Mekong Smile Cruise in Laos

Huay Xai is a popular stopping off point for travellers going to or from Luang Prabang. To help you plan and book tickets for river cruises to these destinations, Mekong Smile Cruise is a good option. It is one of the biggest operators in town so you know you are in good hands. The website has a lot of information and guides to help you plan your trip as well. There are also tours to and from Thailand that can be purchased here. The office is located right next to the Lao -Thailand border crossing port.

Mekong Smile Cruise belongs to a local agency and has been operating by the Mekong River Cruises for a long time. It takes pride in one of the few cruise boat that can fit up to 50 passengers on board while still maintaining professional and attentive services for each passenger.

The boats exude the Laos style of long boats with open air lounge area and wooden top cover the whole length to protect you from the sun. While on board, you will be provided lunches, tea, coffees and water during the appropriate time and meal. There are also soft and alcoholic beverages that you can buy. There are no cabins on board for sleeping but there is a restroom on board.


Begin the journey today at around 11:30 AM from your hotel in Luang Prabang by road. You can have 2 hours of fun exploring the landscape, take a dip into the aquamarine water or visit the moonbear rescue center near the falls. Afterward, the driver will take you to the pier where you will enjoy the sunset slow cruise back to Luang Prabang. After an active day, a leisurely voyage back to the town is the perfect way to finish the adventure. Return back to your hotel by our driver.

Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel today to embark on the cruise trip to Pak Ou Caves – 25 km from Luang Prabang.

Embark on the cruise, the ship will navigate its way through the Nam Ou River as you observe the life along the riverbanks.

Pak Ou Caves are popular not only among travelers but especially to Buddhists. It attracts pilgrims from all over the world with its over 2000 of Buddha images of all shapes and sizes. The guide will not only give you some insight of the site about the religion aspect but also cultural and historical ones as well.

After an hour, return back on board to return to Luang Prabang for the day. Leaving the boat, our driver will take you back to your hotel.

Afternoon today, our driver will meet you at your hotel in Luang Prabang to take you to the embarkation on the cruise in the port of the charming French-colonial town – Luang Prabang.

Watch as the sun sets over the region and make their way back home between the mountain surrounding the quaint town. The atmosphere during this time is truly magical and combining with idling on the river on the boutique boat, nothing can really compare.

Return back on land as our driver return you back to your hotel.

Cruise length: 2 hours