30am (you must again bring or buy a lunch) and you will get to Luang Prabang at around 5:00pm – 5:30pm.
The price is 240,000 kip per person (includes Tuk Tuk from Huay Xai to the pier and boat along the Mekong River). Note that this is a public boat therefore you have to share with other travelers. You will have reserved seats on the first day – on the second day you will choose your seats when you arrive on the boat (first come, first serve). There is a toilet on the boat. This price does not include any meals, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), accommodation in Pakbeng, nor Tuk Tuk to Luang Prabang from the pier.
The Tuk Tuk to Luang Prabang from the pier costs 20,000 kip per person and accommodation in Pakbeng is between 50,000 kip (hostel room with fan, without bathroom) – 80,000 kip (private room with fan and bathroom) – 130,000 kip (private room with air condition and bathroom).
The cost of slow boat to Luang Prabang
1. Price 240,000 kip /p
2. Child under 10 years old discount 50%
3. Infant free of charge.
Motorbike and bicycler price
Big motorbike 150 cc: 350,000 kip/M
Motorbike 125 cc: 240,000 kip/M
Motorbike 100 cc: 240,000 kip/M
Bicycler: 60.000 kip/B
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So in short:
This is included:
-Slow boat to Luang Prabang(2 days).
-Transfer from the office to the slow boat in Houay Xai. (FREE)
This is NOT included:
-Any kind of food and drinks, you can buy onboard if you want;
-Accommodation in Pakbeng or transfer to/from the Hotel;
-Transfer from pier in Luang Prabang to the city.
This is a good choice to take bester boat and less peopel it a tour package 2 day one night for the Mekong River Cruise Chiang Khong to Luang Prabang. We also run the trip up and down stream from Luang Prabang – Pakbeng – Huay Xai, this is an opptoin for the group, couple or family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSaorMF5Wms
This package you can book with your own accommodation or they can help you to book accommodation in Pakbeng , they provid tranfer from your hotel, visit hill tribe on the way , the famost Pak Ou cave
This tour included town lunch, tea , coffee on board including English speaking guide on board, hotel in Pakbeng
The cost with hotel US$150 each
Kid 12 years old up charge 50%