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Impressions of the Mekong Cruise

Mekong Cruise - 6 Days

Our route: Vientiane - Pak Lay – Tha Deua – Kuang Si – Luang Prabang (or vice versa)

Ship: Mekong Pearl / Mekong Sun

Vientiane – Luang Prabang (upstream / downstream)

Day 1: Vientiane – Embarkation

In the afternoon, you will embark on the Mekong Sun or Mekong Pearl, a 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 noon). Shortly after embarkation, your vessel starts for your spectacular river cruise upstream into formerly inaccessible parts of the Mekong river. The night is spent on a beautiful sandbank, surrounded by nothing but pure nature. 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: All overnights aboard your boutique river cruise ship. Included meals: Dinner (D)

Day 2: Wild Nature Along the Mighty Mekong

Further north 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. 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 north again and stop at a remote sandbank for the night.

Overnight on board. Meals included: breakfast (B), lunch (L) and dinner (D).

Day 3: Pak Lay

Upstream you will stop at the small riverside community of Pak Lai, known for once possessing many colonial buildings. The purely natural landscape is only broken by the seldom sights of small villages and local herds of cattle. Enjoy the comfort and service onboard: exclusive, yet casual, you’ll share the boat with no more than 26 fellow guests.

Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 4 and Day 5: Tha Deua

During and after breakfast on board, enjoy the beautiful view and possibly watch local fishermen along the shore. You will see the Mekong ferry crossing at Tha Deua, connecting Luang Prabang province with the Sayaboury province. After passing Xayaburi embankment dam, you will meet the inhabitants of a small village which is regularly visited by our guests and supported by donations.

Overnights on board. (2 x BLD)

Day 6: Kuang Si - Luang Prabang

A shore excursion will take you to the Kuang Si-waterfalls, some of the most attractive waterfalls in Laos. This afternoon you will reach Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Luang Prabang you will say goodbye to your Lao crew.

Check out and disembarkation. This is the end of the trip. (B)

Cruise Price: On Per Person basis on Twin sharing

Category Low Season (April to September) High Season (October to March)
Classic Cabin US$ 1045 US$ 1465
Superior Cabin US$ 1315 US$ 1925
Deluxe Cabin US$ 1765 US$ 2390

Cruise Dates: Validity March 2021

Impressions of the Mekong

Vientiane – Luang Prabang or vice versa 5 - 6 Days

Departure Arrival Routing Vessel Languages Season
23-Sep-20 28-Sep-20 Luang Prabang – Vientiane Mekong Sun EN Low Season
30-Sep-20 5-Oct-20 Vientiane – Luang Prabang Mekong Sun EN Low Season
11-Nov-20 16-Nov-20 Luang Prabang – Vientiane* Mekong Sun EN High Season
18-Nov-20 23-Nov-20 Vientiane – Luang Prabang Mekong Sun EN High Season
30-Dec-20 4-Jan-21 Luang Prabang - Vientiane* Mekong Sun EN High Season
6-Jan-21 11-Jan-21 Vientiane – Luang Prabang Mekong Sun EN High Season
17-Feb-21 22-Feb-21 Luang Prabang - Vientiane* Mekong Sun EN High Season
24-Feb-21 1-Mar-21 Vientiane – Luang Prabang* Mekong Sun EN High Season
10-Mar-21 15-Mar-21 Luang Prabang - Vientiane Mekong Sun EN High Season
10-Mar-21 15-Mar-21 Vientiane – Luang Prabang Mekong Pearl EN High Season
17-Mar-21 22-Mar-21 Vientiane – Luang Prabang Mekong Sun EN High Season

Price Includes:

  • 5 overnights 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 (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, and D=Dinner).
  • Coffee, tea, and table water during meal times on board your boutique river cruise vessel.
  • Presentations and lectures on board 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:

  • Flights.
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary.
  • Visas for Laos*.
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures.
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks other than mentioned.
  • Personal insurance.


Payment conditions:
  • Non-refundable deposit of 15% is due after the reservation.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
  • Sailing dates can be changed due to unforeseen circumstances.

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