Luang Say Mekong Cruise 3 days

Luang Prabang - Huay Xai - Pakbeng - Mekong River

Overview

This tour is a wonderful combination of a peaceful cruise on Mekong River with an adventurous exploration in Luang Prabang, Laos. Along the journey, you have a chance to observe rural life at Ban Houy Phalam, an old village located along Mekong River and join an exciting excursion to learn their fascinating method of producing traditional Laos rice whiskey. Last but not least, you will visit Tam Thing Cave of a Thousand Buddhas and admire its unique beauty before heading to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO world heritage city.

3 days / 2 nights
Group tour
Departure: Cruise Down: 1 October – 31 March: All cruises depart every Monday, Thursday & Friday. 01 April ...
Theme: Beach relax
Suitable: Suitable for family, To travel with friends

Highlights

  • Observe the peaceful rural life of ethnic people along the Mekong River
  • Visit an old Laos village to watch the traditional process of Lao whiskey production
  • Explore the ancient beauty of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO world heritage city

Itinerary

Day 1: HUAY XAI > VILLAGE > PAKBENG

The Luang Say riverboat leaves Houai Xay pier at 09h30am(please be at Luang Say Houei Sai office not later than at 8.30am) for cruising down the Mekong River to Luang Say Lodge in Pakbeng.

Departure at 9.30 . 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

11.30 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.

12.30: Lunch is served on board in a buffet style with a selection of starters and main course from Laos’ main culinary delights as well as a choice of dishes.

16.30 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.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Luang Say Lodge
Day 2: PAKBENG > BAW VILLAGE > KAMU LODGE

7.00 : Mornings are special times 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.

8.00: The cruise departs for another day of nature discovery along the legendary river with two stops planned along the way to Luang Prabang.

11.30: 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.

12.30 Lunch is served on board in a buffet style with a selection of starters and main course from Laos’ cuisine. A different choice of dishes than on the first day is prepared for a greater culinary experience

14.30: The boat arrives at Kamu Lodge, where you will be able to check in and have lunch at the opened air restaurant. In the afternoon, you can participate in a variety of activities; visiting Kamu village, archery contest, rice planting and harvesting, traditional fishing and gold panning (January to June). A set menu is served for dinner and you stay an overnight at Kamu Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Kamu Lodge Lodge
Day 3: KAMU LODGE > PAK OU > LUANG PRABANG

14.00 Early morning, you can plough, harvest or mill rice with the villagers. The rest of the morning is at leisure to enjoy the optional activities offered at the lodge. Experience a traditional Kamu Massage in a hut overlooking the Mekong river. The Kamu people have relied on the curative powers of traditional massage for centuries. Today, visitors to Kamu Lodge can partake of the healing power of Laotian massage in our open-air pavilion on the banks of the Mekong. Relax under the hands of our expert masseuses and tune in to the soothing sounds of nature.

12.00 : Check out is 12:00 noon. Lunch is served at the Kamu Lodge restaurant where you can enjoy the local flavors of Laos cuisine with a selection of meat and fish dishes as well as fresh produce grown in the organic garden. The boat will depart after lunch cruising downstream along the Mekong River.

15.00 : 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.

16.30 : 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 imperial capital of Laos.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • Kindly provide us passport information (Full name, Sex, Nationality, Passport Number, Date of Birth, Validity of Visa) AT LEAST 01 week before departure date.

Price & Inclusion

Luang Say Lodge (1 night), Kamu Lodge Lodge (1 night) - Deluxe
Price for 2 Adults
US $0
Discount
US $

Total
US $0

Meals

2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner

Transportation

Price Includes

  • -Transfer from Laos’s immigration to the pier in Houayxay or v.v.
  • – 2 days cruise with stops and visits en route
  • – 1 night accommodation at the Luang Say Lodge
  • – Meal plan as mentioned in the program
  • – ( 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 2 breakfasts )
  • – Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and during meals.
  • – Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • – Services of qualified crews during the cruise

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 45 days prior to arrival:No cancellation fee
  • Between 30 to 45 days prior to arrival:50% of total rate
  • Between 8 to 29 days prior to arrival:75% of total rate
  • Less than 8 days prior to arrival or no show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • Accommodation for children under 12 years of age is free of charge (maximum 1 child). The
  • children must share the same suite as their parents and use existing bedding.
  • An extra bed request for children 2-12 years of age is charged at US$ 50 including breakfast
  • Complimentary baby cot and breakfast for an infant below 2 years of age.
  • Complimentary breakfast for children aged between 2 to 6 years of age.