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SHOMPOO CRUISE – UPSTREAM CRUISE

18/02 Ounkham Road, Luang Prabang
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Duration

2 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

1 person

Languages

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Shompoo cruise, organizer of cruises on the Mekong since 2011, allows you to move and discover  Laos through to the one of biggest river of Asia. With his four traditional slow-boats full of charm,  enjoy the beautiful landscapes and learn the story of this famous watercourse. Thanks to thier 10 years of experience in tourism (hotel industry, river cruises and tour operations),  the team has acquired the know-how to lead you on an unforgettable boat trip.

SHOMPOO CRUISE - UPSTREAM CRUISE

DAY 1: LUANG PRABANG – PAKBENG The boat leaves Luang Prabang at 7:00am for upstream the Mekong to Pakbeng. French Breakfast is served on board. In the morning, we will stop to visit Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its over two thousands Buddha statues. It is one of the most important Pilgrimage place for lao people. After the visit, our English speaking guide will organize a small lecture and will explain the different ethnicities here in Laos. Lao traditional Lunch set is served on board. In the afternoon, quick visit at Ban Baw village, a complex but harmonic mixed of three ethnicity: Lao Loun, Shan and Tai Lue. Today the village is famous for its laol ao whiskey making. The boat arrives in Pakbeng before the night. Overnight in Pakbeng Note: meeting point is 06:45am at our boat pier. DAY 2: PAKBENG - HOUAY XAY Embark at 7:00am on the boat. Normally your hotel in Pakbeng must have prepared a take away breakfast box for the shompoo cruise travelers that they can eat on board. In the morning, our guide and cooker will make a short demonstration on how to make some lao desserts and local drinks that travelers will eat later in the afternoon. Just before lunch, the boat will stop to visit a traditional Kamu village (Ban Houa Phalam), a tiny cozy place which host about 90 families. Travelers will learn about rural lifestyle in a very remote area. Lao traditional Lunch set is served on board. Before to reach Houay Xay pier, enjoy the homemade desserts and drinks made by our team and the travelers. The boat will arrive at destination before 4:30pm (possibility to continue the journey to Thailand on the same day). End of services.

  • Welcome at Lao immigration in Houay Xay + assistance to apply for the visa to Laos.
  • Transfer on a sharing minivan from Lao immigration office to slow boat Pier in Houay Xay for
  • downstream and vice-versa for upstream program.
  • Crew service during the cruise.
  • Baggage handling during all the cruise.
  • Admission fees for visiting sites serviced by our English-speaking guide. Lunch on board as
  • mentioned in the program (except for charter boat). drinking bottled water, coffee & tea.
  • Transfer in Luang Prabang from your hotel to boat pier and vice-versa.
  • Shuttle bus from Houay Xay to Chiang Khong (upstream cruise).
  • Visa/immigration and/or overstay fees in Laos or in Thailand.
  • Accommodation and meals in PakBeng.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Beverages, personal expenses, and tips.
  • Other expenses not mentioned above.

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Tour's Location

18/02 Ounkham Road, Luang Prabang

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