Halong Bay Boat in Laos

Mekong Sun Cruise

Cruise company: Mekong River Cruise
Cruise type: Midrange, Sharing, 14 cabins
Destinations: Laos - Laos
Mekogn Sun is one of the most adventurous rivers in the world. You can discover the beauty of the Mekong river, impressive rock formations, secluded villages ...You will content with personal privacy, a comfortable deck chairs, bar service, caring crew...on board.
 
Destinations: Luang Prabang - Kuang Si - Pak Ou Caves - Luang Prabang

Itinerary

Day 1 : Luang Prabang Embarkation - Kuang Si Waterfall (D)
  • In Luang Prabang we await you at the airport or pick you up at your hotel in town. In the afternoon you will embark on your Mekong Cruise vessel, a comfortable boutique-cruise ship. (Check-in is at 4:00pm). This unique boutique vessel is a German-Laotian owned river ship with stylish cabins. Settle into your accommodating cabin and unpack for a three-day cruise. In the evening you will enjoy our welcome dinner on board. A selection of Asian and European food will be provided throughout the whole cruise.
  • After dinner we offer a guided walk along the Mekong promenade as well as to the colorful night market of the local Hmong minority in town.
Day 2 : Kuang Si - Pak Ou Caves (B, L, D)
  • In the early morning you will able to observe the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang. Breakfast is on board and the rest of the morning will be spent on a guided city tour with the visit of the famous Wat Xieng Thong Temple. Your spectacular cruise begins with the departure from Luang Prabang from where you will cruise south through beautiful scenery. Enjoy the beautiful view and spot local fishermen onshore as you cruise leisurely along the Mekong again.
  • Today you will visit the famous Kuang Si waterfalls, some of the most remarkable waterfalls in Laos.
  • After re-embarkation you will cruise north for a few hours up the Mekong River amidst beautiful landscapes past Luang Prabang. Enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the shores.
  • We stop at a sandbank for the night.
  • This evening will be celebrated with a special BBQ-night.
Day 3 : Pak Ou Caves - Luang Prabang (B)
  • In the morning you will explore the famous Pak Ou Caves, with thousands of small Buddha statues inside the caverns, before other visitors arrive from Luang Prabang.
  • During breakfast on board you will cruise back to the UNESCO-World heritage town of Luang Prabang, where you disembark and say farewell to your Laotian crew (check-out around 11am).
  • End of service with the transfer to the airport or your hotel in town.

Price & Booking

Include

  • 2 overnights aboard your boutique river vessel Mekong Sun
  • All meals and tour program as per above itinerary
  • Coffee, tea and water during meal times
  • All excursions and necessary entry fees
  • Presentations and lectures by your cruise director
  • Transfers from/to Luang Prabang airport or your hotel in town

Exclude

  • Visa fees
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Video or photography-fees (if requested during excursions)
  • Personal expenditures or not mentioned services of any kind
Remark
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • Surcharge on Christmas (24/12/2016) and New Year (31/12/2016) & on Lunar New Year on Feb 19, 20 & 21
Destinations: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves- Kuang Si - Luang Prabang

Itinerary

Day 1 : Luang Prabang - Embarkation (D)
  • Embarkation will be around 2 PM on your Mekong Cruise vessel, a comfortable new boutique-cruise ship. This unique boutique vessel is a German-Laotian owned river ship with stylish cabins. Settle into your accommodating cabin and unpack for a six-day cruise. Begin with a guided walk up Phousi Hill, which offers a spectacular sunset view over the Mekong as well as the Khan River and the surrounding mountains.
  • In the evening, enjoy strolling along the Mekong promenade or visiting the colorful night market of the local Hmong minority. Enjoy the spacious decks, lounge on board and attend our welcome reception this evening. A selection of Asian and European food will be provided throughout the cruise.
Day 2 : Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves (B, L, D)
  • In the early morning you will able to observe the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang. Breakfast is on board and the rest of the morning will be spent on a guided city tour with visits of the famous Wat Xieng Thong Temple, Wat Khili and the Wat Sene temple as well.
  • Your spectacular cruise begins with the departure from Luang Prabang after lunch, from where you will cruise north through beautiful scenery. The night is spent on a secluded river bank or sandbank. Overnight onboard your river vessel.
Day 3 : Pak Ou Caves (B, L, D)
  • After breakfast on board you will explore the famous Pak Ou Caves, with thousands of small Buddha statues inside the caverns. After a short walk through the jungle (optional) you visit a Laotian village. In the village you can observe how the local liqueur Lao-Lao is being distilled traditionally. After re-embarkation you will enjoy a few hours of cruising up the Mekong River amidst beautiful landscapes. Overnight onboard your river vessel.
Day 4 : Pak Ou - Kuang Si (B, L, D)
  • This morning you will visit some of the local villages along the mighty Mekong. In Ban Hatrue* for example are living together very peaceful and in harmony people of the Hmong and Khmu minorities. Back aboard on the way downstream again you will enjoy the spectacular landscape: hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the river banks, and a fascinating array of fast currents and slower river parts. The power of the mighty Mekong will give your cruise the feeling of a real expedition Stop at a sandbank near Ban Kok for a visit and a traditional Laotian Baci ceremony. Overnight onboard your river vessel.
Day 5 : Kuang Si - Luang Prabang (B, L, D)
  • After breakfast on board, enjoy the beautiful view and spot local fishermen onshore as you cruise more downstream 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 you will stroll through the small village of Tha Pan, where you can observe how the local communities live in Northern Laos.
  • In the afternoon you will return to Luang Prabang. This last evening on board will be celebrated with a farewell dinner with a traditional Lao Dances performance. Overnight onboard your river vessel.
Day 6 : Luang Prabang - Disembarkation (B)
  • After breakfast you will say goodbye to your Laotian crew. Check-out and disembark. End of service with the transfer to the airport.

Price & Booking

Include

  • 5 overnights aboard your boutique river vessel
  • All meals and tour program as per above itinerary
  • Coffee, tea and water during meal times on board (juice for breakfast)
  • All excursions and necessary entry fees
  • Presentations and lectures by your cruise director
  • Transfers from/to Luang Prabang airport or your hotel in town

Exclude

  • Visa fees
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Transfers (can be arranged on request for a small extra charge)
  • Video or photography-fees (if requested during excursions)
  • Personal expenditures or not mentioned services of any kind
Remark
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • Surcharge on Christmas (24/12/2016) and New Year (31/12/2016) & on Lunar New Year on Feb 19, 20 & 21
Destinations: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Taxuang - Pak Beng - Pak Tha - Houay Xai - Golden Triangle

Itinerary

Day 1 : Luang Prabang Embarkation (D)
  • You will embark in the afternoon in one of the two German-Laotian owned river cruise ships: "Mekong Sun" or "Mekong Explorer". These are comfortable new cabin cruisers on the upper Mekong. (Check in is at 2:00 pm) Make yourself comfortable in your cozy cabin and unpack for an eight-day cruise.
  • Start with a walk, up to the Phou Si-hill, which offers a spectacular sunset view over the Mekong as well as the Khan River and the surrounding mountains.
  • Back on board, enjoy the spacious decks and lounge and attend our welcome reception and dinner this evening. A selection of Asian and continental food will be provided throughout the cruise.
Day 2 : Luang Prabang Cruise (B, L, D)
  • In the early morning, you will visit the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang. Breakfast will be served on board.
  • During this full-day visit, you will discover the beautiful town and its many highlights, such as the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple. Enjoy the unique atmosphere provided by the many well-preserved French colonial houses, mingling with traditional Buddhist temples.
  • In the evening, enjoy strolling along the Mekong or visiting the colorful night market of the local Hmong minority.
Day 3 : Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves (B, L, D)
  • If you skipped the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang the day before, you got a second chance to do it today. Your spectacular cruise begins with the departure from Luang Prabang. You will cruise north and visit a Laotian village, observe the traditional production of Lao-Lao, the local liqueur.
  • After a short walk through the jungle, you will explore the famous Pak Ou Caves with thousands of small Buddha statues inside the caverns.
  • The boat will stop on a secluded river bank or sandbank for the night.
Day 4 : Pak Ou - Taxuang (B, L, D)
  • Today is a day to take it all in relaxes on deck, in your comfortable cabin or in the lounge and soak up the untouched scenery. The river traffic thins out as you proceed upstream, and you can enjoy the fantastic landscapes along the river.
  • In the afternoon, you will visit a small village school, sponsored by the Mekong River Cruise Company.
Day 5 : Taxuang - Pak beng (B, L, D)
  • The diversity of the landscape is astonishing, now shifting to tropical hills in the background. Enjoy the tranquility of northern Laos, a real retreat from the hustle-and-bustle of daily life.
  • Later on, you will have a short stop in the market town of Pakbeng.
  • As you cruise along the green hills, you will start heading upstream towards Pak Tha.
Day 6 : Pak Beng - Pak Tha Village - Houay Xai/Chiang Khong Border (B, L, D)
  • Arriving at the small village of Pak Tha, you will take off on a long-tail boat excursion on the Namtha River to visit a Khmu village. You will also visit a small village school sponsored by the "Mekong Sun"/"Mekong Explorer". The purely natural landscape is only broken by the seldom sights of small villages and local herds of cattle.
  • Enjoy the comfort and service onboard: exclusive, yet casual, you will share the boat with no more than 26 fellow guests.
  • Today you proceed to the Thai-Laotian border at Chiang Khong (Thailand) and Ban Houay Xai (Laos).
  • You will then spend your last evening in Laos with a relaxing dinner.
Day 7 : Golden Triangle Cruise (B, L, D)
  • Today is spent on an excursion to the Golden Triangle area at Chiang Saen, where you will visit the Golden Buddha of Sop Ruak and the new Hall of Opium. This fascinating museum, sponsored by the royal family of Thailand, gives a deep background on the history and politics of the opium trade and the health effects of opium abuse.
  • This last evening on board will be celebrated with a farewell dinner.
Day 8 : Golden Triangle Disembarkation (B)
  • After breakfast, you will have to say goodbye to your Laotian crew and check-out from the "Mekong Sun"/"Mekong Explorer".
  • Depending on the season and water level, the check-out will either be at Chiang Saen or Chiang Khong. (Regularly, until early December, the check-out will be at Chiang Saen, afterwards until May it will be Chiang Khong.)

Price & Booking

Include

  • Transfers to and from Nong Khai or Ubon (depending on cruise direction)
  • English speaking guides.
  • All meals, coffee and tea, mineral water.
  • Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
  • Presentation and lectures by cruise director.
  • All excursions and entrance fees.

Exclude

  • All visa cost.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Drinks at bar, laundry.
  • Tips and gratuities.
 Remark
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • Surcharge on Christmas (24/12/2016) and New Year (31/12/2016) & on Lunar New Year on Feb 19, 20 & 21
Mekong Sun Classic Mekong Sun Superior
  • Cabin size: 12.0 m2
  • Bed size: Twin beds or King size bed
  • 11 classic cabins on the main deck (12 m²/129 sq ft), all facing out onto the water and with wide sliding windows with a French balcony providing a fantastic view of the passing landscapes
  • Cabin size: 18.0 m2
  • Bed size: Twin beds or King size bed
  • 3 superior cabins, one in the bow of the main deck (16 m2/172 sq ft), two on the upper deck (18 m2/194 sq ft). The two cabins on the upper deck have their own small private balcony; the one in the bow has a superb panoramic view to the front.
Cabin Facilities:
  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirroir
  • Complimenrtary Drinking water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Flower & fruit basket
  • Hair-dryer
  • Hot water
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Cabin Facilities:
  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirroir
  • Complimenrtary Drinking water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Flower & fruit basket
  • Hair-dryer
  • Hot water
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
 
Services & Facilities
General
  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
Services
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Boutique shop
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant
Dining Room & Bar
  • You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of Mekong Sun Cruise, or find a snack in a coffee shop.
  • A selection of Asian and continental food is provided throughout the cruise. Special requirements can be catered for and wine, beer as well as spirituous beverages are available.
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Movie nights
  • Swimming
  • Wooden games

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