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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

The Mekong River runs through Laos and shaped many verdant little villages on its way. With this excursion, you will enjoy a boat trip on this great river and stay in rustic lodges, typical of Laos.

Detailed program

Day 01: Houei Say – Pak Beng (L/D)
The LuangSay boat departs from Houeisay pier at 09:00 hrs for a cruise down the Mekong River to Pak Beng. One stop is made to visit and admire the authentic rural life of hill tribe settlements. A delicious Buffet lunch is served on board. The boat will arrive at LuangSay Lodge before sunset for overnight stop. Dinner is served at terrace overlooking the Mekong River. Overnight at Luangsay Lodge
Day 02: Pakeng – Kamu lodge (B/L/D )
Breakfast served at terrace around 07:30 hrs. In the morning visit the morning market (Optional) of Pak Beng where the nearby villagers and hill tribes buy and exchange their goods. Luangsay Boat departs at 08:30 a.m. for her second part of trip; boat makes another stop at Ban Baw to observe the processing traditional rice alcohol. Lunch is again served on board; then the boat cruise to Kamu Village. The boat will arrived at 14h00 in Kamu Lodge for the check in. In the afternoon you may choose to participate in the different activities. You will be rewarded with a very original Lao experience.
•          Rice planting and harvesting in surrounding rice fields
•          Gold panning (January to June) in the Mekong. Anything you find is yours!
•          Jungle walks to search for medicinal plants
•          Trekking through the forest to waterfalls (two hour hike and boat ride)
•          Traditional fishing techniques. You can sample your catch for dinner!
•          Local village visit
•          Archery contest
Dinner and overnight at Kamu Lodge
Day 03: Kamu lodge - Luang Prabang (B/L)
Breakfast at lodge, after some time to relax and a visit to the village of Kamu, cruise down to Luang Prabang (UNESCO world heritage city) by Kamu boat to Pak Ou village at the mouth of Nam Ou River, boat stops for a trip to visit Tam Ting ‘Caves of thousand Buddhas. Arrive at Luang Prabang before lunch. End of services

Price and Included


Check rate

  2. From To   20/12/2018

Single supplement (116 USD) Single supplement (115 USD)
Single supplement (98 USD) Single supplement (92 USD)
Single supplement (92 USD)

Hotels list of this tour Stars Cities
Luangsay Lodge hotel Pakbeng


  • 3 days cruise with stops and visits en route
  • 1 night accommodation at Luangsay Lodge with breakfast and dinner
  • 1 night accommodation at Kamu Lodge with breakfast and dinner
  • Assistance of an English speaking cruise escort during the cruise (no guide on board)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and during meals
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned
  • Services of qualified crews during the cruise
  • Group insurance


Airfares & airport taxes
Pre/post trip arrangement
Visa to Laos
Personal travel insurance
Bank fees for payment
Tips & personal expenses as drinks, laundry, phone….

Mekong River boat trip

It is definitely well worth a boat trip to explore the river life on the Mekong. It is important that you do it in wet season to see its abundance and richness ...



Around Luang Prabang, magnificent natural sceneries abound everywhere: steep mountains, lush jungle, immense river, impressive waterfalls and mystical caves.