Bask in all the natural beauty Luang Prabang has to offer by coasting along its main waterway: the Mekong River! Shompoo Cruise offers special packages that take you on a one- or two-day voyage by a quaint longtail boat. Dine, sleep, and relax on-board for the duration of the trip! The Mekong Upstream experience begins at Luang Prabang toward Houay Xai, a town at the border of Laos and Thailand. The journey is only a tiny fraction when you consider how long the Mekong truly is. From a glacial spring in Tibet to the open South China Sea, the Mekong River cuts through much of Southeast Asia (including Laos)!
Nothing is more quintessentially Cambridge than punting along the river. You use a long wooden pole to propel your flat bottomed boat along the river. You have great views of the Backs of the colleges on the way. Pack a bottle of champagne and try not to fall in.