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Top Things to Do and See in Laos River Cruise

The Mekong River is the lifeline of Laos. This river originates in the Yunnan Province of China, travels south, forming the boundary between Laos and other countries such as Myanmar and Thailand. The path of the Mekong crosses Cambodia and then ends in southern Vietnam, forming the famous Mekong Delta. What’s more interesting when floating on the Mekong from the small window to see the spectacular landscapes, the local life in both river banks or the image of the fisherman on the charming river. Back to Laos, back to the past to see the real Laos today! Here, Go Laos Tours will suggest things to do and see during your Laos river cruise tour. Laos cruise tour


Pakbeng is also in the Laos river cruise line. This is a tiny town on the Mekong River which is actually more of a village stop-off than anything else. This is the ideal stopover for the traveler during the cruise trip. You also can spend one night before the following trip the following morning. In Pakbeng, you also can join other activities like biking, hiking around the villages, strolling through the local market or visit the villagers and talk to them. Pak beng, Laos Cruise trip

Luang Prabang

Definitely, Luang Prabang is the destination you must see in the Laos river cruise. On the boat, enjoy your time to see the laziness of floating down the river, reading a book or just relaxing. From the small window of the cruise, immerse yourself in the landscapes in both of the banks. Look at the local life or sometimes you also see a local who is fishing on the Mekong River. Take some hours to visit the ancient town, let’s give your self a cup of coffee, drink Laos beer with snack beside the river bank and see the Laos locals is flying slowly. In Luang Prabang, you also should visit the famous cultures, which has existed over 100 hundred years such as Wat Xieng Thong, Royal Palace Museum, and so on. Luang Prabang Market, Cruise trip in Laos

Pak Ou Caves

Pak Ou Cave is the destination you must see during the Laos river cruise. This is a large cave, located on the Mekong River, that has been converted into a Buddhist temple. Pak Ou Cave is home to Buddhist shrines as well as hundreds of dusty Buddha statues. In Pak Ou Caves you also can visit 2 two caves inside the Pak Ou Caves: Tham Thung cave and Tham Tinh cave. You should note that wear non-slip shoes as well as the flashlight when visiting the cave.

Huay Xai

Mention to Laos river cruise, Huay Xai is an ideal destination you must visit during the journey. Located at the border between Thai Land and Laos, Huay Xai is convenient for the Mekong cruise trip. One of the big reasons why people have to pass through Huay Xai is to cruise along the Mekong River, as this is one of the main activities on offer in this town. From Hoay Xay, you can take a boat to idyllic Luang Prabang, the ancient town which takes several days but is said to be one of the best activities available in the region. Another reason to come here to visit the neighboring Bokeo Nature Reserve, home of the famous Laotian gibbons. Drop-in Huay Xai, you can shop at the Morning Market, explore Wat Keophone Savanthanaram, enjoy the dinner at Daauw Home, Travel to the Gibbon Experience, Visit Dauuw Village or visit Wat KhoneKeo Xaiyaram and many other activities.