Sail on the mighty upper Mekong River from Laos to China.

This pioneering 14-night river expedition will allow you to discover charming villages, stunning scenery, pristine jungle, the Golden Triangle and the emerald green Mekong in China’s Yunnan province.

Departing from Luang Prabang, explore this quaint town before setting sail up river through dramatic scenery with lush jungle and forest punctuated by tiny villages clinging to the river bank. Upon nearing Pak Beng, the scenery becomes even more dramatic and the river faster and more treacherous.

As you near the Thai border, appreciate the contrasting culture from Laos, and then again before crossing into China at Guan Lei.

Sail the final stretch of the scenic and dramatic Mekong in China to Jinghong.

*Please note this is a new expedition therefore unforeseen changes to itinerary may occur – but a great adventure still to be had, a flexible approach is required.

River Cruise The Laos Mekong
Destination Laos
Cities Luang Prabang
Departs from Luang Prabang
Visits Luang Prabang, Pak Beng, Golden Triangle, Guan Lei, China, Yunnan, Jinghong
Finishes at Jinghong
Duration 15 days / 14 Nights


Price from: Please enquire about the price.

Cruise Schedule

Guaranteed Departure Applies: As soon as 2 people are booked on this cruise.

*Please note this is a new expedition therefore unforeseen changes to itinerary may occur – but a great adventure still to be had, a flexible approach is required.

Terms & Conditions

Itinerary and price subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. Please refer to our full terms and conditions available on our brochure or from our website. Active Asia reserves the right to alter the hotels and/or the itinerary if needed due to availability and/or adverse weather conditions.

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