Itinerary of the Luang Say Mekong Cruises

 
2days-1night 3days-2nights 4days-3nights 5-days-4nights 5days-4nights
 

The Luang Say Lodge and Cruises invites you to The Explorer program of 5 day-4 nights.

__________________________
CRUISING DOWNSTREAM: Chiang Khong > Houei Sai > Pak Beng > Luang Prabang > Other Destination

Cruise scheduled departures (Day 2* on below program):

- From 1 Oct 13 to 30 Apr 2014, and 1-31 Oct 14 depart every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
- From 1-31 May 14 and 1 July 14 to 30 Sep 14 depart every Monday and Friday

Day 1: Chiang Rai – Chiang Khong (Lunch, Dinner)
Morning transfer from hotel or Chiang Rai airport to Lanjia Lodge. Herbal local juice will be served during the check-in. Watch a presentation about the Hmong and Lahu tribes, the Golden triangle area and the giant catfish (locally known as Pla Buek) – the world’s biggest fresh water fish found in the Mekong River. Learn about activities that affect the Mekong River and people whose lives depend on the river. Tour the Hmong and Lahu hill tribe village, including a visit at the shaman’s house of the Hmong. Drink tea with the shaman and discover why the fireplace is important to the Hmong and why they bury the placenta and umbilical cord of their newborn babies. Lunch will be provided on the charming terrace that looks to the Mekong River and Laos. 14h10: Get firsthand experience on how to make Hmong batik handkerchief with Hmong ladies (about 45 minutes). Alternatively, you can learn how to make and set animal traps. Then you will help villagers to plant trees at the Herbal Plant Nursery Project. Dinner and watch traditional Hmong performances. Overnight at Lanjia Lodge.

Day 2*: Houei Sai – Pakbeng (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, transfer to Thai immigration in Chiang Khong and across the Mekong to Laos immigration at Ban Houei Sai. Luang Say boat leaves slow boat pier at 9a.m. for cruising down the Mekong River to Luang Say Lodge in Pakbeng. One stop is made en route to Pakbeng to observe a rural life along the Mekong River at Ban Houy Phalam; a Kamu village. A buffet lunch is served on board. The boat arrives at Luang Say Lodge before sunset for an overnight stay and a dinner is served at terrace overlooking the Mekong River.

Day 3: Pakbeng – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang (Breakfast, Lunch)
A continental breakfast is served at terrace from 7a.m. The boat leaves Luang Say Lodge at 8a.m. for the second day trip and the first stop is at Ban Baw to observe the processing of the traditional rice alcohol. A buffet lunch is served on board. The boat stops again opposite the mouth of the Nam Ou River to visit Pak Ou caves where there are two caves ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum’ and thousands of Buddha images are found. The boat arrives in Luang Prabang (a UNESCO world heritage city) before sunset. Transfer to The Luang Say Residence, welcome and free at leisure.

Day 4: Luang Prabang (Breakfast, Dinner)
You will enjoy breakfast and free day at leisure. Dinner at La Belle Epoque Restaurant.

Day 5: Luang Prabang – Other destination (Breakfast)
A breakfast is served at restaurant or bar terrace, transfer to the airport for other destination.

__________________________
CRUISING UPSTREAM: Other Destination > Luang Prabang > Pak Beng > Houei Sai > Chiang Khong


Cruise scheduled departures (Day 3* on below program):
- From 1 Oct 13 to 30 Apr 2014, and 1-31 Oct 14 departs every Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday.
- From 1-31 May 14 and 1 July 14 to 30 Sep 14, depart every Wednesday & Saturday.
- please note : No operation in June for maintenance

Day 1: ….. – Luang Prabang – The Luang Say Residence
Airport transfer to The Luang Say Residence and free day at leisure.

Day 2: Luang Prabang (Breakfast, Dinner)
You will enjoy breakfast and free day at leisure. Dinner at La Belle Epoque Restaurant.

Day 3*: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Pakbeng (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Transfer from The Luang Say Residence to boat pier. Luang Say boat leaves Auberge Calao pier at 7a.m. for cruising up the Mekong River to Luang Say Lodge in Pakbeng. A continental breakfast is served on board. The boat first stops opposite the mouth of the Nam Ou River to visit Pak Ou caves where there are two caves ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum’ and thousands of Buddha images are found. A buffet lunch is served on board. The second stop is at Ban Baw to observe the processing of the traditional rice alcohol. The boat arrives at Luang Say Lodge before sunset for an overnight stay and dinner is served on the terrace overlooking the Mekong River.

Day 4: Pakbeng – Houei Sai – Chiang Khong (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
A continental breakfast is served at terrace from 6a.m. The boat leaves Luang Say Lodge at 7a.m. for the second day trip and one stop is made en route to Houei Sai to observe a rural life along the Mekong River at Ban Houy Phalam; a Kamu village. A buffet lunch is served on board. The boat arrives at slow boat pier in Houei Sai before 5p.m. Across the Mekong by local boat for Thai immigration and transfer to Lanjia Lodge. Dinner and watch traditional Hmong performances. Overnight at Lanjia Lodge.

Day 5: Chiang Khong – Other Destination (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, (09h40) watch a presentation about the Hmong and Lahu tribes, the Golden triangle area and the giant catfish (locally known as Pla Buek) – the world’s biggest fresh water fish found in the Mekong River. Learn about activities that affect the Mekong River and people whose lives depend on the river. (10h00), tour the Hmong and Lahu hill tribe village, including a visit at the shaman house of the Hmong. Drink tea with the shaman and discover why the fireplace is important to the Hmongs and why they bury the placenta and umbilical cord of their newborn babies. Lunch will be provided on the charming terrace that looks to the Mekong River and Laos. Transfer to Chiang Rai airport or to hotel in Chiang Rai.

....
For safety reasons and according to weather conditions or water level of The Mekong River,
substitute program to cruises either upstream or downstream will be implemented without prior notice.
 



'Stay 3 Pay 2' at the Luang Say Residence The Luang Say Residence The hotel is pleased to offer our Green Season Promotion 2014. The “Stay 3 Pay 2” promotion is valid from 1st April to the 30th September 2014. The free night is inclusive of breakfast while extra bed is chargeable. The promotion apply for new booking only.

 

The Luang Say Residence

Pure life experience
... more photos on
our Flickr gallery
...
 

 
 
     
Mekong | The Mekong | Mekong Boat | Mekong Boat Tour | Laos Trips | Laos Travel | Luang Prabang Laos | luang prabang | Excursion on the Mekong | Cruises on the Mekong |
Travel by boat on the Mekong | Tourism in Laos | Laos | Lao Cuisine | Laos Tourism | Laos Tours | Hotel Laos | Hotel Lao | Luxury hotels Laos | Laos luxury hotels |
Hotels Luang Prabang | 5 star hotel Luang Prabang | Boutique hotel Luang Prabang | Luxury hotel Luang Prabang | Boutique hôtel au Laos | Hôtel de luxe à Luang Prabang |
Hôtels à Luang Prabang | Luang Prabang hôtels | Luang Prabang Laos hôtels | Residence Luang Prabang | Resort de luxe au Laos | Resort Luang Prabang
Champasak Laos | Champasak | Luxury Mekong River Cruises | Mekong Cruise | Mekong River Cruises | Mekong River Laos | Pakse Laos | Pakse | Cruise Mekong
Mekong Boat Trip | Mekong River Tour | Mekong River Travel | Mekong River Trip | Mekong River Trips | Slow boat down the Mekong | Slow Boat Mekong | Mekong Tours