When you are crossing the border from northern Thailand (Chiang Khong village) to Laos (Houeisay village), you can take 2 days slow boat trip on Mekong river to Luang Prabang with 1 night over stay in Pak Beng village.

In high season, slow boats operates every day in morning, leaving between 10am – 11am.

Port for this slow boats is located here, GPS: 20.284907, 100.406881. You can buy a ticket directly from the Ticket office, but only in the morning from 8am till 11am.

My photos from slow boat trip on Mekong river from Houeisay village to Luang Prabang town with 1 night in Pak Beng village:

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Houeisay village near the border with Thailand. Mekong river is the border.

 

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Houeisay village. Port on Mekong river. Slow boats to Pak Beng village. These slow boats operating every day morning during the high season. These days they are full of tourists, who are taking 2 days boat trip to Luang Prabang town.

 

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Mekong river. Nature and villages along the river-side.

 

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Mekong river. Nature and villages along the river-side.

 

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Mekong river. Nature and villages along the river-side. Local boat for village people.

 

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Mekong river. Nature and villages along the river-side.

 

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Mekong river. Nature and villages along the river-side.

 

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Mekong river. Nature and villages along the river-side.

 

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Mekong river. Nature and villages along the river-side.

 

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Pak Beng village.

 

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Pak Beng village. Next day morning continuing to Luang Prabang town by slow boat.

 

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Slow boat to Luang Prabang town.

 

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Slow boat to Luang Prabang town.

 

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Mekong river. Nature and villages along the river-side.

 

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Mekong river. Nature and villages along the river-side.

 

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Port in Luang Prabang town. End of 2 days trip by slow boat on Mekong river.

 

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Sun-set over the Mekong river. View from Luang Prabang town.

 

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Local fishermen on Mekong river in Luang Prabang town.

 

=== Knaper ===

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