(GMT)30 SEP 2017 NEM2SI:
The best way to travel by slow boat from Chiang Khong to Luang Prabang Laos.
The first option is to take the pubic slow boat. It is a 2 day trip with each day taking approximately 7-8 hours. It is very cheap if you have a low-budget. The cost is 1,300 Bahts p/p. This includes the transfer from your hotel in Chiang Khong to the Lao border and the shuttle bus ticket across the bridge into Laos. It also includes transfer to the slow boat pier. Rates exclude: Lunch on board, overnight and dinner in Pakbeng and transfer to Luang Prabang center.
This tour is share with another tourist each day up to 100 passengers in October – March if it up to 150-200 passengers it will be two boats and in April – September off season less tourist 60 – 80 passengers per day
On the first day you will be picked up early to arrive in Laos in time for the boat departure from Huay Xai at noon. You will arrive to Pakbeng at about 5-6pm.
The second option
This trip take two day to cruise on the Mekong River, it more comfortable seat, table and less tourist this the boat tour they stop on the way to visit the local people and the PakOu cave before arrive to Luang Prabang, they providing accommodation in Pakbeng , two lunch and tea and coffee on board, This includes the transfer from your hotel in Chiang Khong to the Lao border and the shuttle bus ticket across the bridge into Laos.