Luang Say Cruise Downstream

Cruise the majestic Mekong River on this two-day cruise down river from  Huay Xai near the Thai border to Luang Prabang.  See stunning pristine scenery and minority villages before docking for the night in Luang Suay. Continue down the river stopping at the Pak Ou Caves that a jam packed with Buddhist statues and stop in a village where locals produce authentic Lao whiskey. Bottoms up and bon voyage!

Destinations included:
Huay Xai – Pak Beng - Luang Prabang

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed
  • Cruising down the Mekong River in a lovingly restored teakwood river boat
  • Exploring charming markets and villages in Pak Beng
  • Visiting a whisky village and learning about how sticky rice is turned into fragrant whisky
  • Seeing the sacred caves of Pak Ou and the thousands of Buddha statues residing there
  • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
  • Other meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Day 1: Huay Xai – Pak Beng
It’s an early start to the day as you board the boat for your cruise down the mighty Mekong.  Relax with a good book on deck, as you cruise the languid waters and soak up the stunning scenery on your way to Pak Beng.  You’ll stop riverside at a small village to meet the locals and get a peek into their lives. The cruise will overnight at Pak Beng at the Luang Suay Lodge, a rustic hotel featuring wooden bungalows on stilts.

Day 2: Pak Beng - Luang Prabang
Wake early to explore the market where locals from surrounding villages come to sell fruit, vegetables and trade goods. After a hearty breakfast at the lodge, board the boat around 8:30am for the second leg of your cruise. The highlight today is the whiskey village where sticky rice is turned into the famed Lao Lao whiskey and distributed nationwide!  Take a tipple if you dare its powerful stuff!

You will also stop off at the Pak Ou Caves at the mouth of the Nam Ou River.  The Pak Ou Caves are only small but jammed packed with Buddhist statues left by devotees making merit and hoping for good luck. Take a photo and make a wish! The boat then starts the final leg of the journey, arriving in Luang Prabang late afternoon.

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