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THB 29,800
Country: Laos
City: Luang Prabang
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Cruise And Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

                                                                                               

                                                   Chiang Khong and The Luang Say Cruise Mekong Explore Down River

                                                    5Days / 4Nights

                                                       Ref : LS - 03

New - Best option to discover the mighty Mekong and beautiful Luang Prabang

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. Cruise departure from Huay Xai . Within the Mekong region, the capital of the Lao province of Bokèo, 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 :    01 October – 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 .

7.45hrs. : 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. Visit the village of Ban Houy Phalam , Ban Houy Phalam is a small traditional Kamu village nestled on the Mekong river between Houei Say and Pakbeng. This village was built early this century and is now home to more than 85 families. Kamu houses are traditionally built on stilts. 

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.  A Laotian dinner is served on the open air terrace overlooking the Mekong River.

A Laotian dinner is served on the open air terrace overlooking the Mekong River.

Overnight at Luang Say Lodge 3*

Day 3 : Pakbeng – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang ( 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 two stops planned along the way to Luang Prabang 

10.30hrs. : 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 Ban 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 selection of starters and main course from Laos’cuisine. A different choice of dishes than on the first day is prepared for a greater culinary experience.

15.30hrs. : Caves of Thousand Buddhas . Opposite the mouth of the Nam Ou Riv er, 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.

17.00hrs. : 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 (a UNESCO world heritage city), the former imperial capital of Laos.  Our staff will be waiting for you at the pier , holding the welcome sign, and drive you to  Maison Dalabua.

Evening - LAOTIAN DINNER AT MANDA DE LAOS Dine under the stars surrounded by a UNESCO classified lotus pond, immerse in a tropical ambiance . 

Overnight in Luang Prabang at Maison Dalabua 4* or similar 

Day 4 : Luang Prabang City Tour ( B )                   

Morning – A La Cart breakfast is served at Maison Dalabua .

After breakfast  - Morning Suggestion Discover the UNESCO Heritage city of Luang Prabang. Ride our bikes at leisure to discover the nicest temples in town Wat Xiengthong & Wat Visoun.

Afternoon Suggestion – Relax by the pool in the afternoon.

Dinner at leisure – Dinner suggestion tonight dinner is at Leisure, explore the city dining venues of your choice. Overnight in Luang Prabang at Maison Dalabua 4*  

Day 5 : Luang Prabang Departure  ( B )

05.45hrs. : MONK ALM OFFERING Early rise to the traditional morning alm offering and experience this unique monk gathering. Monk Alm Offering or Morning Alm Giving This traditional Buddhist ceremony occures daily at around 6 am in the main street of Luang Prabang before spreading to the whole city. The monks and novices go out of their temples to collect food. The population of Luang Prabang is very attached and involved in this sacred ritual. Kneeling down, people give food offering to the monks (rice, fruits and snacks)

MorningA La Carte breakfast is served at Maison Dalabua.

MORNING FREE TIME  Suggestion – For this last morning before the check out, you can enjoy a sunbath by the pool at Maison Dalabua, experiment a relaxing massage at our Spa or go for a city tour.

12.00hrs. :  All journeys must come to an end, so it’s time to prepare to depart to your next destination. Check out & transfer to the Airport or another hotel in Luang Prabang.

 

                                                                                                         Trip End

 

Package Cost : Rates are per person in Thai Baht  . Min. 2 persons  

VALIDITY FIT* 2-8 Persons SINGLE SUPP EXTRA NIGHT
1 Nov 16 – 31 Mar 17 29,800 8,500 2,900
1 Oct 17 – 31 Oct 17  
1 Apr 17 - 30 Sep 17 24,500 6,900 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
  • 2 night - accommodation with daily breakfast at Maison Dalabua , Grand Deluxe Room , type in sharing occupancy  
  • 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  ( 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 2 breakfasts ) on Luang Say Cruise
  • 1 set Namkong either lunch or dinner at Manda De Laos restaurant located Maison Dalabua hotel
  • 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  )
  • 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
  • Alms to monk is on guest own arrangement and discovery on spot
  • 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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