Mekong cruises from Houy Xai to Luang Prabang - a cruise to reminisce Mekong cruises from Chiang Khong to Luang Prabang

A journey to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang from Northern Laos town of Houi Xai

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The majestic Mekong River has been the lifeblood of the region since time immemorial, from its humble origins deep in the Tibetan plateau, down to the delta rice lands of Vietnam. Now you can taste its alluring aura in a cruise along the stretch from Houy Xai to Luang Phra Bang. Aboard the regal Nagi of Mekong , you can experience the history and drama of this eminent watercourse and thrill to the spectacular scenery of river forests and looming emerald green mountains.

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Cruise itinerary & prices


Our Routes

Downstream cruises

Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, we take you downstream from Houi Xai (accessible from Chiangrai as well by pre-arranged transfer service to Chiang Khong border check point)  to Luang Prabang, the journey takes two days with an overnight stop in Pak Bang.

Our services starts with delivering Lao visa & immigration forms to people in various places in Chiang Khong the day before the cruise.

Day one of the cruise

Pick up at around 07:45 from most pick up points in Chiang Khong for transfer to the border including luggage handling and visa assistance.

Once done with the passport formalities on the Laos side, transfer to the boat pier to board the Nagi of Mekong boat.

Boat will depart at around 09:45, tea & coffee served, your English speaking host on the boat will give you more details of program and etc.

Stops are usually made at Ban Phalam, a village by the Mekong where one could observe way of life of the farmers and fisherman who live in the village.

Freshly cooked lunch is served on board before proceeding to Pak Beng where you spend a night at hotel or guest houses booked by us or by yourself.

Ovrnight in Pak Beng, small cosy town but interesting. A walk through a lo cal market either in the afternoon or in the morning is a must.

Day two:

Morning check out and board the Nagi of Mekong again for the final leg of the journey. More stops are made on this day at a local village before lunch and at Pak Ou cave before reaching Luang Prabang pier and you will be transferred to your places of stay in city centre.

Upstream cruises

On Monday and Thursday, we sail upstream from Luang Prabang to Houi  Xai to with an overnight stops in Pak Beng. 

Services and stops are the same as downstream cruises but on the reverse.

Prices are also the same as downstream  cruises: - with or without accommodation in Pak Beng.


Services and facilities:

The Nagi of Mekong boats are equipped with necessary safety gears including life vests for all passengers, modern style toilets, comfortable seating with tables for you to play board games and write postcards as you cruise along the Mighty Mekong.

We provide freshly cooked lunch daily, refreshments are available on board to quench your thirst.

We cater for vegan,vegetarians as well as Halal.

Cruise prices

Cruise prices are:

THB:4,600 (US$ 145 or  ‎  125 ) per person in twin or double sharing room and are inclusive of the following:

Pick-up from hotel in CHiang Khong on the Thai side or Houi Xai on the Lao side on the cruise morning to the boat.

Luggage handling

Visa assistance

2 days escorted cruise with English speaking host on board.

Daily freshly cooked lunch and refreshments.

Sightseeing stops en route.

Accommodation in Pak Beng at or something similar including breakfasts.

Transfer from pier in Luang Prabang to your hotel in town centre. 


Seat-in-boat or cruise only without accommodation in Pak Beng are available on all departures

We are also offering passengers who would like to have their own choice of accommodation in Pak Beng the "cruise only" service, price is inclusive of all services mentioned above BUT accommodation in Pak Beng.

Cruise only price:

  • THB: 3,700 per person
  • US$ 115 per person
  • Euro 100 per person


  • Transfer from Chiang Khong or Houi Xai to the boat including luggage handling and visa assistance.
  • Comfortable seats on the boat with daily lunch / refreshments.
  • Stops for sightseeing at villages along the Mekong and Pak Ou cave
  • Transfer from pier in Luang Prbang to hotel / guest house within city limit

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New offer for two nights stay in Chiangmai plus transfers


Enjoy two nights stay in Chiangmai at Dusit Princess hotel right in city centre & night bazaar


Meet & greet upon arrival at Chaingmai airport and transfer to Dusit Princess hotel located right in city centre and 2 minutes walk to the famous night bazaar.

If you are participating on the Mekong cruise from Houi Xai to Luang Prabang, suggested day of arrival in Chiangmai are on the following days:

  • Tuesday to catch the boat on Friday 
  • Thursday to catch the boat on Sunday
  • Sunday to catch the boat on Wednesday


Enjoy two night stay at this four stars hotel including daily breakfasts. 

During your two days stay in this charming city, you will be able to participate on optional tours & excursions, out staff here will assist you in arranging  or creating tailor made programs for you.

Transfer from Chiangmai to Chiang Khong on the day before the cruise with sightseeing stops en route:

Morning departure from Dusit Princess for a scenic drive to Chiang Khong some 300 kilometres in distance. Stops are make at hot spring, famous white temple and the golden triangle area where visit to  Hall of Opium is very educating. 

Price for all this is THB 8,350 per person

US$ 260 per person 

Euro 230 per person

Minimum 2 persons

For families of 3 and more, please email to inquire to get the correct prices.


  • All services as mentioned in program.
  • Private car or minivan transfers are provided in good air-conditioned vehicles with English speaking guide 
  • Two nights in twin or double sharing room at four stars Dusit Princess hotel in downtown Chiangmai city including daily breakfasts.
  • Transfer from Chiangmai to Chiang Khong with sightseeing stops en route including lunch in local restaurant and admission fees at places of visits and English speaking tour guide to escort
  • Insurance 


  • Expenses of personal nature 
  • Alcohol beverage
  • Accommodation in Chiang Khong or Houi Xai for the night before the cruise.  We can arrange this for you upon request at small additional cost.

Budget options:


Package price with travel on comfy green bus from Chiangmai to Chiang Khong.

For people not wishing to do the sightseeing from Chianrai to Chiang Khong, you may also travel on comfortable green bus on this stretch without sightseeing en route. 

We will provide you the bus tickers and following are the cost:

THB: 4,600 per person

US$ 145 per person

Euro 125 per person

Prices include the following:

  • One way transfer from Chiangmai airport to Dusit Princess hotel.
  • Two night at four stars Dusit Princess hotel including daily breakfasts.
  • Green bus ticket to travel to Chiang Khong.