Trip starts daily at 9.00am. Picked up at VIDA or your place, Drive by Minivan in 5,5hrs to Chiang Khong (Border to Laos). On the way you'll have short stop for a break at the famous White Temple near Chiang Rai (Wat Rong Khun).
The accommodation in Chiang Khong and breakfast is included (for the 9.30am pick-up also dinner) The next day transfer across the Friendship-Bridge in +/- 30min to Huay Xai (around 60baht extra).
Visa is to apply there (Fee is 20-42US$ - depending Nationality. After Immigration, you’ll be guided to the Boat-Pier. DON’T exchange money at the Pier or elsewhere- you can use Baht until arriving at Luang Prabang!
Slowboat: on the first day about 7hrs to Pak Beng, where the Boat will stop for the night. The room in Pak Beng is not included, but it’s easy to find accommodation starting from 250baht up- depending on facilities. DON’T book a room for Pak Beng in Huay Xai ! The next day you will go on the boat again and arrive at Luang Prabang around 16-17pm (most times it’s necessary to take a tuk tuk for the last 10km- about 80baht or 20.000kip).
Speedboat: everything same as above, but you don’t stop in Pak Beng and go to Luang Prabang directly from Huay Xai in 7hrs. Trips includes: Transport by Minivan, Accommodation (in Chiang Khong), Dinner (for the 9am Trip), Breakfast, Boat Ticket (trip runs NOT DAILY)