Luang Prabang: 1-Hour Mekong Sunset Cruise with Local Picnic

4.3 / 5

12 reviews

Luang Prabang: 1-Hour Mekong Sunset Cruise with Local Picnic

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Take a 1-hour cruise along the famous Mekong River, watch the sunset from your unique water-top viewpoint, and enjoy a picnic of local delights.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • See the city from a different angle
  • Snap the most beautiful sunset photographs
  • Watch the locals wrapping up their day at work
  • Take a boat cruise that you won't find elsewhere
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Enjoy the splendor of the Mekong in the most idyllic way possible with a local family's boat, coupled with traditional Hmong music created from the Hmong Kaen, and feel like you have stepped into a bygone era with only nature for company. The hour-long cruise will bring you down the mighty river of Mekong, one of the most productive rivers in the world, feeding hundreds of millions of people. See locals wrapping up their day at work, hanging up nets, cooking dinner by the banks, and children having fun outside their villages. See the sunset from your boat with a unique viewpoint, and savor a carefully selected picnic basket of local food. Enjoy sticky rice, the staple of all Laotians, the classic Luang Prabang sausage, famous Chow Bong (Buffalo skin chili sauce) and eggplant sauce with a bottle of Lao beer.
  • Boat
  • Local snack
  • Hmong musician show
  • Commentary in English
  • Transportation to meeting point

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Meeting point

At the entrance of Houngvilay Hotel, Kitsalat Road, Luang Prabang, Laos.

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  • Maximum group size is 20 people
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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 12 reviews

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The Mekong-Sunset River Cruise is recommended!

I can recommend the Mekong sunset cruise. The tour guide was very friendly and told a lot about the ethnic minorities and life in Laos in general and in Luang Prabang in particular. The tour guide responded very well to personal questions and took the time to answer them. The tour group was small, which I found to be pleasant. A typical instrument was played on the boat and small typical snacks were served for dinner.

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May 25, 2019

Ok, but probably better with more people.

This tour was average. The guide was excellent - very knowledgeable and good English, but as a single traveller, this might be better served with a minimum number of participants. If you are traveling as a group, I would recommend this tour, if you are traveling alone, find some others to go with you before signing up.

April 4, 2019

The sunset on the Mekong is really a sight to behold, with the mountain backdrop. My guide was the best - so personable and friendly, providing tons of information, and casual conversation. This was an hour well spent, and I highly recommend for one evening in Luang Prabang.

December 7, 2019

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