Cruise up the Mekong from Vientiane in
Laos to northern Thailand, stopping en
route at small riverside villages and markets.
Highlights include the Unesco heritage town
of Luang Prabang and a visit to the once
notorious Golden Triangle.
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Arrive into Vientiane and transfer to RV Laos
Pandaw vessel. Afternoon city tour then set sail in
the late afternoon. (L, D)
Cruise upstream passing lush jungle scenery and
tiny riverside villages. Enjoy lectures on board
before arrival in Ban Xanakham. (B, L, D)
Afternoon visit to Pak Lai to visit French colonial buildings and the local market. The largest
elephant festival in south-east Asia is held here
every February. (B, L, D)
Afternoon visit to the village of Ban Park Bor,
home to the Khmu minority ethnic group. (B, L, D)
Morning cruise past the Xayaburi hydroelectric
power plant, then continue upstream towards the
village of Ban Mouang Khai. (B, L, D)
Arrive in Luang Prabang for a tour to the
Khouangsi waterfall, the butterfly garden and
an elephant camp. Afternoon exploration of the
city’s Buddhist temples, libraries and the royal
palace. The following day join an early morning
walking tour to see the alms-giving to the local
monks, then visit the National Museum. (B, L, D)
Cruise by local boat to the Pak Ou caves, a
Buddhist sanctuary with spectacular limestone
cliff faces. Cruise upstream to Ban Bo. (B, L, D)
Morning tour of the town of Pak Beng. (B, L, D)
Cross the border from Laos to Thailand at Huay
Say, then rejoin the ship at the Thai port town of
Chiang Khong. (B, L, D)
Morning tour of the Golden Triangle, then
transfer to Chiang Rai for your flight home,
arriving the next day. (B)
The RV Laos Pandaw has been converted from a 40-metre barge that was used to carry heavy loads of cement and rice up to China. With 400 hp truck engines she is just the thing for tackling the fast flow of the Upper Mekong river. The vessel has 10 main deck staterooms, finished in teak and brass with panoramic sliding doors, imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows and generous closet space and under-bed storage. Boat facilities include an open-air lounge and bar, bistro-style dining room with outside seating and air conditioning inside, 24-hour hospitality bar and an onboard bakery with daily freshly baked breads and...
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