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TL3001: 3 Day 2 Night Slow Boat Package


Price From : 2,400 Baht 

Budget transport package including one night's accommodation to get your from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang the hassle-free way. In this option you will take the slow transport boat down the Mekong. You will spend 2 days on the boat with an overnight stop in Huay Xay and Pakbeng on the Mekong River.


Day 1 - Chiang Mai to Chiang Kong - Hray Xay
You will be picked up at 09.30 am from your Chiang Mai Accommodation for the 5 hour drive to Chiang Kong On route to Chiang Kong, the mini bus will take a break at Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) Feel free to take a look around!. On arrival in Chiang Kong about 15.00 pm transferring you to the Thai Immigration post on the Mekong. Once you have completed Thai immigration formalities and have been stamped out of Thailand we will cross the Mekong by the new Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge to the Laos Immigration Post where you can obtain your Laos visa afthe that transferred to your Huay Xay accommodation. For the remainder of the day, you will be free to explore this Mekong Riverside town. A simple evening meal will be provided. 

Huay Xay

Day 2 - Chiang Kong to Pakbeng
Pick up yor at the hotel around  08.30 am. the slow boat will depart about 09.30 am. for the first day of your two-day boat ride down the Mekong to the town of Luang Prabang. The boat will dock Pakbeng at around 4:00 pm where you will spend the night. 

Pakbeng - Accommodation not included

Day 3 - Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
The boat will depart Pakbeng at 09:00 am for the final day of transport on the Mekong River to Luang Prabang. The boat should finally dock in Luang Prabang at around 5:00pm

Important take note:
Package Includes accommodation in Huay Xay only (you need to find your own accommodation in Pakbeng)
Single supplement applies if you will not be sharing a room.

This program is not a tour or tour package, it is a transport package. Staff are provided to ensure you get to the correct accommodation boats and buses, etc but no tour guide is provided. You are required to arrange your own visa (this is available to most nationalities on arrival at the Huay Xai border post and there is no need to make advance arrangements). No visa fees are included or visa help is provided. An Independent visa service may be offered by your accommodation in Huay Xay - This service is not provided by Travel Hub or the package operator and is therefore not responsible for the quality of any services offered. This is a budget 'no frills' package and the accommodation provided is basic, but definitely a very rewarding trip to make. The boat pier in Luang Prabang is situated about 7km south of the town. You will need to take a tuk-tuk or local taxi to get you into town at your own expense (we suggest getting together with some of your fellow travelers from the boat to make this trip more economical). You have to find your own accommodation in Pakbeng. Outside of the high season, this is an easy task as the main street leading from the boat pier is lined with many guest houses. On day 2 you may want to bring some lunch with you rather than buying on the boat. The choice on the boat is limited to some instant noodles and cold snacks. We have had a few reports of some scams operating along this route so we advise you to read the following blog article: Beware of scams!

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Day 1 - Chiang Mai to Chiang Kong - Huay Xay
  •  09:00-09:30 am. Pick up from Chiang Mai Hotel
  •  Drive about 2.5 hrs. to White Temple.
  •  Drive to Chiang Kong
  •  Cross the Mekong by Shuttle bus
  •  Laos Immigration 
  •  Transfer to Huay Xay Accommodation
  •  Free and easy to check out the small town of Huay Xay
  • Huay Xay
Day 2 - Chiang Kong to Pakbeng
  •  08:30 am. pick up at Hotel
  •  09.30 am. Slow boat pier
  •  10:00 am. board the slow boat to Pakbeng 
  •  Arrive Pakbeng approx 16:00 pm.
  •  Pakbeng 
Day 3 - Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
  •  09:00 am. Board the boat to Luang Prabang
  • Arrive Luang Prabang approx 16:00 pm.




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Adult or child
twin share
2,400 Baht 2,400 Baht 0 Baht

Single supplement 

400 Baht 400 Baht 0 Baht
Package includes :
  • Pick up from your hotel in Chiang Mai
  • Minibus to Chiang Kong
  • 1 nights accommodation in Huay Xai
  • Sanwich Box in Day 2 (Morning on the boat)
  • Boat ticket both days to Luang Prabang
This trip excludes :
  •  Drinks
  •  Visa fees
  • Room in Pak Peng
  • Entrance fee at White Temple
Guaranteed daily group departures - 2 person
Guaranteed daily group departures - 2 person
This tour is guaranteed to depart daily if there is a minimum of two persons booked. If you are a solo traveller then please feel free to make a booking. In the rare event no others are booked on this tour then we will notify you two days before the tour offering you a full refund or alternative programme.
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You will join a group of up to 13 persons. 

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Operated By Partner operator

This tour is operated by a specialist operator and not operated by Travel Hub



Transport from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang will be by air conditioned minibus. Transport from Chiang Kong/Huay Xai to Luang Prabang will be by a traditional cargo boat which has been converted to carry passengers. Most boats are fitted with padded seats and offers a small snack and refreshment counter. 
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