Lunch Cruise to Pak Ou Caves with Nava Mekong

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed/Easy

Tour Comfort:

Tour Period: 9:15 - 14:30 hours


  • Enjoy a cruise on the Mekong River aboard a stylish boat
  • Explore the mysterious Pak Ou caves
  • Visit Ban Xang Hai Village, famous for the distillation of traditional rice alcohol
  • Savour a traditional Lao lunch on board 

tour details

Cruise on the Mekong River and discover the Pak Ou caves and the village of Ban Xang Hai Village.

Why choose this tour?

Journeying on the Mekong River is a unique experience into the culture, nature and spiritual beauty of Laos. 

tour description

9:15 hours: Transfer with private minivan (no guide) from hotel to Nava Mekong boat pier.

Cruise leaving Luang Prabang at 10:00 hours on Mekong River upstream to the Pak Ou caves. Visit Ban Xang Hai Village, the village is famous for the distillation of traditional rice alcohol. It used to be more famous for the big jarsthe alcohol is stored in, which they've been making there for over 2000 years.

Visit of the Pak Ou Caves, housing thousands of statues representing Lord Buddha.

Lunch on board in front of Pha Enn Cliff.
Return to Luang Prabang at around 14:30 hours.

Pick up with private minivan (no guide) from pier to hotel. Then free at leisure.

Nava Mekong Operates as follows:

October - May:
Lunch 7 days per week and Dinner Cruise 3 days per week: Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday / Sunday.

June: Closed for Maintenance.

July -September: Lunch Cruise 4 days per week: Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday / Sunday

customise the tour

Combine with another half day:

  • Experience a renowned Lao custom - observe the Tak Bat alms giving ceremony
  • Go Local with an evening of Pétanque
  • Diethelm Exclusive: Enjoy a sunset picnic overlooking the Mekong River at our private pier with cocktails and canapes


  • Meals as stated in the programme L= Lunch as program mention.
  • Transfers and tours with Local Guide in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Traditional local boat.
  • Mineral water & tower are available on the vehicles.
  • - Local government tax


  • Accommodation
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Lao Pimai (New Year)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
Tour code: ALCREA

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