Mekong River Cruises Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

The best package tours Mekong River Cruises Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang Thailand to Laos.

The trip will take 3 days 2 nights on Mekong River Cruise Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, the trip will start from Chiang Mai and takes you to Chiang Rai then Chiang Khong, by private car or minivan, during this trip you will stop to visit hot springs, Wat Seng, Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) and lunch over there in Chiang Rai, you then continue to stay an overnight in Chiang Khong, The next day take the boat trip to Pakbeng on the second day and the 3rd to Luang Prabang.

Join us the perfect trip in the north of Thailand and Laos, enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Mekong River.

Mekong River Cruise Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Mekong River Cruise Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

Our tour program Mekong River Cruise Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang:

Day 1: Drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong. This will take around 7 hours.

We will pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai at 9 am at the lobby,  by private car or minivan, ride on the main road, The first stop after one and a half hours is at the hot springs, near the road on the way,  this is the nature and few hot springs,  . The second stop will be at the famous Wat Rong Kung (White Temple). This is also where we will have lunch in Chiang Rai. After this we will take you to your hotel in Chiang Khong, where you will spend the night, or another choice you can cross to overnight on the Lao side.

Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)
Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)

Day 2: Boat trip from Chiang Khong to Pakbeng.

This will take around 7 hours. At about 7:30 am your guide will pick you up at your hotel to take you the Thai – Laos Friendship Bridge. At this point your Thai guide will bid you fair well, you will then take the shuttle bus across the bridge to Laos.

My tour guide will wait you on the Lao side to help you for the visa, then exchange money after that my team will take you to the boat trip.

Fisher men
Fisher men
Fishing net
Fishing net

The boat will departure downstream on the mighty Mekong River, on the way enjoy the view and beautiful nature both side, the boat will stop at Paktha for checkpoint, then the boat will stop again at the local for visiting, most of the local people there are agriculture,

Then back to the boat we have buffet lunch on the boat, the evening the boat will stop an overnight in Pakbeng,
Pakbeng is a small town, walking town, there are not many restaurant, few bar and bakery shop, there are also evening market and morning market in Pakbeng.

Pakbeng pier,
Pakbeng pier,

Day 3: Boat trip from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang.

This will take around 8 hours and departs at 8:00 am. The first stop is at Ban Baw, here you will see a traditional Lao village where they make rice whiskey, hand crafted items and weave textiles. After Ban Baw a buffet lunch will be surved aboard the boat. After lunch you continue down the Mekong to Pak Ou caves, at which point you will visit two caves (Tham Ting and Tham Phoun); these caves contain thousands of images of Buddha. The cruise arrives at Luang Prabang pier approximately an  hour before sunset, from here you will be picked up by minibus and taken to your hotel.


  • Boat Cruise to Luang Prabang
  • Travel Insurance
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance to Pak Ou caves
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to and from boat
  • refreshments on boat


  • Accommodation (we can arrange accommodation for you or you can arrange your own).


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.