An unforgettable cruise in the North of Laos.

Located in Luang Prabang, Shompoo cruise is a travel agency specializing in river cruises on the Mekong. We operate with four traditional slow boats full of charm. In the past, the only ways to navigate the Mekong between Houay Xay – town border of Thailand next to Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai – and Luang Prabang, were take a public slow boat with minimal comfort, or rent an expensive private boat.


Shompoo Cruise is now here to make up for this lack !


Our team

Alex Chitdara - Shompoo Cruise Director

Alex Chitdara


Alex is the main Shompoo Cruise founder. He was born in and grew up in France. In 2008, he decided to follow his family roots and moved to Luang Prabang to re-discover his origin. He worked until the end 2011 for a French travel agency and started to learn and be more and more fascinated by the Mekong River!

In 2012, he launched with Deuane, SHOMPOO CRUISE! A boat cruise company specialized in navigating in Northern Laos. It's been 10 years now that Alex is happy to share his passion and give some tips on the best way to visit Laos.

Deuane - Co director

Deuane Visisombath

Boat Manager

Deuane is the youngest daughter of a family of boat owners! She already had, from her youth age, a strong experience on the Mekong. She spent a good amount of her time navigating between Luang Prabang and Thai border! She knows exactly every detail and secret of the river. For her, the Mekong river was more than a fascination, this is her whole life!

Today, our crew can just be lucky to have her in our team!

Why Us?

10 years of experience

10 years of experience in tourism hotel industry, river cruises and tour operations.

Know-how to lead

Our team at Shompoo Cruise has acquired the know-how to lead you on an unforgettable two-day boat trip with reasonable fares.

Pioneer & Inovative

The crew and all the management team of Shompoo Cruise also develop small projects you may visit on the course of your cruise.

Our Address

18/02 Ounkham Road
Luang Prabang – Lao P.D.R