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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
11 nights from £3091pp

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

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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No single supplement! Applies to 1 Apr; 12 Nov and 19, 23 Dec 2019; 10 Jan 2020 and 26 Mar 2021 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

  • April
    • Apr 1st - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3310
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3310
  • October
    • Oct 29th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
  • November
    • Nov 12th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Nov 20th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
  • December
    • Dec 19th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Dec 23rd - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 10th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Jan 10th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Jan 14th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
  • February
    • Feb 1st - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Feb 5th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Feb 16th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3091
      Main Deck Twin
      Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Feb 23rd - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Feb 27th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
  • March
    • Mar 9th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3091
      Main Deck Twin
      Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Mar 16th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Mar 20th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Mar 31st - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3091
      Main Deck Twin
      Blue Water Price from: £3091
  • April
    • Apr 7th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Apr 11th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
  • August
    • Aug 27th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Sep 18th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Sep 20th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck Twin
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Sep 24th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
  • October
    • Oct 10th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Oct 16th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Nov 7th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Nov 23rd - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Nov 29th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
  • December
    • Dec 8th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3091
      Main Deck Twin
      Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Dec 28th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Dec 28th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3091
      Main Deck Twin
      Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Dec 30th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 19th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Jan 21st - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
  • February
    • Feb 10th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Feb 12th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
  • March
    • Mar 4th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Mar 6th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Mar 6th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck Twin
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Mar 26th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Laos Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Mar 26th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Sabaidee Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck Twin
      Blue Water Price from: £3440
    • Mar 28th - Vientiane to Chiang Sean - Sailing on: Champa Pandaw From: £3440
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £3440

Price Information

  • Prices shown are a guide price
  • Upper Deck cabin upgrade supplements are available
Map for Laos and Mekong Adventure