The Mekong

Discover The Mekong
The magnetic Mekong River electrifies visitors on its lengthy Lao journey. Feel the “Mother River’s” pulse.
Laos Mekong River


Meet the lifeblood of Laos, the legendary Mekong, and discover its top landings. You can cruise the river from port to port, or explore the treasures along its shores.   

Immerse yourself in Mekong River life in a village on the shore. Take a local boat to secret coves, book a multi-day cruise, cycle along its banks, or just relax onshore. Top that off with a room offering a riverside balcony view or a campsite on the banks.


Discover The Mekong
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Shompoo Cruise
Cruise the Mekong in comfort on Shompoo. With 10 years’ experience in navigating the 2-day cruise between Luang Prabang and Houay Xay at the Thai border, Shompoo knows what passengers want and deliver. The spacious vessel’s rosewood-and-teak deck holds 10 tables with 40 seats. A bar and lounge occupy the back, and a sundeck sits on the bow. Shompoo’s English-speaking guide takes you to Whiskey Village and Pak Ou Caves, with hundreds of ancient Buddha statues. You’ll also visit villages, which Shompoo supports with school supplies. On-board lunches present authentic Lao cuisine, and Shompoo offers a range of accommodation options for the Pakbeng stay.
Shompoo Cruise +856 71 213 189

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