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Mekong River Cruise Upstream Classic Overnight 2D1N

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province, Laos
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2 Days 1 Night

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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 Luang Prabang every TUESDAY / THURSDAY / SATURDAY / SUNDAY.



Our driver will pick you up from your hotel/guesthouse at 6:30 AM, and transport you to the boat pier. The boat leaves at 7:00 AM for the upstream cruise to Pakbeng. French breakfast is served onboard after the introduction of the crew. Shortly thereafter, we will stop to visit the famous Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its thousands of Buddha images. For lunch, local food is served onboard. Then, you will have free time for relaxing in the afternoon, until the boat arrives in Pakbeng at dusk. You will be served a typical snack and drink on board in the afternoon. Here, you will retreat to your accommodation for the night.


The guide will meet you on the boat at 06:45 AM, which departs at 07:00 AM for continuing the trip up to Houay Xay. On the way, we visit a Hill Tribe village. Our guide will explain the way of living and the origins of these rural populations. After, lunch will be served on board. A final, brief stop has to be made in Pak Tha for having necessary boat documents signed. Then, before arrival in Houay Xay, we will initiate your palate to local flavors by offering a tasting of seasonal fruits, drinks, snacks. Arrival in Houay Xay will be around 5:00pm, allowing for the possibility of continuing your journey into Thailand on the same day.


  • Transfer from Chiang Khong immigration to Houay Xay immigration (only downstream).
  • Transfer in Luang Prabang from your hotel to SHOMPOO CRUISE office pier and vice-versa.
  • Transfer from Laos immigration to slow boat Pier at Houay Xay for downstream and vice-versa for upstream program.
  • Crew service during the cruise.
  • Admission fees for visiting sites serviced by our English speaking guide.
  • Lunch on board as mentioned in the program (except for charter boat).
  • Drinking bottled water, coffee, tea during the whole cruise.
  • Visa/immigration and/or overstay fees in Laos or in Thailand.
  • Accommodation and meals in Pakbeng.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Beverages, personal expenses, and tips.
  • Other expenses not mentioned above.

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Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province, Laos
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Shompoo Cruise

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