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Cruise along the scenic banks of the Mekong River in southern Laos with a 3 day/2 night cruise. The Vat Phou cruise boat boasts 12 cabins, all with air-conditioning and private bathrooms, also owning open and shaded decks, a restaurant and a bar.

The cruise will introduce you to some breathtaking points of call such as the UNESCO World Heritage Vat Phou ruins at Champassak, the 4,000 islands, the Pha Pheng waterfall on the Laos and Cambodian border and the Oum Muong ruins.
If you are seeking a comfortable journey along the Mekong while appreciating the surrounding colorful culture of this fascinating part of the world, the luxury Vat Phou Cruises is the best choice in Lao. If you ever dreamt of cruising down the Mekong River, do it with style – do it with Vat Phou Cruises.

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CRUISE 3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS – Down River

DAY 1

HUAY XAI > VILLAGE > PAKBENG

As an option into this 2 day – 1 night cruise on the Mekong,
the Luang Say Mekong cruise proposes as well a 3 day – 2 nights
accommodation program together with the Kamu Lodge

HUAY XAI (Houei Sai)

– Departure 9h30 –

Within the Mekong region, the capital of the Lao province of Bokèo, Huay Xai is an important border crossing point with neighboring Chiang KhongThailand and was thus chosen as the ideal departing port for the cruise.

TRADITIONAL LAOS VILLAGE

– 10h30 –

After one-hour journeying along the river, the boat stops at a traditional village. This is a chance to observe rural life along the Mekong and witness the daily life of ethnic minorities and their talented craftsmanship.

LUNCH

– 12h30 –

Lunch is served on board in a buffet style with a main course from Laos’ main culinary delights as well as a choice of fish and meat dishes.

PAKBENG

– Arrival: 16h00 –

The river cruise arrives at Luang Say Lodge near Pakbeng before sunset, giving plenty of time to refresh, enjoy the scenery of the river and admire the surrounding nature.
A Laotian dinner is served on the open air terrace overlooking the Mekong River.

CRUISE 3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS – Down River

DAY 2

PAKBENG > BAW VILLAGE > KAMU LODGE

SECOND DAY OF THE CRUISE

– DEPARTURE: 8h00 –

The cruise departs for another day of nature discovery along the legendary river with two stops planned along the way to Luang Prabang.

TRADITIONAL LAOS VILLAGE

– 10h30 –

A few hours into the day after enjoying the sights of granite cliffs and sparkling sandy shores, the river boat makes a stop to visit the hill tribe village of Baw, where you can watch the traditional process of making Lao whiskey.

LUNCH

– 12h30 –

Lunch is served on board in a buffet style with a main course from Laos’ cuisine. A different choice of fish and meat dishes than on the first day is prepared for a greater culinary experience.

KAMU LODGE

– Arrival: 14h30 –

Arrives at Kamu Lodge, in the afternoon, you can participate in a variety of activities; visiting Kamu village, archery contest, rice planting and harvesting, traditional fishing and gold panning (January to June). Dinner in a set menu and you stay an overnight at Kamu Lodge.

CRUISE 3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS – Down River

DAY 3

KAMU LODGE > PAK OU > LUANG PRABANG

KAMU LODGE

– 08h00 –

Early morning, you can plough, harvest or mill rice with the villagers. The rest of the morning is at leisure to enjoy the optional activities offered at the lodge. Experience a traditional Kamu Massage in a hut overlooking the Mekong river.

CHECK OUT & LUNCH

– 12h00 –

Check out is 12:00 noon. Lunch is served at the Kamu Lodge restaurant where you can enjoy the local flavors of Laos cuisine with a selection of meat and fish dishes as well as fresh produce grown in the organic garden. The boat will depart after lunch cruising downstream.

CAVES OF THOUSAND BUDDHAS

– 15h00 –

Opposite the mouth of the Nam Ou River, near Pak Ou village, the cruise stops to visit the Tam Thing cave. Translated as Rock Cave, it is famous for housing over 2,500 Buddha statues of all sizes and for being a place of pilgrimage for locals.

LUANG PRABANG

– 16h30 –

Following a day along the wide Mekong river, with beautiful sceneries of mountains, wild nature, local life and delicious food, the cruise arrives at Luang Prabang, the former imperial capital of Laos.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

1 OCTOBER – 31 MARCH

All cruises depart every Monday, Thursday & Friday.

01 APRIL – 30 SEPTEMBER

All cruises depart every Monday & Friday.
* No cruises operation in June.

PRICE INCLUDE

– Transfer from Laos’s immigration to the pier in Houayxay.
– 2 days cruises with stops and visits en route.
– 1 night accommodation at the Luang Say Lodge.
– Meal plan as mentioned in the program (2 lunches, 1 Dinner, 2 breakfasts).
– Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and during meals.
– Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
– Service of qualified crews during the cruise.

PRICE EXCLUDE

– Transfer from pier to hotel in Luang Prabang.
– Shuttle boats from Chiang Klong to Houay Xai.
– Immigration fees in Houayxay.
– Soft and Alcoholic Drinks during the trip.
– Visa approval and fees for Laos Services in Luang Prabang.
– Personal insurance Other personal expenses.

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