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Shompoo cruise

Cruise company: Shompoo cruise

Cruise type: Cheap, Sharing

Destinations: Laos - Laos

The company owns three luxury traditional slow-boats full of charm. Until now, the only ways to navigate on the Mekong River between Houay Xay - border city of Thailand next to Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang, are taking a public slow boat with a basic comfort or privatizing an expensive boat. Thanks to the 10-year tourism experience in tourism of the team, Shompoo Cruise has acquired a know-how leading to an unforgettable two-day joining boat trip with reasonable fares. The team, composed of 3 devoted and motivated people, wants to share during the cruises, their passion and interests in this legendary river.


Our boats are specially made for cruising in the Mekong. 35-meters long, they are equipped with 200 horsepower engines. The hulls are made of steel and passenger decks onboard are made of precious local woods (rosewood and teak). With a sun deck lounge area in the front, a 10 table and 40 seat areas in the middle, and a bar and sitting area in the back, you will certainly enjoy a very comfortable and relaxing time during the cruise. With a different lunch served onboard each day of your journey, you will experience and discover authentic Lao cuisine. The crew, formed by an experienced captain, an engineer, a cook, a waiter and an English speaking tour guide, does its best to make this Mekong cruise unique.



There is no accommodation on board - this is provided in Pakbeng - but each boat is comfortable and provides a tasty breakfast and Laos’s lunch, with excellent views out of the Mekong and the thriving communities that depend on it. The Shompoo is also a viable option if you’re interested in travelling between Laos and Thailand by boat.

The crew and all the management team of SHOMPOO CRUISE also develop small projects in the villages you may visit on the course of your cruise. We try to help village (especially schools and young students) providing pencils, pens, books, soap, school uniforms, shoes and others useful materials they really need. For more information, please refer to the Help to Villagers page.


Services & Facilities


  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing


  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • IDD at the reception
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant


Dining Room & Bar

  • A 10 tables and 40 seats restaurant in the middle, and a Bar and sitting area in the back serving Lao cuisine


Onboard Activities

  • Fishing



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Children Price & Extra Bed:

  • Free of charge for children under 4 years old.
  • Between 4 and 12 years old, we charge 85% of the normal rate.
  • Over 13 years old, full rate is applied.


Shuttle Bus:


  • Transfer in Luang Prabang from your hotel to SHOMPOO CRUISE boat pier and vice-versa.




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  • English speaking guide on board


Shompoo Cruise

Building materials


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Dining Room

Open lounge space, a bar and a restaurant serving fine cuisine

Bar/ Sundeck

Sundeck salon lounge area in the front, a 10 tables and 40 seats restaurant in the middle, and a Bar and sitting area in the back

Massage cabin


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