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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Laos and Mekong Adventure

Cruise the upper Mekong river through the mountains and forests of Laos on this 11-night holiday. Includes visits to the Laos capital Vientiane, two nights in historic Luang Prabang and the 'Golden Triangle' of Laos, Burma and Thailand

Cruise Only
10 nights from £3190pp

River Adventures Holiday
  • Pha That Luang, Vientiane
  • Mekong scene
  • Luang Prabang
  • Laos Mountains
  • Pak Ou Caves
  • Laos Sunset
  • Chiang Khong

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Save 10% on selected departures! Subject to availability

Flight-inclusive package from just £4699pp! Includes return flights from the UK, 3-night pre-cruise The Plain of Jars stay, 10-night river cruise and overseas transfers. Optional 2-night post-cruise hotel stay in Chiang Mai from £355pp

Book a fly-cruise and receive FREE airport parking! Subject to availability. Book by 31 Dec 2019

No single supplement! Applies to selected departures. Subject to availability

Laos and Mekong Adventure Special Offer

This expedition on the upper Mekong river traverses Laos to touch Thailand and Burma at the famous Golden Triangle, once the heart of opium growing and now opened up to tourism.

From Vientiane, the old French colonial capital of Laos, our river expedition crosses Laos to the Thai border. Stop for two nights at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, the ancient Laos capital and temple city with its dazzling wood carved monasteries, before continuing deep into the mountains through dramatic scenery and gorges. There are visits to tribal villages and explorations into jungle and countryside.

The river adventure includes an excursion from Chiang Sean into the Golden Triangle area.

Our high powered river ships have been specially designed for the river conditions of the upper Mekong. The itinerary for this expedition is indicative only - as it travels into remote areas changes to the itinerary will inevitably occur. A flexible approach is required if you book this cruise.

PD242 Operated by Pandaw River Adventures

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Laos and Mekong River Cruise Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 - Vientiane (Laos)

Arrive in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, situated on the Mekong river near the border with Thailand, and retains many signs of its French colonial history. Later, transfer to the port to embark the ship.

Day 2 - Ban Sanakham

Ban Sanakham is an important border crossing between Laos and Thailand. Here you can visit the cultivated plains of the Vientiane province.

Day 3 - Pak Lai

Visit Pak Lai, a former French administrative centre with many colonial buildings and a busy local market. The town boasts the largest elephant festival in South East Asia, usually in February. Pak Lai is known for the sacred Wat Sisavang temple, and is the gateway to the Sainyabuli province.

Day 4 - Ban Park Bor

Reach the traditional village of Ban Park Bor, on the banks of the Mekong.

Day 5 - Ban Mouang Khai Village - Luang Prabang

This morning, visit a Hmong village before continuing upstream to the village of Ban Mouang Khai. This afternoon, travel by minibus to the jungle pools and Khaung Si waterfall then on to a butterfly garden. Later, arrive in Luang Prabang.

Day 6 - Luang Prabang

Historically, Luang Prabang is the capital of Laos. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers. It is steeped in culture and home to the Haw Kham, once a royal palace and now a national museum, plus Vat Zieng Toung.

Day 7 - Pak Ou Buddha Caves

The Tham Ting and Tham Theung caves are located at the mouth of the Ou River. They are renowned for their mini statues of Buddha, each depicting the deity in different positions.

Day 8 - Pak Beng

Pak Beng offers a glimpse of rural life in Laos, away from the hustle and bustle. It is only accessible via the Mekong River and upon arrival, the locals will welcome you into their village.

Day 9 - Ban Houayxay

Enjoy scenic walks through this tranquil town which has several small bars and restaurants.

Day 10 - Chiang Sean (Thailand)

Chiang Sean is in the northern part of the Chiang Rai Province and is an important port for Thailand's trade with other countries.

Day 11 - Chiang Sean

Disembark and transfer to the airport. En route, explore the Golden Triangle including visit to the opium museum.

The itinerary for this expedition is indicative only - as it travels into remote areas changes to the itinerary will inevitably occur. A flexible approach is required if you book this cruise.

Price Includes

  • 10-night full board cruise
  • Overseas transfers
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes on board ship
  • All sightseeing, tours and entrance fees as outlined in itinerary
  • Gratuities on board

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK - we can arrange these for you, please contact us
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa required for Laos, and issued at border for fee
  • Onboard premium wines, premium spirits, branded soft drinks, speciality coffees
  • Tips to tour guides, bus, boat and cycle operators
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 19th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3828
      Main Deck
      £3828
    • Dec 23rd - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3828
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3828 £4741
    • Dec 30th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3828
      Main Deck
      £3828

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 3rd - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3828
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3828 £4741
  • February
    • Feb 23rd - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3828
      Main Deck
      £3828
    • Feb 27th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3828
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3828 £4741
  • March
    • Mar 5th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Mar 9th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3190 £3951
    • Mar 16th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Mar 20th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3190 £3951
  • April
    • Apr 7th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Apr 11th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3190 £3951
  • August
    • Aug 16th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Aug 22nd - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Aug 27th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Sep 7th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Sep 13th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Sep 18th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Sep 24th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Sep 29th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
  • October
    • Oct 5th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Oct 10th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Oct 16th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Oct 21st - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Nov 7th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Nov 18th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Nov 23rd - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Nov 29th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
  • December
    • Dec 8th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3190 £3951
    • Dec 17th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Dec 18th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3190 £3951
    • Dec 19th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Dec 28th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Dec 28th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3190 £3951
    • Dec 30th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 7th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3190 £3951
    • Jan 8th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Jan 10th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Jan 21st - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Jan 30th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
  • February
    • Feb 1st - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Feb 10th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Feb 12th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Feb 14th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3190 £3951
    • Feb 21st - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Feb 23rd - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Feb 24th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3190 £3951
  • March
    • Mar 4th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Mar 6th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Mar 6th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3190 £3951
    • Mar 15th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Mar 17th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
    • Mar 26th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Mar 26th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Twin Upper Deck Twin
      £3190 £3951
    • Mar 28th - Vientiane to Chiang Saen - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951
  • April
    • Apr 6th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck
      £3190
    • Apr 8th - Chiang Saen to Vientiane - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3190
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      £3190 £3951

Price Information

  • Prices shown are a guide price
Map for Laos and Mekong Adventure