Few river ships traverse the section of the Mekong that flows through Laos, but Laos Pandaw is one of them. In fact, she is the first vessel to travel along the river’s entirety in this country since before the Second World War.
Thanks to her shallow draft and powerful engine, Laos Pandaw can take you from Vientiane in the south all the way to where the Mekong forms part of the border with Thailand in the north-west of the country. Along the way, you will spend two nights in Luang Prabang. This city used to be home to the Royal seat in Laos and its UNESCO World Heritage listed centre features many striking temples and monasteries.
A second itinerary will take you even further north to China, where the Mekong is known as the Lancang River. You will also travel through Myanmar and Laos on a trip that introduces you to many of the cultural treasures found in this part of the world.
The ship itself has a capacity of just 20 guests, with accommodation in the form of a luxurious Owner’s Suite and nine main cabins. With wrap-around promenades on both decks, there is plenty of space to move around and endless spots from which to admire the views.