“Mother of Waters or Tumultuous River, the Mekong River has not ceased raising people’s minds and imaginations”

“Mother of Waters or Tumultuous River, the Mekong River has not ceased raising people’s minds and imaginations”

You have selected the 2 Day Downstream Cruise from Houay Xay to Luang Prabang.
There is a departure every MONDAY, TUESDAY, SATURDAY and THURSDAY.
For a special request (charter, etc…), please send us directly a message by e-mail.
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THAI BORDER / HOUAY XAY

08:00am: You meet our team in front of the Chiang Khong International border with a sign of our name. They will help you get the shuttle bus to cross the bridge and go to Lao immigration. Just after landing, our English speaking tour guide is welcoming you and will help you to apply for your visa. Then, we will transfer you by mini van to the boat pier.

The boat leaves Houay Xay at 09:30am

(you can also check our FAQ for more specific details)

If you already stay in Houay Xay, we can also pick you up directly at your hotel between 09:00 and 09:15am.

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THAI BORDER / HOUAY XAY
 
LUNCH ON BOARD

LUNCH ON BOARD

12:00pm: Lunch is served on board. You will taste traditional Lao food with several dishes.

Let us know if you have any food restrictions :

 

FIRST STOP

2:00pm: The first stop will be to visit a Hill Tribe Village along the Mekong River. Our guide will explain the way of living and the origins of these rural populations. The tribe being small, we ask you a special attention to respect the private space of the habitants while the visit.

You wish to learn more about Kamu hill tribe, please click on the link.

FIRST STOP
 
UNDER THE SUN

UNDER THE SUN

During the afternoon, you will be free to relax on board and taste some local snacks and fresh fruits.

 

PAKBENG

4:30pm: The boat arrives in Pakbeng before sunset, where you will retreat to your accommodation for the night.

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PAKBENG
 
SECOND DAY

SECOND DAY

8:00am: The boat leaves Pakbeng.

The boat departs for another day of impressive nature landscapes all along the river. 2 stops are planned during the afternoon.

Use your free time in the morning for asking some questions about Luang Prabang and Laos the guide.

 

LUNCH ON BOARD

12:30pm: Lunch is served on board. You will taste traditional Lao food with several dishes.

LUNCH ON BOARD
 
PAK OU CAVES

PAK OU CAVES

1:00pm: After the lunch, the first stop will be at Pak Ou to visit the famous Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its thousands of Buddha images.”

You wish to learn more about the caves, please click on the link.

 

LAO LAO VILLAGE

2:30pm: Next step, the Lao Lao village, commonly known as the Whiskey Village.

In there, the guide will provide information about the locally made rice whisky, and you will have the chance to taste it if you wish.

You will also have time to enjoy the charm of this small and authentic village, its temple and local artisans.

LAO LAO VILLAGE
 
LUANG PRABANG

LUANG PRABANG

You will be served some local snacks and fresh fruits before arrival.
You will arrive in Luang Prabang around 4:30pm.

You wish to learn more about Luang Prabang, please click on the link.

Here is the end of the cruise. However, we can also offer to reserve for you your hotel for the night of your arrival at Luang Prabang.

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Downstream (Houay Xay -> Luang Prabang)

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Houay Xay -> Luang Prabang

Please, note that we do not guarantee the reservation of a request submitted the day before after 4:00pm.

 

We guarantee departure on the planned dates only if there is a minimum of 8 guests registered.
If, we can’t guaranty the departure, we will let you know as quickly as possible.

Below, our Cancellation charge:
Between 30 and 20 days prior to departure: 50% of rate
Between 20 and 10 days prior to departure: 70% of rate
Less than 10 days prior to departure: 100% of rate