The Laos Mekong - Upstream
FRC-836108/194480 Mekong
11 Nights from
£3,091
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We can package your cruise with flights, pre/post hotel stays and transfers. Call for details or enquire now.

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At A Glance

What's Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Transfers Chiang Rai / Chiang Mai to ship v.v. and ship to Vientiane / Udon Thani v.v.

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers
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Day 1
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane may be the capital city of Laos but, unlike other Southeast Asian capitals, offers a relaxing atmosphere. There are many landmarks worth visiting including a plethora of temples, the Lao National Museum and Patuxai - which resembles Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. A gentle walk by the river offers a calm way to soak in the local atmosphere of this immense city.

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Day 2
Ban Sanakham, Laos

Ban Sanakham is an important border crossing point between Laos and Thailand. Here, you can also visit the cultivated plains of the Vientiane province.

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Day 3
Pak Lai, Laos

The Laos town of Pak Lai was once a French administrative town and many colonial buildings remain here to this day. Pak Lai also offers a regular bustling market and is home to the largest elephant festival in South East Asia, which is often held in February.

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Day 4
Ban Park Bor Village

Cruise along the Mekong to tribal villages enjoy scenic vistas.   

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Day 5
Luang Prabang, Laos

Historically the capital city of Laos, today Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage site that sits at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers. Luang Prabang is steeped in culture and heritage, with landmarks such as the Haw Kham – a former royal palace – now a national museum. Another landmark worth visiting is Vat Xieng Toung – the oldest and perhaps the most beautiful monastery in the city.

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Day 7
Pak Ou Caves, Laos

Located at the mouth of the Ou River is the Tham Ting and Tham Theung caves, which overlook the Mekong River. While also providing a great view over the river, these caves are also noted for their miniature statues of Buddha. There are hundreds of wooden Buddhist statues with the caves, each of which depicts the deity in many different positions.

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Day 8
Pak Beng, Laos

Pak Beng delivers a glimpse of rural life in Laos, away from the bustling cities and landmarks. Situated between Huay Xai and Luang Prabang, it is only easily accessible via the Mekong River and, upon arrival, the locals will be delighted to welcome you into their village.

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Day 9
Ban Houayxay

Take scenic walks through this tranquil town, with small bars and restaurants serving the best that Vietnam has to offer. 

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Day 10
Chiang Sean

Located in the northern part of the Chiang Rai Province in Thailand, Chiang Saen in an important port for Thailand's trade with other countries on the upper part of Mekong River.

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Day 11
Chiang Saen, Thailand
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