Mekong Experiences Designed For You
Mekong Experiences Designed For You
Indulge in the Mekong on a cruise custom-made for you. Discover the stunning scenery and sights of the river on one of our handcrafted slow boats, each equipped to take you on different adventures along the Mekong. From visiting popular sites to stepping off the beaten track, there are so many great ways to explore the Mekong and we aim to make these experiences accessible to everyone.
What To Expect
Your English-speaking guide and driver will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the boat.
Meet your captain at the dock. Depart Luang Prabang and begin your cruise on the Mekong.
Sites of interest will be selected according to your interests and schedule. An itinerary will be customized and provided at time of reservation. See Mekong Sites & Activities below.
Spend time cruising and exploring the Mekong according to your customized itinerary.
Arrive back at Luang Prabang. Transportation will be ready to take you back to your hotel.
Mekong Sites & Activites
Below are a few suggestions and sites of interests for spending time on the Mekong. There are many combinations and different ways to enjoy the river. Choose sites to suit your interests and feel free to share your thoughts. We will take care of the logistics.
Ban Muang Khay is the second of two dock locations when visiting Kuang Si waterfalls. Depending on guests’ boat selection and schedule, cruises to Kuang Si waterfalls may or may not dock here.
Guest’s visiting Kuang Si waterfalls will disembark at Ban Sing or Ban Muang Khay, where transportation will be waiting to take them onward by land. For more information on Kuang Si waterfalls and activities in the area please see our Kuang Si Waterfall cruise.
Delight in a village lunch with Ms. Phai and if you are up for it, take a short trek to Tham Pha Dao, Ban Saleuan’s small cave.
Ban Sing is the first of two dock locations when visiting Kuang Si waterfalls by boat. This is the main dock and is located across the river from Ban Saleuan.
Mekong Eden Farm is a sustainable organic farm accessible by boat only. Stop for an agro-ecological garden tour or enjoy a freshly prepared organic lunch or sunset dinner while overlooking stunning views of the Mekong.
Lao Pottery House is a small village that has been manufacturing pottery for over 400 years. Stop and explore the village, participate in a 1-hour traditional Lao pottery making experience, or join a half-day pottery workshop.
Stop to discover one of the historical Buddhist temples in Chomphet. Explore the caves of Wat Sack Kalin, admire the beautifully manicured grounds of Wat Kokpab, or walk up to Wat Nong Sakeo for a stunning view overlooking Luang Prabang & the Mekong.
For a true local experience hop over for a little fun on Cucumber island. Join the locals at one of the bamboo huts along the shoreline or relax at our private beach (local style) offering a great sunset view.
Make a stop in Ban Sang Khong (Saa Paper Village) and explore the many shops specializing in Lao handicrafts and textiles. Or visit Ban Xang Hai (Whiskey Village) for a taste of Lao Lao whiskey and learn how this local rice whiskey is made.
Stop for a bite to eat and enjoy traditional Lao dishes at this scenic restaurant overlooking the Mekong. On route to Pak Ou caves.
On route to Pak Ou caves local villages sprinkle to shorelines. Apart from stopping at Saa Paper Village or Whiskey village, one can stop in Ban Muang Khum, a Lao Loum village known for harvesting and producing Khaiphan “riverweed” (seasonal). Ban Sanouk is a small village shared by Hmong & Khmu people. The villagers are friendly and the women are often selling small embroidered textiles. Ban Muang Keo sits on the confluence of the Nam Ou river and the Mekong, close to Pak Ou caves. It is a Lao Loum village offering a much simpler and smaller scale of whiskey village.
Pak Ou caves, also known as Buddha caves, hold great significance for the Lao people and are one of Luang Prabang’s more popular sites of interest. The cruise to the caves offers magnificent views of mountainous landscapes. For more information please see our Pak Ou Cruise. Minimum 4 hours.