The best way to take slow boat from Chiang Khong to Luang Prabang (Thailand to Laos)
2 day boat trip with an overnight in Pakbeng, early in the morning my team will pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Khong hotel the cross the border, after that my Lao team will take you to the pier them the slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang.
Day 1: 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 help you as well, you will take the shuttle bus across the bridge to Laos. The guide from Laos will pick you up after you have got your visa, and will take you to the Mekong River. Here the boat trip will start.
Day 2: 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 on board 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.
Day 3: Full day Luang Prabang city tour.
The city tour starts at the Morning Market. After this our guide will show you why Luang Prabang is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will visit the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple and we will take you to the Royal Palace Museum. After that you will have a picnic lunch at the Kuang Si Waterfall, and end with a refreshing dive in turquoise waters. We end the day with a visit to the Asiatic Black Bear Rescue center and Kuang Si Butterfly Park.
- Boat cruise to Luang Prabang
- English speaking guide
- All of entrance fee
- Transfer to and from boat
- refreshments on boat
- Accommodation (we can arrange accommodation for you or you can arrange your own).
- No diner in Pakbeng and Luang Prabang