Halong Bay Boat in Laos

Shompoo

Cruise company: Shompoo cruise
Cruise type: Cheap, Sharing
Destinations: Laos - Laos
Located in Luang Prabang, Shompoo cruise is a travel agency specializing in Mekong river cruises. We run three traditional slow-boats full of charm. 
Destinations: Luang Prabang - Pakbeng - Houay Xay

Itinerary

Day 1 : Luang Prabang - Pakbeng (L, D)
  • The boat leaves the CALAO pier at 7:30am for upsteaming the Mekong to Pakbeng.
  • Meeting point at  07:15am  in  front  of the  hotel  reception,  our  guide  will  wait  for  the  guests with a  sign  of Shompoo Cruise and drive you then directly to the boat pier. On the way, we will stop to visit Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its thousands of Buddha images.
  • Lunch is served on board. The boat arrives in Pakbeng at the end of the afternoon. Overnight stayed in Pakbeng.
Day 2 : Pakbeng - Houay Xay (B, L)
  • Meeting point  at  07:15am on the boat.
  • We leave Pakbeng at 7:30am for continuing the journey upstream on the Mekong River to Houay Xay. Visit a Kamu village along the Mekong River.Lunch is served on board.  
  • After stopping in Pak Tha to have the boat documents signed, we will arrive in Houay Xay around 5:00pm and will drive you to the Lao immigration office by Tuk Tuk (possibility to continue the journey to Thailand on the same day). End of services.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Transfer by Tuk Tuk from Houay Xay slow boat Pier to the Lao immigration office.
  • Transfer in Luang Prabang from your hotel to boat pier.
  • Crew service during the cruise
  • Admission fees for visiting sites serviced by our English speaking guide.
  • Lunch on board as mentioned in the program, drinking water, coffee, tea during meals
  • Group insurance (Limit of 30 000 USD, 2 000 USD per pax for body injury, 3 000 USD per pax for property damage).

Exclude

  • Shuttle boat from Houay Xay to Chiang Khong.
  • Visa/immigration and/or overstay fees in Laos or in Thailand.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Beverages, personal expenses, and tips.
  • Other expenses not mentioned above.    
Remark
  • Departure from Luang Prabang every MONDAY/WEDNEDAY/FRIDAY / SUNDAY.
  • For downstream, our boats leave Houay Xay pier at 9:00 AM. So please be at the immigration office in Houay Xay by 8:30 AM at the latest. One of our guides will wait with a sign of your name.
  • For upstream, our boats leave Luang Prabang at 7:00 AM. Our driver will pick up you at your hotel from 0630am and transport you directly to the CALAO boat pier.
  • From October to February, it can get cold during the cruise; please do not forget to bring a jacket and warm clothes.
  • When you arrive in Pakbeng, you may choose to safely and securely leave your luggage and suitcases onboard with the crew overnight. Bring a smaller overnight bag to carry to and from your hotel for your convenience.
  • For safety reasons and according to the weather conditions, the program may change without prior notice.
  • Our boats are specially made for cruising in the Mekong. 40-meters long, they are equipped with 200 horsepower engines. The hulls are made of steel and passenger decks onboard are made of precious local woods (rosewood and teak). With a sun deck lounge area in the front, a 10 table and 40 seat areas in the middle, and a bar and sitting area in the back, you will certainly enjoy a very comfortable and relaxing time during the cruise.
  • We welcome up to 40 passengers on 10 tables on each cruise. With an open lounge space, a bar and a restaurant serving fine cuisine, you can enjoy landscapes and sceneries along the river in style and comfort. Electricity (220V) is also provided during the whole trip. Newspapers, magazines and games are available on board.
  • Life safety jackets are provided.
  • Please enjoy our homemade Lao gastronomy and the richness of its local flavour. Mekong fish will be served at least once on your journey. Complimentary bottle of water, coffee, tea are included in the package. And our bar provides beer, soft drinks, and other snacks for purchase. For special food requests or dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance.
Destinations: Houay Xay - Pakbeng - Luang Prabang

Itinerary

Day 1 : Houay Xay - Pakbeng (L, D)
  • At 08:30am, the guests will meet our guide with a welcome sign at the Lao immigration office. He will help to fill the application form to get the Lao Visa. After getting the VISA, guests will take a joining transfer by Tuk Tuk to the slow boat pier to embark on one of our boats.
  • During the cruise, the boat will take its first stop in Pak Tha, to get signed the boat documents. Lunch is served on board. We stop then a second time at the Kamu village of Ban Houay Hao.
  • The boat will arrive at Pakbeng before the night. Overnight stayed in Pakbeng.
Day 2 : Pakbeng - Luang Prabang (B, L)
  • At 8:00am, the boat leaves Pakbeng. On the way, one lunch served on board and 2 stops: visit first Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting), go then to Ban Xang Hai, a lao lao whisky village.
  • Arrive in Luang Prabang (CALAO BOAT PIER) around 4:30pm. End of the services.
 

Price & Booking

Include

  • Transfer from Lao immigration to Houay Xay slow boat Pier.
  • Transfer in Luang Prabang from boat Pier to your hotel.
  • Crew service during the cruise.
  • Admission fees for visiting sites serviced by our English speaking guide.
  • Lunch on board as mentioned in the program, drinking bottled water, coffee, tea during meals

Exclude

  • Shuttle boat from Houay Xay to Chiang Khong.
  • Visa/immigration and/or overstay fees in Laos or in Thailand.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Beverages, personal expenses, and tips.
  • Other expenses not mentioned above.    
Remark
  • Departure from Houay Xay every MONDAY/TUESDAY / THURSDAY / SATURDAY.
  • For downstream, our boats leave Houay Xay pier at 9:00 AM. So please be at the immigration office in Houay Xay by 8:30 AM at the latest. One of our guides will wait with a sign of your name.
  • For upstream, our boats leave Luang Prabang at 7:00 AM. Our driver will pick up you at your hotel from 0630am and transport you directly to the CALAO boat pier.
  • From October to February, it can get cold during the cruise; please do not forget to bring a jacket and warm clothes.
  • When you arrive in Pakbeng, you may choose to safely and securely leave your luggage and suitcases onboard with the crew overnight. Bring a smaller overnight bag to carry to and from your hotel for your convenience.
  • For safety reasons and according to the weather conditions, the program may change without prior notice.
  • Our boats are specially made for cruising in the Mekong. 40-meters long, they are equipped with 200 horsepower engines. The hulls are made of steel and passenger decks onboard are made of precious local woods (rosewood and teak). With a sun deck lounge area in the front, a 10 table and 40 seat areas in the middle, and a bar and sitting area in the back, you will certainly enjoy a very comfortable and relaxing time during the cruise.
  • We welcome up to 40 passengers on 10 tables on each cruise. With an open lounge space, a bar and a restaurant serving fine cuisine, you can enjoy landscapes and sceneries along the river in style and comfort. Electricity (220V) is also provided during the whole trip. Newspapers, magazines and games are available on board.
  • Life safety jackets are provided.
  • Please enjoy our homemade Lao gastronomy and the richness of its local flavour. Mekong fish will be served at least once on your journey. Complimentary bottle of water, coffee, tea are included in the package. And our bar provides beer, soft drinks, and other snacks for purchase. For special food requests or dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance.
Services & Facilities
General
  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Services
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • IDD at the reception
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant
Dining Room & Bar
  • A 10 tables and 40 seats restaurant in the middle, and a Bar and sitting area in the back serving Lao cuisine

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