A journey to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang from Northern Laos town of Houi Xai
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.
09:00 am – 08:00 pm
Cruises prices vary depending on your choice of accommodation you wish to choose in Pak Bang and they are as follow:
Standard hotel with breakfasts in twin or double sharing at hotel listed below:
Air - conditioned room at standard hotel
Price: US$ 160 or € 160 per person in twin sharing. Single supplement is US$ 20 or € 20 per person
Premium hotel with breakfasts in twin or double sharing at hotel listed below:
Le Grande Pak Beng (both have pools)
Price: US$ 195 or € 195 per person in twin or double sharing room. Single supplement is US$ 45 or € 45 per person
Sanctuary Pak Beng Lodge is US$ 185 or Euro 185 per person in twin or double sharing room. Single supplement is US$ 35 per person
Included in the prices are given below :
Prior to the cruise day, we will provide you with Lao visa application forms and other useful information that will help you have smooth border crossing, we do assist you as much as we could in this matter on both, Thai and Laos sides.
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 down the Mighty Mekong to Luang Prabang on the two days leisure cruise, there is ample space on the boat for you to move around,play games or read books:
Cruise morning begins with pick up from your hotel after breakfast for transfer to the pier including luggage handling, we assist you as much as we could on border crossings on both Thai and Laos sides as well as visa on arrival which is simple and easy, all you need to prepare is one passport photo and US$ for visa fee, payable in other currencies as well.
Continue on to the pier to board the Nagi boat for the first day of the cruise. Tea & coffee are served once you are settled down, enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Mekong as well as seeing the way of life of the people living along the river bank doing their daily routine works, fishing, washing their laundry and even gold panning if the water level permits. A stop is made at rural village before returning to the boat where hot lunch is ready to serve.
Afternoon arrival in Pak Bang, transfer to your hotel you have chosen to book on on the package or by yourself.
Evening at leisure, your host on the boat will assist you with the evening activities such as where to dine and other things to do in around Pak Beng.
Overnight in this small cosy town
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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 itinerary Day two:
Following breakfast, board the Nagi of Mekong for the last leg of the cruise, another stop at ethnic village along the river.
Elephants bathing and gold panning may be seen along the river bank.
Hot lunch provided, stop at famous Pak Ou cave temple which houses thousand of Buddha images, you will have a fantastic of the river from up top.
Upon arrival at the pier in Luang Prabang, you will be whisked to you place of stay in the city by Tuk Tuk or a minivan.
We recommend this hotel in Luang Prabang:
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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We offer one of the following hotels in Pak Bang in our package:
Basic - air-conditioned room at Mon Savahn and Villa Mekong :
Le Grande Pak Beng is has some 50 air-conditioned Villas and most have river view and balcony, rooms are spacious - swimming pool
Sanctuary Pak Beng Lodge has 48 rooms, both superior fan rooms and deluxe air-conditioned rooms - hotel has a swimming pool
We also recommend one hotel in Luang Prabang, Villa Mira resort in a quiet location within walking distance to places of interest as well as the night market.
Located in the heart of the heritage town of Luang Prabang a peaceful cobbled street near Wat Xiengthong temple, Villa Mira has 11 rooms.
This 3* Guest House is furnished with rustic furniture, air-conditioned, a fridge, safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower. At Villa Mira Heritage each room is fitted with bed linen and towels.
• 9 Superior twin/double rooms (27sqm)
• 2 Family room 1 double bed + 1 single Bed rooms (27sqm)
All rooms have air conditioning – hot shower – T.V with cable access –Bathroom amenities – Safety Box - Fridge – hairdryer – kettle – Coffee/tea