Travel by boat along the Mekong River visiting villages and sights along the way before exploring Luang Prabang and the capital Vientiane.

Destination Laos
City Vien
Departure Location Chiang Rai Hotel
Visits Chiang Rai, Pak Beng, Luang Prabang, Vientiane
Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights

Tour Schedule

Tour Dates Departs Daily


Day 1: Chiang Rai - Houei Xay

Depart from Chiang Rai (Thailand) and drive to Chiang Khong before crossing the Mekong River and entering Laos at the small township of Houei Xay.

Day 2: Houei Xay - Pak beng (B, L)
Travel by a traditional slow boat down the Mekong River to Pak Beng. Admire the splendid landscapes and the succession of mountains with villages along the river banks.

Day 3: Pak beng - Luang Prabang (B, L)

Today, continue by boat downstream towards Luang Prabang. A stop is made at Pak Ou Caves. Late afternoon, arrive in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang (B)

For those who wish, an early start will allow you to participate in an Alms offering to the local monks. Later, travel to Kwang Si Waterfall with brief stops en-route at local villages.

Day 5: Luang Prabang (B)

Spend the day at leisure.

Day 6: Luang Prabang - Vientiane (B)

Transfer to Luang Prabang Airport a flight to Vientiane where you will visit That Luang Stupa, Patuxai, Phon Thong Savang Market and the COPE Visitor Centre.

Day 7: Vientiane (B, L, D)

Visit Buddha Park where 200 Buddhist and religious images are displayed. Continue on to Nam Ngum River for a private lunch cruise. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Lao dinner and show.

Day 8: Vientiane Departure (B)

Today, transfer to Vientiane Airport where tour arrangements end.
Note: This package begins from Chiang Rai in Thailand. A guide will meet you in Chiang Rai and will cross the border into Laos with you.

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