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Price Per Person

THB 24,800
Country: Laos
City: Luang Prabang
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Cruise And Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

                                                                       Chiang Khong – The Luang Say Lodge and Cruises & Kamu Lodge Down River 

                                                                          4 Days / 3 Nights 

                                                                                          Ref : LS & KM - 04 

A charming comfortable cruise in the course of  inaccessible mountain and sand beaches of the mighty Mekong, the lifeblood of LAOS, and spend the night in the LUANG SAY LODGE and the Kamu Lodge . Cruise departure from  Huay Xai . Within the Mekong region, the capital of the Laos province of Bokeo  Huay Xai is an important border crossing point with neighboring Chiang Khong , Thailand  and was thus chosen as the ideal departing port for the cruise. 

Cruise Schedule :      01October – 31 March All cruises depart every Monday, Thursday & Friday.

          01 April – 30 September All cruises depart Monday & Friday.

             * No cruises operation in June*

 

CRUISE ITINERARY :

Day 1 :   Arrival Chiang Rai by flight

Departing Bangkok to Chiang Rai by flight . Upon arrival greet & meet by our representative and transfer to hotel ( 1.30hrs ) or catch up a local bus service to Chiang Khong Town ( 2.30hrs ) upon arrival at Chiang Khong Town you’ll be transferred by hotel shuttle service . Check in and free at leisure time .Overnight in Chiang Khong 

Day 2 :  Huay Xai – Pakbeng ( B/L/D )

07.00hrs.:  Enjoy your hearty breakfast and check out .

07.45hrs.:  Transfer to Thai Immigration at Thai – Laos Friendship Bridge open at 08.00hrs. for visa stamp would take time due to long queue. After completing Thai immigration formalities,

Luang Say representative will help you get a shuttle bus to cross the bridge and go to Lao immigration.

Luangsay staff in Houei Say (Houayxay) will then welcome you to Laos and help with Lao Immigration formalities. (You can check the frequently asked questions for more specific details) We will then transfer everyone to the Luangsay cruise boat, which is parked at the slow boat pier in Houei Say (about 1 kilometer out of the town center). Every slow boat docks here from huge Chinese cargo boats, to small cross-river ferries, to long low-slung Lao passenger boats and many more. The Luang Say boat leaves Houei Sai pier at 9.30am (please be at Lao immigration office no later than 8.30) for a cruise down the Mekong River to Pakbeng. 

10.30hrs. : 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. A few hours from Houei Say (Thai Border), we will stop and visit the ethnic village, Ban Gon Dturn. At this point in the Mekong there are a number of shallow rapids, the Lao words for which (Gon Dturn) give its meaning to the villages name. The inhabitants are Tai Lue tribe people, who originally came from the Yunnan area of China around 300 years ago, fleeing persecution. They can now be found in the northern Lao provinces of Bokeo, Luang Nam Tha, Phongsaly, Luang Prabang and Sayabouly. The Tai Lue traditionally live in the valleys and low, flat lands. There are 180 households in this village, encompassing 850 people.

12.30hrs.:  Lunch is served on board in a buffet style with a selection of starters and main course from Laos’ main culinary delights as well as a choice of dishes

16.00hrs. : 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.

On the left bank of the river, the Luang Say Lodge is backed by mountainous jungle. The large pavilions of solid teak and rosewood all have beautiful vistas looking out over the Mekong river and the mountains beyond. The traditional Laotian architecture provides accommodation of comfort and character, each bedroom equipped with high ceiling mosquito nets, electric fans and a large private bathroom with hot shower and western style toilet

A Laotian dinner is served on the open air terrace overlooking the Mekong River. Overnight at Luang Say Lodge 3*

Day 3 :  Pakbeng – Baw Village - Kamu Lodge ( B/L/D )               

07.00hrs.: Mornings are special times at Luang Say Lodge with stunning sights of the peaceful neighboring mountains, often shrouded in mist, while a full breakfast is served on the expansive teak terrace.

08.00hrs. : SECOND DAY OF THE CRUISE The cruise departs for another day of nature discovery along the legendary river with one stop planned along the way to the Kamu Lodge,

where you will spend the night.

11.30hrs. : TRADITIONAL LAOS VILLAGE 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.

12.30hrs. : 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.   

14.30hrs. : KAMU LODGE The boat arrives at Kamu Lodge, where you will be able to check in and have lunch at the opened air restaurant. 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).  Kamu Lodge is an Eco lodge surrounded by lush tropical vegetation

in the heart of the Lao jungle , a perfect hideaway for people who want to get away from it all . It’s a lodge where guests feel quickly at home , in comfortable mosquito free tents , where they received personal attention and where the individual still matters.

A set menu is served for dinner and you stay an overnight at Kamu Lodge. Overnight at Kamu Lodge 

Day 4 : Kamu Lodge – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang ( B/L )

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. The Kamu people have relied on the curative powers of traditional massage for centuries. Today, visitors to Kamu Lodge can partake of the healing power of Laotian massage in our open-air pavilion on the banks of the Mekong. Relax under the hands of our expert masseuses and tune in to the soothing sounds of nature.

12.00hrs. : CHECK OUT / LUNCH  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 along the Mekong River.

15.30hrs.: Caves of thousand buddhas Twenty five kilometres away from Luang Prabang, opposite the mouth of the Nam Ou River, are the Pak Ou cavesThere are two caves Tham Thing (the lower cave) and Tham Phoum (the upper cave). These caves contain thousands of Buddha images and are of great religious importance to the Theravada Buddhists in Laos. These caves were converted into Buddhist temples in the 15th century and are used as a site for old Buddha images that can no longer be venerated in a temple, either because they are damaged or the temple they were displayed in has been destroyed.

16.30hrs. : 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 royal capital of Laos.Luang Prabang is the cultural and religious capital of Laos, and was also the Royal capital until 1975 when the Pathet Lao forced King Sisavang Vatthana to abdicate. During the time of the Lan Xang kingdom, between 13-16th centuries, Luang Prabang was also the administrative capital of Laos instead of Vientiane. In 1995, UNESCO made Luang Prabang a world heritage city to try and preserve the old French Indo-Chinese architecture. This move has also helped preserve the ancient traditions and trades which make Laos unique.

 

                                                                                                                                            Trip End 

 

 

Package Cost : Rates are per person in Thai Baht

VALIDITY FIT* 2-8 Persons SINGLE SUPP EXTRA NIGHT
1 Nov 16 – 31 Mar 17 24,800 5,500 2,900
1 Oct 17 – 31 Oct 17  
1 Apr 17 - 30 Sep 17 19,900 4,500 2,700

Package Inclusions :

  • 1 night accommodation in Chiang Khong at Chiang Khong Hill Resort 3* or similar
  • 2 days-1 night The Luang Say Lodge and Cruises package with stops and visits en route
  • 1 night accommodation at Kamu Lodge
  • Transfer from Chiang Khong Hotel to Thai – Laos Friendship Bridge
  • Transfer from Laos’s immigration to the pier in Houayxay or v.v.
  • Meal plan as mentioned in the program   
  • Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and during meals.
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • Services of qualified crews during the cruise.

 Package Exclusions :  

  • Flight ticket to Chiang Rai ( subject to your requirement regular or low cost airlines  )
  • Accommodation in Luang Prabang on last day ( subject to your requirement )
  • Transfer from Chiang Rai Airport – Chiang Khong . Depending on your own option to go by private transfer or public local bus service around 1.30hrs. ( subject to your requirement )     
  • Local bus or shuttle boat from Chiang Khong to Huay Xai
  • Visa approval and fees for Laos $USD. 30.00 with 2 color photos passport size  ( fee subject to change )
  • Soft and alcohol drinks during the trip
  • Services not mentioned in program
  • Guide service in Luang Prabang
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip , drinks

Please Note :

  • Package cost subject to change from room availability , other tax increased , USD. Currency fluctuations or any variation may cause. It will be confirmed once receiving client’s confirmation and reservation has been made  
  • For safety reasons and the weather conditions, the program may change without prior notice. 
  • Luang Say downstream cruise departs from slow boat pier in Houei Sai at 9a.m. so please be at Luang Say office in Houei Sai (next to Laos immigration) by 8.30hrs. at the latest.
  • For downstream cruises, a luggage tag will be given at Chiang Khong (Thailand border).
  • Please bring a jersey/a jacket as it can get cool at the lodge and on the boat from Oct to Feb.
  • It is possible to leave your suitcase and luggage on the boat and take only a small daypack with a change of clothes. This is advisory as the steps to Luang Say Lodge are quite steep.

 

 

 

 

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