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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are:
THB:4,600 (US$ 140 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.
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 www.mekongriversidelodge.com or something similar including breakfasts.
Transfer from pier in Luang Prabang to your hotel in town centre.
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:
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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:
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.
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: