2 Days 1 Night
Shompoo Cruise organizes 2-day boat cruises and will optionally arrange overnight accommodations for your stopover in Pakbeng.” “Begin your journey either from Houay Xay, traveling downstream to Luang Prabang, or from Luang Prabang, cruising upstream to Houay Xay.”
Classic overnight : DP guesthouse or Monsavan guesthouse
Overnight in one of the classic guesthouses of Pakbeng. Each room is furnished with clean bed sheets, private bathroom with hot/cold shower, fan and air conditioning. Breakfast included. Perfect location near the pier and on the main street. Price available for a Double/Twin sharing room.
Supplement single room: + 15 USD.
• Departure from Houay Xay every MONDAY / TUESDAY / THURSDAY / SATURDAY.
Our team will wait with a SHOMPOO CRUISE sign from 8:00 AM at the Chiang Khong immigration office. He/She will help you to exit Thailand and get the public shuttle bus to Lao border (included). Then our local English speaking guide will welcome you at Lao customs to apply for your visa. After getting the VISA, you will take a Tuk Tuk to the slow boat pier to embark on the boat. 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.
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.