In the afternoon, you will embark at one of the German-Laotian owned river ships Mekong Sun and/ or Explorer. These are comfortable new cabin cruiser on the upper Mekong. (Check in is at 2:00 PM.) Settle into your accommodating cabin and unpack for a four-day cruise. Your spectacular cruise begins with the departure from Luang Prabang from where you will cruise northwards. The night is spent on a secluded river bank or sandbank. Enjoy the spacious decks, lounge on board and attend our welcome reception and dinner this evening. A selection of Asian and European food will be provided throughout the cruise. Overnight aboard the Cruisevessel.
DAY 2: PAK OU AND THE LAND OF THOUSAND ELEPHANTS (B/L/D)
After breakfast on board you will go on an excursion by local slowboat up the Ou-River to visit rice paddies cultivated by the local Khmu minority. You also will see working elephants during a walk in Nam Ou village. After a short walk through the jungle you will explore the famous Pak Ou-caves, with thousands of small Buddha statues inside the caverns. Go for visit a Laotian village where you can observe how the local liqueur Lao-Lao is being distilled traditionally. After re-embarkation you will enjoy a few hours of cruising down the Mekong River amidst beautiful landscapes. Overnight aboard the cruisevessel.
DAY 3: WILD NATURE ALONG THE MIGHTY MEKONG (B/L/D)
Further south you will discover some of the most remarkable, most impressive landscapes of this still-untamed river. The landscape becomes more and more spectacular:
DAY 4: THA DEUA - LUANG PRABANG (B/L/-)
After breakfast on board, enjoy the beautiful view and spot local fishermen onshore as you cruise upstream again. After a few hours of cruising up the river, you will stop and continue by bus to visit the famous Kuang Si-waterfalls, some of the most remarkable waterfalls in Laos. On the way stroll through the small village of Tha Pan, where you can observe how the local communities live in norther Laos. In the afternoon you will return to Luang Prabang where you will say goodbye to your Laotian crew. Check-out and disembark. End of service.
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