An incredible Laos Mekong River Cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang
The luxury Mekong Smile Cruise navigates upstream from the Luang Prabang’s pier to Huay Xai. Smile Cruise is specialized in running amazing 2-day cruises on the Mekong River upstream and downstream between Luang Prabang – Pakbeng – Huay Xai. This cruise is known to be more luxurious than the public slow boats to Huay Xai. Mekong Smile Cruise is located in the center of Huay Xai, Bokeo Province, Laos, near the Thailand border and the Golden Triangle, Chiang Khong, just opposite Huay Xai.
This 2-day boat cruising is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the Mekong. We take good care of our guests and will give you an unforgettable Mekong River Cruise experience.
The Mekong River Cruise: upstream from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai :
Luang Prabang – Pakbeng – Huay Xai
Departure time: 7 am
Luang Prabang – Pakbeng: You will be picked up at your hotel reception in Luang Prabang. The boat will leave Luang Prabang main pier at 7 am. While cruising upstream to Pakbeng, we will stop the boat to visit the Pak Ou caves. There are two caves: ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum‘. There are thousands of Buddhist images and also a memorable view of the Mekong cruise. After the visit of the caves, a buffet lunch will be served on board. You will arrive before the sunset in Pakbeng to check-in at your own accommodation.
Pakbeng – Huay xai:
Breakfast will be served early in the morning at the hotel. The boat will leave at 7 am and it will be time for you to enjoy another day cruising on the Mekong. The boat will stop in the Khmu village (hill tribe) in the beginning of afternoon. After that, a buffet lunch will be served on board. At the end of the afternoon the boat will arrive in Huay Xai at around 5 pm.
They also provide the return journey to Luang Prabang. We will also be happy to help you for transfer to Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
One night’s accommodation in Pakbeng is included in the price
Room description and price:
1. Price without accommodation $130 per person.
2. 1 day boat to Pakbeng cost without accommodation US$90 each.
3. Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% $79 per person.
4.(Less than 2 years old) are free of charge.
1. The boat trip from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang.
2. (English – speaking)
3. Entrance fees.
4. Pick up from your hotel.
5. Lunch on the boat.
6. Transfer to the boat and to Thai and Laos border.
7. Visit the hill tribe’s village on the way.
8. Coffee, tea and fruits on board.
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)
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