Lao Slow Boat Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

The famous public Lao slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang Thailand to Laos along the Mekong River.

This is the best trip and most convenient choice to get to Luang Prabang. The boat trip stop and overnight in Pakbeng,  you can  departure in Chiang Khong  in the morning as you will see beautiful views along the Mekong River.  The slow boat has car seats for your comfort.

Slow boat to Luang Prabang (4)
Huay Xai Slow boat pier
Slow boat to Luang Prabang (2)
Restaurant at the pier

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.

Tuk Tuk transfer to Huay Xai pier
Tuk Tuk transfer to Huay Xai pier

You will get picked up from this office by Tuk Tuk at 9:30 am.   You will check in at the pier and wait until the boat departs at 11 -12 am. 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 5 pm-6 pm and spend the night in Pakbeng (you are responsible to find your own accommodation). You will leave Pakbeng at around 9:30 am (you must again bring or buy a lunch) and you will get to Luang Prabang at around 5 pm – 5:30 pm.

Slow boat to Luang Prabang (3)
Slow boat
Slow boat to Luang Prabang (5)
Seat on the slow boat
Slow boat to Luang Prabang (1)
Plenty of seats on board

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 

The price:
1. Price 240,000 kip /p
2. Child under 10 years old discount 50%
3. Infant free of charge.

Motorbike and bicycle price
Big motorbike 150 cc: 350,000 kip/M
Motorbike 125 cc: 240,000 kip/M
Motorbike 100 cc: 240,000 kip/M
Bicycle: 60.000 kip/B
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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.

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Laos Mekong River Cruise Chiang khong -Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

The best Laos Mekong River Cruise from Chiang khong – Huay Xai to Luang Prabang, Thailand to Laos.

We organised two day Lao slow boat cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang, We also can pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai, or Chiang Mai in Thailand to Laos. The boat trip takes 2 days. We stop to visit two local villages, the first day staying overnight in Pakbeng.
The second day from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang we stop to visit the local village and Buddha caves and finally arrive at the pier of Luang Prabang and then transfer you to your hotel.

Laos Mekong River Cruise trip from Chiang khong or Huay Xai to Luang Prabang
Laos Mekong River Cruise trip from Chiang khong or Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

Day one: first day on the boat cruise to Luang Prabang

On the boat we have car seats, sleeper beds, food for two lunches and fruit, tea, hot water and coffee that you can help yourself to. There are western toilets at the back. 40 seats are available and on the way you will see fishermen and farmers, when the river is low you might see local people looking the gold in the river.
On the way our team will stop to visit local people to learn about their culture.

 Visit the hill tribal villages
Visit the hill tribal villages
Laos Mekong River Cruise trip from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang
Laos Mekong River Cruise trip from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

In the afternoon will arrival in Pakbeng and spend a night there. After you check in you will have time to walk around and visit the local market, stay at your hotel, or look for somewhere to eat dinner. (you pay by yourself)
Pakbeng is a small town and a place for sleep and have a check point.

Lunch on board
Lunch on board
Laos Mekong River Cruise trip from Chiang khong or Huay Xai to Luang Prabang 2
Laos Mekong River Cruise trip from Chiang khong or Huay Xai to Luang Prabang 2

Day two: second day on the boat trip to Luang Prabang

The next date the boat will departure at the 8 o’clock in the morning. This route is even more adventurous with beautiful views. The first stop at a local village and the second stop at Pakou caves and see the famous Buddha images.

Pak Ou caves in Luang Prabang
Pak Ou caves in Luang Prabang

When the boat stops at the pier our team will take you to your hotel in Luang Prabang and finish the tour.

The price:
1. The cost without hotel $130 per person
2. Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% $65 per person
3. (Less than 2 years old) are free of charge.

Included:
Boat trip to Luang Prabang.
Two lunches on board.
Tour guide on the boat.
Ticket fee.

Not included:
Dinner and breakfast in Pakbeng.
Alcoholic drinks.
Hotel in Pakbeng.