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Mekong Smile Cruise

Category: Laos Cruises

Duration: 2 days 1 night

Depart From: Luang Prabang Return To: Pakbeng

Price from 130 $US

Mekong Smile Cruise is a locally owned and operated travel agency servicing the Mekong River Cruise to Luang Prabang providing a comfortable and enjoyable Mekong River experience. We are one of the few companies that guarantee a maximum 30 passengers per boat. While other companies try to fit as many travelers as possible on a single boat, Mekong Smile Cruise ensures plenty of space for each passenger. Minivan services are also provided in order to ensure a comprehensive all-in-one transportation service.

 

This cruise also ensures a quick and painless immigration process where visas on arrival are handled quick and efficiently. The Mekong River Cruise includes hill tribe interactions, delicious meals, and comfortable to suit every traveler’s needs. Mekong Smile Cruise looks to offer a luxury alternative to the public slow boat focusing on passenger comfort and quality customer service.

It started in 2015 and was influenced by how much the river provides for the locals and visitors, by means of transportation of goods between local villages as well as security. The river is a major source of food and a huge influence on surrounding communities and biodiversity. It is in a sense a river of life bringing smiles to the community as a whole, as well as travelers passing through.

 

 

 

Mekong Smile Cruise run on the Mekong River downstream and upstream: from Huay Xai – Pakbeng to Luang Prabang and back. Our cruise is more luxurious than the public slow boat. The Mekong Cruise takes two days to cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang. The Mekong Smile Cruise is located in the town of Huay Xai, Bokeo Province, Laos. It’s close to the border of Thailand across the river from the Thai city of Chiang Khong in the region of the golden triangle. Chiang Khong in Thailand is just opposite Huay Xai.

 

Cruise downstream:

Huay Xai – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang

Departure time: 9:00 am

 

Day 01: Huay Xai – Pakbeng

We will pick you up by minivan at Thai – Lao border No. 4. The Mekong Smile Cruise boat leaves at the slow boat pier for a cruise down the Mekong River. The first stop is Paktha this is (check point). At the second stop we will visit the hill tribal villages to learn their culture and relax, then come back to the cruise a buffet lunch will be served on board. After lunch is your free time to relax and enjoy the Mekong River. The cruise arrives at Pakbeng before sunset for an overnight stay at your own hotel.

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Day 02: Cruise downstream: Pakbeng – Luang Prabang

Departure time: 8 am.

Early in the morning you can visit the Pakbeng market (optional). After breakfast we depart at 8 am to journey down the Mekong River. The first stop is at Ban Baw where you will observe the traditional whisky village, weaving village, handicrafts and textiles. A buffet lunch is served on board. The boat stops again to visit Pak Ou caves. There are two caves, ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum.’ The caves contain thousands of Buddha images. The Mekong cruise arrives at Luang Prabang, a UNESCO world heritage city, before sunset and we have the van to pick you up at the main pier to Luang Prabang.

We will arrive about 4 – 4:30 pm at the pier

 

 

The price:

1. Price without hotel $130 per person

2. Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% $65 per person

3. (Less than 2 years old) are free of charge.

 

Included:

1. Boat cruise to Luang Prabang (2 days)

2. (English – speaking)

3. Entrance fees for Pak Ou caves.

4. Pick up from your hotel.

5. Lunch on board.

6. Transfer to the boat and to Luang Prabang city.

7. Coffee, tea and fruits on board.

 

Rates exclude:

1.No Accommodation and breakfast in Pakbeng..

2. Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills.

3.Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.

4. Tips and gratuities.

5. No dinner in Pakbeng.

6. Overtime fees.

 

Note:

We can pick you up 7:30 am at your hotel in Chiang Khong hotel to take you to Thai border then you have to cross to Lao our tour guide will wait you there and help you for made Lao visa

We have minivan to take you to the boat pier

Yes we need you passport this is for the police will check your passport detail and government tax

You can cross by yourself to Huay Xai, we can pick you up at your hotel at 9:15 am

For overnight accommodation in Pakbeng you have to book your own hotel in there

it is cold in the morning , you should bring a jacket, fresh air, no mosquitoes on board

The luxury Laos Mekong River Cruises runs upstream from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai. We run cruises on the Mekong River upstream and downstream between Luang Prabang – Pakbeng – Huay Xai. The cruise takes two days to cruise from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai. It’s more of a luxury than public slow boat to Huay Xai. The Mekong Smile Cruise is located in the town of Huay Xai, Bokeo Province, Laos, near the Thailand border and the golden triangle, Chiang Rai, just opposite Huay Xai.

This is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the Mekong Cruise. We take care of all your worries and give you an unforgettable Mekong River Cruises experience.

The Laos Mekong River Cruises upstream from Luang Prabang Huay Xai and Chiang Khong:

 

Day 1: Luang Prabang – Pakbeng – Huay Xai

Departure time: 7:00 am

Luang Prabang – Pakbeng: We will pick you up at your hotel in Luang Prabang. The boat leaves the main pier at 7am. For the cruise upstream to Pakbeng we stop to visit the Pak Ou caves. There are two caves ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum. There are thousands of Buddhist images and a great view of the Mekong cruise. A buffet lunch is served onboard. You will arrive at Pakbeng to check in at your own hotel

 

Day 2: Pakbeng – Huay xai:

Wake up early in the morning. After breakfast the boat leaves at 7am and you will enjoy the Mekong River view along the way. We will show you the Khmu village (hill tribe) after that. A buffet lunch is served onboard. The boat arrives in Huay Xai before 5pm. We also offer the return journey. We will be happy to help you to go to Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

 

 

 

The price:

Room description and price:

1. Price without hotel $130 per person

3. Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% $65 per person

4. (Less than 2 years old) are free of charge.

 

Included:

1. The boat trip from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai.

2. (English – speaking)

3. Entrance fees.

4. Pick up from your hotel.

5. Lunch on the boat.

6. Transfer to the boat and to Thai and Laos border.

8. Visit the hill tribe’s village on the way.

10. Coffee, tea and fruits onboard.

 

Rates exclude:

1. Hotel in Pakbeng and breakfast in the morning

2. Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry.

3. Overtime fees.

4. Tips and gratuities.

5. No dinner in Pakbeng.

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