Laos & China
The Mekong River flows through six countries and on this section of the river three smaller Pandaw cruise ships cover from Vientiane in Laos to Jinghong in Yunnan, South-West China, stopping in Chiang Rai province of North Thailand and Keng Tung State in the Shan Hills of Burma.
Highlights include the French colonial Laos capital of Vientiane, the temple city of Luang Prabang and the Menglun botanical gardens of Yunnan. We stop at several remote tribal villages to be warmly received and see local handicraft production and experience day to day rural life.
But the most exciting part of any Upper Mekong river expedition must be the river cruise itself that passes through dramatic scenery with the river weaving through mountains and forests, gorges and rapids.
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Enjoy a three country expedition as we traverse Laos to touch Thailand and Burma at the once notorious Golden Triangle. From Vientiane (the old French capital) and so redolent as L’Indochine Pandaw will be the first river expedition since pre-war days to cross all Laos.
This cruise makes it possible for travellers to sail on the mighty Upper Mekong River, all the way from Vientiane to China. This is an incredible, pioneering 14-night river expedition discovering charming villages, stunning scenery, pristine jungle, the Golden Triangle and a very different emerald green Mekong in China’s Yunnan province.