Enjoy Mekong River Cruises in Laos on Canal Boat

Canal Boat
30 Guests

About This Sleep Aboard Boat

Enjoy Bokeo Province, Laos by boat!

Experience Mekong River Cruises on a Canal Boat for up to 30 people. Rates as low as $1,300 USD per day.

This is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the Cruise. We take care of all your worries and give you an unforgettable River Cruises experience.

We ensure plenty of space for each passenger. Minivan services are also provided in order to ensure a comprehensive all-in-one transportation service. This cruise also ensures a quick and painless immigration process where visas on arrival are handled quick and efficiently. The Mekong River Cruise includes hill tribe interactions, delicious meals, and comfortable accommodation to suit every traveler’s needs. Mekong Smile Cruise looks to offer a luxury alternative to the public slow boat focusing on passenger comfort and quality customer service.

We run cruises on the Mekong River downstream and upstream: from Huay Xai – Pakbeng to Luang Prabang and back. Our cruise is more luxurious than the public slow boat. The Mekong Cruise takes two days to cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang. The Mekong Smile Cruise is located in the town of Huay Xai, Bokeo Province, Laos. It’s close to the border of Thailand across the river from the Thai city of Chiang Khong in the region of the golden triangle. Chiang Khong in Thailand is just opposite Huay Xai.

Cruise Itinerary:

Huay Xai – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang

Departure time: 9:00 am

Day 01: Huay Xai – Pakbeng:
We will pick you up by minivan at Thai – Lao border No. 4. The Mekong Smile Cruise boat leaves at the slow boat pier for a cruise down the Mekong River. The first stop is Paktha this is (check point). At the second stop we will visit the hill tribal villages to learn their culture and relax, then come back to the cruise a buffet lunch will be served onboard. After lunch is your free time to relax and enjoy the Mekong River. The cruise arrives at Pakbeng before sunset for an overnight stay at your own hotel.

Day 02: Cruise downstream: Pakbeng – Luang Prabang
Departure time: 8 am.
Early in the morning you can visit the Pakbeng market (optional). After breakfast we depart at 8 am to journey down the Mekong River. The first stop is at Ban Baw where you will observe the traditional whisky village, weaving village, handicrafts and textiles. A buffet lunch is served onboard. The boat stops again to visit Pak Ou caves. There are two caves, ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum.’ The caves contain thousands of Buddha images. The Mekong cruise arrives at Luang Prabang, a UNESCO world heritage city, before sunset and we have the van to pick you up at the main pier to Luang Prabang.

We will arrive about 4 – 4:30 pm at the pier.


  • Private Cruise - $1,300 USD/day
  • Price without hotel - $130 per person
  • Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% - $65 per person
  • (Less than 2 years old) are free of charge.


  • Boat cruise to Luang Prabang (2 days)
  • (English – speaking)
  • Entrance fees for Pak Ou caves.
  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Lunch onboard.
  • Transfer to the boat and to Luang Prabang city.
  • Coffee, tea and fruits onboard.


  • $650 USD

Other Cruises and Tours:

  • Camping on the White Sand Beach Of the Beautiful Mekong River
  • Charter Boat Trip From Huay Xai to Luang Prabang: $1,300 USD
  • Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  • Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang
  • Private Mekong Cruise to Luang Prabang Laos
  • Golden Triangle Tours
  • Huay Xai City Tour – Full Day

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.


  • Type: Canal Boat
  • Capacity: 30 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Cancellation: 50% Refund 30 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancelled 2 months prior to departure, full refund will be given.
  • If cancelled 1 month prior to departure, 50% will be refunded.

Additional Fees:

  • Accommodation and breakfast in Pakbeng..
  • Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills.
  • Foods and drinks 
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Dinner in Pakbeng.
  • Overtime fees.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven

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