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Huay Xai to Luang Prabang with Luang Say Cruise 2 Days/1 Night

Prices: From US$370
Route: Huay Xai - Pakbeng - Pak Ou - Luang Prabang
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Depart from: Huay Xai
Day 1: Huay Xai - Pakbeng 
The Luang Say boat leaves Huay Xai pier at 9.00am for a cruise down the Mekong River to Pakbeng. En route, one stop is made to observe rural life along the Mekong and observe minorities. A buffet lunch is served on board. We arrive in Pakbeng before sunset and check in at the Luang Say Lodge. Dinner on the terrace, overlooking the Mekong River.

Day 2: Pakbeng - Pak Ou - Luang Prabang

You will enjoy a full breakfast at the Lodge. (Optional: walk to Pakbeng market, where people from the surrounding village of minorities sell their goods). At 8.30am board the boat for the second leg of the cruise. A short stop is made to visit a hilltribe village where you can watch the traditional process of Lao whiskey production before having a buffet lunch on board. Continue to Pak Ou village at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, where you visit the Tam Thing Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. Arrive at Luang Prabang before sunset

Price Per Person (US$) in cabin


Prices quoted in US$ nett per person 


2 - 8 pax

9 - 40 pas

Single Supp.

Jan - Apr & Oct




Jul - Aug




May - Jun & Sep




Inclusions of the trip
  • Transfer from Laos’s immigration to the pier in Houeisay or v.v.
  • 2 days cruise with stops and visits en route
  • 1 night accommodation at the Luang Say Lodge
  • Meal plan as mentioned in the program ( 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast )
  • Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and during meals.
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • Services of qualified crews during the cruise. 
Exclusions of the trip
  • Transfer from/to hotel to pier in Luang Prabang
  • Shuttle boats to Chiang Khong / Houei Xay or Houei Xay / Chiang Khong
  • Immigration fees in Houei Xay
  • Soft and Alcohol Drinks during the trip.
  • Visa approval and fees for Laos
  • Services in Luang Prabang
  • Personal insurance
  • Other personal expenses  
  • Operated with minimum 4 persons on board.
  • For safety reasons and according to weather conditions, the program may be amended without prior notice.
  • Optional visits are only a tour guidance for you to visit depending on our programs timing and at your own arrangement.
  • Kamu Riverboat can be replaced by local boat arranged by Kamu Lodge depending on its program and without prior notice.
  • Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% when sharing room with parents.
  • Infants (under 2 years old) are free of charge.
  • "The cruise itineraries can be changed or reversed without prior notice."
Luang Say Mekong Cruises has three boats travelling from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang, or, from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai.

Both cruises stop over for one night in Luang Say Lodge in Pakbeng.

Luang Say boats

The boats are 34 metres long with a 420 HP engine and a steel hull for strength and safety. The boats have a capacity for 40 people in comfortable seats and benches. Each seat has an open air vista. We have coffee tables with magazines and booklets to read during your cruise.
The central section of our Luangsay boats have bench seats, a perfect spot for a game of cards, to share your Mekong stories, or to have lunch.

Each cruise departure has both a French and English speaking guide who are able to answer your questions and point out any sights of interest along the way.

On board there are two western style toilets, one at the back of the boat and one next to the bar in the central section.

Life jackets are available in a variety of sizes including children sizes. There are also rails around the sides of the boat for safety. Luggage can be stored overnight in a large compartment underneath the deck where it can be locked away.

Luang Say Lodge

On the left bank of the river, the Luang Say Lodge is backed by mountainous jungle. The large pavilions of solid teak and rosewood all have beautiful vistas looking out over the Mekong river and the mountains beyond. The traditional Laotian architecture provides accommodation of comfort and character, each bedroom equipped with high ceiling mosquito nets, electric fans and a large private bathroom with hot shower and western style toilet.

The Luang Say Lodge sits majestically above the Mekong River, blending artfully into the natural environment through careful landscaping, raised platforms and indigenous styling. It features 17 large pavilions, each elegantly furnished in dark toned wood and white fabrics, and offering stunning views on three sides of the Mekong.

A central riverbank restaurant is reached by wooden walkways from the pavillions. Here you will enjoy fine, mainly organic, food and can order a choice of drinks from the well stocked bar.
On days with passengers exceeding 20 people, there features an ethnic minority dance performance in the restaurant area. The performers are a mixture of our Luang Say Lodge staff, local villagers and school children

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