About Us

An unforgettable cruise in the North of Laos.

Located in Luang Prabang, Shompoo cruise is a travel agency specialized in Mekong cruises. 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 LuangPrabang, were taking a public slow boat with a basic comfort or privatizing an expensive boat. From now on, thanks to the 10-year tourism experience in tourism (hotel industry, river cruises, tour operations) 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, want to share during our the cruises, our their passion and interests in this legendary river.

Alex Chitdara, Shompoo Cruise co-founder

Our boats

Boat, crew and services.

Our boats are especially made for the Mekong sailing. With 35-meter long, they are equipped with engines of 200 horsepower. Hulls are made of steel and layouts on board of preciouslocal wood (rosewood and teak).
With a 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, you will spend a very comfortable and relaxing time during the cruise. With 2 lunches will be served on board, you will experience and discover authentic Lao cuisine.

All during the cruise, you will also enjoy and admire various natural landscapes and life sceneries.

Our cruises are limited to 40 passengers in order to ensure everyone’s room and comfort. Electricity is also provided during the whole trip with a 220V voltage.

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.

The crew and all the management team of SHOMPOO CRUISE develop also small projects in each visited villages. We try to help villagers (especially school 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.

The mother of waters

The Mekong river, “mother of waters”, the most fascinating river in South-East Asia.

Since the expeditions of the first French explorers such as Henri Mouhot and Francis Garnier who came to develop a waterway on the river for freight, this mythical river still arouses as much curiosity in everyone’s mind.

In Northern Laos, the Mekong river shows a pathway full of splendid landscapes and a succession of mountains covered by lush vegetation. Villages along the banks shelter various ethnic groups. Dependent of agriculture, fishery, weaving, gold panning, teak exploitation, the Mekong banks introduce a rich and various activity still preserved from the modern economic development…(more info on Laos and Mekong page).