Explore Mekong River Cruise-Houayxai-Pak Beng-Luang Prabang

  • Destinations: Luang Prabang, Pakbeng
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Type: Culture & History, Minorities, Nature, River Cruise

Take a two-day cruise down the mighty Mekong River to World Heritage city Luang Prabang. The scenery along the way is beautiful and there are stops to take in the traditional lifestyles of the hilltribe people living there. Your destination, Luang Prabang, is famous for its charming French architecture and ancient temples. You will also visit the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall, with its many turqoise pools.

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Day 1

Private Tours & Flexible Services, Except Shompoo Cruise-Joint-Group
HOUAY XAY – PAK BENG (Meals-Lunch, Dinner) (Joint-Group)

Cruise down operated every  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
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Welcome to northern Laos. Upon arrival Lao side, Meet the representative of the SHOMPOO CRUISE and transfer to  SHOMPOO CRUISE ‘s pier . Then, you will embark for the first time on one of our luxury boats for the Mekong downstream cruise. On the way, the boat will take its first stop in Pak Tha, to have necessary boat documents signed. The second 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. Lunch is served on board, and during the afternoon, you will be free to relax and taste local flavors with seasonal snacks and drinks. The boat will arrive in Pakbeng before sunset, where you will retreat to your accommodation for the night.
Accommodation: Hotel in Pak Beng

Day 2

PAK BENG – LUANG PRABANG (Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

At 08:00 AM, the boat leaves Pakbeng. Use your free time in the morning for asking some questions about Luang Prabang and Laos to our guide. Lunch is served on board. In the afternoon, we will make two stop. First, we will visit the famous Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its thousands of Buddha images. The second stop will be at the Lao Lao village, commonly known as the Whisky 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. You will be served a typical snack and drink on board in the afternoon. We will arrive in Luang Prabang around 04:30pm, Mete your driver and transfer to your hotel.  Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3

Luang Prabang-City Tours-Kuang Si Fall(Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

As an optional, Today you may want to get up early to participating an Arm-Giving, hundred of monks walking along side walk to collect rice and food from laymen. We then visit Fresh morning Market at Prakham village to see local lives.

After breakfast, Meet your guide and Visit Wat Mai, Visit National museum, known as former royal palace, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River. We visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Visit Wat Xieng Thong, one of the most charming temple in Laos. Afternoon, Visit Big Brother Mouse, where you can buy some books and donate for poor children in remote area. After that, We then drive out of town 30KM to the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, where you can swim, relax, soft hiking to to the top of the fall. After that return to town. Arrive in town, Visit Wat Prabath Tai, very nice view during the sunset along Khong river blank. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4

Luang Prabang-Depart(Meal-Breakfast)

Today, You are free and relax until your flight time to transfer you to airport for your departure flight to your next destination.


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