After corssing from Thailand to the latotian border town of Huay Xai you will experience during two days a unique cruise on the mighty Mekong River. The tour ends at the UNESCO World Heritage site Luang Prabang. During this unforgettable boat trip along the tenth longest river in the word you will encounter the traditional and friendly lifestyle of the native population. Besides there are fascinating and photogenic landscapes with evergreen dense jungles, impressive rock formations and snow-white sandbars.
In the early morning hours pick up at your hotel and short transfer to the river pier. After crossing by ferry you enter Laos at the border town of Huay Xai and will be escorted to the comfortable river cruise boat. The first stop is at a traditional hill tribe village of the Mon people. Afterwards enjoy lunch while cruising through spectacular landscapes with snow white sand banks, secluded small hamlets and the jungle covered mountains. The boat features a sundeck which is equipped with comfortable chairs. Relax and watch the tranquil scenery passes by. In the late afternoon arrival at the small village of Pakbeng which lays half way between Huay Xai and Luang Prabang. Transfer to the hotel with dinner and overnight stay.
In the early morning breakfast at the resort, then transfer back to the boat. Continuation of the river cruise along the Mekong towards Luang Prabang. On the way stop at a Laotian village. During the dry season and at low tide you can watch locals panning for gold. Enjoy lunch on board surrounded by rock formations and dense tropical jungle. The second stop of the day is by the Pak Ou caves. The caves are famous for their collections of miniature Buddha sculptures and hundreds of small wooden Buddhist figures. From the the cave entrance you will have a beautiful view of the Mekong River and across the river fall of the Ou River which forms a freshwater lagoon in the Mekong. Continue towards Luang Prabang. Late afternoon arrival at the pier and transfer to your hotel.
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Mekong Riverside Lodge
Transfer in air-conditioned car or minibus with driver
All costs of the program course
Accommodation in the hotels listed in a double room
Daily breakfast in the hotel (B)
Other meals as per itinerary (L/D)
Visa fee by tours to Laos
Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults with extra bed 70% of adult rate.
Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed 50% of adult rate.
Valid only if child travels with two paying adults.