RV Mekong Sun Cruise

Cabins : 14   |   Launched : 2006   |   Length : 40m (131ft)   |   Crew Members : 16

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Classic Cabin

No of Cabins : 10   |   Area : 12m2 (129ft2)   |   Bed : Double or Twin

There are 10 classic cabins with the space floor of 12 square meters. Each cabin features wide and sliding windows with French balcony which offers the best views of the river from the cabin. Air conditioning and ensuite shower are equipped throughout.

Features +
  • Wide, sliding windows with French balcony
  • En-suite shower/WC and air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Safety equipment and life vests
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Superior Cabin

No of Cabins : 3   |   Area : 16-18m2 (172-194ft2)   |   Bed : Double or Twin

There are 3 spacious superior cabins with the area of around 16-18 square meters. Bed options could be double or twin depending on guest’s request. Similar to other cabins, all three cabins are designed with wide, sliding windows and a private balcony which brings you private moments on board.

Features +
  • Wide, sliding windows with small private balcony
  • En-suite shower/WC and air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Safety equipment and life vests
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Economy Cabin

No of Cabins : 1   |   Area : 12m2 (129ft2)   |   Bed : Twin

There is only one economy cabin with the space of 12 square meters. Different from classic or superior cabins, there is a twin bed in this cabin. You could also enjoy the great views of the river through the wide and sliding windows or from the French balcony. The room is en-suite with air conditioner and other necessary amenities.

Features +
  • Wide, sliding windows with French balcony
  • En-suite shower/WC and air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Safety equipment and life vests

RV MEKONG SUN CRUISE DECK PLAN

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Large sun deck

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Bar

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Library

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Outdoor restaurant

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Spa

Vientiane - Luang Prabang 4 Nights

Destinations: Vientiane - Paklay - ThaDeua - Kuang Si - Luang Prabang

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the grandeur of the mighty Mekong River aboard our boutique cruise vessel
  • Soak up in the stunning scenery along the river as you pass through different landscapes
  • Get to know more about local tradition and life style with visits to some riverside villages.
  • Take in the pure nature in the Kuang Si Waterfalls - one of the most impressive falls in Laos
Day 01 Vientiane - Embarkation (D)

In the afternoon, board our boutique Mekong Sun for check in. After settling into your cabin, RV Mekong Sun Cruise starts cruising upstream into the parts of the Mekong River which used to be inaccessible.

The ship will drop anchor on a beautiful sandbank which is surrounded by pure nature. On board, take your time to relax in the spacious decks, in the lounge before having a welcome reception and dinner on board. The ship offers the selection of both Asian and European food throughout the cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 02 Wild Nature along the Mighty Mekong (B/L/D)

RV Mekong Sun Cruise today will cruise further north offering a great opportunity to take in the impressive and remarkable scenery of the mighty river. The changing landscape seems to be more and more breathtaking with the tropical vegetation, spectacular rock formations along the river banks. Cruising along the “mother of waters” may bring you the feeling of a real expedition. 

Take in the natural beauty along the shores and then continues cruising north again. Overnight on board at a remote sandbank.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 03 Pak Lay (B/L/D)

Make a stop for a visit of the small riverside village of Pak Lai which is famous for its stunning colonial buildings. You will be impressed with the natural landscapes dotted with the sights of small villages and local cattle. 

Head back to the board to enjoy the comfort and fine service on board. Overnight aboard the RV Mekong Sun Cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 04 Tha Deua (B/L/D)

Enjoy breakfast on RV Mekong Sun Cruise while taking in the beautiful views. Along the way, you may see the rustic scene of fishermen along the shore.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 05 Kuang Si - Luang Prabang (B)

Today, take a short excursion to the Kuang Si waterfalls – one of the most impressive waterfalls in Laos. 

In the afternoon, continue onto the town of Luang Prabang - the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, it’s time to say goodbye to the crew. Check out your cabin and disembark the RV Mekong Sun Cruise. End of trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

*** Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.

What's Included

  • 4 overnights aboard your boutique river vessel Mekong Sun
  • All meals and tour program as per above itinerary
  • Coffee, tea and water during meal times on board
  • All excursions and necessary entry fees
  • Presentations and lectures by your cruise director
  • Transfers from/to Vientiane / Luang Prabang airport or your hotel in town

What's 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

Pre - extension

3
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Highlights of Vientiane

Tour Type: Private Tour / Visit: Vientiane - Wat Sisaket - Wat PhraKeo - Wat Simuang - That Dam - That Luang

Post - Extension

3
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Highlights of Luang Prabang

Tour Type: Private Tour / Visit: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Ban Xang Hai village - Ban Xang Khong village - Royal Palace Museum - Wat Xiengthong - Wat Visoun - Wat Mai

Golden Triangle - Luang Prabang 7 Nights

Destinations: Golden Triangle - Huay Xai - Pak Tha - Pakbeng - Pak Ou - Luang Prabang - Kuang Si - Luang Prabang

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the Golden Triangle region where Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos meet
  • Visit the wonderful Heritage Site of Luang Prabang with its famous highlights
  • Learn more about local culture and tradition with visits to small riverside villages
  • Take in the fascinating landscapes along the mighty Mekong River aboard our boutique vessel
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of the attractive Kuang Si Water Falls
Day 01 Chiang Rai - The Golden Triangle - Embarkation (L/D)

Our guide will meet you in Chiang Rai city and transfer you to the Golden Triangle area at Chiang Saen. After lunch in a local restaurant, set off your exploration by visiting the Golden Buddha of Sop Ruak and the Hall of Opium. With the sponsor of the royal Thai family, this fabulous museum is a great introduction to the history and politics of the opium trade.

After the visit, embark on our luxurious river cruise - the Mekong Sun Cruise. Take your time to check into your cabin and relax. In the evening, enjoy your time in the comfortable and spacious deck and join a welcome dinner on board. Overnight on board.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 02 Welcome to Laos (B/L/D)

In the morning, set off your stunning cruise along the mighty Mekong River from the Golden Triangle region. Your stop today is the bustling town of HuayXay on the border of Laos and Thailand. Upon venturing into the land of Laos, RV Mekong Sun Cruise continues sailing further into the amid scenery of northern Laos and the small village of Pak Tha.  From the village, board a long tail boat to cruise along the Namtha River to get to the village of Khmu ethnic group. You will have some time to visit a small village school.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 03 Pakbeng (B/L/D)

This morning, RV Mekong Sun Cruise passes through a populated region which just can be accessed by water. As RV Mekong Sun Cruise takes you through the spectacular landscapes, take your time to soak up the tranquility of the river from your cabin or in the lounge. You will then arrive in the market town of Pakbeng. If lucky, you could see elephants in a nearby camp.

Back to the board for a cruise downstream to the anchorage area at a sand bank.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 04 The Pak Ou caves (B/L/D)

Spend this morning relaxing on RV Mekong Sun Cruise. Continue your excursion with a stop at a small riverside village where you get a real insight into the local way of life. From the village, there are two options for you to choose.  You could take a short trek through the jungle to the fascinating Pak Ou caves – home to thousands of Buddha statues at different sizes and shapes.  If you wish a leisurely way to reach the cave, take a boat trip to get to the cave.

In the evening, a BBQ dinner is served at a beautiful location in the riverside.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 05 The UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang (B/L)

Your destination of your voyage today is the former capital of Laos - Luang Prabang. Set off your excursion with a short walk up the mountain of Phou Si where you can see the panoramic views of the Mekong River and the surroundings. You will visit one of the highlights of the fascinating Luang Prabang including the well known Wat Xieng Thong temple which will bring you interesting experience. 

In the evening, enjoy a stroll along the Mekong promenade or get a closer look at the daily life of Hmong minority by visiting the bustling night market. This evening, you are offered many options for fine dining in the town of Luang Prabang or along the Mekong River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 06 The mighty Mekong (B/L/D)

In this early morning, there is a great chance for you to observe firsthand the stunning traditional alms giving ceremony along the streets of Luang Prabang. Back to board for breakfast. Today you will explore in depth the hidden charm of this fascinating city in the unique atmosphere provided by the mixture of French architecture and the traditional style.

Head back to the RV Mekong Sun Cruise for lunch followed by a further downriver offering a great opportunity to take in the impressive and remarkable scenery of the mighty river. The changing landscape seems to be more and more breathtaking with the tropical vegetation, spectacular rock formations along the river banks. Cruising along the “mother of waters” may bring you the feeling of a real expedition. 

Overnight on board at a remote sand bank.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 07 Kuang Si Waterfalls (B/L/D)

This morning, take a local tuk tuk to visit Kuang Si Falls - one of the most beautiful falls in Laos. Back to RV Mekong Sun Cruise and cruise north to reach Luang Prabang. Lunch will be served on board. 

In the afternoon, you are free to explore further the town on your own. You could rent an E - bike to visit some lively spots or take time to shop for souvenirs or presents for your friends and family. 

In the evening, enjoy a traditional Baci Ceremony and some local dances before having a farewell dinner with your crew on board. Overnight on board.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 08 Disembark in Luang Prabang (B)

After breakfast, check out your cabin and disembark RV Mekong Sun Cruise. You will then be transferred to the hotel in Luang Prabang or to the airport for your departure flight. End of service.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

*** Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.

What's Included

  • 7 overnights in selected cabin type aboard your boutique river cruise ship Mekong Sun
  • 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, =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 Chiang Rai and Luang Prabang airports or hotels within city limits (only if information was correctly provided 4 weeks prior to embarkation, at the latest)

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visas for Thailand and 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

Pre - extension

4
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Chiang Mai Highlights

Tour Types: Private Tour / Visit: Chiang Mai - Karen Hill - Elephant Camp - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - Wat Phrasing - Wat Chedi Luang

4
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Bangkok Highlights

Tour Type: Private Tour / Visit: Bangkok - Grand Palace - Wat Phra Keo - Chao Phraya River - Temple of Dawn

Post - Extension

3
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Highlights of Luang Prabang

Tour Type: Private Tour / Visit: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Ban Xang Hai village - Ban Xang Khong village - Royal Palace Museum - Wat Xiengthong - Wat Visoun - Wat Mai

Northern Laos Cruise 5 Nights

Destinations: Luang Prabang - Ban Kok San - Kuang Si - Pak Ou - Luang Prabang

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the wild beauty of the Mekong River aboard the boutique river vessel
  • Get a real taste of the traditional lifestyles of Lao people with visits to small riverside villages.
  • Explore some of the best of Luang Prabang – one of the most important destinations in Laos.
  • Visit Kuang Si waterfall – one of the most impressive falls in Laos.
  • Discover the unique Pak Ou caves filled with numerous small Buddha statues
Day 01 Embarkation in Luang Prabang (D)

Once in Luang Prabang, you will embark the boutique vessel of RV Mekong Sun Cruise to check in. After settling your cabin, set off your afternoon exploration with a guided city tour to some famous sites in the city including the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong temple.

Afterwards, take your time to relax in the spacious decks or in the lounge before taking part in a welcome reception on board. RV Mekong Sun Cruise offers the selection of both Asian and European food throughout the cruise. Overnight on board.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 02 Departure from Luang Prabang (B/L/D)

In this early morning, there is a great chance for you to observe firsthand the stunning traditional alms giving ceremony along the streets of Luang Prabang. Back to board for breakfast followed by a cruise south through charming scenery. Overnight on board at a secluded river bank or sandbank.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 03 Wild nature along the mighty Mekong (B/L/D)

RV Mekong Sun Cruise today will cruise further downstream offering a great opportunity to take in the impressive and remarkable scenery of the mighty river. The changing landscape seems to be more and more breathtaking with the tropical vegetation, spectacular rock formations along the river banks. Cruising along the “mother of waters” may bring you the feeling of a real expedition. 

You will then visit a local community which is often sponsored by the guests of the Mekong River Cruises. Take in the natural beauty along the shores and then continues cruising north. Overnight on board.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 04 Kuang Si waterfalls (B/L/D)

After breakfast, RV Mekong Sun Cruise continues cruising upstream again. Along the way, you may see the rustic sights of fishermen onshore. After a few hours of cruising upriver, make a stop to visit the famous Kuang Si Falls by local tuk- tuk. This is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Laos. 

Back to the RV Mekong Sun Cruise and pass through Luang Prabang. Overnight on board at a sand bank or riverbank. This evening, enjoy a BBQ dinner onboard in the beautiful setting of the riverside location.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 05 The Pak Ou caves (B/L/D)

Today, you will have some time to explore the famous Pak Ou Caves – home to thousands of Buddha statues at different sizes and shapes. Then, take a short walk through the jungle (optional) to visit a local village where you can observe the traditional technique to produce Lao-Lao-the local liqueur. On the way back to board, you may see the elephants in action. Re-embark RV Mekong Sun Cruise to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Mekong River before reaching Luang Prabang again. 

Your afternoon is at your leisure. You could take a walk up Phou Si hill to enjoy the stunning views over the river and the surrounding mountains. 

In the evening, relax with a stroll along the Mekong promenade or visit the colorful market of Hmong ethnic minority before having a farewell dinner on board with the traditional Baci – ceremony. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 06 Disembarkation (B)

After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the crew. Check out your cabin and disembark RV Mekong Sun Cruise. You will be then transferred to the airport or your hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

*** Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.

What's Included

  • 5 overnights aboard your boutique river vessel Mekong Sun
  • All meals and tour program as per above itinerary
  • Coffee, tea and water during meal times on board
  • All excursions and necessary entry fees
  • Presentations and lectures by your cruise director
  • Transfers from/to Luang Prabang airport or your hotel in town

What's 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

Pre - extension

4
Days
Bangkok Highlights

Tour Type: Private Tour / Visit: Bangkok - Grand Palace - Wat Phra Keo - Chao Phraya River - Temple of Dawn

Post - Extension

3
Days
Highlights of Vientiane

Tour Type: Private Tour / Visit: Vientiane - Wat Sisaket - Wat PhraKeo - Wat Simuang - That Dam - That Luang

Vientiane - Golden Triangle 10 Nights

Destinations: Vientiane - Pak Lay - Kuang Si Falls - Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Pakbeng - Pak Tha - Golden Triangle

Departure date of itinerary:

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Take in the gentle beauty of the mighty Mekong River and acquaint with the unique local life of Lao people
  • Explore some fascinating sites of Luang Prabang – the World Heritage Site to learn more about Lao culture and tradition.
  • Experience firsthand the unique traditional lifestyle of the Thai and Laos people
  • Discover the famous caves of Pak Ou with its stunning huge number of Buddha statues. 
  • Enjoy the convenience as well as comfort in the spacious deck, in the lounge or at your comfortable cabin.
Day 01 Vientiane - Embarkation (D)

You will be picked up at the airport or in your hotel in Vientiane. You will then be taken for a short sightseeing tour of the highlights of Vientiane including the sacred Pha That Luong Temple and the WatSisaket Monastery. After the tour, embark the RV Mekong Sun Cruise in the evening. Check in your cabin and take your time to relax at the spacious decks, or lounge before enjoying our welcome dinner on board. There will be both the selection of Asian and European food during the cruise.

Overnight on board.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 02 Natural Beauty along the mighty Mekong (B/L/D)

In this morning, your cruising experience will be started by cruising upstream to the parts of the Mekong which used to be inaccessible. While on board, take the chance to enjoy the comfortable atmosphere with fine sand exclusive services.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 03 The mighty Mekong (B/L/D)

Your exploration today will include both on-water and on-land excursions with a number of on board programme such as lectures, talks or film documentaries with different interesting topics. There will be a visit to a small riverside village offering you a special chance to acquaint with the local life of Laotian. 

Overnight on board at a secluded sand or river bank.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 04 Pak Lay (B/L/D)

With special design, the vessel allows you to join the impressive voyage which you maybe never think about. RV Mekong Sun Cruise will take you through stunning riverscapes, passing through numerous riverside villages with some visits to World Heritage Sites. You also explore some of the unknown regions in Southeast Asia region. Cruising upstream, there will be a stop at a small riverside village of Pak Lai where you have some time to get a look at the colorful local market.

After the visit, head back to the RV Mekong Sun Cruise to relax and enjoy the passing river scenery from the boutique vessel. Overnight on board near Thai – Laotian border.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 05 Tha Deua (B/L/D)

Enjoy the breakfast on board while watching the simple sights of fishermen along the shore as RV Mekong Sun Cruise continues its trail along the mighty Mekong river. There will be a meeting with the villagers of a small riverside community. The RV Mekong Sun Cruise will then take you through Sayaboury hydropower dam project. 

In the afternoon, our cruise director will present a lecture on the Mekong River by supplying some interesting background information.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 06 Kuang Si Falls - Luang Prabang (B/L/D)

Today, there is another shore excursion to the famous Kuang Si Falls - one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Laos. 

In the afternoon, continue onto the former capital of Laos - Luang Prabang - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The unusual combination between the numerous temples and French colonial architecture make the town a unique place to visit. Start your city exploration with a climb up Phou Si Hill where you can get breathtaking panoramic views over the Mekong and surrounding mountains. 

In the evening, take a stroll along the Mekong promenade or visit the colorful night market of the Hmong ethnic minority. Enjoy dinner while watching the traditional Bazi Ceremony and local dances performed by local artists. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 07 The UNESCO - World Heritage town of Luang Prabang (B/L)

After breakfast on RV Mekong Sun Cruise, continue your full day sightseeing tour in the magnificent town of Luang Prabang. There will be plenty of time to explore in depth the hidden beauty of the World Heritage Site filled with the impressive mixture of architecture style. With a number of chances for fine dining, tonight you are free to choose from a wide range of offerings in the city or along the Mekong River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 08 Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves (B/L/D)

Take the chance to get up early this morning to witness firsthand the unique traditional alms – giving ceremony along the streets of Luang Prabang. Back to the board for breakfast and a cruise further north where you visit a Laotian village. Here you will observe the traditional product of local liqueur. 

Continue onto the famous Pak Ou Caves with a short walk through the jungle (optional). The cave is famous for its thousands of small Buddha statues with different shapes. Overnight on board at a beautiful sandbank.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 09 Pakbeng (B/L/D)

This morning, RV Mekong Sun Cruise continues upstream. Along the way, admire the changing sceneries along the riverbank. If lucky, you may see elephants at their work. In the late afternoon, take a short visit to explore the market town of Pakbeng.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 10 Pak Tha (B/L/D)

Spend time relaxing on the spacious decks, in your comfortable cabin or in the lounge while soaking up in the mightiness of the river and the surroundings. The landscapes will chance as RV Mekong Sun Cruise ventures further into the lush tropical hills. Take your time to take in the peacefulness of northern Laos – a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. After passing through the verdant backdrop, the boat makes its way to Pak Tha. Enjoy your time with the last dinner and overnight on board.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 11 Pak Tha - Chiang Rai - farewell (B/L)

From the village of Pak Tha, take a long tail boat trip along the Namtha River to visit a local Khmu village which is often chosen to be sponsored by Mekong cruise guests.  Back to RV Mekong Sun Cruise and cruise towards the Thai - Laotian border. Here you may see some rural sights of small villages.

In the afternoon, it’s time to say goodbye to your crew and check out your cabin. You will then transfer across the Thai – Lao bridge and continue to your hotel or to the airport for onward flight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: N/A

*** Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.

What's Included

  • 10 overnights in selected cabin type aboard your boutique river cruise ship
  • Local English- and/or German 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, =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 Chiang Rai and Vientiane airports or hotels within city limits (only guaranteed if information was correctly provided 4 weeks prior to embarkation, at the latest)

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visas for Thailand and 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

Pre - extension

4
Days
Bangkok Highlights

Tour Type: Private Tour / Visit: Bangkok - Grand Palace - Wat Phra Keo - Chao Phraya River - Temple of Dawn

Post - Extension

4
Days
Highlights of Chiang Mai

Tour Types: Private Tour / Visit: Chiang Mai - Karen Hill - Elephant Camp - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - Wat Phrasing - Wat Chedi Luang

4
Days
Bangkok Highlights

Tour Type: Private Tour / Visit: Bangkok - Grand Palace - Wat Phra Keo - Chao Phraya River - Temple of Dawn

Golden Triangle - Vientiane 10 Nights

Destinations: Golden Triangle - Huay Xai - Pak Tha - Pakbeng - Pak Ou - Luang Prabang - Kuang Si - ThaDeua - Paklay - Vientiane

Departure date of itinerary:

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Experience firsthand the unique way of life of Lao people during your exploration of Vientiane and the fascinating town of Luang Prabang.
  • Unwind the pristine and natural beauty of the Upper Mekong – one of the most adventurous rivers in the world.
  • Discover some of the most famous landmarks of Laos including natural and regional sights.
  • Learn the interesting secret of the Golden Triangle which still exists the cultural and economic exchange.
  • Get to know more about long lasting history and current society of the country through different lectures and documentaries on board.
Day 01 The Golden Triangle - Embarkation (D)

From your hotel or the airport, you will be picked up for a travel to the Golden Triangle region. Exploring the region, you will visit the Sop Ruak Golden Buddha and the new Hall of Opium. With the sponsor of the royal Thai family, this fabulous museum is a great introduction to the history and politics of the opium trade.

After the visit, embark on our luxurious river cruise – the Mekong Sun Cruise. Take your time to check into your cabin and relax. In the evening, enjoy your time in the comfortable and spacious deck and join a welcome dinner on board. Overnight on board.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 02 The Golden Triangle - HuayXay - Pak Tha (B/L/D)

In the morning, set off your stunning cruise along the mighty Mekong River from the Golden Triangle region. Your stop today is the bustling town of HuayXay on the border of Laos and Thailand. Upon venturing into the land of Laos, RV Mekong Sun Cruise continues sailing further into the amid scenery of northern Laos and the small village of Pak Tha.  From the village, board a long tail boat to cruise along the Namtha River to get to the village of Khmu ethnic group. After the visit, continue cruising downstream to the anchorage area at a sand or river bank.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 03 Pakbeng (B/L/D)

This morning, RV Mekong Sun Cruise passes through a populated region which just can be accessed by water. In the region, you start your exploration of some of the most stunning scenery of the rver such as green hills with tropical vegetation or magnificent rocks. It is the mightiness of the river that brings you the feeling of a real adventure. As the ship takes you through the spectacular landscapes, take your time to soak up the tranquility of the river from your cabin or in the lounge. You will then arrive in the market town of Pakbeng. If lucky, you could see elephants in action.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 04 The Pak Ou caves (B/L/D)

The morning is spent relaxing on board. Continue your excursion with a stop at a small riverside village where you get a real insight into the local way of life. From the village, there are two options for you to choose.  You could take a short trek through the forest to the fascinating Pak Ou caves which is famous for its thousands of Buddha statues at different sizes and shapes.  If you wish a leisurely way to reach the cave, you can enjoy a boat trip to the cave. 

In the evening, a BBQ dinner is served at a beautiful location in the riverside. Overnight on board.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 05 The World Heritage town of Luang Prabang (B/L/D)

Your destination of your voyage today is the former capital of Laos - Luang Prabang. Set off your excursion with a short walk up the mountain of Phu Si where you can see the panoramic views of the Mekong River and the surroundings. You will visit one of the highlights of the fascinating Luang Prabang including the well known Wat Xieng Thong temple which will bring you interesting experience.

In the evening, enjoy a stroll along the Mekong promenade or get a closer look at the daily life of Hmong minority by visiting the bustling night market. This evening, you are offered many options for fine dining in the town of Luang Prabang or along the Mekong River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 06 Luang Prabang (B)

Today, you are free to explore the city on your own. You could take a leisurely stroll through the lovely old town, relax on RV Mekong Sun Cruise or visit one of many riverside cafés. If you wish, you could also rent an E- bike to explore the surroundings or pay a visit to the nearby elephant camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 07 Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Falls (B/L/D)

Try to wake up this early morning to witness firsthand the traditional ceremony of alms giving in the streets of Luang Prabang. After breakfast on board, continue cruising downriver for several hours before taking a bus to the spectacular Kuang Si falls. Take your time to enjoy the natural atmosphere and then make a stop at a small village. Head back to RV Mekong Sun Cruise and cruises south passing through the Keng-Luang rapids.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 08 ThaDeua - Pak Lay (B/L/D)

In the morning, cruise upstream to the inaccessible parts of the Mekong. While on board, take the chance to enjoy its fine service in the casual setting. Your excursion in the next days will include interesting adventures on water and on land. In addition, there are many activities on board including presentations, talks, and film documentaries with a number of interesting topics. You will pay a visit to a small riverside community to get a real taste of the local Lao people.  Overnight on board at a secluded sand or river bank.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 09 Nature along the mighty Mekong (B/L/D)

After some time for appreciating the natural beauty along the river, the ship will drop anchor at a secluded sandbank for the night. At this point, the Mekong is a boundary which separates the land into two parts: the booming country of Thailand and peaceful Laos. Here, the river becomes more flat which is suitable for agriculture. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 10 The Lao capital of Vientiane (B/L/D)

Today RV Mekong Sun Cruise continues downstream along the Mekong River. Your destination is the stunning capital of Vientiane with some famous highlights including Pha That Luong Temple and the spectacular Arc de Triomphe. In the last evening on our boutique ship, there will be a farewell dinner on board with your crew and fellow passengers. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Sun Cruise
Day 11 Disembarkation in Vientiane (B)

After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye your crew and check out your cabin. Disembark RV Mekong Sun Cruise and transfer to the airport or to your hotel. End of trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

*** Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.

What's Included

  • 10 overnights in selected cabin type aboard your boutique river cruise ship
  • Local English- and/or German 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, =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 Chiang Rai and Vientiane airports or hotels within city limits (only guaranteed if information was correctly provided 4 weeks prior to embarkation, at the latest)

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visas for Thailand and 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

Pre - extension

4
Days
Chiang Mai Highlights

Tour Types: Private Tour / Visit: Chiang Mai - Karen Hill - Elephant Camp - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - Wat Phrasing - Wat Chedi Luang

4
Days
Bangkok Highlights

Tour Type: Private Tour / Visit: Bangkok - Grand Palace - Wat Phra Keo - Chao Phraya River - Temple of Dawn

Post - Extension

4
Days
Bangkok Highlights

Tour Type: Private Tour / Visit: Bangkok - Grand Palace - Wat Phra Keo - Chao Phraya River - Temple of Dawn

RV MEKONG SUN CRUISE POLICY

Every river cruise is subject to changing depending onto the river conditions. So the itinerary of this tour could be changed. In addition, due to weather and river conditions, there will be sometimes small deviations in the tour program. These programs may be amended without prior notice according to navigating conditions and safety reasons.

Rates will be confirmed basing on the average prices for fuel and other cost. Rates are subject to change without prior notice. In the case the purchase costs rise by more than 10 %, there will be a supplement commensurate with the rise in cost even when the original confirmed rate was sent to the customer.

If the number of reservation is less than the minimum number of passengers, Top Mekong Cruises is authorized to cancel a cruise departure until latest 4 weeks before embarkation. In this case, passengers are refunded all payments by Top Mekong cruises.

1. Payment conditions

A 30 % deposit is required in order to make a booking. The full payment must be settled 45 days before the start of the cruise. Failure will result in cancellation of the booking.

For overdue bills, 5% of the interest per month will be applied. Top Mekong Cruises will take no responsibilities for bank surcharges for international transactions. Bank surcharges must be paid by the money sender.

Our bank details will be advised upon confirmation of your reservation. Payments from overseas shall be done by telegraphic transfer. Credit Card payment is accepted too – in this case an additional 3% of the invoicing amount is required as processing fee.

2. Individual and small group bookings cancellation policies

Cancellation before 130 days prior to the start of the cruise: 30 % of the total rate

Between 130 and 70 days prior to the start of the cruise: 50 % of the total rate

Between 70 and 35 days prior to the start of the cruise: 70 % of the total rate

Less than 35 days prior to the start of the cruise: 90 % of the total rate

NialO58

RV Mekong Sun Cruise - Fantastic way to enter Laos

Jan 2017

Cruising down the Mekong River, there is a wide range of option for a great cruise. Our choice is the RV Mekong Sun Cruise booked by our tour organizer – Top Mekong Cruises. There were around 20 people on the boat – just a small group. That’s why we had ... [More +]

MogensTw

Very good tour guide, good service, good meals, safe sailing, clean boat

Dec 2016

After visiting the page of Top Mekong Cruises, I decided to book the trip online. From the web, I could easily figure out the itinerary I would be experienced. All information and description was clear and detail.

Our guide who accompanied with us during the trip is a person with ... [More +]

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