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Shompoo Cruise organize 2 days Mekong Cruise from Luang Prabang to Thai border and Vice-versa on board of our comfortable boats.
18/02 Ounkham Road | Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 213 189
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the 2-day Shompoo Cruise from Houay Xai to Luang Prabang in April 2019. Our Shompoo trip was definitely the best part of our whole journey! Everything was more than perfect! Already the booking process went really smooth. Marc from Shompoo was really nice,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Verena5645
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a 2 day cruise down the Mekong River in Laos. Vong was our guide and met us at Thai border with Laos. He was excellent and shared lots of local knowledge and history. Shompoo crew were attentive and helpful. Food on board was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific experience. Loved our two days travelling downstream. Was met at the pick up point at the Thai checkpoint and walked through the immigration formalities and despite quite a bit of hanging around was on board and off by 10.30 am. The scenery was really...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sjmluckett
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

I can't think of one negative thing to say about this cruise. The boat was comfy, the food fabulous and the staff all great. We did the up cruise and stopped at the Pak Ou caves and the second day stopped at a Kamu village...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Celina1000
Reviewed March 13, 2019

A relaxing way to enjoy my trip back to LP. The onboard buffet lunch was simply delicious and probably better than some of the restaurants that you find on land. Our cruise leader Mr Song was really hard at work to make sure everything went...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Thexder
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Nothing but praise for Shompoo—their cruise is a relaxing, calm and intelligent journey down the Mekong. The boat was lovely and the food terrific. Our guide was organized, friendly, thoughtful, informative and witty. The company was responsive and helpful in getting us from Chiang Rai...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

We were picked up by mini van from our hotel and brought to the nearby pier to board our boat. We were warmly greeted by por xhong who is our guide for our 2 day trip. As we sat in a comfortable cushioned booth sipping...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fabfifty707
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

We loved this cruise. Two days on the beautiful Mekong, letting the scenery come to us! This was especially perfect since we sandwiched it between two strenuous treks, and it was a great time to relax. The boat was beautiful and very comfortable. Our guide,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DrMiriam
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Alex at Shompoo was very responsive throughout the enquiry, booking and travel process. They picked us up at the hotel as promised and we were brought to the boat which was sparkling clean and left on schedule. The scenery was stunning! The family that runs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank relaxed108
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

When you travel trough Laos it is -at least for us- a must do to travel on the Mekong. We took this cruise to go from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai to do he Gibbon Experience (don‘t do it, not worth the money) and we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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April 3, 2019|
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Response from Alex C | Property representative |
Dear customer, thank you for your email. Price is 155 uSD/person. 310 USD if you are 2 passengers. I agree price is higher compared to pubic slow boat but we limit boat capacity to 40 passengers maximum. Meals, drinks and... More
March 31, 2019|
Response from Thexder | Reviewed this property |
It cost me US$155 for the cruise. This does not include the 1 night stay at Pakbeng.
January 8, 2019|
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Response from 190karlynb | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t book our Shompoo cruise online, it was arranged through Active Asia group. I don’t remember having to provide that information but I think our passport number was given. They are excellent cruises, can... More