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Laos & Thailand Boat Cruises

We are able to offer 2 different Mekong river cruises that allow travellers to cruise internally in Laos from Vientiane all the way from Vientiane to Chiang Saen. Our boat river cruises through Laos are the perfect way to explore and experience the real way of life in Asia as so many peoples livelihoods depend on the mighty Mekong river.

  • 3 Day Mekong Cruise: Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang and visa versa
  • 11 Day Mekong Cruise: Vientiane to Chiang Saen and visa versa

These boat cruises can also be done in reverse, such as starting in Luang Prabang and finishing in Chiang Rai in accordance to the 3 day Mekong cruise or from Chiang Saen and finishing in Vientiane on our 11 day Mekong boat trip.

Bellow we have listed the 3 day Mekong river cruise from Huay to Luang Prabang as an example.

Please Note: We can arrange land extension trips before and after this boat trip in both Luang Prabang and in Thailand, starting from Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.

Daily Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Chiang Rai

  • Day 2

    Chiang Rai – Huay Xai – Pakbeng

  • Day 3

    Pakbeng – Luang Prabang

Highlights

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    Hmong & Lahu tribes people

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    Batik handkerchief making

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    Learn how to hunt

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    Visit traditional Laos villages

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    Whiskey Village

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    Pak Ou Caves

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    Luang Prabang

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Price & Travel Information

  • Single Cabin:

    USD $549 per person

  • Twin/Double Cabin:

    USD $499 per person

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Chiang Rai

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Chiang Rai and then transferred by road up to the highlands of Thailand. On arrival you will watch a presentation about the Hmong and Lahu tribes that live in the area as well as getting to explore some traditional local villages. After a local lunch taken overlooking the Mekong river you will get the opportunity to express yourself further by engaging with the Hmong people further, by either trying your hand at making a batik handkerchief with the ladies or learning how to set animal traps with the men. The day finishes with a traditional dance performance on board.
Overnight in Lanjia Lodge (Meals: _/L/D)

Day 2: Chiang Rai to Huay Xai to Pakbeng

Today you will have to rise early for a morning transfer to the Thai / Laos border crossing at Huay Xai. After you have carried out the necessary boarder procedures, you will be picked up and transferred to your cruise boat, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch as you set sail. In the afternoon you will pause at a traditional Laotian village, where you can get your first insight in to the Lao way of life. From here you re-embark your boat and continue to Pakbeng.
Overnight in Luang Say Lodge (Meals: B/L/D)

Day 3: Pakbeng to Luang Prabang

This morning, after breakfast at the lodge, you board the cruise boat one last time for your adventure on water which ends in Luang Prabang. Along the way you will stop twice; once at a traditional Laos village of Baw, where you will observe how whiskey is made. And the second stop at the magical and mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which are famous for the thousands of Buddha statues that are found in side. Your cruise then ends in the picturesque town of Luang Prabang, where you can continue your journey with us from here.
Overnight in Luang Prabang (Meals: B/L/_)

Tour includes

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    Airport pick up and drop off

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    Overnights as mentioned

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    Excursions as mentioned

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    Transportation in private A/C vehicle

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    English speaking guide

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    Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)

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    All taxes

Tour excludes

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    All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees

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    International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)

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    Meals, unless mentioned differently

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    Beverages and personal expenses

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    Other excursions and entrance fees

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    Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness)

Please note: You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it as well as bringing with you 4 passport size photos with you for your visa, as well as having a couple spare.

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    We then craft a unique and tailor-made itinerary just for you.
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    We will stay in touch with you all the way through your holiday experience
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    Pack you bags and get ready for your Asia holiday of a life time

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