A three country cruise expedition which will traverse Laos to touch Thailand and Burma at the once notorious Golden Triangle. Join Pandaw River Cruising on this Laos Mekong River Cruise from Vientiane, the old French capital. This will be the first River expedition since pre-war days to cross all Laos. This stunning cruise, in luxury, will be an adventure of a lifetime taking you into remote villages and communities and stunning countryside. Contact us for cruise dates and special offers.
Transfer from airports in Vientiane or Udon Thani in Thailand and join the ship for lunch and afternoon explorations. This evening in Vientiane port.
Cruise upstream passing lush jungle scenery and tiny riverside villages. Morning presentation on the Lao language, afternoon cooking demonstration.
Leaving the cultivated plains of Vientiane we enter a dramatic landscape of jungle and mountains. Afternoon visit to Pak Lai with many colonial building and a bustling local market.
An afternoon visit and walking tour of Ban Park Bor Village, set on the banks of the Mekong amidst lush jungle.
In the morning we pass the newly constructed lock that forms part of the Xanyaburi Hydro Electric Power Plant.
Luang Prabang -morning sightseeing by mini coach to visit the jungle pools and Khaung Si waterfall, a butterfly garden and elephant camp. After lunch we explore this well – preserved and unique world heritage site by tuk tuk. There is a buzzing night market and many delightful cafes.
Early morning walking tour to see the alms offering by local people to the monks. Followed by a visit to the National Museum and morning market. Afternoon free to explor on your own.
We stop to explore the Pak Ou Caves these Buddhist sanctuaries with its spectacular cliff faces.
Stop for a walk in the market town of Pak Beng deep in the Laos jungle. After lunch, we explore Ban Pak Sip a traditional riverside village full of charm.
Chiang Kong is where we cross into Thailand where our waiting transport takes you to re-join the ship at the bustling and pretty Thai port town.
Disembark by 8.30am in Chiang Sean and explore the Golden Triangle tourist area with its Opium Museum. Continue to airports or city hotels in Chiang Rai (3 hours) and Chiang Mai (6 hours).
From $ 5923
Contact us for regular specials.
private tour departs daily
10 nights’ accommodation, all excursions including entrance fees, guide services (English speaking), gratuities to crew, main meals, locally made soft and alcoholic beverages, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes and mineral water. Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of the voyage.