Mekong Sun

Duration: 6D5N

Destinations: Luang Prabang–Pak Ou–Tha Deua–Kuang Si–Luang Prabang

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Experience, enjoy and relax on this boutique Mekong Sun Cruise with delicious food, drinks and tastefully spacious cabins. Discover some of the most remarkable, most impressive landscapes of this still-untamed river around Luang Prabang. Enjoy peaceful and serene view, where the Mekong river shows a pathway full of splendid landscapes and a succession of mountains covered by lush vegetation.

 

Day 1: Luang Prabang   

Day 2: Luang Prabang Departure   

Day 3: Pak Ou Caves   

Day 4: Wild Nature Along The Mighty Mekong    

Day 5: Kuang Si- Luang Prabang    

Day 6: Final Port       

 Day 1: Luang Prabang   

Welcome to Luang Prabang! Your journey will begin in the late afternoon where you will board your Mekong Explorer cruise ship. Settle into your cabin and get ready for a breathtaking 6 day adventure through the pristine jungles and mysterious rivers of Laos.  Today we will stay in Luang Prabang for a bit of exploring. Take a leisurely walk up Phou Si hill where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset view over the mountains surrounding the Mekong and Khan rivers.This evening, enjoy a stroll along the Mekong promenade or take a visit to the colourful night market of the local Hmong minority group. With a magnificent fusion of traditional architecture, colonial european buildings and Lao urban structures surrounded by lush greenery, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is sure to impress. 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.

 Day 2: Luang Prabang Departure   

Today, you will begin the day by observing the traditional alms giving ceremony in the streets of Luang Prabang. Our first stop will be a visit to the Wat Xieng Thong temple, also known as the temple of the golden city. As we walk around the city, we will also discover the temples of Wat Khili and Wat Sene.Once you return to the boat enjoy some free time to explore the spacious decks and lounge on board before a lovely dinner and welcome reception. A delicious selection of both Asian and European food will be available for you to enjoy for dinner. The rest of the evening is yours to relax or retire to your cabin early.

 Day 3: Pak Ou Caves   

After a lovely breakfast on board, our first stop this morning will be in a Laotian village where you will observe how Lao-Lao, the local liqueur, is traditionally distilled. After a relaxing stroll through the jungle, we will head to Pak Ou Village, where you will visit the breathtaking Tam Ting Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. Before returning to the ship, if you’re lucky you will catch a glimpse of the village’s working elephants in action!As we continue to sail up the Mekong River you will have time to relax and enjoy the majestic beauty of Laos. The night will be spent on a secluded river bank.

 Day 4: Wild Nature Along The Mighty Mekong      

Today, as we sail, watch local fishermen along the shore and discover the daily life of the Laotian locals. Today you will be able to witness the Mekong ferry crossing at Tha Deua, the region connecting the Luang Prabang province with the Sayaboury province. Today you will witness some of the most remarkable and impressive landscapes in Laos as we sail along the mighty Mekong River. As you take in the beautiful scenery, we will visit some local villages along the shores. Discover a local village school, which is supported by the guests of the Mekong River Sun Cruise. Enjoy nature’s breathtaking wonders such as hills covered in tropical vegetation and rock formations along the river banks as we continue to sail. Appreciate the tranquility and diverse landscape of this region, a real retreat from the hustle-and-bustle of daily life in the big cities. Continue your cruise sailing alongside stunning mountains and rolling green hills as you enjoy the stunning sunset.

 Day 5: Kuang Si- Luang Prabang         

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. Overnight onboard Mekong Sun Cruise.

 Day 6: Final Port       

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.

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       Inclusions:

  • Transfers to and from Luang Prabang airport or hotel in town from/to Mekong Sun Cruise;
  • English speaking guides;
  • All meals, coffee and tea, mineral water;
  • Admission fees for all sightseeing places;
  • Presentation and lectures by cruise director;
  • All excursions and entrance fees.

       Exclusions:

  • All visa cost;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Drinks at bar, laundry;
  • Tips and gratuities.

Passion Indochina Travel will provide you with a dynamic professional local private tour guide, a private chauffeur and a transportation that suits your style and gives you pleasure, comfort and security through every points of your destination.All our tour guides in our company are registered English Speaking Guides, they are passionate about their city and they take pride in sharing it with others.With our private local tour guide, you’d get the chance to see and learn more among the historic places in the world and their cultures. Be amazed with the breathtaking scenery of Asia and enjoy some once in a lifetime adventure!

Private Tour Guid

The tour guide is always punctual on every destination he/she is needed. You will be picked up at the airport and will be escorted to your hotel and tend to your stuff til their services is needed again. They will also assist you at the airport at every departure, seeing to it that you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint. All the tour guides in all your choices of destination are Locals. Since they know all the areas of the tours you're taking, they make sure that they share to you all the information may it be historical facts, dates and anecdotes or tell stories about the tour sites to make it more interesting and entertaining. They would also suggest the best spots for picture taking.Our tour guides are also flexible when it comes to the itinerary changes if there's any unexpected reason and will be more than accommodating to any alternative suggestions just to ensure that you will have an incredible experience.

Private Chauffeur Services

Arrive in the comfort of your style. Depending on the group size, and the tour packages of your choice, we would accommodate you with the best transportation and a professional Chauffeur to assist you wherever and whenever you need. They would be happy to transport you.