Duration: 2D1N

Destinations: Houay Xay-Pak Beng-Luang Prabang

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Enjoy Northern Laos, where the Mekong river shows a pathway full of splendid landscapes and a succession of mountains covered by lush vegetation. Villages along the banks are home to various ethnic groups, dependent on agriculture, fishery, weaving, gold panning and teak exploitation. Experience these wonders with the Shompoo Cruise.


Shompoo cruise organizes 2 day boat cruises with an overnight stay in Pakbeng (not included).It is possible to cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang or from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai.

Day 1: Huay Xai- Pakbeng      

Day 2: Pakbeng- Luang Prabang       

Shompoo cruise organizes 2 day boat cruises with an overnight stay in Pakbeng (not included).It is possible to cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang or from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai.

Huay Xai- Pakbeng

Welcome to Huay Xai! You will be greeted by our friendly guide who will escort you to the pier to board our Shompoo Cruise tour. After a quick stop in Pak Tha, we will be on our way! You will visit a hill-tribe village along the Mekong River where your guide will teach you about the way of living and origins of these rural populations. Lunch will be served on board.During the afternoon, you will have free time to relax with the opportunity to taste many different local fruits, drinks and snacks. We will arrive at our final stop before sunset, where you will leave the boat for an overnight in Pakbeng.

Pakbeng- Luang Prabang

First thing in the morning you will return to your cruise and we will continue to set sail towards Luang Prabang. Lunch will be served on board as we sail towards Pak Ou Village, where you will visit the breathtaking Tam Ting Caves of a Thousand Buddhas.We will arrive in Luang Prabang in the early evening where you will be dropped off to continue your onward journey. 

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  • Transfer in Luang Prabang from your hotel to SHOMPOO CRUISE boat pier and vice-versa;
  • Transfer from Lao immigration to slow boat Pier at Houay Xay for downstream and vice-versa for upstream program;
  • Crew services during the cruise;
  • Admission fees for visiting sites serviced by our English speaking guide;
  • Lunch on board as mentioned in the program. Bottled water, tea, and coffee also included throughout the cruise.


  • Shuttle boat from Houay Xay to Chiang Khong and vice-versa;
  • 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.

Passion Indochina Travel will provide you with a dynamic professional local private tour guide, a private chauffeur and a transportation that suits your style and gives you pleasure, comfort and security through every points of your destination.All our tour guides in our company are registered English Speaking Guides, they are passionate about their city and they take pride in sharing it with others.With our private local tour guide, you’d get the chance to see and learn more among the historic places in the world and their cultures. Be amazed with the breathtaking scenery of Asia and enjoy some once in a lifetime adventure!

Private Tour Guide

The tour guide is always punctual on every destination he/she is needed. You will be picked up at the airport and will be escorted to your hotel and tend to your stuff til their services is needed again. They will also assist you at the airport at every departure, seeing to it that you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint. All the tour guides in all your choices of destination are Locals. Since they know all the areas of the tours you're taking, they make sure that they share to you all the information may it be historical facts, dates and anecdotes or tell stories about the tour sites to make it more interesting and entertaining. They would also suggest the best spots for picture taking.Our tour guides are also flexible when it comes to the itinerary changes if there's any unexpected reason and will be more than accommodating to any alternative suggestions just to ensure that you will have an incredible experience.

Private Chauffeur Services

Arrive in the comfort of your style. Depending on the group size, and the tour packages of your choice, we would accommodate you with the best transportation and a professional Chauffeur to assist you wherever and whenever you need. They would be happy to transport you.