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Mekong Cruise along the old Thai – Laos waterway border to Luang Prabang.

Slow Boat.

Experience the sparkling diversity unfolded before you.

We start in the pulsating Bangkok metropolis on a voyage that takes you through the northeast of Thailand – cross the border to Laos and slow cruise the great Mekong River trail to the timeless UNESCO heritage of Luang Prabang.

An ultimate journey through the authentic Indochina.

Experience the real and fascinating sight of the morning procession of monks.

Interact with friendly people.

✓ Adventure by choice has 3 optional packages for your flexible experience.

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Overview

Day 1: Bangkok – Arrival

Day 2: Bangkok – Flight to Chiang Rai – Chiang Khong

Day 3: Mekong Cruise from Houei Say to Pakbeng, Laos.

Day 4: Arrival to Luang Prabang on Mekong Cruise

Day 5: Luang Prabang

Day 6: Luang Prabang

Day 7: Luang Prabang – Flight to Bangkok

Day 8: Bangkok – Departure

Itinerary
Day 1
Day 1 : Bangkok – Arrival

Welcome to Bangkok

We greet you with a famous Thai smile in Bangkok airport and a private transport to your hotel.

Overnight: Bangkok, Selective category.

Tour: Optional: Joint Dinner Cruise

Meals: None.

Day 2
Day 2 : Bangkok – Flight to Chiang Rai – Chiang Khong

After breakfast and with a little time to spare, we transfer out to Don Muang airport for the domestic flight to Chiang Rai.

Upon arrival to Chiang Rai we continue directly from the airport with the pre-booked Nok Air bus service to the Mekong border town of Chiang Khong.

Transfer time: approx. 1.5 hour.

Flight: Nok Air, 14:15 – 15:30

Chiang Rai Transfer: 16:00 – 17:30

Please note that domestic flight is not included ( we can include upon req. )

Upon reaching Chiang Khong you will be dropped off by your hotel.

Check in and perhaps it’s time for a quiet dinner overlooking the Mekong River.

Overnight: Chiang Khong.

Meals: Breakfast

Pick up from central Bangkok between 11.00-11.30.

Day 3
Day 3 : Mekong Cruise from Houei Say to Pakbeng, Laos

Breakfast by the river side.

A short transfer across the bridge over the Mekong river to Houei Say and the Laos immigration office.

Some time here to go through the tourist visa procedure, all depending on the morning crowd.

As the Visa is cleared and you enter Laos, a Lao cruise guide will be waiting to greet you and help with the last way to the boat.

We board our day cruise on the Mekong River to Pakbeng.

Along the route we stop to admire the rural life, villages, temples and more.

Lunch is served onboard.

By late afternoon we reach Pak Beng and the Luang Say lodge to stay the night.

Dinner is served on a terrace by the riverside in the sunset.

Overnight: Pakbeng

Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Cruise start: 09:30 am.

Not included:

  • Laos Visa fee: USD25 p.p.
  • 2 passport photos are required.
Day 4
Day 4 : Arrival to Luang Prabang on Mekong Cruise

With an early breakfast at the riverside resort we continue cruising towards Luang Prabang.

In the tranquil setting, we stop at the Nam Ou river to explore the two sacred caves of Tam Ting & Tam Phoum, ‘Caves of the thousand Buddhas’.

A cave that has been auspicious for Buddhist pilgrimage through centuries.

Lunch is served onboard.

Upon arriving in Luang Prabang, your Lao guide is waiting at the pier with a transport to your hotel.

The Luang Prabang View has great views overlooking the old city where The Indigo House is very close to the town center.

Check in and the remains of the day is at own disposal.

Overnight: Luang Prabang, Selective category.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Cruise starts: 08:00 am

Day 5
Day 5: Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is famous for the monk’s early morning procession.

Each morning the monks come out of the temples in a long orange robe procession, where the locals gather around them to donate food, or what ever they have to the monks.

It’s considered to gain great Buddhist merit when donating to a monk.

Optional half day City Tour:

Explore this charming city in an eco-friendly and fun manner aboard an electric vehicle.

Start the day at a morning market, experiencing the daily lives of locals, and sampling tasty Lao dishes.

This fresh food market is very colorful and lively and offers up great opportunities for photos.

Next, head to the UXO Laos Visitor Center, which features a simple but informative exhibition about the existence of UXOs (unexploded ordnance) in Laos and the efforts done to clear them.

In just under an hour, you’ll gain a good sense of how the UXOs affected, and still affect, the lives of Lao people.

Continue in the electric vehicle just outside of town for a fun and insightful flute-making workshop taught by locals, and learn more about their arts and crafts.

Overnight: Luang Prabang, Selective category.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour: Optional. Joined City Tour

Day 6
Day 6: Luang Prabang - Optional Kuang Si Waterfall (B)

Optional: Kuang Si Waterfall

The day is open for own exploration,

or join the full day optional tour to the famous Waterfall:

From Luang Prabang to the Kuang Si Waterfall we travel by vehicle to visit the local village of Ban Muang Khai.

From here, we continue on by vehicle to the Si Waterfall, located in a perfect natural setting near Luang Prabang.

A true stunning multi-tiered waterfall tumbles over limestone formations into a series of turquoise pools.

We spend some time with swimming in the clear water or just relaxing in the natural environment.

(obs. remember to bring swim wear and a towel )

From the waterfall we move on to Ban Tha Pene, a nearby Khmu village, before returning to Luang Prabang by car.

On the way we stop by Ban Xang Khong, a village near Luang Prabang well known for its traditional hand-woven cotton and silk as well as production of the local ‘Sa’ (mulberry) paper.

Overnight: Luang Prabang, Selective category.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour: Optional. Joined City Tour

Day 7
Day 7 : Luang Prabang – Flight to Bangkok

Breakfast and some leisure time before the airport transfer is ready.

Pick up time is depending on the flight timing.

The flight from Luang Prabang to Bangkok is not included in the program and will be booked *separately at the available price, at the time of purchase.

Upon arrival to Bangkok airport, a Thai smile with transport to your hotel awaits.

The rest of the day is at own disposal.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 8
Day 8 : Bangkok – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel, then you will have free time until our car pick you up to airport for flight home.

Trip Ends!

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