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  Luang Say Cruise Upstream

 3 days/2 nights         
Start from:     
Luang Prabang           
Destinations:  Pakbeng Luang Prabang
, Pak Ou, Kamu Lodge, Huay Xei
Cost inquiry:   Click here
  Discover the authenic Mekong delta and cruise the river in comfort !

The Luangsay Mekong cruises proposes here a one way journey over 3 days and 2 nights. Accommodations will be at the LuangSay Lodge in Pakbeng, and in the Kamu Lodge between Pak Beng and Luang Prabang.

You can choose to travel down river from Chiang Khong / Houei Say (the Thai/Lao border) to Luang Prabang OR upriver from Luang Prabang to the Thai/Lao border at Huay Xai.


About Luang Say Cruise & pictures of the boat --- > click here!

Departure:  - From 1 Oct 09 to 30 Apr 10 departs every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday.
                   - From 01 May 10 to 30 Sep 10 departs every Monday and Friday.
                   - Please note : No operation in June for maintenance

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou - Kamu Lodge (L/D)
Day 2: Kamu Lodge - Pakbeng (B/L/D)
Day 3: Pakbeng - Huay Xei (B/L)

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: LUANG PRABANG – KAMU LODGE (Lunch, Diner)
The Kamu Riverboat or a local boat departs from Kamu boat pier at 09h00am (please be at Kamu pier at 8h45) for a cruise up the Mekong River to Kamu Village. On the way to Pak Ou Village, at the mouth of the Nam Ou River a visit is organized to Tam Ting “Caves of a thousand Buddha’s”. Then boat to Kamu Village, arrival at Kamu lodge and check-in.
Lunch at the Lodge’s Sala:
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
* Traditional fishing techniques. You can sample your catch for dinner!
* Local village visit
* Archery contest

Dinner and overnight at the Kamu Lodge

Day 2: KAMU LODGE- PAKBENG (Breakfast, Lunch, Diner)
Breakfast at lodge, after some time to relax and a visit to the village of Kamu (optional visit), the Luang Say riverboat pick you up at 10:00-11h00am for a cruise up the Mekong River to Pakbeng. A delicious Buffet lunch is served on board and a brief stop is made at Ban Baw to observe the processing traditional rice alcohol. The boat will arrived at Luang Say Lodge before sunset for overnight stop. Dinner is served at terrace overlooking the Mekong River.

Day 3: PAKBENG – HOUEISAY (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast served at terrace around 06h30am In the morning visit the morning market (Optional) of Pakbeng where the nearby villagers and hill tribes buy and exchange their goods. The Luang Say riverboat departs at 07h30am for her second part of trip. One stop is made to visit and admire the authentic rural life of hill tribe settlements. Lunch is again served on board. Reaching Houeisay before 17h00pm (you may proceed to Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai in the same day.)

TOUR PRICE: US$/Person applied for each group of:
Group of: 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax 7-12 pax Sgl Suppl.

Cost inquiry:   Click here

Cruise includes:
3 days cruise with stops and visits en route
1 nights accommodation at Luangsay Lodge with breakfast and dinner(s)
1 nights accommodation at Kamu Lodge with breakfast and dinner(s)
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

Cruise excludes:
Airfares & airport taxes
Pre/post trip arrangement
Visa and visa arrangement
Travel insurance
Other personal expenses


Also see:

Luang Say Cruise Downstream - 2 days/1night
Houeisay, Pakbeng, Pak Ou, Luang Prabang

Luang Say Cruise Upstream - 2 days/1 night
Luang Prabang, Pak Ou, Pakbeng, Houeisay

Luang Say Cruise Downstream - 3 days/2 nights
Houeisay, Pakbeng, Kamu Lodge, Luang Prabang


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