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Impressions of the Mekong - Luang Prabang to Vientiane

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,262

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Mekong River on this unique river cruise from the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang to the capital, Vientiane. Enjoy first-class accommodations on the Mekong Sun and spot villages, waterfalls, and dams on this journey along Southeast Asia’s most exciting river.


This 6-day Mekong cruise takes you along the Mekong River from Luang Prabang to Vientiane. It features first-class accommodations aboard a river vessel, shared tours, and is a great way to explore Laos.

Your journey begins in Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head on a tour of Luang Prabang to see the handicrafts market and admire a few of the city’s beautiful temples. At day’s end, board the Mekong Sun to begin your journey along Southeast Asia’s most famous river. The Mekong Sun is a 4-star vessel with 14 exclusive passenger cabins that are ready to escort travellers down the river in style. With an on-board restaurant capable of whipping up delicious Asian and European meals, large windows, and plenty of room on deck, the Mekong Sun is a great ship on which to explore the Mekong.

On your first full day onboard, you’ll head on a shore excursion to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls before cruising alongside Xayabouri Dam, the largest hydropower facility in Laos. The next morning, watch fisherman go to work on the banks of the river before stopping by an exclusive cave that is only accessible by the Mekong Sun. Afterwards, stop off at the small farming village of Ban Don Saingam. Continue downstream and pass by farming villages and herds of cattle breaking up the jungle. Cruise into an area of mighty rapids before taking a guided tour of the district town of Salakham. On your final day, pass through one the wildest stretches of jungle before reaching Vientiane, the capital of Laos.

Disembark in Vientiane, where you’re free to extend your stay or connect to your onward destination.


 

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,262

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Day 1

Luang Prabang - Embarkation

In the afternoon, you will embark on your comfortable Laotian cruise ship. These unique vessels are the first German-Laotian owned river ships with cabins on the upper Mekong. Settle into your accommodating cabin and unpack for a five-day cruise. (Check-in is at 2 pm). For today your cruise ship will remain in Luang Prabang, giving you the opportunity to explore this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town. Before dinner you can, for example, explore the daily night market where local minorities sell their handicrafts. Back onboard enjoy the spacious decks, lounge on board and attend your welcome reception and dinner this evening. A selection of Asian and European food will be provided throughout the cruise. Overnight on board.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration5 Nights
Accommodation

The Mekong Sun

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    The Mekong Sun



    The river vessel Mekong Sun (built in 2006) is a unique boutique ship capable of mastering the wild sections of the upper Mekong. Accommodation and service is top level and guests enjoy an exclusive yet casual travelling experience, while they reside in one of the ...

    The river vessel Mekong Sun (built in 2006) is a unique boutique ship capable of mastering the wild sections of the upper Mekong. Accommodation and service is top level and guests enjoy an exclusive yet casual travelling 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.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

Luang Prabang - Kuang Si - Xayabouri Dam

In the early morning you will able to visit the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang. Back onboard, during breakfast, your vessel starts for your spectacular river cruise downstream into formerly inaccessible parts of the Mekong River. Later, a guided shore excursion will take you to the Kuang Si-waterfalls, some of the most attractive waterfalls in Laos. In the afternoon don't miss passing the log of the Xayabouri dam, the biggest hydropower facility in the whole of Laos. Today your cruise vessel will moor overnight at a remote sandbank. Overnight on board.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

The Farming Village Ban Don Saingam

On the way you will visit an almost forgotten cave and experience nature on some easy hiking trails. Enjoy the beautiful view and possibly watch local fishermen along the shore. We also offer presentations on the history and culture of Laos that you are free to join or relax on deck. Enjoy the comfort and service onboard: exclusive, yet casual. This evening we enjoy our famous Mekong River Cruises BBQ dinner in a beautiful riverside location. Overnights on board.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Fascinating Rapids and the District Town Salakham

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. During the day you will visit the dreamy district town Salakham. The power of the mighty Mekong will give your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. Enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature's wonders along the riverbanks before you head further downriver and stop for the night. Overnight on board.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Wild Nature along the Mighty Mekong

During the day you will continuously cruise down-river, where you will discover some of the most remarkable, most impressive landscapes. In the afternoon enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature's wonders along the shores before you stop at a remote place to stay for the night. Overnight on board.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Vientiane

Enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature's wonders along the riverbanks before you head towards Vientiane, the capital of Laos. In Vientiane you will say goodbye to your Lao crew. Check out and disembarkation. This is the end of the trip.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

The Mekong Sun
2020: 
Sep 23; Nov 11; Dec 30
2021: Feb 17; Mar 10

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights' accommodation in selected cabin type aboard your boutique river cruise vessel
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned, by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Water in the vehicles and on the ship
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Coffee, tea, and table water during meal times onboard your boutique river cruise vessel
  • Presentations and lectures onboard by the cruise director
  • Transfers from/to Vientiane and Luang Prabang airports or hotels within city limits (only guaranteed if information was correctly provided 4 weeks prior to embarkation, at the latest)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare and airfare taxes
  • Visas fees for Thailand and Laos
  • Item of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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