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Shompoo Cruise Mekong River
18/02 Ounkham Road Luang Prabang, Lao P.D.R
9.2Excellent - 5 reviews

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Shompoo Cruise Mekong River

18/02 Ounkham Road Luang Prabang, Lao P.D.R
9.2Excellent - 5 reviews
Launched in 2012
Day Boat
Houay Xay - Pakbeng - Luang Prabang
Shompoo Cruise
Styles: Laos Cruises,
Cruise-Lines: Shompoo Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
Why choose Shompoo Cruise?
  • Classic long precious-wooden boat made by local

  • Limited number of passengers for a peaceful trip

  • Small bar available on board

Cabin & Rates

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2 pax
20.0 m2
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room
  • Boat trip as stated in the above sights
  • English speaking guide on board
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals as per program
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water
Price Excludes
  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • All flights quoted separately (if any)
  • Travel Insurance of all kinds
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Other foreign language guides
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
Cancellation Policy
  • No Show: 100 % charge
  • 1-10days: 100 % of the tour price
  • 11-20days: 50 % of the tour price
  • 21-30 days: 30 % of the tour price
  • More than 30 days: 10 % of the tour price
Children Policy
  • Free of charge for children under 4 year old.
  • From 4 - 10: 75% charge, sharing bed with parents
  • From 11: 100% adults rate.

Cruise Itineraries

Downstream 2 days
Upstream 2 days
Day 1: Huay Xai - Ban Houay Phalam - Kamu Village - Pakbeng
Day 2: Pakbeng - Ban Baw village - Pak Ou Caves - Luang Prabang
Last update 15:45 Tuesday 14 May 2024

Important Notes:


About Shompoo Cruise

Shompoo is a Laos Cruises specializing in the Mekong river. We operate three charming traditional slow vessels designed specifically for Mekong sailing. They are 35 meters long with steel hulls, and the layouts on board are made of valuable local wood. (rosewood and teak)

With a sundeck salon lounge area in the front, a 40-seat restaurant in the middle, and a Bar and sitting area in the back, you will spend a very comfortable and relaxing time on the trip. Don't pass up this opportunity to explore and experience authentic Laos.


Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 3 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.2
  • Food/Drink 9.3
  • Cabin quality 8.1
  • Staff quality 10
  • Enter/act 9.7
Excellent - Terry B
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Beautiful cruise

I had an excellent tour on the Shompoo Cruise from Luang Prabang. The trip featured beautiful views of the Mekong River and excellent service from the staff. They are nice and helpful.
The onboard amenities were not special but in good condition, and the traditional Laotian cuisine served was delightful.
I would strongly recommend it to anybody visiting Laos.

Excellent - Anika R
Spain Spain
A timeless moment!

Discovering Laos by river is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the authentic landscapes and the Laos pace of life.
The boat was comfortable, the food delicious, the staff on board helpful and friendly.

Excellent - Chris M
Pleasant trip up the Mekong River in 2 days

Well-established organization
Good meals
Friendly staff
A special mention for Deng, our guide on the Luang Prabang - Pakbeng cruise on 10/2: endearing personality with whom we were able to exchange a lot.

Questions & Answers (4)

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My wife and I wish to travel by boat from Huay Xay to Luang Prabang on 22-24 next December. Is it possible ?


Yes we have available and please check email for detail booking.

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can we purchase tickets in Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai? and will they transport us to port for the cruise? we want to end up in Luang Prabang; is that the upstream or downsstream?

@John Thong:

You will need to complete the payment before travel date. And your itinerary is downstream

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1. From our hotel, Belle Rive Boutique, to Pakbeng, is that the upstream trip? 2. Are passengers picked up from hotel to pier by Shompoo staff? 3. We plan to leave on a Saturday, January 27 can we take the trip back to Laos on 28 of January (a Sunday) since Shompoo operates up to Saturday no Sunday? 4. Is the charge of Shompoo including our hotel stay?

@Rachael Rebollido:

1. Yes that the upstream trip

2. You will have to arrive at Houay Xay immigration office

3. We'll have to check for availability

4. It's not include your hotel stay

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My wife and I will be in Luang Prabang from December 10. Can we get on a cruise with you to arrive in Chiag Mai by December 16? What is the cost, please? Also what day trips will you be running at that time ? Thank you

@Harry Freeman:

Sorry current Shompoo still stop working, we will contact you via email with alternative option.

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