Travelling back from Luang Prabang to Chaing Rai Thailand, we took a 2 day rivercruise (not to be mistaken by the word cruise...it is a wooden open boat), with one night in Luang Say Lodge. Luang Say company offers great service and all staff is very friendly. The guide on our boat had a lot of knowledge, spoke very well english (australian) and clearly liked sharing his knowledge to whom was intested.The boat was half full, so there was plenty of space to walk around and view the Mekong surroundings from various points of the boat. Seating is very comfortable and eveything was kept very clean. Food aboard was very well prepared and tasted very good! During the trip you'll visit a town, buddha cave etc but to us the views of the Mekong river were the best.
Luang Say lodge is somewhere halfway the trip. You can leave your luggae on board of the boat, so prepare a small overnight bag (also nice, because from the river to the lodge is a steep path). When the boat arrives, checking in is very smoothly arranged. Small wooden houses, nice beds and.... a lot of mosquitos. So bring strong DEETspray.
We definitely recommend Luang Say company and this amazing cruise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Luangsay Cruise is a journey through remote mountainous stretches of the Mekong between the Golden Triangle and the royal old city of Luang Prabang. A stay at the Luangsay Lodge is worth the trip itself. Built on the shores of the Mekong in traditional Lao style of solid wood, the Lodge features 20 elegantly appointed bungalows with western amenities and hot water showers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Luang Say Hotel Pakbeng