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MEKONG DOWNSTREAM (PROGRAM DOWN)

Shompoo cruise organize 2 days boat cruise with overnight stop in Pakbeng (not included).  Possibility to cruise from Houay Xay to Luang Prabang or from Luang Prabang to Houay Xay.

AY 1: HOUAY XAY - PAK BENG 

At 8:00 A.M. meet at Thai Immigration check point at Chiang Khong border (if you stay in Chiang Khong , meet at the hotel at 7:45 A.M. for transfer to Thai immigration). After passport control stamp , cross the 4th Friendship Bridge by shuttle bus to Houay Xai. (You can grant Lao visa on arrival at Houay Xai)

After finish formality process at Lao Immigration, transfer by local taxi (TUK-TUK).

Boat leave the Houey Xay pier and cruise downstream on one of our boats. On the way, the boat will take its first stop in Pak Tha, to have the voyage documents signed.

Lunch is served on board. The second stop will be to visit a Kamu village. The boat will arrive in Pak Beng before the night. Overnight in Pakbeng.

DAY 2: PAK BENG - LUANG PRABANG

At 8:00am, the boat leaves Pakbeng.

On the way, we will make two stops : visit Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its thousands of Buddha images and Ban Xang Hai – a Lao Lao whisky village.

Lunch is served on board. We will arrive in Luang Prabang at CALAO boat pier (in town) around 4 p.m. End of services.

  • All accommodation will be booked according to availability
  • Price with accommodation is base on sharing twin/dbl room
  • Child under 4 years old : Free of charge with Lunch, without extra bed
  • Child between 4 and 12 years old: 80 % charge of normal rate
  • Child is over 12 years old is full normal rate charge

PAKBENG ACCOMODATION : Room include in price will be based on list below, if those place is fully booked. We will provide you similar standard room if available.

  • CLASSIC overnight : DP Guesthouse. Each room contains clean bed sheet, private bathroom with hot/cold shower, fan and A/C. Breakfast included. Price available for a Double/Twin sharing room.
  • COMFORT overnight : MEKONG RIVERSIDE LODGE . Each room contains wooden floor, clean bed sheet, private bathroom with hot/cold shower, fan , private balcony or wide window. Breakfast included. Price available for a Double/Twin sharing room.
  • PREMIUM overnight: THE PAKBENG LODGE . Large and well decorated bedrooms. Gorgeous Mekong View from your balcony. Dinner on Day1 and breakfast on Day 2 included.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • From October to February (dry season), it can get cold during the cruise, do not forget to bring a jacket.
  • It is possible to leave luggage and suitcase on the boat and take only small daypack for your overnight in Pakbeng.
  • For some reasons, the boat may arrive later than usual. The company will note provide any kind of vehicles
  • In case of Force Majeur, the company will not be responsible for the providing services excluded of our terms.
  • For safety reasons and according to the weather conditions, the program may change without prior notice..

PROGRAMS INCLUDED

  • Sharing local Tuk Tuk / Shuttle transfer from hotel in Chiang Khong to Thai Immigration check point at the 4th Friendship bridge (if you stay in Chiang Khong downtown on the night before departure)
  • Transfer from Laos immigration at Ban Houay Xai Neau to slow boat Pier at Houay Xay for downstream
  • Shuttle bus cross the 4th Friendship Bridge from Chiang Khong to Houay Xai
  • Transfer in Luang Prabang on arrival from pier to your hotel
  • Crew service during the cruise.
  • Admission fees for visiting sites serviced by our English speaking guide.
  • Lunch on board as mentioned in the program , drinking bottled water, coffee, tea during meals.

PROGRAMS EXCLUDED

  • Visa/immigration and/or overstay fees in Laos or in Thailand.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Beverages, personal expenses, and tips.
  • Other expenses not mentioned above.