LAO - T 07: LUANGSAY CRUISE 3, 2 days                                                          

Luang Prabang – Pakbeng – Huay Xai                                                                    


Departure: every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday


Day 1     Luang Prabang - Pakbeng

* No local guide *


Pick up from the hotel in Luang Prabang and transfer to boat pier. Journey by boat on one of the Pak Ou boats from Luang Prabang to Pakbeng. The boat leaves in the morning for the first leg of the cruise to Pakbeng with a stop at Pak Ou village at the mouth of the Nam Ou River to visit the Tham Ting Caves of a Thousand Buddha’s. Stop off at a village for a lesson in how rice wine is made.

Lunch on board then visit a fishing village before arriving in Pakbeng in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Pakbeng


PAK OU BOATS: the Pak Ou boats are the perfect slow boat for leisurely river travel. With 18 and 34 meter steel hulls they have a capacity of 36 comfortable seats each, with an open air view, a fully stocked bar and cooler and toilet facilities.


PAK OU CAVES: two caves (Tham Thing – lower cave and Tham Phum) full of Buddha images of various styles, ages and sizes located in the steep rock cliff at the confluence of the Mekong River and Ou River.


BAN XANG HAI: located near the Pak Ou Caves, this village was once a 'Jar-Maker Village' and nowadays the community fills the jars (which come from elsewhere) with láo-láo, the local rice whisky.


Departure: every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday


Day 2     Pakbeng – Huay Xai

* No local guide *


After breakfast, on board one of the Pak Ou boats from Pakbeng to Huay Xai. First thing in the morning the Pak Ou boat leaves the pier for a leisurely cruise up the Mekong towards Huay Xai (Lao-Thai border). Several stops along the way offer the opportunity to sample rural life first-hand and marvel at just how little has changed over the centuries. Arrival in Huay Xai is in the late afternoon.



End of Services    **Note: Itinerary subject to change due to boat schedules. 




Per pax

1 Pax

2-8 Pax

9+ Pax









- Valid from 1April 05 to 30 Sep 05

- The above rates are in USD per person base on twin sharing room

- The 16th pax is FOC in sharing double room.

- Child reduction (sharing bed of parents): under 2 years FOC; under 12 years -30%




On board

Pak Ou Boat


Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered. All hotel ratings are according to the local accreditation authority.


Included services:

- English or German-speaking guide.

- Meals according to itinerary.

- Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle (complimentary cold towels and drinking water).

- Sightseeing incl. admissions fees according to itinerary.

- Accommodation in hotels as mentioned above or equivalent.


Excluded services:

- International and domestic airport tax. **Airport tax information**

- Visa fees, drinks, and personal expenses.




1. Please note that the validity of this quotation includes the Christmas and New Year period. Many hotels could include last minute compulsory meal packages during these festivals. We will inform you of any additional costs, if applicable, as soon as we are notified by the hotels, and will adjust the quotation accordingly.


2. Please note that general terms and conditions apply as stated in our Terms and Conditions.