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Luang Say Cruise on Laos River
Luang Say Cruise on Laos River
Luang Say Cruise on Laos River
Luang Say Cruise on Laos River
Luang Say Cruise on Laos River
Luang Say Cruise on Laos River
Luang Say Cruise on Laos River
Luang Say Cruise on Laos River
Luang Say Cruise on Laos River
Luang Say Cruise on Laos River
Luang Say Cruise on Laos River

Luang Say Cruise

Laos  |  Launched: 2017

From US $354/pax

Luang Say CruiseOverview

Beyond the bustling marketplace stalls and gilded temple spires of Luang Prabang, the soul of Laos pulses along the mighty Mekong River. Forget fleeting photos and rushed itineraries - Luang Say Cruise in Laos invites you to immerse yourself in the rhythm of the river, a ribbon weaving through ancient villages, verdant jungles, and breathtaking karst formations.

Imagine yourself aboard our elegantly crafted boat, basking in the golden Laotian sun as the Mekong unfolds its enchanting story. Whether you seek the mystical allure of the Pak Ou Caves adorned with thousands of golden Buddhas, the turquoise paradise of Kuang Si Waterfalls, or the serene beauty of a riverside traditional village, Luang Say offers a Laos cruise crafted for your soul.

Ready to experience Luang Prabang and the surroundings at their best? Pick your Luang Say itinerary and start your voyage with Laos River Cruise!

Highlightsof Luang Say Cruise

Cozy central gathering space

Your Luang Say Cruise welcomes you with a maximum of 40 fellow travelers, fostering a relaxed and social atmosphere. Imagine swapping stories and sharing laughter as you sail past verdant landscapes of the majestic Mekong! While the sun warms your skin and the river whispers its secrets, our selection of magazines and booklets provides quiet entertainment at your fingertips.

Expert guidance and support

Navigate the Mekong's winding paths with confidence, knowing you're in the care of experienced professionals. Your English-speaking guide, an encyclopedia of Laotian lore, is your key to unlocking the river's mysteries. They'll answer your questions, point out hidden treasures, and weave compelling narratives, transforming your journey into a rich tapestry of cultural insights.

Guaranteed Safety for your peace of mind

Your well-being is our top priority. From the moment you step onboard, modern conveniences offer comfort and ease. Imagine the convenience of two western-style toilets, one strategically located at the rear and another nestled near the central bar. And for your complete peace of mind, we provide life jackets in all sizes, including for our youngest adventurers. Your precious belongings are safeguarded overnight in a spacious compartment beneath the deck, allowing you to truly unwind and immerse yourself in the Mekong's embrace.

Facilitiesof Luang Say Cruise

 Tours

 Front desk [24-hour]

 English

 Toiletries

 Bottled Water

 Seating Area

 Fire extinguisher

 Life Jackets

Deck Plan

Full Itinerary (6)of Luang Say Cruise

Luang Say Cruise 1 Night (Upstream)

Destination: Luang Prabang, Pakbeng, Huay Xai

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the ideal pilgrimage place of people from all over Laos - Pak Ou Caves
  • Learn about the lives of local mountain people and taste Lao whiskey in Baw village
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with specialties in beautiful nature
  • Visit small villages and observe the peaceful lives of the people

Itinerary of Luang Say Cruise 1 Night (Upstream)

Day 1: LUANG PRABANG – PAK BENG (B, L, D)

Embark on the ship at 7:00 AM today, and enjoy the breakfast on board as we begin the first day of the journey.

After a brief journey upstream, we arrive in Pak Ou Caves. It is the home to over two thousand Buddha images in all shapes and sizes and the ideal pilgrimage for Laos people from all over the country.

Return on board for lunch.

After finishing lunch and rest, we reached the hill tribe village of Baw. Here you can have a taste of the traditional Lao whiskey.

Arrive in Pak Beng at 5:00 PM, leave the ship to check in to your hotel room in Luang Say Lodge.

The dinner is served in the hotel ground by the river.

Day 2: PAKBENG – HUAY XAI (B, L)

Enjoy the early breakfast at the hotel as you take in the fresh air and the new sunlight. Return back on board at 8:00 AM for a long day of sailing to reach Huay Xai in the afternoon.

The morning will be spent leisurely on board until lunch.

Finishing lunch, we stop at one of the typical but charming little village by the river. Take the chance to interact with the curios folks and learn about their simple yet hard-working life.

Arrive in Huay Xai in the afternoon at 5:00 PM. Check-out of the cruise for your onward journey.

What's included

Transfer from Laos’s immigration to the pier in Houayxay or v.v.
1-night accommodation at the Luang Say Lodge.
Meal plan as mentioned in the program.
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 boats 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.

Luang Say Cruise 2 Nights (Downstream)

Destination: Huay Xai, Pakbeng, Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang, Kamu Lodge, Pak Ou, Luang Prabang

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Make handkerchiefs & set traps to catch animals with Hmong people
  • Visit beautiful villages by the river and observe the lives of locals
  • Capture the poetic sunset on  Luang Say Cruise
  • Discover Pak Ou Caves with thousands of Buddha statues
  • Enjoy special traditional whiskey in Laos

Itinerary of Luang Say Cruise 2 Nights (Downstream)

Day 1: HUAY XAI – PAK BENG (B, L, D)

Huay Xai is an important landmark of Laos. Take the position as the border crossing town, it is also the capital of the Bokeo Province up north of the country. You will embark on the cruise this morning at 9:30 AM at the port.

After the brief welcome reception and an hour of sailing, we stopped at one of the typical but charming little villages by the river. Take the chance to interact with the curios folks and learn about their simple yet hard-working life.

Return back on board and some times later, we enjoy lunch on board.

The afternoon is spent leisurely on board as we approach Pak Beng in the afternoon. Arrival before sunset, and check-in to your room in Luang Say Lodge.

The dinner is served in the hotel ground by the river.

Day 2: PAKBENG – PAK OU – LUANG PRABANG (B, L)

Enjoy the early breakfast at the hotel as you take in the fresh air and the new sunlight. Return back on board at 8:00 AM for a long day of sailing to reach Luang Prabang in the afternoon.

After a few hour of the journey, we leave the ship to make a hiking trip to a hill tribe of Baw. Here you can have a taste of the traditional Lao whiskey.

After an hour of visiting, return back on board to continue sailing and enjoy lunch on board.

Spend the early afternoon resting and observing the life on the bank before we reach Pak Ou at around 3:30 PM. Pak Ok Caves is the home to over two thousand Buddha images in all shapes and sizes and the ideal pilgrimage for Laos people from all over the country.

After the visit, we return back on board to finish the journey. Arrive in Luang Prabang at 5:00 PM, check-out of the cruise.

Day 3: KAMU LODGE – PAK OU – LUANG PRABANG (B, L)

Today, you can have the morning to relax in the lodge or do optional activities offered here. At 12:00 PM, check out of the room and enjoy lunch at the restaurant to prepare for the final leg of your cruise trip.

Spend the early afternoon resting and observing the life on the bank before we reach Pak Ou at around 3:30 PM. Pak Ok Caves is the home to over two thousand Buddha images in all shapes and sizes and the ideal pilgrimage for Laos people from all over the country.

After the visit, we returned back on board to finish the journey. Arrive in Luang Prabang at 5:00 PM, and check-out of the cruise.

What's included

Transfer from Laos’s immigration to the pier in Houayxay or v.v.
2 days cruise with stops and visits en route
1-night accommodation at the Luang Say Lodge
Meal plan as mentioned in the program
( 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast )
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 boats 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.

Luang Say Cruise 2 Nights (Downstream)

Destination: Huay Xai, Pakbeng, Baw Village, Kamu lodge, Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the border town of Huay Xai with its quaint little riverside villages
  • Relax at Kamu Lodge eco-lodge surrounded by lush tropical vegetation
  • Try traditional whiskey in Baw village in the high mountains
  • Admire thousands of statues at the spiritual Pak Ou Caves
  • Enjoy a hearty menu with Lao specialties that change every meal

Itinerary of Luang Say Cruise 2 Nights (Downstream)

Day 1: HUAY XAI – VILLAGE – PAKBENG (L, D)

Huay Xai is an important landmark of Laos. Take the position as the border crossing town, it is also the capital of the Bokeo Province up north of the country. You will embark on the cruise this morning at 9:30 AM at the port.

After the brief welcome reception and an hour of sailing, we stop at one of the typical but charming little village by the river. Take the chance to interact with the curios folks and learn about their simple yet hard-working life.

Return back on board and sometimes later, we enjoy lunch on board.

The afternoon is spent leisurely on board as we approach Pak Beng in the afternoon. Arrival before sunset, check-in to your room in Luang Say Lodge.

The dinner is served in the hotel ground by the river.

Day 2: PAKBENG – BAW VILLAGE – KAMU LODGE (B, L)

Enjoy the early breakfast at the hotel as you take in the fresh air and the new sunlight. Return back on board at 8:00 AM for a long day of sailing to reach Luang Prabang in the afternoon.

After a few hour of the journey, we leave the ship to make a hiking trip to a hill tribe of Baw. Here you can have a taste of the traditional Lao whiskey.

After an hour of visiting, return back on board to continue sailing and enjoy lunch on board.

Arrive in Kamu Lodge early this afternoon. After checking in you are free to roam the area surrounding with various activities.

Day 3: KAMU LODGE – PAK OU – LUANG PRABANG (B, L)

What's included

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

Luang Say Cruise 2 Nights (Upstream)

Destination: Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Caves, Kamu Lodge, Huay Xai

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the home of thousand Buddha images - Pak Ou Caves 
  • Hike to the Baw mountain tribe and enjoy traditional Lao whiskey
  • Witness breathtaking nature along Mekong River
  • Learn about the simple but hard-working lives of local villages
  • Enjoy sumptuous feasts with Laos local specialties

Itinerary of Luang Say Cruise 2 Nights (Upstream)

Day 1: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU – KAMU LODGE (L, D)

The boat leaves Luang Prabang at 9:00 AM today and cruises upstream toward the Kamu Lodge.

After a brief journey upstream, we arrive in Pak Ou Caves. It is the home to over two thousand Buddha images in all shapes and sizes and the ideal pilgrimage for Laos people from all over the country.

Arrive in Kamu Lodge midday. Enjoy lunch at the hotel before checking in. In the afternoon, you are free to roam the area surrounding with various activities.

Have dinner at the hotel and spend the night there.

Day 2: KAMU LODGE – PAK OU – LUANG PRABANG (B, L, D)

Today, you can have the morning to relax in the lodge or do optional activities offered here. At 12:00 PM, check-out of the room and embark on board of the cruise, where a delicious lunch awaits.

After a few hour of the journey, we leave the ship to make a hiking trip to a hill tribe of Baw. Here you can have a taste of the traditional Lao whiskey.

The afternoon is spent leisurely on board as we approach Pak Beng in the afternoon. Arrival before sunset, check-in to your room in Luang Say Lodge.

The dinner is served in the hotel ground by the river.

Day 3: LUANG PRABANG – HUAY XAI (B, L)

After breakfast, the cruise departs for another day of nature discovery along the legendary river with one stop planned along the way to Houei Say.

Spend the leisure morning on board as the boat makes its way northbound.

After finishing lunch, we stop at one of the typical but charming little village by the river. Take the chance to interact with the curios folks and learn about their simple yet hard-working life.

Arrive in Huay Xai, border town to Thailand before sunset.

What's included

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

Luang Say Cruise 2 Nights: Kamu (Downstream)

Destination: Chiang Rai, Huay Xai, Pakbeng, Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Visit Kamu village with elaborately designed traditional houses
  • Admire the mountains shrouded in mist in the early morning air
  • Explore 2,500 Buddha statues of all sizes at Pak Ou Caves
  • Enjoy Lao specialties with diverse dishes
  • Discover French architecture & traditional crafts in Luang Prabang

Itinerary of Luang Say Cruise 2 Nights: Kamu (Downstream)

Day 1: CHIANG RAI (L, D)

Today, we will pick you up from your hotel in Chiang Rai to Lanjia Lodge – the meeting point. First, you will be introduced to the Hmong and Lahu tribe culture here.

Enjoy lunch in the hotel overlooking the Mekong and Laos.

This afternoon, we will participate in the handkerchief-making demonstration with some local Hmong women. Alternatively, you could observe and learn the art of setting trap to catch animals or other activities of the Hmong people.

Have dinner while watching a traditional performance.

Day 2: CHIANG RAI – HUAY XAI – PAKBENG (B, L, D)

Early this morning, have breakfast at 6:00 AM in order to leave for the boat at 7:00 AM and reach Chiang Khong in order to cross the border to Huay Xai.

After breakfast, leave Lanjia Lodge at 7h00 am to be transferred to the Thai-Lao border of Chiang Khong-Huay Xai. Our team will meet you at the immigration office and assist you during the border crossing. Once you are on the Lao side, a minivan will bring you to the boat pier for your cruise.

Huay Xai is an important landmark of Laos. Take the position as the border crossing town, it is also the capital of the Bokeo Province up north of the country. You will embark on the cruise this morning at 9:30 AM at the port.

After the brief welcome reception and an hour of sailing, we stop at one of the typical but charming little villages by the river. Take the chance to interact with the curios folks and learn about their simple yet hard-working life.

Return back on board and some times later, we enjoy lunch on board.

The afternoon is spent leisurely on board as we approach Pak Beng in the afternoon. Arrival before sunset, check-in to your room in Luang Say Lodge.

The dinner is served in the hotel ground by the river.

Day 3: PAKBENG – PAK OU – LUANG PRABANG (B, L)

Enjoy the early breakfast at the hotel as you take in the fresh air and the new sunlight. Return on board at 8:00 AM for a long day of sailing to reach Luang Prabang in the afternoon.

After a few hours of the journey, we leave the ship to make a hiking trip to a hill tribe of Baw. Here you can have a taste of the traditional Lao whiskey.

After an hour of visiting, return back on board to continue sailing and enjoy lunch on board.

Spend the early afternoon resting and observing the life on the bank before we reach Pak Ou at around 3:30 PM. Pak Ok Caves is the home to over two thousand Buddha images in all shapes and sizes and the ideal pilgrimage for Laos people from all over the country.

After the visit, we returned back on board to finish the journey. Arrive in Luang Prabang at 5:00 PM, and check out of the cruise.

What's included

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

Luang Say Cruise 2 Nights: Namkat Yorla Pa (Upstream)

Destination: Luang Prabang, Namkat Yorla Pa, Pakbeng, Luang Say Lodge

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Become a true local by working on organic farms in Kamu village
  • Enjoy a savory dinner with traditional performances by local artists
  • ​Visit Ban Yor village famous for its pottery and weaving
  • Explore to Pak Ou Caves with thousands of Buddha statues
  • Taste traditional Lao whiskey after trekking to the Baw mountain tribe

Itinerary of Luang Say Cruise 2 Nights: Namkat Yorla Pa (Upstream)

Day 1: LUANG PRABANG – NAMKAT YORLA PA (L, D)

Meet the representatives at Saffron Café and energize with a cup of coffee of your choices. Then at 7:45, begin the trip by passing through the countryside and watch the people starting the new days of working. En route, we stop at Ban Lak 52 – a Hmong village – which is 3 hours away from Luang Prabang.

We arrive in Mankat Yorla Pa in midday. Next is of course lunch at the restaurant by the pool of the resort.

After lunch, there are various opportunities to transform into a true local with activities like helping errands in the organic farms, visiting the house in Kamu village.

Afterward, reward yourselves with a hearty dinner accompanied with cultural traditional performance from local artists.

Day 2: NAMKAT YORLA PA – PAKBENG (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we leave from Namkat Yorla Pa to Luang Say Lodge in Pakbeng.

After 2 hours of driving, we reach Ban Yor famous for their pottery and weaving. Arrive in Luang Say Lodge – Pak Beng in the midday where you will enjoy lunch.

The afternoon can be spent leisurely or with one of the optional activities.

The dinner is served in the hotel ground by the river.

Day 3: PAKBENG – LUANG SAY LODGE (B, L)

Enjoy the early breakfast at the hotel as you take in the fresh air and the new sunlight. Return on board at 8:00 AM for a long day of sailing to reach Luang Prabang in the afternoon.

After a few hours of the journey, we leave the ship to make a hiking trip to a hill tribe of Baw. Here you can have a taste of the traditional Lao whiskey.

After an hour of visiting, return back on board to continue sailing and enjoy lunch on board.

Spend the early afternoon resting and observing the life on the bank before we reach Pak Ou at around 3:30 PM. Pak Ok Caves is the home to over two thousand Buddha images in all shapes and sizes and the ideal pilgrimage for Laos people from all over the country.

After the visit, we returned back on board to finish the journey. Arrive in Luang Prabang at 5:00 PM, and check-out of the cruise.

What's included

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

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