Laos & Thailand Boat Cruises
We are able to offer 2 different Mekong Delta tours that allow travelers to cruise internally in Laos from Vientiane all the way from Vientiane to Chiang Saen. Our Mekong Delta Tours 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.
Hmong & Lahu tribes people
Batik handkerchief making
Learn how to hunt
Visit traditional Laos villages
Pak Ou Caves
Detailed Tour Itinerary
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 onboard.
Overnight in Lanjia Lodge (Meals: _/L/D)
Chiang Rai to Huay Xai & 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 border 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 into 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)
Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
This morning, after breakfast at the lodge, you board the cruise boat one last time for your adventure on the 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 inside. 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/_)
Airport pick up and drop off
Overnights as mentioned
Excursions as mentioned
Transportation in private A/C vehicle
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)
All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees
International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)
Meals, unless mentioned differently
Beverages and personal expenses
Other excursions and entrance fees
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.
Start planning your holiday today
Call us on +44 (0)208 150 5150, send us an e-mail [email protected] or use the form.
Your next steps:
1Get in touch and talk to our specialist Asia travel team
2We then craft a unique and tailor-made itinerary just for you.
3We will stay in touch with you all the way through your holiday experience
4Pack you bags and get ready for your Asia holiday of a life time
On arrival in Asia we will meet you at the airport, transfer you to your hotel and then sit down to run over your holiday program again. We then introduce you to your local guides and give you some helpful local travel tips; such as local restaurant and bar suggestions and some cultural insights.
Towns & Cities in Laos
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Our Favourite Hotels in Laos
There are so many beautiful hotels to choose from in Laos. So we have selected a few of our most favourite and characterful hotels; giving you a taste of what you can expect.