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Cruise On The Mekong River

Cruise On The Mekong River 2 days by Mekong Delta Travel

The Mekong River is rich in legends, linking seven Asian nations from Tibet to the South China Sea. Perhaps the most mythical of Mekong experiences is a slow – boat river journey through Northern Laos, a timeless land still rich in exotic mysteries waiting to be discovered.

Itinerary

Option 1: Down River from Houei Say to Luang Prabang

Departure: Mon and Fri

Day 1: Houei Say – Pakbang (Lunch and dinner included) (L)1

LuangSay boat leaves HoueiSay pier at 09:00 a.m for a cruise down the Mekong to Pakbeng. In the route one stop is made to observe rural life along the Mekong and discover minorities, a buffet lunch on board. Arrive Pakbeng before sunset and check – in at LuangSay Lodge. Dinner on the terrace, overlooking the Mekong River.




Day 2: Pakbeng – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang. (Breakfast and lunch included) (B/L)2

Full breakfast at lodge. (Optional: walk to Pakbeng market, where people from the surrounding village of minorities exchange their goods). At 08:30 board the boat for the second leg of the cruise. A short stop to discover a Hmong village before having buffet lunch on board. Continue to Pak-Ou village at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, visit Tam Ting “Caves of a thousand Buddha’s”. On the way to Luang Prabang a brief stop is made to observe the traditional process of obtaining local rice alcohol. Arrive at Luang Prabang before sunset.


Option 2: Up River from Luang Prabang to Houei Say

Departure: Wen and Sat

Day 1: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Pakbang. (Lunch and dinner 3included) (B/L)

Your boat leaves Luang Prabang pier at 07:30 for a cruise upwards the Mekong to Pakbeng. On the way to Pak-Ou Village, at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, a brief stop is made to observe the traditional process of obtaining local rice alcohol, visit Tam Ting “Caves of a thousand Buddha’s”. Have a buffet lunch on board and continue route to Pak Beng. Arrive at Pak Beng before sunset and check in at LuangSay Lodge. Dinner on the terrace, overlooking the Mekong River.



Day 2: Pakbeng – Houei. (Breakfast and lunch included) (B/L)4

Full breakfast at lodge. (Optional: walk to Pak Beng market, where people from the surrounding villages of minorities exchange their goods). At 08:00 board the boat for the second leg of the cruise. En route one stop is made to observe rural life along the Mekhong and discover minorities, having a buffet lunch on board and continue to HoueiSay where you will arrive before 17:00 p.m (you may proceed to Chiang Rai in the same day).




Group / Cost in US$ per pax 1 pax 2 pax 3 – 4 pax 5 – 9 pax 10 – 14 pax
1 Oct- 30 Apr  435  365  360 335  330
1 May- 30 Sep  360  285  275  265  260

Tour includes

- 2 days cruise with stops and visits in route
- 1 night accommodation at LuangSay Lodge
- Meals as mentioned
- Entrance fee at Tam Ting and police fees along the trip
- Transfer from Lao immigration to pier in HoueiSay.
- Assistance of English-speaking cruise escort during the cruise (no guide on board)

Tour excludes

- Transfer from/to hotel to pier in Luang Prabang
- Ferry and immigration fees in HoueiSay
- Drinks during the trip, except bottled water (free supplied)
- Visa approval and fees for Laos
- Services in Luang Prabang
- Personal insurance

* Note: Low season from 1 Nov  to 30 April
High season from 1 May to 31 August