Since 1999, our custom built luxury river boats have travelled on the Mekong in Laos between Luang Prabang and Huay Xai. We are renowned for offering a unique cultural journey and an opportunity to understand more about life and nature along the legendary river.
Day 1: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Kamu Lodge
Departure 9h00: Kamu boat leaves Kamu pier at 9a.m. for cruising up the Mekong River to Kamu Lodge
10h30: Opposite the mouth of the Nam Ou River, near Pak Ou village, the cruise stops to visit the Tam Thing cave. Translated as Rock Cave, it is famous for housing over 2,500 Buddha statues of all sizes and for being a place of pilgrimage for locals.
12h30: The boat arrives at Kamu Lodge, where you will be able to check in and have lunch at the open air restaurant. In the afternoon, you can participate in a variety of activities; visiting Kamu village, archery contest, rice planting and harvesting, traditional fishing and gold panning (January to June). A set menu is served for dinner and you stay overnight at Kamu Lodge.
Day 2: Kamu Lodge – Baw Village – Luang Say Lodge
7h00 > 8h00: A continental breakfast is served at the restaurant from 7H00. Kamu boat leaves at 8H00. After a little time to relax after breakfast, Luang Say boat picks you up between 10h00 -11h00. for cruising up to Pakbeng and the Luang Say Lodge
12h30: Lunch is served on board in a buffet style with a main courses from Laos’ cuisine. A different choice of fish and meat dishes than on the first day is prepared for a greater culinary experience.
13h30: A few hours into the day after enjoying the sights of granite cliffs and sparkling sandy shores, the river boat makes a stop to visit the hill tribe village of Baw, where you can watch the traditional process of making Lao whiskey.
17h00: The river cruise arrives at Luang Say Lodge near Pakbeng before sunset, giving plenty of time to refresh, enjoy the scenery of the river and admire the surrounding nature.
A Laotian dinner is served on the open air terrace overlooking the Mekong River.
Day 3: Pakbeng – Village – Huay xai
6h30: Mornings are special times at Luang Say Lodge with stunning sights of the peaceful neighboring mountains, often shrouded in mist, while a full breakfast is served on the expansive teak terrace.
7h30: The cruise departs for another day of nature discovery along the legendary river with one stop planned along the way to Houei Say
12h00: Lunch is served on board in a buffet style with a main course from Laos’ main culinary delights and a choice of fish and meat dishes.
13h30: After lunch, lunch, the boat stops at a traditional village. This is a chance to observe rural life along the Mekong and witness the daily life of ethnic minorities and their talented craftsmanship.
17h00: Within the Mekong region, the capital of the Lao province of Bokèo, Huay Xai is an important border crossing point with neighboring Chiang Khong, Thailand and was thus chosen as the ideal arrival port for the cruise.
- Transfer from Laos’s immigration to the pier in Houayxay or v.v.
- 3 days cruise with stops and visits en route.
- 2 night accommodation at Luang Say Lodge and Kamu Lodge.
- Meal plan as mentioned in the program
- ( 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts )
- 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.
- Transfer from/to hotel to pier in Luang Prabang
- Shuttle buses to Chiang Khong / Houayxayor Houayxay/ Chiang Khong
- Immigration fees in Houayxay
- Soft and Alcoholic Drinks during the trip.
- Visa approval and fees for Laos
- Services in Luang Prabang
- Personal insurance
- Other personal expenses