An adventure speed boat, fast boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang (Lao call ເຮືອໄວ, Thai call เรือเร็ว)
This speed boat departure from Huay Xai – Pakbeng to Luang Prabang and Luang Prabang to Huay Xai, this is a good choice to save time to get to Luang Prabang. If you have short time, the speed boat will take about 7 hours, this boat will start at 8:30 – 10 am, it stops at Pakbeng for lunch (check point) and stops at Paktha for check point, this boat will arrive at the speed boat pier about 4 – 4:30 pm, the ticket cost 340,000 kip per person.
Speed boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang
This boat we found on golden triangle and Thailand, this boat made by wood and the engine is second hand from car, this boat is 3 meters long, the seat is pillow, they have helmet and life jacket for you, the seat is shot, it the same you seat on the floor with pillow, this boat is open they have no cover, it good to driver on dry season or good weather, if it raining time you have to prepare raining clots and it very hard when it raining, this boat take 6 people for tourist on the boat, so Lao people can get 8 people.
Warning: the boat can’t confirm when you booking, the speed boat will run when the boat is full or not enough people everyone will have to pay extra, when someone dropout on the way the boat-man will need more money. If you don’t pay they don’t go! They often get money from tourist and local people.
The speed boat captain will need you to pay for private boat, they will charge 2,300,000 kip per boat. If you pay for private boat they want 4 people max.
They say that the tourist are heavy and the bags are heavy to, even if you are cute!