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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 The Ansara Hotel for a 1-night stay. (N)
Transfer to RV Laos Pandaw for a 10-night cruise. 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 people. (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)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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LMK2019: 10 Nights