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Two-day tour travelling down the Mekong River all the way from Thailand to the enchanting Luang Prabang – cultural capital of Laos via boat. Enjoy the spectacular beauty of nature and experience the timeless traditions that define Laos as well as other exotic landscapes of the country itself while passing by plenty riverside villages on the way.

  • Mekong excursion
    Cruising down the Mekong River by boat in two days.
  • Stopover to explore hill tribe villages along the way
    Disembark at local villages to discover and experience the beautiful traditions and native lives of Lao hill tribes.
  • Opportunity to blend into local living lifestyle of rural Lao
    Enjoy the serenity of rural life in Laos while spending the night at a small town along the Mekong River.

DAY 1 - HOUAY XAY – PAKBENG: Lunch \ Dinner

Arrive at Thai Immigration Office at 08:00. Once crossing Houay Xay – Lao border, one tour-guide of ours will be waiting to pick up and provide transport to the shared cruise boat. From there, the two-day trip to Luang Prabang begins with an overnight stop in Pakbeng.

Disembark along the way to explore and visit rural hill tribe settlement. Experience the genuine beauty of rural way of life here in advance to returning for a delightful buffet lunch on board.

Depending on the current stage of the river, the boat may be able to reach Pakbeng late in the afternoon to be in time for catching a sunset over the river. Pakbeng is a small but lively and dynamic town located in the middle of the way from Houay Xay to Luang Prabang, with wooden-built houses lined along the slopes on the hillside. Guests will have dinner and spend the night in Pakbeng.

DAY 2 - PAKBENG - PAK OU - LUANG PRABANG: Breakfast \ Lunch

Breakfast to be served at the hotel before continuing the cruising trip downstream the river.

OPTIONAL: Opportunity to visit the local morning market for early risers; experience the buying and exchanging goods activities amongst the hill tribes and nearby villagers

Leave at 08:30, en route to Luang Prabang with two stops along the way. Enjoy lunch while cruising down onto the Mekong River.

Stopover at the village of Ban Baw, disembark to experience the traditional method of making rice alcohol. Then, return to the cruise for continuing the tour of the day on the beautiful Mekong River heading to Pak Ou Caves, the place is also known as Tam Ting Caves. These caves are carved out of natural limestone cliffs and also known as a sacred place for local pilgrimages. The caves themselves contain a lot of gold lacquered Buddha statues with the sizes ranging from a tiny piece to the size of a human.

Arrive in Luang Prabang in the evening after around 2 hours cruising downstream from Pak Ou.

Services Include:

  • 2 days cruise with stops and visits en route.
  • Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Entrance fees.
  • Transfer from Laos immigration to dock in Houay Xay.
  • English/French speaking assistant during the cruise.
  • Drinks available (coffee, tea, water).


Services Exclude:
  • Two-way transfer from/to the cruise.
  • Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry…)
  • Visa stamping fee for Laos (visa on arrival, valid for 30 days: 30 USD to 42 USD depends on guest’s nationality + 1 photo and a passport valid for more than 6 months after return date). Note: Subject to change without prior notice
  • Extension visa 2 USD/day/Pax. Note: Subject to change without prior notice.
  • ATTENTION: Visa on arrival is 1 USD/Pax extra on every Saturday and Sunday.
  • Personal travel insurance (should include helicopter evacuation for Laos & repatriation).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips for tour-guide, driver, boat crew & hotels’ bellboys.
  • Meals other than those mentioned above.
  • All air tickets with airport and departure taxes.
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusion above.