Cruise Your Day Away on the Mekong
Want more time on the magnificent Mekong river? Then this is the cruise for you. The South to North experience is a full day tour that takes you to various spots south and north of Luang Prabang. Experience both ends of the Mekong and spend a casual day relaxing on a traditional Lao slow boat as you take in the surrounding nature and sights.
Your tour begins in Luang Prabang where you will cruise down the Mekong towards the south as far as Ban Saleuan village. Make a short stop for an eco-tour at Mekong Eden’s Sustainable Organic Farm. The cruise will then journey north, passing Luang Prabang on the way and continuing onwards to Pak Ou. Along the way, you may choose to stop at a scenic spot for lunch. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing lunch on-board the boat as you continue cruising up the river. After lunch, explore the Pak Ou caves. Also known as “Buddha Caves”, Pak Ou holds religious and spiritual significance for the Lao people. Depart from Pak Ou and enjoy the cruise downriver to Luang Prabang where your journey ends.
A DAY ON THE MEKONG
A DAY ON THE MEKONG
What to Expect
DEPART LUANG PRABANG
Meet your boat captain and English-speaking tour guide at the docks. Depart Luang Prabang and enjoy the 1.5-hour cruise south down the Mekong river.
OPTIONAL STOP IN THE SOUTH
If you have chosen to add this option to your tour, you will stop with your guide for an Eco-tour at Mekong Eden’s Sustainable Organic Farm.
CRUISE BACK TO LUANG PRABANG AND CONTINUE ONTO PAK OU CAVES
Begin the cruise back toward Luang Prabang and onto Pak Ou in the north. You may stop at a scenic spot to enjoy lunch or simply eat on-board the slow boat as you coast along the Mekong. Beach stops depend on the water level and season.
ARRIVE PAK OU CAVES
Arrive at Pak Ou and explore the caves with your local guide.
CRUISE BACK TO LUANG PRABANG
Depart Pak Ou and begin the 1.5-hr scenic cruise downriver. Before reaching Luang Prabang the captain will slow the pace as you slowly drift back to town while soaking up a Mekong sunset.
ARRIVE LUANG PRABANG
Arrive back at Luang Prabang. Transportation will be ready to take you back to your hotel.