Mekong Smile Cruise provides professional Slow Boat River Cruises from Thailand to Laos (Southeast Asia)
We run two day cruises between Huay Xai, Pakbeng and Luang Prabang on the Mekong River. Our boats offer a more comfortable trip than the public slow boats. On the way we stop in local villages where you can experience Laos culture.
Come and enjoy your vacation in Laos by cruising one of the most famous rivers in Asia and experience the amazing views of the Mekong that you won’t forget.
Laos Mekong Cruise downstream from Huay Xai – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang
Departure time: 9 am
Day 01: Huay Xai – Pakbeng:
You will be picked up by our shared minivan at your hotel and brought to the Laos side of the Thai – Lao border, where the Mekong Smile Cruise will leave from the slow boat pier. The first stop will be Paktha 2 hours after departure. This stop is a normal check point for boats. At the second stop, we will accompany you to visit the hill tribal villages alongside the river and teach you about their culture. After a little moment of relaxing up there, a buffet lunch will be ready to be served on the boat. After lunch, free time will be given to you for relaxing while enjoying the memorable view. The boat will arrive at the town of Pakbeng before the sun goes down for an overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 02: Cruise downstream: Pakbeng – Luang Prabang
Departure time: 8 am.
Early in the morning you can have a pleasant time visiting the Pakbeng market (optional). After breakfast, we will leave the pier at 8 am to continue our journey down the Mekong River. The first stop is at Ban Baw where you will be invited to observe the traditional whisky village, the weaving village, making handicrafts and textiles. A buffet lunch will be served onboard after that. Then the boat will stop again to visit Pak Ou Caves which includes the ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum’ caves. The caves contain thousands of beautiful Buddha images. Then, just before the sunset, the boat will arrive at Luang Prabang, a UNESCO world heritage city. A van will be there to pick you up from the main pier to town center.
Room description and price:
1. Price without hotel $130 per person
2. Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% = $65 per person
4. (Less than 2 years old) are free of charge.
1. Boat cruise to Luang Prabang (2 days)
2. English speaking guide
3. Entrance fees for Pak Ou caves.
4. Pick up from your hotel.
5. Lunch onboard.
6. Transfer to the boat and to Luang Prabang city.
7. Coffee, tea and fruits on board.
1. Visas and visa fees.
2. Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills.
3. Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Tips and gratuities.
5. Dinner in Pakbeng.
6. Accommodation and breakfast in Pakbeng.
8. Overtime fee.
Lao mobile: +85620 56649094
Thai mobile: +66 800323371
Please contact the following for more details: Mekong Smile Cruise office it’s next to Hom Pho guesthouse, BCEL bank it is walking distance to my office.