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Mekong Sun

Chiang Rai - Luang Prabang

The Mekong Sun is perfectly suited for traveling in small groups with a most unique character.

Accommodation and service are top levels and guests enjoy an exclusive yet casual traveling experience, while they reside in one of the 14 exclusive passenger cabins or enjoy the services of the restaurant or bar.

A selection of Asian and continental food is provided throughout the cruise. Special requirements can be catered for and wine, beer as well as spirituous beverages are available.

Cruise Itinerary

8 days
Laos Revealed 8 Days 7 Nights (Downstream) Chiang Rai - Luang Prabang

Day 1: Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle - Boarding

On your first day, you attend a meet and greet between 8 and 9 am in Chiang Rai city. Later you transfer by bus to the Golden Triangle area at Chiang Saen, where you enjoy lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the Mekong River before visiting the Golden Buddha of Sop Ruak and the Hall of Opium Museum. This fascinating museum, sponsored by the royal family of Thailand, gives a deep background on the history and politics of the opium trade and the health effects of opium abuse using multimedia exhibitions. In the evening, you board your comfortable German–Laotian boutique cruise ship, where you settle into your comfortable cabin and unpack for a seven-night cruise. That evening, you can enjoy the ship’s spacious decks and lounge and attend your welcome reception. Overnight on board.

Day 2: Welcome to Laos

In the morning, your cruise will take you from the Golden Triangle region, situated on borders of Burma, Laos and Thailand, into Laos. From the town of Huay Xay on the Laos–Thailand border, your voyage leads into the beautiful scenery of northern Laos. You continue to the small village of Pak Tha, where you board a long-tail boat for a trip up the Nam Tha River to visit a remote Khmu village. There, you visit a small village school supported by donations from guests of Mekong River Cruises. Overnight on board.

Day 3: The Mighty Mekong

The river traffic increases as you pass through a densely populated region accessible only by water. You can relax on deck, in your comfortable cabin or in the lounge and soak up the remote scenery as the landscape becomes more and more spectacular—hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the riverbanks, and a diverse array of rapid currents and slow rivulets. The power of the mighty Mekong gives your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. Overnight on board.

Day 4: Pak Ou Caves

After a relaxing morning on board, you stop at the famous Pak Ou Caves, known for the thousands of small Buddha statues that inhabit its chambers. From here, you can go on a short jungle trek through the forest to a small riverside village and visit the village distillery. Alternatively, you can reach the village comfortably by boat. This evening we enjoy our famous Mekong River Cruises barbecue dinner in a beautiful riverside location. Overnight on board.

Day 5: Luang Prabang

Today you reach Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You start the day with a walk through the city to the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple with its gold-trimmed tile roofs, which leave you in awe. You enjoy other highlights during this full-day excursion through Luang Prabang. In the evening, you walk up Mount Phou Si, which offers a spectacular view over the Mekong as well as the Khan River and the surrounding mountains. You enjoy a stroll along the Mekong promenade or visit the colorful Hmong night market. Luang Prabang offers many opportunities for fine dining, tonight you are free to choose from the numerous offerings in town or along the Mekong River. Overnight on board.

Day 6: Relaxation and Village Life

In the early morning, you can view the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang. After breakfast onboard your boutique ship, your cruise takes you further downriver, where you discover remarkable, impressive landscapes. In the afternoon, you visit a traditional Hmong hill tribe village. You enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the shores before you stop at a tranquil place to stay for the night. Overnight on board.

Day 7: Kuang Si Waterfalls

Today a tuk-tuk excursion takes you to the Kuang Si Falls, one of Laos’ most beautiful waterfalls. Back on board, your cruise heads north and reaches Luang Prabang after lunch. In the afternoon, you are free to explore this beautiful city at your own pace. You can rent a bike to reach some of the lively outskirts of the town or spend some time shopping for souvenirs and gifts. In the evening, you enjoy a traditional Lao Baci Ceremony and watch some local dances on board before celebrating with the crew at a farewell dinner. Overnight on board.

Day 8: Farewell, Laos!

After breakfast you say goodbye to your Laotian crew, check out, and disembark from your boutique ship. You transfer to the airport or your centrally located hotel in Luang Prabang, bidding farewell to the Mekong River and its treasures.

8 days
Laos Revealed 8 Days 7 Nights (Upstream) Luang Prabang - Chiang Rai

Day 1: Luang Prabang - Boarding

After your arrival at Luang Prabang airport, you are picked up and transferred to the city center. In the afternoon, you board your boutique Laotian cruise ship. You settle into your comfortable cabin and unpack for an eight-day cruise. Your first excursion is a walk up Mount Phou Si, which offers a spectacular sunset view over the Mekong as well as the Khan River and the surrounding mountains. In the evening, you can take a stroll along the Mekong promenade or visit the colorful Hmong night market. You have time to enjoy the ship’s spacious decks and lounge before attending your welcome reception and dinner. A selection of Asian and European food is provided throughout the cruise. Overnight on board.

Day 2: Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Falls

After breakfast on board, you explore the city on a half-day excursion, beginning with the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple and the National Museum of Luang Prabang. You enjoy the city’s unique architectural style, which is a blend of Buddhist temples and monasteries with French colonial buildings. During lunch on board, your vessel starts cruising downstream. An afternoon tuk-tuk excursion takes you to the Kuang Si Falls, one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Laos. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Pak Ou Caves

After a relaxing morning on board, you stop at the famous Pak Ou Caves, populated by thousands of Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes. From there, you can go on a short jungle trek through the forest to a small riverside village and visit the village distillery. Alternatively, you can reach the village comfortably by boat. That afternoon, you continue cruising upstream towards Oudomxay Province. Overnight on board.

Day 4: The Mighty Mekong

The river traffic thins out as you proceed upstream, where you enjoy fantastic landscapes along the river. You relax on deck, in your comfortable cabin or in the lounge and soak up the scenery as the landscape becomes more and more spectacular—hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the riverbanks, and a diverse array of rapid currents and slow rivulets. The power of the mighty Mekong will give your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. Overnight on board.

Day 5: Relaxation and Village Life

Today is a day to take it all in—the diversity of the landscape astonishes you as tropical hills emerge in the distance. You enjoy the tranquility of northern Laos, a real retreat from the hustle-and-bustle of life back home. As you cruise past green hillsides, you start heading upstream toward Pak Tha. In the evening, you enjoy our famous Mekong River Cruises barbecue dinner in a beautiful riverside location. Overnight on board.

Day 6: Pak Tha - Huay Xay

At Pak Tha, a small village, you take off on a long-tail boat excursion on the Namtha River to visit a Khmu village. The small village school has been supported by donations from guests of Mekong River Cruises for many years. The purely natural landscape is only broken by seldom sights of small villages and herds of cattle. In the afternoon, you proceed to the Thailand–Laos border at Chiang Khong, Thailand, and Huay Xay, Laos. That evening, you relax and enjoy your final delicious dinner in Laos. Overnight on board.

Day 7: The Golden Triangle

Today you go on an excursion to the Golden Triangle area at Chiang Saen, where you visit the Golden Buddha of Sop Ruak and the Hall of Opium Museum. This fascinating museum, sponsored by the royal family of Thailand, gives a deep background on the history and politics of the opium trade and the health effects of opium abuse. Your last evening on board is celebrated with a farewell dinner. Overnight on board.

Day 8: Farewell, Mekong!

After breakfast you say goodbye to your Laotian crew. Later you check out and disembark from your boutique ship, taking with you a treasure chest of memories. Depending on the season and water level, check-out is either at Chiang Saen or Chiang Khong.

11 days
The Golden Triangle 11 Days 10 Nights (Downstream) Chiang Rai - Vientiane

Day 1: The Golden Triangle - Boarding

Between 8 and 9 pm you transfer from Chiang Rai Airport or a local hotel to the famous Golden Triangle region. You enjoy a sightseeing city tour, which includes the Golden Buddha of Sop Ruak and the Hall of Opium Museum. The Hall of Opium, sponsored by the royal family of Thailand, provides an in-depth look at the history and politics of the opium trade and health impact of opium use. Later you board the Mekong Pearl, a boutique German–Laotian river ship, and settle into your comfortable cabin and unpack for an 11-day cruise. In the evening, you enjoy the ship’s spacious decks and lounge before attending a welcome dinner and reception. Overnight on board.

Day 2: The Golden Triangle - Huay Xay - Pak Tha

This morning your exciting voyage on the mighty Mekong River really gets underway, with your departure from the Golden Triangle region, where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. Today’s destination is the nearby Laotian town of Huay Xay on the Laos–Thailand border. Your ship then takes you through the stunning scenery of northern Laos to the small village of Pak Tha. From there you take a long-tail boat excursion on the Namtha River to visit a Khmu village. You then continue downstream until your cruise ship anchors at a sandbank for the night. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Astonishing Landscapes and Remote Villages

The river traffic increases as you pass through a densely populated region accessible only by water. Here you discover some of the wild Mekong’s most beautiful landscapes: hills covered with tropical vegetation, dramatic rock formations, and a fascinating mixture of rapid currents and slow rivulets. The power of the mighty Mekong gives your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. Relax on deck, in your cabin, or in the lounge as you enjoy the otherworldly atmosphere of these spectacular surroundings. A short while later you arrive in Oudomxay Province. Overnight on board.

Day 4: Pak Ou Caves

After a relaxing morning on board, your boutique ship stops at a small riverside village to visit the famous Pak Ou Caves, where thousands of small Buddha statues dwell within. From there, you can go on a short jungle trek through the forest to a local village to see their traditional distillery. Alternatively, you can reach the village comfortably by boat. Nearby you can see elephants working, unless they are employed elsewhere at the time of your visit. You enjoy your dinner on board surrounded by impressive limestone mountains. Overnight on board.

Day 5: Luang Prabang

Today you reach Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your day begin with a city walk to the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple with its gold-trimmed tile roofs, which leave you in awe. Later you explore other highlights during this full-day excursion through Luang Prabang. In the evening, you walk up Mount Phou Si, which offers a spectacular view of the Mekong and Khan Rivers and the surrounding mountains. You enjoy a stroll along the Mekong promenade or visit the colorful Hmong night market. Luang Prabang offers many opportunities for fine dining, and tonight you are free to choose from the numerous offerings in town or along the Mekong River. Overnight on board.

Day 6: The Royal Capital, Luang Prabang

In the early morning, you can observe the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang and explore the traditional morning market. After your breakfast on board, you join our guided city tour, which includes the National Museum of Luang Prabang, situated in the former royal palace, and a local handicraft village. After exploring the city center, the afternoon is yours to enjoy. You can choose from dozens of local restaurants and eateries. Before dinner on board, you attend a celebration featuring a traditional Lao dance performance and a Baci friendship ceremony. Overnight on board.

Day 7: Kuang Si Falls

After breakfast on board, you enjoy the beautiful views and possibly spot local fishermen onshore as you cruise further downstream. After a few hours of cruising downriver, you stop and continue by tuk-tuks to visit the famous Kuang Si Falls, some of Laos’ most remarkable waterfalls. In the afternoon, don’t miss the Xayabouri Dam, the biggest hydroelectric power plant in Laos. That evening you enjoy our famous Mekong River Cruises barbecue dinner in a beautiful riverside location. Overnight on board.

Day 8: The Farming Village of Ban Don Saingam

Today you visit a hidden cave and experience nature on some easy hiking trails. In the afternoon, you take in the beautiful views on the sun deck or attend presentations on the history and culture of Laos. Later you relax on board, enjoying the easy comfort and expert service of your boutique ship in an exclusive, yet casual atmosphere. Overnight on board.

Day 9: Powerful Rapids - the Town of Salakham

Downstream you discover some of the most remarkable, impressive landscapes of the wild Mekong. The scenery becomes more and more spectacular: hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the riverbanks, and a diverse array of rapid currents and slow rivulets. Later you visit the dreamy town of Salakham. The power of the mighty Mekong gives your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. You enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the riverbanks before your ship heads further downriver and stops for the night. Overnight on board.

Day 10: Vientiane

You continue downstream on the Mekong, known locally as the “Mother of All Waters”. Today’s destination is the Laotian capital, Vientiane, where you see the Pha That Luang stupa—an architectural symbol of Laos—as well as the Patuxai, also known as the Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane. You celebrate the last evening of your cruise with a farewell dinner on board, together with your friendly crew, cruise director, and captain. Overnight on board.

Day 11: Disembarkation in Vientian

After breakfast you say goodbye to your Laotian crew, check out and disembark your boutique river ship. Your unforgettable journey comes to an end as you transfer to the airport or to your local hotel.

12 days
The Golden Triangle 12 Days 11 Nights (Upstream) Vientiane - Chiang Rai

Day 1: Vientiane - Boarding

At 2 pm you check in and board the Mekong Pearl, a comfortable German–Laotian cruise ship. This unique river vessel is the first of its kind to offer cabins on the upper Mekong. First you settle into your comfortable cabin and unpack for a 12-day cruise. In the afternoon, you join a guided city tour that includes highlights of the Laotian capital such as the Pha That Luang stupa and Patuxai, known as the Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane. Back on board your river vessel, you enjoy its spacious decks and lounge before attending your welcome reception and dinner. A selection of Asian and European food is provided throughout the cruise. Overnight on board.

Day 2: Wild Nature Along the Mighty Mekong

Today your Mekong river cruise experience starts. During the day, you cruise upriver, where you discover some of the most remarkable, impressive landscapes. In the afternoon, you enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the Mekong’s shores before your boutique ship stops at a quiet place to stay for the night. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Powerful Rapids and the Town of Salakham

Further north the landscape becomes more and more spectacular: hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the riverbanks, and a diverse array of rapid currents and slow rivulets. During the day, you visit the dreamy town of Salakham. The power of the mighty Mekong gives your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. You enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the riverbanks before your ships heads north again and stops for the night. Overnight on board.

Day 4: The Farming Village Ban Don Saingam

Upstream you stop at the small farming village Ban Don Saingam, where you can participate in a 30-minute trek to explore a hidden cave visited exclusively by Mekong River Cruises guests. The purely natural landscape is only broken by the seldom sights of small villages and local herds of cattle.
Overnight on board.

Day 5: Xayabouri Dam

During and after breakfast on board, you enjoy the beautiful view and possibly watch local fishermen along the shore. On the way, don’t miss the Xayabouri Dam, the biggest hydroelectric power plant in Laos. In the afternoon, you meet the inhabitants of a small hill tribe village regularly visited by our guests and supported by donations. Overnight on board.

Day 6: Kuang Si Falls - Luang Prabang

In the morning, you join a guided shore excursion that takes you to the Kuang Si Falls, some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Laos. In the afternoon, you reach Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, you walk up Mount Phou Si, which offers a spectacular view of the Mekong and Khan Rivers and the surrounding mountains. You enjoy a stroll along the Mekong promenade and visit the colorful Hmong night market before having dinner on board and attending a traditional Lao dance performance and a Baci friendship ceremony. Overnight on board.

Day 7: Luang Prabang

In the early morning, you can observe the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang and explore the traditional morning market. After breakfast on board, you join a guided city tour, which includes the National Museum of Luang Prabang, situated in the former royal palace, and a local handicraft village. In the afternoon, you are free to explore the city on your own. Luang Prabang offers many opportunities for fine dining. Tonight you can choose from the numerous restaurants in town or along the Mekong River. Overnight on board.

Day 8: Pak Ou Caves

During breakfast, your cruise takes you upstream until your boutique ship stops at the famous Pak Ou Caves, within which thousands of small Buddha statues dwell. From there, you can go on a short jungle trek through the forest to a small riverside village and visit their distillery. Alternatively, you can reach the village comfortably by boat. Nearby you can see work elephants in action unless they are employed elsewhere at the time of your visit. That afternoon, your ship continues cruising upstream towards Oudomxay Province. Overnight on board.

Day 9: The Mighty Mekong

The river traffic thins out as you proceed upstream, and you can enjoy the fantastic landscapes surrounding you. You can relax on deck, in your comfortable cabin or in the lounge and soak up the sun as the gorgeous landscape becomes more and more spectacular: hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the riverbanks, and a diverse array of rapid currents and slow rivulets. The power of the mighty Mekong gives your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. Overnight on board.

Day 10: Relaxation and Village Life

Today you relax on deck, enjoying astonishingly diverse landscapes and the tranquility of northern Laos—a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life back home. As you cruise along the green hills, you start heading toward Pak Tha. That evening, you enjoy our famous Mekong River Cruises barbecue dinner in a beautiful riverside location. Overnight on board.

Day 11: Pak Tha and Huay Xay

In the small village of Pak Tha, you join a long-tail boat excursion on the Namtha River, which takes you to a nearby Khmu village, whose school has been supported by donations from Mekong River Cruises guests for many years. The purely natural landscape is only broken by the seldom sights of small villages and local herds of cattle. In the afternoon, you proceed to the Thailand–Laos border at Chiang Khong, Thailand, and Ban Huay Xay, Laos. In the evening, you enjoy your last dinner on the Mekong. Overnight on board.

Day 12: Farewell, Mekong!

After breakfast you say goodbye to your Laotian crew. You check out and disembark your boutique ship before transferring to the airport or your local hotel. It’s a bittersweet goodbye to an adventure you won’t soon forget!

6 days
Highlights of Northern Laos 6 Days 5 Nights Round Trip Mekong River Cruise from Luang Prabang

Day 1: Boarding in Luang Prabang

At 1 pm you transfer from your centrally located hotel or from Luang Prabang Airport to your boutique German–Laotian cruise ship, where you check-in at 1:30 pm and settle into your comfortable, stylish cabin and unpack for a six-day cruise. Your adventure begins with a walk up Mount Phou Si, which offers a spectacular sunset view of the Mekong and Khan Rivers and surrounding mountains. In the evening, you enjoy a stroll along the Mekong promenade or visit the colorful Hmong night market. You enjoy the ship’s spacious decks and lounge before attending your welcome reception and dinner. A selection of Asian and European food is provided throughout the cruise. Overnight on board.

Day 2: Departure from Luang Prabang (BLD)

In the early morning, you can observe the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang. After breakfast on board, you enjoy a half-day guided sightseeing tour, which includes the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple. Later your spectacular cruise begins with your departure from Luang Prabang, taking you downstream through beautiful scenery. Your boutique ship moors at a secluded sandbank, where you spend the night. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Wild Nature Along the Mighty Mekong

Further downstream you discover more remarkable, impressive Mekong River landscapes. You enjoy your morning on board before your ship turns around and heads back upstream to visit a traditional Hmong hill tribe village in the afternoon. There you visit a local village school, which is supported by donations from guests of Mekong River Cruises. Later you continue to enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the banks of the Mekong before finding a place to moor the night. Overnight on board.

Day 4: Kuang Si Waterfalls

After breakfast on board, you can relax on board and possibly spot local fishermen as your cruise continues upstream. After a few hours, you go ashore and continue by tuk-tuk to the famous Kuang Si Falls, some of Laos’ most remarkable waterfalls. After passing Luang Prabang, your ship stops again at a sandbank for the night. That evening, you enjoy our famous Mekong River Cruises barbecue dinner on the breathtaking banks of the Mekong. Overnight on board.

Day 5: Pak Ou Caves

After breakfast on board, you explore the famous Pak Ou Caves, inhabited by thousands of small Buddha statues. Today you can take a short walk through the jungle and visit a Laotian village where you can observe how Lao-Lao, a Laotian spirit, is traditionally distilled. Before returning to your boutique Mekong ship, you can see elephants at work, unless they are busy with an off-site job at the time of your visit. Later you enjoy a few hours of cruising the Mekong River amidst beautiful landscapes before returning to Luang Prabang, where you enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. You celebrate your last evening on board with a farewell dinner and a beautiful Baci ceremony, a traditional Lao friendship ritual. Overnight on board.

Day 6: Farewell, Mekong River!

After breakfast, you say goodbye to your Laotian crew. You check out before 10 am, disembark your boutique ship and transfer to the airport, bringing an end to your unforgettable Mekong River cruise.

6 days
Impressions of the Mekong 6 Days 5 Nights (Upstream) Vientiane - Luang Prabang

Day 1: Vientiane - Boarding

At 2 pm you check in and board the Mekong Sun or Mekong Pearl, our comfortable Laotian cruise ships. These unique vessels are the first German–Laotian owned cruise ships with cabins that navigate the upper Mekong. You settle into your comfortable cabin, and unpack for a six-day cruise.

Later you participate in a guided city tour including all highlights of the Laotian capital: including the Pha That Luang stupa and the Patuxai, also known as the Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane. That evening, you enjoy the ship’s spacious decks and comfortable lounge before attending your welcome reception and dinner. A selection of Asian and European food is provided throughout the cruise. Overnight on board.

Day 2: Wild Nature Along the Mighty Mekong

Today your Mekong River cruise experience starts. During the day you continuously cruise upriver, where you discover some of the most remarkable, impressive landscapes. In the afternoon, you enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the riverbanks before stopping at a peaceful spot to moor for the night. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Powerful Rapids and the Town of Salakham

Further north you discover more gorgeous scenery of the wild Mekong. The landscape becomes more and more spectacular: hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations, and a diverse array of rapid currents and slow rivulets. During the day, you visit the dreamy town of Salakham. The power of the mighty Mekong gives your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. You enjoy beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders then head north, where you stop again for the night. Overnight on board.

Day 4: The Farming Village of Ban Don Saingam

Upstream you stop at the small farming village of Ban Don Saingam, where you can participate in a 30-minute trek to explore a hidden cave visited exclusively by our guests. The purely natural landscape is only broken by the seldom sights of small villages and local herds of cattle. In the evening, you enjoy our famous Mekong River Cruises barbecue dinner in a beautiful riverside location. Overnight on board.

Day 5: Xayabouri Dam

During breakfast on board you enjoy the beautiful view, and possibly watch local fishermen along the shore. Don’t miss the Xayabouri Dam, the biggest hydroelectric power plant in Laos. In the afternoon, you meet the inhabitants of a small hill tribe village which is regularly visited by our guests and supported by donations. That evening, you celebrate your last night on board with a farewell dinner. Overnight on board.

Day 6: Kuang Si Falls and Luang Prabang

In the morning, a guided shore excursion takes you to the Kuang Si Falls, some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Laos. That afternoon, you reach Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Luang Prabang you say goodbye to your Lao crew. Later you check out and disembark from your Mekong River cruise ship, your comfortable home on an unforgettable journey.

6 days
Impressions of the Mekong 6 Days 5 Nights (Downstream) Luang Prabang - Vientiane

Day 1: Luang Prabang - Boarding

In the afternoon, you board your comfortable Laotian cruise ship. These unique vessels are the first German-Laotian owned river ships with cabins on the upper Mekong. You settle into your comfortable cabin and unpack for a five-day cruise. Today your cruise ship remains in Luang Prabang, giving you the opportunity to explore this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. That evening, you can explore the nightly market where locals sell their handicrafts. Later you enjoy the spacious decks and lounge of your river ship, and attend your welcome reception and dinner. A selection of Asian and European food is provided throughout the cruise. Overnight on board.

Day 2: Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Falls - Xayabouri Dam

In the early morning, you can view the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang. Back on board during breakfast, your ship starts out for your spectacular river cruise downstream into formerly inaccessible parts of the Mekong River. Later a guided shore excursion takes you to the Kuang Si Falls, some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Laos. In the afternoon, don’t miss the Xayabouri Dam, the biggest hydroelectric power plant in Laos. Today your cruise ship moors overnight at a peaceful sandbank. Overnight on board.

Day 3: The Farming Village of Ban Don Saingam

Today you visit an almost forgotten cave and experience nature on some easy hiking trails. You take in the beautiful views, and possibly watch local fishermen along the shore. Later you can enjoy a presentation about the history and culture of Laos or simply relax on deck. The comfort and service on board provides an exclusive, yet casual atmosphere. That evening, you enjoy our famous Mekong River Cruises barbecue dinner in a beautiful riverside location. Overnight on board.

Day 4: Powerful Rapids and the Town of Salakha

Further downstream you discover some of the most remarkable, most impressive landscapes of the wild Mekong. The landscape becomes more and more spectacular: hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations, and a diverse array of rapid currents and slow rivulets. During the day, you visit the dreamy town Salakham. The power of the mighty Mekong gives your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. You enjoy beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the riverbanks before you head further downriver and stop for the night. Overnight on board.

Day 5: Wild Nature Along the Mighty Mekong

During the day, you continuously cruise down-river, where you discover remarkable, impressive landscapes. In the afternoon, you enjoy more amazing landscapes and sights from the comfort of your boutique ship before stopping at a peaceful spot for the night. Overnight on board.

Day 6: Vientiane

Today you head towards Vientiane, the capital of Laos. In Vientiane, you say goodbye to your Lao crew. Later you check out and disembark from your Mekong River cruise ship, ending your unforgettable journey through this wondrous region.

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Cabin Amenities:

  • En suite shower and toilet
  • Air-conditioning

Feet Launch:

  • Number of boats: 01
  • Number of cabins: 14
  • Number of decks: 02
  • Capacity: 29 passengers

Facilities:

  • Sundeck
  • Spa and massage
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Library

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Laos Reveal: Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang

8 days 7 nights

Eco $1,711  $636  $2,249  $636  $2,545  $636 
Classic $1,998  $762  $2,580  $762  $2,796  $762 
Superior  $2,670  $986  $3,190  $986  $4,014  $986 
Deluxe $3,279  NA $3,781  $1,272  $4,623  $1,272 
 

The Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai – Vientiane

11 days 10 nights

Classic $3,046  $1,084  $4,588  $1,084  $4,829  $1,084 
Superior  $3,575  $1,631  $5,412  $1,631  $5,958  $1,631 
Deluxe $4,148  NA $5,985  $1,917  $6,559  $1,917 
 

Highlights of Northen Laos: Luang Prabang


6 days 5 nights

Eco $968  $547  $1,335  $547  $1,380  $547 
Classic $1,048  $591  $1,541  $591  $2,043  $591 
Superior $1,380  $860  $2,043  $860  $2,563  $860 
 

Impressions of Mekong: Vientiane – Luang Prabang

6 days 5 nights

Eco $1,021  $547  $1,371  $547  $1,425  $547 
Classic $1,147  $591  $1,541  $591  $1,604  $591 
Superior  $1,425  $860  $2,025  $860  $2,088  $860 
Deluxe $1,926  NA $2,527  $1,039  $2,607  $1,039 
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