Ban Baw

Laos Mekong Cruises from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

 Provides professional 2 days Mekong cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang from Thailand to Laos (Southeast Asia)

We run 2 days cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang on the Mekong River, Thailand to Laos. 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.

Mekong Smile Cruise
Mekong Smile Cruise
Tribe on the way
Tribe on the way

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.

Ban Baw
Ban Baw
Hill tribe
Hill tribe

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.

Buddha caves
Buddha caves

The cost for the trip:

# The cost without accommodation US$145 each
# One day boat trip to Pakbeng the rate without accommodation US$100 each


1. Boat cruise to Luang Prabang (2 days)
2. (English – speaking)
3. Entrance fees.
4. Pick up from your hotel.
5. Lunch on the boat.
6. Transfer to the boat and to Luang Prabang city.
7. Visit the hill tribe’s village on the way.
8. Coffee, tea and fruits on board.

Rates exclude:

1. Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills.
2. Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
3. Tips and gratuities.
4. Accommodation and breakfast in Pakbeng.
5. Dinner in Pakbeng (set menu)


Tel: +856305385170
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.

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