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Golden Triangle - Luang Prabang 8 days by Mekong Sun

Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise

  • Cruise Ship: Mekong Sun Cruise
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Tour Price: from US$2094
  • Cruise Destinations: LUANG PRABANG – KUANG SI – PAK OU – PAKBENG – PAK THA – HUAY XAY – GOLDEN TRIANGLE OR VV

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NOTE: Every river cruise on the upper Mekong is a pioneering experience and is subject to constantly changing river conditions, including flood waters and shallows. Therefore, please understand that we must reserve the right to alter the itinerary of this tour due to the logistical complexities involved. Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, local authorities and river and/or road conditions. For safety reasons and according to navigation conditions, these programs may be amended without previous notice.


Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Itinerary In the afternoon, you will embark at one of the German-Laotian owned river ships Mekong Sun and/ or Sun. These are comfortable new cabin cruiser on the upper Mekong. (Check in is at 2:00 PM.) Settle into your accommodating cabin and unpack for a four-day cruise. Your program begins with a walk and visit at the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple, Wat Khili and Wat Sene as well. Enjoy the spacious decks, lounge on board and attend our welcome reception, bazi ceremony, Lao Dances performance and dinner this evening. A selection of Asian and European food will be provided throughout the evening. Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun..
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Image
During a full day visit you will get to know some of the highlights of this beautiful city, the National Museum in the morning include. After Lunch trip by minivan for a visit Wat Visoun, Wat Manorom and Sa-Paper-Village at the Nam Khan River outside town. In the late afternoon walk up Phou Si-hill, which offers a spectacular sunset view over the Mekong as well as the Khan river and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy the unique atmosphere provided by the abundance of well-preserved French colonial architecture mingling with traditional Buddhist temples. In the evening enjoy strolling along the Mekong promenade or visiting the colorful night market of the local Hmong minority. For Dinner on your own our Cruisedirector and/ or Lao Staff will recommend you some of the best local and international restaurants in town. Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise ItineraryIn the early morning you will able to visit the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang. 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 night is spent on a secluded river bank or sandbank. Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation:Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Image Today is a day to take it all in – relax 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 guests of the Mekong Sun/ Sun. Overnight on the boat.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Image 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, that day 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.
Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun/ Sun.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Image As you cruise along the green hills, you will start heading upstream towards Pak Tha. At Pak Tha, a small village, 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 guests of the Mekong Sun/ Sun. 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’ll share the boat with no more than 26 fellow guests. Today you proceed to the Thai-Laotian border at Chiang Khong (Thailand) and Ban Huay Xay (Laos). You will then spend a last relaxing dinner and evening in Laos. Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Details 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. Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun/ Sun.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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After breakfast you will say goodbye to your Laotian crew. Check-out and disembark.*
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Details

Meet and greet at 11:30am in Chiang Rai city. Transfer by Bus to the Golden Triangle area at Chiang Saen. You will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the Mekong before visiting the Golden Buddha of Sop Ruak and the modern 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 using multimedia exhibitions. In the evening embark on the RV Mekong Sun, a comfortable German-Laotian Boutique Cruise ship. Settle into your comfortable cabin and unpack for a seven night cruise. Tonight you can enjoy the spacious decks, lounge on board and attend your evening welcome reception. Overnight aboard your Mekong River Cruise Boutique-Boat.
Meals:
Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Details and Itinerary
This morning your cruise will take you from the Golden Triangle region between Burma, Laos and Thailand into the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos (Most nationalities can obtain visa on arrival here against USD in cash plus passport sized picture, pls. inquire with your local embassy about visa regulations). From the town of Huay Xay on the Laotian - Thai border your voyage leads into northern Laos amidst beautiful scenery. Continue to the small village of Pak Tha, where we join a longtail boat for a trip up the Nam Tha River to visit a remote Khmu village. You will visit a small village school sponsored by guests of Mekong River Cruises. Overnight aboard the Mekong River Cruise Boutique-Boat..
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Details and Itinerary
The river traffic increases as you pass through a densely populated region accessible only by water. Relax on deck, in your comfortable cabin or in the lounge and soak up the remote scenery. Our voyage continues to the small town of Pak Beng, where we hope to meet elephants in a nearby camp. Once back on your Mekong cruise you will continue downstream and anchor at a sand bank. Overnight aboard the Mekong River Cruise Boutique-Boat..
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Details and Itinerary
After a relaxing morning onboard we stop at a small riverside village for a visit and to see their local distillery. From here, you can optionally go on a short jungle trek through the forest to the famous Pak Ou Caves, with thousands of small Buddha statues inside the caverns. Alternatively you can reach the caves comfortably by boat as well. This evening we enjoy our famous Mekong River Cruises BBQ dinner in a beautiful riverside location. Overnight aboard the Mekong River Cruise Boutique-Boat.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Details and Itinerary
Today you reach Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin with a walk up Phou Si-hill, which offers a spectacular view over the Mekong as well as the Khan river and the surrounding mountains. Among other highlights during this full day excursion through Luang Prabang, the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple with its Golden tiled roofs will surely leave you in awe. In the evening, enjoy strolling along the Mekong promenade or visiting the colorful night market of the local Hmong minority. As Luang Prabang offers many opportunities for fine dining, tonight you are free to choose from the numerous offerings in town or along the Mekong River. Overnight aboard the Mekong River Cruise Boutique-Boat..
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Details and Itinerary
In the early morning you will able to visit the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang. Breakfast is on board. Today you will experience more of the town during a morning visit and enjoy the unique atmosphere provided by the abundance of well-preserved French colonial architecture mingling with traditional Buddhist temples. After returning back on board for lunch your cruise will take you further downriver, where you will discover some of the most remarkable, most impressive landscapes of this still-untamed river. The landscape becomes more and more spectacular: hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the river banks, and a fascinating array of fast currents and slower river parts on the river. The power of the mighty Mekong will give your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. Enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the shores before you stop at a remote sandbank for the night. Overnight aboard the Mekong River Cruise Boutique-Boat..
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle or vv by Mekong Explorer Cruise Details and Itinerary
An excursion by local Tuk Tuks will take you to the Kuang Si-falls, one of the most attractive waterfalls in Laos. Back aboard your cruise returns northbound reaching Luang Prabang after lunch. This afternoon you are free to explore the beautiful town on your own pace, rent an E-bike to reach some of the lively outskirts of the town (optionally against premium) or spend some time shopping for souvenirs or presents for your loved ones at home. In the evening enjoy a traditional Lao Baci Ceremony and watch some local dances on board before celebrating with your local crew your farewell dinner. Overnight aboard the Mekong River Cruise Boutique-Boat.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Sun Cruise

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After breakfast you will say goodbye to your Laotian crew. Check-out and disembark. End of services with your transfer to the airport or your hotel in Luang Prabang (within city limits).
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A


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