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

Prices: From US$370
Route: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou - Pakbeng - Huay Xai
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Depart from: Luang Prabang
Day 1: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou - Pakbeng
Luang Say boat leaves Luang Prabang pier at 7.30am for a cruise up the Mekong to Pakbeng and the Luang Say Lodge. A continental breakfast is served while the boat is cruising to Pak Ou Village, at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, where you will visit the Tam Thing Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. Enjoy a buffet lunch on board then stop at a hilltribe village where you can watch the traditional process of Lao whiskey production. Arrive at Pak Beng around sunset and check in at Luang Say Lodge. Dinner on the terrace, overlooking the Mekong River. (*)

Day 2: Pakbeng - Huay Xai

Full breakfast at the Lodge. At 7.00am board the boat for the second leg of the cruise. En route one stop is made to observe rural life along the Mekong and observe minorities. Buffet lunch on board and then continue to Houei Say where you will arrive before 5.00pm (you may proceed to Chiang Rai, or Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the same day.)
(*) From November to February, on our upstream (Luang Prabang to Houei Say) itinerary, we are sometimes unable to fit a visit to the whiskey village.  We apologise for this but as it can be foggy in the mornings, and getting dark early, we need to ensure the safety of our passengers to get to the LuangSay Lodge during daylight

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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