"the slow boat" Luang Prabang Transportation Tip by call_me_rhia

Luang Prabang Transportation: 69 reviews and 83 photos

  colourful slow boats
by call_me_rhia

Coming in from the North the logical way of getting to Luang Prabang is by boat - slow boat if you please. it takes a total of 18 hours not including an overnight stop in Pakbeng but it is so much safer (and scenic) than fast boats. The entire boat portion cost me 550 bhat (about 15 $). Slow boats officially carry 25 passengers + cargo (rice, normally) but we were about 50 people (+rice). They are very safe, which is a plus since there are no life-vests on board and the mekong is everything but peaceful. The noise of the engine can be a bit annoying, but you can go and sit outside on the deck: it's quieter and you can sunbathe.

Mode: TO
Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 9, 2002
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