5D4N Impressions of the Mekong

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5D4N Impressions of the Mekong

from 1,728.00

A 5-day, 4-night cruise through Laos, between Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

Prices are based on a per person rate in a twin-sharing room. Please select from the available list of categories below to view the different prices.

Sailing Dates*: 
29 Dec – 02 Jan 18
26 Jan – 30 Jan 18
05 Jan – 09 Jan 18
16 Jan – 20 Jan 18
10 Feb – 14 Feb 18
09 Mar – 13 Mar 18
17 Jun – 21 Jun 18

*prices may vary according to choice of sailing date. Please contact us for more details.

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Day 1, Vientiane - Embarkation (-/-/D)

In the afternoon, you will embark on the Mekong Sun/ Mekong Pearl, a comfortable Laotian cruise ship. This unique vessel is the first German-Laotian owned river ship with cabins on the upper Mekong. Settle into your accommodating cabin and unpack for a five-day cruise. (Check-in is at 2:00 PM). Shortly after embarkation, your vessel starts for your spectacular river cruise upstream into formerly inaccessible parts of the Mekong river. The night is spent on a beautiful sandbank, surrounded by nothing but pure nature. Enjoy the spacious decks, lounge on board and attend a welcome reception and dinner this evening. A selection of Asian and European food will be provided throughout the cruise.

Overnight aboard your boutique river cruise ship.

Day 2, Wild Nature Among the Mighty Mekong (B/L/D)

Further north, 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. 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 riverbanks before you head north again and stop at a remote sandbank for the night.

Overnight on board

Day 3, Pak Lay (B/L/D)

Upstream you will stop at the small riverside community of Pak Lai, known for once possessing many colonial buildings. 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.

Overnight on board.

Day 4, Tha Deua (B/L/D)

During and after breakfast on board, enjoy the beautiful view and possibly watch local fishermen along the shore. Today you will see the Mekong ferry crossing at Tha Deua, connecting Luang Prabang Province with the Sayaboury province.

Overnight on board.

Day 5, Kuang Si and Luang Prabang - Disembarkation (B/-/-)
A shore excursion will take you to the Kuang Si-waterfalls, some of the most attractive waterfalls in Laos. This afternoon you will reach Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Luang Prabang you will say goodbye to your Lao crew. Check out and proceed to disembark. This concludes your trip. 
 

NOTE: Every river cruise on the upper Mekong is a pioneering experience and is subject to constantly changing river conditions, including floodwaters, low water levels, and morning fog. Therefore, please understand that we must reserve the right to alter the itinerary of this tour because of the logistical complexities involved. Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather and river conditions. For safety reasons arising from the existing navigating conditions, these programs may be amended without previous notice.

Tour prices include:
 4 nights in your selected cabin type aboard your boutique river cruise ship
 Local English speaking guides
 Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
 Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
 Tours and transfers as mentioned, by air-conditioned vehicles
 Water in the vehicles and on the ship
 Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, and D=Dinner)
 Coffee, tea, and table water during meal times onboard your boutique river cruise ship
 Presentations and lectures onboard by the cruise director
 Transfers from/to Vientiane and Luang Prabang airports or hotels within city limits (only guaranteed if information was correctly provided 4 weeks prior to embarkation, at the latest)

Not included:
 Flights
 Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
 Visas for Laos* 
 Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
 Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services
 Alcoholic and soft drinks other than mentioned
 Personal Insurance