The best two day Mekong cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang
We are providing two days Mekong Cruise to Huay Xai on Luang Prabang. (Thailand to Laos) On the way we stop to visit some tribes and overnight in Pakbeng, the second day we visit one more village and Pak Ou caves. The boat has comfortable seats, the boat 30 to 60 tons, long 39 – 45 meters, arrival we will drop off at your hotel in Luang Prabang. Our aim is to provide a relaxing, tranquil journey through the romantic landscape of Laos.
The details of the tour program Mekong Cruise Huay Xai to Luang Prabang are as follows:
Day 1: At 8 am from Huay Xai to Pakbeng.
My Lao team will wait for you on the Lao side and help you for the visa and check in.
Then we will help you to exchange your money to Lao kip. You can then go through customs. They will double check you’re your stamp, visa and you can enter Laos. A minivan will be waiting and will transfer you to the slow boat dock, which takes about half an hour.
Our boat is designed by local people. It is a specially converted commercial boat that now serves as a tourist boat. It has comfortable seats, tables, sleeper beds, and we provide tea, coffee, fruit, hot water, live-vests on board and blankets for the journey. There is a roof for cover but as it is cold in the morning we suggest you bring a jacket.
The boat will travel South down the Mekong with Thailand on the right and Laos on the left. The Mekong River is one of the most beautiful and adventurous rivers.
We will stop at Paktha for a checkpoint, which should only take a couple of minutes.
Later, we stop for a sightseeing visit to a local village, near the Mekong River, with a chance to relax. The villagers here work mainly in agriculture; they grow sticky rice for eating, plant crops, and pan for gold in the Mekong River.
Back on the boat, we provide a buffet lunch, surrounded by relaxing views either side of the river. In the dry season you will see the sand beach.
The boat will stop overnight in Pakbeng (checkpoint), a small town with accommodation and restaurants (you should choose your own place to stay and to eat but we can help with recommendations). There are a few bakery shops and you can visit the local fresh produce market.
Day 2: At 8 am from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang.
After breakfast in your accommodation, The Mekong River in this area is more exciting, narrower with beautiful landscapes either side and local people growing produce on the river banks.
Before lunch, we will stop to visit a hill tribe Hmong village with an opportunity to purchase traditional souvenirs and, after the buffet lunch, we have a final stop at the Buddha caves there are 2 caves where there are thousands of Buddha images.
Buddha caves, the first one just near the River where the boat stop, the second one you have to climb up the mountain about 60 meters high.
We arrive 10 km outside of Luang Prabang at about 4 pm. A minivan will be waiting to transfer you directly to your accommodation (there is an additional cost for accommodation located outside of the town).
This boat you will travel with another passenger (not only you)
# Two day boat trip in October 2019 the rate included Pakbeng Riverside hotel
1. Superior room $220 US each.
2. Deluxe room $250 US each.
3. Suite room $1,250 US each.
# One day boat trip to Pakbeng the rate with accommodation
1. Superior room $ 180 US each.
2. Deluxe room $210 US each.
3. Suite room $1, 100 US each.
All the room included breakfast
Someday we will offer the traditional Lao dancer- show at the restaurant
1. Boat to Luang Prabang (2 days)
2. Entrance fees (Pak Ou caves).
3. English – speaking
4. Lunch on board.
5. Pick up from the border.
6. Transfer to the boat and to Luang Prabang city.
7. Coffee, tea and fruits on board.
1. Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills.
2. (Transfer outside Luang Prabang charge US$20).
3. Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
4. No dinner in Pakbeng.
5. Tips and gratuities
6. Overtime fees.
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