LUANG PRABANG - THA DEUA - KHUANG SI - PAK OU - LUANG PRABANG
6 Days/ 5 Nights
Join our unique cruise on formerly inaccessible segments of South-East Asia's most exciting river! Enjoy visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Town Luang Prabang, stroll along colourful markets, get an insight into the traditional way of life of the Lao people, relax aboard your exclusive river vessel Mekong Sun and enjoy the unspoiled nature along the mighty Mekong.
* BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Ambarkation in Luang Prabang – Luang Prabang Sightseeing Tour (D)
Day 2: Luang Prabang Cruising Tour – Visit the World Heritage Site (B/L/D)
Day 3: Discover Pak Ou Caves with Thousands of Buddha Statues (B/L/D)
Day 4: Cruising Along Mekong River (B/L/D)
Day 5: Cruising Tour to Khouang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang (B/L/D)
Day 6: Disambarkation
DAY 1 – BEST LUANG PRABANG CRUISE VACATION ON MEKONG SUN BOAT: EMBARKATION IN LUANG PRABANG (D)
After lunch you will embark on your Mekong Cruise vessel, a comfortable new boutique-cruise ship. (Check in is after 2 PM). This unique boutique vessel is a German-Laotian owned river ship with stylish cabins. Settle into your accommodating cabin and unpack for a six-day cruise. Begin with a guided walk up Phou Si-hill, which offers a spectacular sunset view over the Mekong as well as the Khan River and the surrounding mountains. In the evening, enjoy strolling along the Mekong promenade or visiting the colorful night market of the local Hmong minority. Enjoy the spacious decks, lounge on board and attend our welcome reception this evening. A selection of Asian and European food will be provided throughout the cruise. Overnight in your cabin aboard your river vessel.
Cruising Tour on Nam Khan River to visit Luang Prabang
DAY 2 – BEST LUANG PRABANG CRUISE VACATION ON MEKONG SUN BOAT: LUANG PRABANG CRUISING TOUR – VISIT THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE (B/L/D)
In the early morning you will able to observe the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang. Breakfast is on board and the rest of the morning will be spent on a guided city tour with visits of the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple, Wat Khili and the Wat Sene temple as well. Your spectacular cruise begins with the departure from Luang Prabang after lunch from where you will cruise north through beautiful scenery. laos cruising tour mekong sun cruiseThe night is spent on a secluded river bank or sandbank. Overnight onboard your river vessel.
DAY 3 – BEST LUANG PRABANG CRUISE VACATION ON MEKONG SUN BOAT: DISCOVER PAK OU CAVES WITH THOUSANDS OF BUDDHA STATUES (B/L/D)
After breakfast on board you will explore the famous Pak Ou Caves, with thousands of small Buddha statues inside the caverns. After a short walk through the jungle (optional) you visit a Laotian village. In the village you can observe how the local liqueur Lao-Lao is being distilled traditionally. Before returning to your Mekong vessel, you will see elephants in action (unless they are busy with an off-site contract by the time of your visit). After re-embarkation you will enjoy a few hours of cruising down the Mekong River amidst beautiful landscapes. Overnight onboard your river vessel.
DAY 4 – BEST LUANG PRABANG CRUISE VACATION ON MEKONG SUN BOAT: CRUISING ALONG MEKONG (B/L/D)
The ship will head south to the Mekong ferry crossing at Tha Deua, connecting Luang Prabang Province with the Sayaboury province. Further downstream you will discover some of the most remarkable, most impressive landscapes of this still-untamed river. The landscape becomes more and more spectacular: hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the river banks, and a fascinating array of fast currents and slower river parts. Laos cruising tour downstream to Mekong riverThe power of the mighty Mekong will give your cruise the feeling of a real expedition (due to sudden drops in water level on some days, it may be necessary to make the afternoon excursion down south and upstream again – the wildest and possibly most exciting part of the Mekong – in a local Lao slow boat before returning back onboard). You will visit a local village school, which is supported by guests of the Mekong River Cruises fleet. Enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the shores before you head north again and stop at a sandbank for the night. Overnight onboard your river vessel.
Cruising Tour to visit Pak Ou Caves and Khouang Si Waterfall
DAY 5 – BEST LUANG PRABANG CRUISE VACATION ON MEKONG SUN BOAT: CRUISING TO KHOUANG SI – LUANG PRABANG (B/L/D)
After breakfast on board, enjoy the beautiful view and spot local fishermen onshore as you cruise upstream again. After a few hours of cruising up the river, you will stop and continue by bus to visit the famous Kuang Si-waterfalls, some of the most remarkable waterfalls in Laos. On the way you will stroll through the small village of Tha Pan, where you can observe how the local communities live in Northern Laos. In the afternoon you will return to Luang Prabang. This last evening on board will be celebrated with a farewell dinner with a traditional Lao Baci-friendship ceremony.
DAY 6 – BEST LUANG PRABANG CRUISE VACATION ON MEKONG SUN BOAT: DISEMBARKATION (B)
After breakfast you will say goodbye to your Laotian crew. Check-out and disembark. End of service with the transfer to the airport.* NOTE: Every river cruise on the upper Mekong is a pioneering experience and is subject to constantly changing river conditions, including floodwaters and shallows. Therefore please understand that we must reserve the right to alter the itinerary of this tour due to the logistical complexities involved. Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather and river conditions. For safety reasons and according to navigating conditions, these programs may be amended without previous notice.