Today we embark Mekong Sun boat at 8h00 at Khao Leau Harbour. The cruise team welcomes guests on board with a refreshing drink and provides some useful instruction on vessel. This is time for us to settle into a private comfortable cabin and unpack for a five day navigating along the previously inaccessible wonders of the Mekong River. The exciting cruise follows this mighty watercourse which is now the border between Thailand and Laos. The contradiction of riverside backdrops makes for an interesting view. There are plenty of time for us to admire the scenic riverside scenery close up or simply relax on spacious decks and lounge.
O/N on board.
Day 2: Keng Khan Khou - Pak Lai (B,L,D)
The riverside scenery with a mixture of lush vegetation and impressive rock formations, is unequalled. We navigate along the Mekong River , stopping en route at Ban Hat Thieng. This riverside village becomes a fast growing trade center between Laos and Thailand therefore the influence of Thai counterpart is evident in local culture and architecture. By mid afternoon we anchor again at Pak Lai. This peaceful town still retains various colonial style houses built back to the last century. We enjoy a walk around this community to explore the simple lifestyle of villagers who are almost fishermen or farmers living from their slash and burn tradition.
O/N on board.
Day 3: Pak Lai - Keng Luang (B,L,D)
Upon leaving our boat we embark on a walk to visit a traditional market in Pak Lai. This vibrant hub also attracts numerous villagers who converge from the outlying valleys and mountainsides to sell their goods and buy provision. The trading way is very interesting and unique. We again catch our boat and continue cruising past sleepy villages to Ban Phaleap. The major interest of our stop is an impressive view of the surrounding landscape from a steep rock formation locally named Phaleap. We anchor at the sand bank close to Keng Luang village for an overnight stop.
O/N on board.
Day 4: Keng Luang - Khouang Si Waterfalls (B,L,D)
The mountainous region around Luang Prabang is also home of many ethnic groups and various stunning waterfalls dispersed in secluded jungle. Today we enjoy a visit to the Khmu village. This tribal group is originated from China but had settled there long time ago, forming one of the largest tribal populations in northern Laos. The Mekong Sun cruise approaches Luang Prabang, giving us an interesting view of fisherman on morning catch, mountaineers doing their daily works such as logging, herding buffalo and tilling the field or ferry crossing. The impressive way to celebrate our last night on cruise is a fare well dinner with the cruise team.
O/N on board.
Day 5: Khouang Si Waterfalls - Luang Prabang (B,L)
The river cruise will deliver us to Ban Muang Khai. We disembark and catch a bus for a scenic drive to the beautiful Khouang Si Falls surrounded by lush forest. The waterfall tumbles over multi tiered limestone formations into the cool and clear pools ideal for anyone seeking an enjoyable escape. By mid morning we get back to our cruise and continue to the final destination. The trip ends on arrival in Luang Prabang Town.
1. The upstream cruise from Vientiane to Luang Prabang is available on 17 July, 2 and 22 September, 19 October, 26 November, 16 December, 2007. The upstream cruise from Luang Prabang to Vientiane lasts 4 day only and is available on 29 August, 18 September, 15 October, 12 December. The programme and schedule are subject to change without prior notice.
2. The Mekong Sun boat was built as a floating hotel in traditional style to offer a distinctive cruise service along the fascinating Mekong River. This meticulously designed watercraft in length of 40 meters features all safety and comfort to satisfy discerning river travellers.
The service outlines include modern safety equipment and lifejackets + 11 comfortable air-conditioned classic cabins on main deck, of which each is in size of 12 sqm and fitted with two single berths plus a private western style bathroom + 3 comfortable air-conditioned superior cabins; one on main deck bow , two on upper deck with a small private balcony. This cabin type is in size of 20 sqm and fitted with two single berths plus a private western style bathroom + Large front deck with bar area and restaurant + Games and reading corner.
Transportation in joining cruise
Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
Mentioned sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
Coffee, tea and drinking water on board and during meals
Transfer hotel - pier - hotel
Single cabin supplement
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