Luang Say Cruise

Enjoy your overnight downstream Mekong Luang Say Cruise through this rich, colourful and historic region, largely untouched by the modern world. The Mekong river is the artery of life in Laos. A trading route, a source of food and water and a social centre for it’s settlements. Known locally as The Mother of Waters, discover why the river has been venerated and worshipped for thousands of years. You will see villages along the river from several ethnic groups, ancient Buddhist temples and all the activities that contribute to the economy of the people in Laos such as farming, fishing, weaving, gold mining, whiskey distilling and teak logging.

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Day 1: Huay Xai – Pakbeng

Within the Mekong region, the capital of the Lao province of Bokèo, Huay Xai is an important border crossing point with neighboring Chiang Khong, Thailand and was thus chosen as the ideal departing port for the cruise. After one-hour journeying along the river, the boat stops at a traditional village. This is a chance to observe rural life along the Mekong and witness the daily life of ethnic minorities and their talented craftsmanship.  Lunch is served on board in a buffet style with a main course from Laos’ main culinary delights as well as a choice of fish and meat dishes. The river cruise arrives at Luang Say Lodge near Pakbeng before sunset, giving plenty of time to refresh, enjoy the scenery of the river and admire the surrounding nature. A Laotian dinner is served on the open air terrace overlooking the Mekong River.

Hotel: Luang Say Lodge

Day 2: Pakbeng – Pak Ou Caves – Luang Prabang

Mornings are special times for breakfast at Luang Say Lodge with stunning sights of the peaceful neighboring mountains, often shrouded in mist, while a full breakfast is served on the expansive teak terrace. The cruise departs for another day of nature discovery along the legendary river with two stops planned along the way to Luang Prabang. A few hours into the day after enjoying the sights of granite cliffs and sparkling sandy shores, the river boat makes a stop to visit the hill tribe village of Baw, where you can watch the traditional process of making Lao whiskey. Lunch is served on board in a buffet style with a main course from Laos’ cuisine. A different choice of fish and meat dishes than on the first day is prepared for a greater culinary experience. Opposite the mouth of the Nam Ou River, near Pak Ou village, the cruise stops to visit the Tam Thing cave. Translated as Rock Cave, it is famous for housing over 2,500 Buddha statues of all sizes and for being a place of pilgrimage for locals. Following a day along the wide Mekong river, with beautiful sceneries of mountains, wild nature, local life and delicious food, the cruise arrives at Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Downstream Cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang:
01 April to 30 September:
Monday & Friday
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01 October to 31 March:
Monday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday
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Upstream Cruise from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai :
01 April to 30 September:
Wednesday & Saturday
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01 October to 31 March:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
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Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and during meals
Transport: Transfer from Laos’s immigration to the pier in Houay Xay & Custom built luxury river boat
Accommodation:1 night Accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide & Services of qualified crew during the cruise
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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