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Mekong Cruise

The Mekong Cruise : Special Boat Trip to Luangprabang
The lazy Mekong River is a sleepy, undeveloped river waiting to be explored. The Mekong is Southeast Asia’s longest river and is perfect for leaving your busy life behind to immerse yourself in the beautiful and exotic riverscape. On this mythical journey you will hear many legends about the river, which is hollowed out of massive limestone cliffs along both sides of its river; we make a stop at Pakou to engulf ourselves at the fascinating gilded Buddha cave on bank of Mekong River

Tour Itinerary :

Day 1 Chiangkhong - Houei Say - Pakbeng (B/L/D)
This morning you will have an early morning transfer from Namkhong Riverside Hotel to border (Chiang Khong), the exit point from Thailand on the banks of the Mekong. After passing through immigration, you will cross the Mekong River to HoueiSay in Laos where your Lao guide will be waiting for you at the immigration point. After completing border formalities, you board a ready traditional boat for the trip down the Mekong River. Serene, timeless Laos is one of Asia\'s most unvisited, unchanged countries. This once-powerful kingdom known as Lane Xang (Million Elephants) was founded in the 14th century with the help of the Khmers, and it went on to become one of the largest kingdoms in Southeast Asia until its demise in the late 19th century. Bisected and bordered by the Mekong River, omnipresent symbol of Indochina, Laos today is an amalgam of cultural influences; Theravada Buddhism, animism, France, and the socialist ideal. It is a peaceful place, and the legendary hospitality, resilience and friendliness of the Lao people is much in evidence. Laos is Old Asia preserved. As your journey downriver you will stop at some tribal minority villages such as the Hmong, Yao and Khmu. Upon arrival in Pakbeng, we visit local market; experience daily lifestyle of colorful hill tribe traders exchanges their goods. Overnight in Pakbeng Lodge

Day2. Pakbeng – Pak Ou Cave – Luang Prabang (B/L/D)
Breakfast, as you sail downriver as a second leg, you will pass areas of un-spoilt forest with little villages along the riverbanks and perhaps the odd elephant or two with his mahout. You visit a fishing village and a rice winemaking village and perhaps even taste some of the infamous beverage known as Lao Rice wine. You also visit the Pak-Ou caves, where thousands of Buddha statues are stored. You arrive in Luang Prabang around sunset.

This charming city of UNESCO world heritage site, The Luang Prabang is a small, dream-like town on the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers, in a beautiful mountain setting. From 1353 until 1545 it was the capital of Lane Xang before power was transferred to Vientiane. Despite the move Luang Prabang remained the seat of monarchical power and when the kingdom broke up in 1694, one of the deceased king\'s grandsons established a rival kingdom to those in Vientiane and Champassak. Though weakened, the Luang Prabang royalty endured until 1975, when after the reign of 63 kings it was formally dissolved. You spend the day exploring the temples and sites in what is called one of the last Shangri-La’s of Southeast Asia. You will visit Wat Xiang Thong, the most important Buddhist monastery in the country. Overnight in Luang Prabang

                          
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BOOKING

    Price Per Person in U.S. Dollars

    2 - 8 Pax.       Price is 395 US$
    9 -14 Pax.     Price is 360 US$
    15 -24 Pax.    Price is 345 US$

    Price includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in twin-shared with daily breakfast
  • Hotel use :
    -  Chiang khong - Namkhong Riverside Hotel (Breakfast / Dinner)
    -  PakBeng - Pakbeng Lodge (Breakfast / Dinner)
  • Special Boat Trip with lunch on the boat (ONLY 24 SEAT)
    Note
    : Coffee, tea, drinking water sever on the boat & Fruit Season
    *** Leave on Monday , Wednesday , Friday
  • All government taxes and hotel service charge
     
  • Price excludes:
  • Laos Visa Fee
  • Personal Expense

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