New Cruise from Chiang Kong to Luang Prabang

Chiang Kong to Luang Prabang cruise

We are delighted to announce that Travel Hub are now appointed agents for the highly rated Shompoo Cruises.

Shompoo Cruises is  a cruise operator offering Mekong River cruises from Chiang Kong (Thailand) to the Unesco World Heritage town of Luang Prabang

The cruise commences in the town of Huay Xai, Laos (on the opposite bank of the Mekong from Chiang Kong, Thailand) and you will cruise in style and comfort for two days down river to Luang Prabang. On route you will overnight in the quaint riverside town of Pakbeng where various accommodation options are offered to suit your comfort expectations. Not only can you enjoy the resplendent scenery of riverside life the cruise will also make some stops at interesting villages and sights on the way so you can really get a great feel and insight into life on the banks of the Mekong. On both days of the cruise a sumptuous lunch will be served onboard featuring local Laotian food,  the boat offers plenty of comfortable seating options, but if you prefer there is also ample space to stretch your legs and take a stroll on this 35m long boat. Apart from the heightened comfort levels there will be service staff on board the boat as well as an English speaking guide to answer you questions and queries.

Comfortable boat seating
Comfortable seating

Chiang Kong/Huay Xai to Luang Prabang Cruise itinerary

ITINERARY

Day 1
• Meet the guide at Chiang Kong 08:00
• After visa processing cross border and board taxi
• Short taxi rude to departure pier
• Cruise departs 10:00
• Pak Tha stop for reporting
• Lunch on board
• Visit hill tribe village on the river banks
• Snack and refreshments will be served
• Arrive Pakbeng before sunset

Overnight
• Pakbeng

Day 2
• Board cruise boat 08:00
• Morning cruising the Mekong
• Lunch on board
• Visit Pak Ou Caves
• Visit Lao Lao Village (Whiskey Village)
•Snack and refreshments will be served
• Arrive Luang Prabang 16:30

 

You can expect a tasty Laotian lunch on board the boat
You can expect a tasty Laotian lunch on board

Those who fly directly into Luang Prabang will miss so much of what this lovely little country has to offer and by spending two days on the cruise boat from Chiang Kong to Luang Prabang you will get a broader insight into Laos than many visitors are not lucky enough to see.

Upstream cruises are also available from Luang Prabang to Chiang Kong

Cruise boat from Chiang Kong to Luang Prabang
The boat is 35m long and built to traditional Mekong boat specifications

 

 

Find more information and booking can be found on the Travel Hub Website.

If you are looking for a budget way of doing this trip then check out transport packages from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang.

 

Mekong cruise boat
What you can expect while on board

 

Pak Ou Caves
Stops will be made along the way including the Pak Ou Caves

 

Toilet and bath room
The all important bathroom facilities

 

Mekong River
Just a glimpse of some of the magnificent scenery

 

 

Find more information and booking can be found on the Travel Hub Website.

If you are looking for a budget way of doing this trip then check out transport packages from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang.

Related posts

Leave a Comment