Short trip, private slow boat to Luang Prabang from Huay Xai in northern Laos.
We provide a one day private tour down to Luang Prabang on the mighty Mekong. The boat has plenty of seats, sleeper beds, western toilet, tea, hot water, Lao beers, soft drink, coffee and fruit onboard.
The boat will take about 10 hours to go to Luang Prabang before dark, you have overnight on the Lao side one day before the trip, for the breakfast you can take way to eat on the boat.
This trip is wonderful trip to journey and Relax on your holiday in Laos.
Program: one day tour private slow boat to Luang Prabang
Early in the morning our tour guide will pick you up at 7 am at your hotel in Huay Xai to take you to the slow boat, after that the boat will depart at 7:30 am. The boat will depart on the left hand side (Laos), the other side is Thailand on the right hand side, on the way you will see fishermen, farmers and their agriculture. After about 45 minutes you will pass the Lao and Thai border, the Thai side is called Pa Dai motions. Then the boat will stop at Paktha for the check point, sometimes the police will come and check items on the boat. This is near the Thai border, which is why there is a check point here.
Your journey will continue down the river though the beautiful nature and you will see the animals; cows, water buffaloes, goats (which belong to the local people) and wild birds. Fisherman catch fish along the way. In the afternoon the boat trip will pass another check point called Pakbeng, here is where the tour will stop overnight for the first half of the journey on your two day trip. The name of the town came from Beng River, just south of the town. On the way here the river is narrower and more adventurous, sometimes here we will see the elephants and local people look for gold in the Mekong River.
In the evening we will pass Tam Thing caves or Pak Ou caves, where the local people in the area worship and show their respect. There are thousands of the Buddha images here. From here to the pier is just 45 minutes, you will see fish farms in the Mekong, it belongs to Chinese men, and here they fee Pa Nin or Nin fish and cat fish.
When you arrive at the pier (Ban Done) about 10 kilometers outside of the town, we will have a minivan to take you to your hotel in Luang Pranbang at the end of the tour.
The boat exclusively for your group.
The cost for the trip:
– The cost without hotel starts from US$1,800 for your group
– The cost for lunch on board, coffee, tea, water US$6 each
– The cost for entrance fees for Pak Ou caves
1. Private slow boat.
2. Minivan will pick you up at your hotel in Huay Xai to the boat and transfer to your hotel in Luang Prabang.
4. English speaking guide.
1. Accommodation in Huay Xai.
2. Alcohol and soft drinks.
3. Entrance fees for Pak Ou caves.
4. Lao visa.
5. Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills.
6. Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
7. Tips and gratuities.
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