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2 days cruise Mekong Thailand

Destination: Every Monday, Thursday and Friday from Houay Xai, opposite Chiang Khong (Chiang Rai Province). From 1st May till 31st October only Monday and Friday. No cruises during June.
Every Monday, Thursday and Friday from Houay Xai, opposite Chiang Khong (Chiang Rai Province). From 1st May till 31st October only Monday and Friday. No cruises during June.

Detail itinerary
DEPARTURE:

Every Monday, Thursday and Friday from Houay Xai, opposite Chiang Khong (Chiang Rai Province). From 1st May till 31st October only Monday and Friday. No cruises during June.

DAY 1 HOUAY XAI - PAK BENG

Early morning proceed first to Thai immigration. Then cross the river by ferry boat to Lao immigration where our representative will wait for you. After border formalities are done, transfer to the pier. The boat leaves at 09.00. Cruise down the Mekong and hav lunch on route. Continue and visit one of the many villages of ethnic minorities, such as the Lu or Yao. Arrive Pak Beng before sunset and check in at the Luangsay Lodge, built in traditional Lao style of solid wood on the shores of the Mekong. Enjoy the scenery and your dinner on the big terrace.

DAY 2 PAK BENG - LUANG PRABANG

Have breakfast on the terrace of the lodge overlooking the Mekong. Early morning opportunity for a walk to the local market in Pakbeng, where people from the surrounding villages exchange their goods. Board the boat for the second leg of the cruise. Today's lunch again on the boat. Take another short stop to discover a Hmong village. Continue and visit the Tam Ting caves, that are enshrining numerous Buddha images. Another brief stop follows at a village, where you can observe traditional process to obtain local rice wine. Arrive in Luang Prabang late afternoon and transfer yourself to your chosen hote

OPTIONS:

  • This river cruise can be combined with tour itineraries LAO-701 and LAO-702 as well.
  • Cruise upriver from Luang Prabang to Houay Xai possible on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturdays. From 1st May till 31st October on Wednesday and Saturday. No cruises in June.
  • Accommodation and transfers before the cruise in/from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen, Chiang Khong or Houay Xai can be arranged, also after the cruise in Luang Prabang.
VISA:

At the moment a 15-days visa for Laos available at the border crossing Chiang Khong/Houay Xai against a fee of US$ 30.- Please check with us for the newest updates at the time of booking this tour.

PRICE INCLUDES:

2 days cruise and transfers with stops and visits en route as per above itinerary, accommodation at LuangSay Lodge, English speaking cruise escort, all entrance fees, full board, drinking water

NOT INCLUDED:

Visa for Laos, boat from Thai immigration to Lao immigration, drinks, tips and personal expenses.