From the Golden Triangle to Luang Prabang

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4-day Cruise from the Golden Triangle to Luang Prabang

From the Golden Triangle to Luang Prabang

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Savour the fantastic scenery of the Mekong River on your spectacular and unique cruise from the Golden Triangle to Luang Prabang. These unique Mekong river cruises let you discover some of the last unknown regions of South-East Asia. Safe and comfortable traveling is guaranteed; while you watch the incredible landscapes of this partly untamed river pass by.

The upper Mekong is one of the most difficult rivers in the world to navigate. Your comfortable cruise ship Mekong Sun masters tight gorges, labyrinths of sandbanks and mounts violent chutes. Water levels are prone to drop about 2 m overnight. On this part of the Mekong quiet and calm parts of the river alternate with most dramatic and exciting shore sceneries: Tropical lush green mountains, impressive rock formations and secluded villages along the river banks. Before cruising visit the lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site Luang Prabang, one of the most beautiful towns in South-East Asia. We will assist you in booking tours and Hotel of course.

Just lean back and indulge unworried during this extraordinary trip. With 14 exclusive passenger cabins and high quality full board service, the Mekong Sun is perfectly suited for traveling in small groups with a most unique character.

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4-day Cruise from the Golden Triangle to Luang Prabang

Day 1: Welcome to Laos (L/D)

After emigration at Thai-Border in Chiang Khong and crossing the Friendship-Bridge for Immigration Laos, our team awaits you for a short transfer to the boat-pier. Embarkation on the RV Mekong Sun, a comfortable German-Laotian Boutique Cruise ship. Settle into your comfortable cabin for a four day cruise though Northern Laos. While cruising a Lunch will be served. Relax and enjoy the spacious deck, lounge on board and attend your evening welcome reception. (L,D)

Overnight aboard your Mekong Sun.

Day 2: Marketplace Pakbeng (BLD)

The river traffic increases as you pass through a densely populated region accessible only by water. Our voyage continues to the small town of Pak Beng, where you can take a walk to the local market. Once back on the vessel you will continue downstream and anchor at a sand bank.

Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun.

Day 3: Pak Ou Caves (BLD)

Your cruise will take you further downriver, where 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 on the river. The power of the mighty Mekong will give your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. Stop for excursion at a Khmu – Hmong – mixed village. Back to the boat again please enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the shores. Stop at a small riverside village for a visit the famous Pak Ou Caves, with thousands of small Buddha statues inside the caverns. Stop at a sandbank near a small village for the night.

Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun.

Day 4: Luang Prabang (BL)

After breakfast we will arrive UNESCO World-Heritage City of Luang Prabang. Check-out and disembark. End of services with your transfer to the airport or your hotel in Luang Prabang (within city limits)

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4-day Cruise from the Golden Triangle to Luang Prabang

Services included

  • 3 overnights in selected cabin type aboard your boutique river cruise ship
  • Local English- and/or German 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
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, =Lunch, and D=Dinner)
  • Coffee, tea, and table water during meal times onboard your boutique river cruise ship
  • Transfers from Huay Xay/ Lao border to pier and to Luang Prabang airports or hotels within city limits.

Services not included

  • Flights
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visas for Thailand and 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

Documents and Vaccinations

Depending on your nationality, you will need visa for Laos (passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your departure date from Southeast Asia):
Visas can be obtained on arrival for entry in Huay Xay.

Each visa purchased on arrival, valid 30 days: 30-42 US$ in cash, depending on nationality + one passport sized photo). Subject to change without prior notice.
Visas on arrival cost 1 US$ /person extra on Saturday and Sunday.