Great trip on shompoo cruise

Shompoo Cruise

From: 165$
Duration
2days
Start
Finish
Category
Laos,
Themes
Cruises,
Ages
Group size
Carbon offset

Overview

Our boats are especially made for the Mekong sailing. With 35-meter long, they are equipped with engines of 200 horsepower. Hulls are made of steel and layouts on board of preciouslocal wood (rosewood and teak).
With a sundeck salon lounge area in the front, a 10 tables and 40 seats restaurant in the middle, and a Bar and sitting area in the back, you will spend a very comfortable and relaxing time during the cruise. With 2 lunches will be served on board, you will experience and discover authentic Lao cuisine.

All during the cruise, you will also enjoy and admire various natural landscapes and life sceneries.

Our cruises are limited to 40 passengers in order to ensure everyone’s room and comfort. Electricity is also provided during the whole trip with a 220V voltage.

The crew, formed by an experienced captain, an engineer, a cook, a waiter and an english speaking tour guide, does its best to make this Mekong cruise unique.

The crew and all the management team of SHOMPOO CRUISE develop also small projects in each visited villages. We try to help villagers (especially school and young students) providing pencils, pens, books, soap, school uniforms, shoes and others useful materials they really need. For more information, please refer to the Help to Villagers page.


Itinerary

MEKONG DOWN STREAM

Departure from Houay Xay every TUESDAY / THURSDAY / SATURDAY.

  • We guarantee departure only from 08 passengers, please check availability with us before any confirmation.

  • Additional cost for supplement single room (see details below)

  • Under 6 years old : Free of charge with lunch.

  • Between 6 and 12 years old : We charge 50% of the price indicated above.

DAY 1: HOUAY XAY - PAK BENG

Our guide will wait with a sign of SHOMPOO CRUISE from 8:30am in front of the Lao immigration office. After having done the VISA procedure, we will go to the Houay Xay boat pier by tuk tuk. Embark then on board of one of our luxury boat for the Mekong downstream. On the way, the boat will take its first stop in Pak Tha, to have the boat documents signed. The second stop will be to 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. During the afternoon, free and relaxing time by tasting local flavors (initiation of fruits, drinks, snacks depending on the season). The boat will arrive in PakBeng before sunset. Overnight in Pakbeng.

DAY 2: PAK BENG - LUANG PRABANG

At 08:00am, the boat leaves Pakbeng. Free time in the morning for asking some questions about Luang Prabang and Laos to our guide. Lunch is served on board. At the afternoon, we will make one stop to visit the famous Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its thousands of Buddha images. We will arrive in Luang Prabang (CALAO BOAT PIER) around 05:00pm.

End of services.

 

MEKONG UPSTREAM

Departure from Luang Prabang every TUESDAY / THURSDAY / SUNDAY.

  • We guarantee departure only from 08 passengers, please check availability with us before any confirmation

  • Additional cost for supplement single room (see details below)

  • Under 6 years old : Free of charge with lunch.

  • Between 6 and 12 years old : We charge 50% of the price indicated above.

 

DAY 1: LUANG PRABANG - PAKBENG

Pick up from your place at 0630am. Our driver will drop you then directly to the boat pier. The boat leaves at 7:00am for upstreaming the Mekong to Pakbeng. French breakfast is served on board after introduction of the crew. After, we will stop to visit the famous Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its thousands of Buddha images. For lunch, local food is served on board. Free time for relaxing in the afternoon. The boat arrives in Pakbeng before the night. Overnight in Pakbeng.

 

DAY 2: PAK BENG - HOUAY XAY

The guide will meet you on the boat at 06:45am. We leave Pakbeng at 07:00am for continuing the trip up to Houay Xay. On the way, we visit a Hill Tribe village. Our guide will explain the way of living and the origins of these rural populations. After, the lunch will be served on board. Another short stop has to be made in Pak Tha for having the boat documents signed. Before arrival, we initiate the passengers to local flavors (tasting of different fruits, drinks, snacks depending on the season).  Arrival in Houay Xay around 5:00pm (possibility to continue the journey to Thailand on the same day).

End of services.

 
NOTE : From November to March concerning our upstream program, it may possible that we will not be able to ensure the visit of the Hill tribe village because during this period because of the lack of time (Late sunrise and early sunset). We apologize for this inconvenience in advance..

 

PAKBENG ACCMOMODATION

Classic overnight :

Overnight in one of the classic guesthouses of Pakbeng. Each room contains clean bedsheet, private bathroom with hot/cold shower, fan. Breakfast included. According to availability, we will book for you SANTISOUK Guesthouse, MONSAVAN Guesthouse. Price available for a Double/Twin sharing room.

Comfort overnight :

Overnight in one of the most comfortable hotels of Pakbeng. Each room is bigger than classic rooms. They contain wooden floor, clean bedsheet, private bathroom with hot/cold shower, fan and private balcony with Mekong view. Breakfast included.
According to availability, we will book for you MEKONG RIVERSIDE LODGE or PHETSOKXAI Hotel. Price available for a Double/Twin sharing room.

Premium overnight :

Overnight in the best hotel of Pakbeng: THE PAKBENG LODGE. Large, well decorated bedrooms. Nice and friendly staff. Gorgeous Mekong view from your balcony. Pleasant bar & restaurant. Breakfast and Dinner included.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • For downstream, out boats leave Houay Xay pier at 9:00 AM. So please be at the customs office in Houey Xay by 8:30 AM at the latest. One of our guide will wait with a sign.

  • For upstream, our boats leave Luang Prabang at 7:00 AM. Our driver will pick up you at your hotel from 0630am and drop you directly to the boat pier.

  • From October to February, it can get cold during the cruise, do not forget to bring a jacket.

  • It is possible to leave luggage and suitcase on the boat and take only small daypack for your overnight in Pakbeng.

  • For safety reasons and according to the weather conditions, the program may change without prior notice..

 

PROGRAMS INCLUDED

  • Transfer in Luang Prabang from your hotel to SHOMPOO CRUISE office pier and vice-versa.

  • Transfer from Laos immigration to slow boat Pier at Houay Xay for downstream and vice-versa for upstream program.

  • Crew service during the cruise.

  • Admission fees for visiting sites serviced by our English speaking guide.

  • Lunch on board as mentioned in the program (except for charter boat). drinking bottled 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).

 

PROGRAMS EXCLUDED

  • 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 Pak Beng.

  • Personal insurance.

  • Beverages, personal expenses, and tips.

  • Other expenses not mentioned above.

 

PRICE:IN US$ AND PER PERSON (VALID 2015)

Cabin Type Classic Overnight Comfort Overnight Premium Overnight Online Booking
 Price/person US$165 US$175 US$215 Booking

Calendar

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Thursday, 01 October 2020 Shompoo Cruise 2days
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Friday, 02 October 2020 Shompoo Cruise 2days
165 $
Saturday, 03 October 2020 Shompoo Cruise 2days
165 $
Sunday, 04 October 2020 Shompoo Cruise 2days
165 $
Monday, 05 October 2020 Shompoo Cruise 2days
165 $
Tuesday, 06 October 2020 Shompoo Cruise 2days
165 $
Wednesday, 07 October 2020 Shompoo Cruise 2days
165 $
Thursday, 08 October 2020 Shompoo Cruise 2days
165 $
Friday, 09 October 2020 Shompoo Cruise 2days
165 $
Saturday, 10 October 2020 Shompoo Cruise 2days
165 $