Day 1: HOUAY XAY – PAKBENG
Stop At: Huay Xai, Laos
07:45: From Houay Xay.
Our crew members and tour guide will be waiting you either at your hotel in Houay Xay or at Lao side border crossing. (Please advise us where will be most convenience for us to pick up).
From the pickup point you will be taken to the pier to board the luxury slow boat for the cruise downriver to the town of Pakbeng.
10:00: Depart to Pakbeng, this journey takes 7-8hrs.
Onboard you are free to help yourself to tea/coffee/ water and fresh fruit. On the way we will stop off and visit a Hill tribe village along the Mekong River. Our guide will explain the way of living and the origins of these rural populations.
Lunch is served on board, and during the afternoon, you will be free to relax and taste local flavors with seasonal snacks and drinks. There are more variety of snacks and alcoholic drinks available for sale. The boat will arrive in Pakbeng before sunset, we will collect you and transfer you from the Pakbeng Pier to the Le Grand Pakbeng resort.
At the hotel we will show you to your villa, then welcome you to the infinity poolside for a welcome drink and witness the spectacular sunset.
18:30: After the sunset your evening meal will be serve, depending on the group size it will be an Asian Gourmet set dinner or Buffet. From here you have free time to soak up the moon light views or sample a few cocktails at the bistro.
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in Pakbeng
Day 2: PAKBENG - LUANG PRABANG
Stop At: Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
07:30: Depart to Pakbeng Pier. Use your free time in the morning for asking some questions about Luang Prabang and Laos to our guide.
Lunch is served on board. After lunch we will make a stop to visit the famous Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its thousands of Buddha images. Shortly after the second stop will be at the Lao Lao village, commonly known as the Whisky Village.
The guide will provide information about the locally made rice whisky, and you will have the chance to sample. Enjoy the charm of this small and authentic village, its temple and local artisans.
After you will be served a typical snack and drink on board in the afternoon.
Arrive in Luang Prabang around 16:30 from here we will take you to your chosen hotel. Our services stop after we drop you off.
Duration: 7 hours
No accommodation included on this day.