Day 2 Chiang Rai - Pak Beng
After an early breakfast, transfer to the Thailand border at Chiang Khong. From here, you'll pass through immigration and cross into Laos at Houei Xay. Here you meet with your local Laos guide where you join the Lung Say cruise, and transfer to Pakbeng, a small riverside village ideal for a stopover between Houei Xay and Luang Prabang. On the way, you can observe rural life along the Mekong River and witness kids splashing in the river and waving as you cruise past. Visit Ban Houeilanpan, a small village inhabited by the Hmong hill tribe, and Ban Koneteun, a village of Tai Leu ethnic group. Enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Pakbeng in the late afternoon and checking into your hotel followed by dinner.