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  • Budha Temple in Vientian

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  • Wat Chanthaboury

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  • Wat Si Muang

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  • Pha That Luang

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  • Xa Nam Khan

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  • Pak Lay

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  • Xayaburi Dam

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  • Kwangsi Waterfall

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  • Luang Prabang

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A carefully tailored itinerary offer two upstream cruise along the Mekong River through Laos, ensuring a deep insight into the raw beauty of the country.

 

With an authentic, luxury river travel, the boutique river ship offers boutique French colonial décor inspired by the spirited heritage of the region combined with elegant spacious suites with full modern facilities. Relax on the sun deck and watch the unfolding contrasts of riverine scenery as you cruise along the mighty Mekong River. Synonymous with adventure, authenticity and style, the cruise take you through peaceful Laos with disembarkation/embarkation at Luang Prabang. 

 

The ship Mekong Muse will be ready to welcome you in October 2022, offering exotic journeys on the Upper Mekong River in Laos.

 A carefully tailored itinerary offer two upstream cruise along the Mekong River through Laos, ensuring a deep insight into the raw beauty of the country.

 

With an authentic, luxury river travel, the boutique river ship offers boutique French colonial décor inspired by the spirited heritage of the region combined with elegant spacious suites with full modern facilities. Relax on the sun deck and watch the unfolding contrasts of riverine scenery as you cruise along the mighty Mekong River. Synonymous with adventure, authenticity and style, the cruise take you through peaceful Laos with disembarkation/embarkation at Luang Prabang. 

 

The ship Mekong Muse will be ready to welcome you in October 2022, offering exotic journeys on the Upper Mekong River in Laos.

 

ITINERARY

The itinerary is scheduled to embark either from Vientiane or vice versa, from Luang Prabang. Below is sample itinerary from Vientiane to Luang Prabang.

Day 1: Embarkation at Vientiane

Embark for a welcome lunch onboard followed by a relaxed sightseeing experience of French-colonial architecture and Buddhist temples in this former French trading post, now capital of Laos. Vientiane is a peaceful city of tree-lined boulevards, steeped in historic shrines such as the riverside Buddhist temple, Wat Chanthaboury, with its enormous bronze seated Buddha.

 

Hear the legend behind the golden Wat Si Muang Khmer temple, climb the Patuxay monument with its five towers which represent the five Buddhist principles of “consideration, flexibility, honesty, honour and prosperity”, and marvel at the most important Buddhist monument in Laos, the 16th century golden Pha That Luang. If you have the time and interest, explore the COPE Visitor Centre, an informative museum which highlights the ongoing impact from the Vietnam War. All proceeds support innovative projects in Laos.

 

Enjoy cocktails on the sundeck followed by dinner onboard, showcasing chef’s signature dishes combining local and international flavours as the ship meanders along the Mekong, stopping for the night just outside of Vientiane.

 

Day 2: Vientiane to Xanamkhan

 

Enjoy a day of cruising along scenic part of the Mekong River, rich in verdant jungle scenery with small villages scattered along the banks. On arrival at the village of Xanamkhan the ship will moor for overnight while guests relish in sunset cocktails followed by dinner on board.

 

Day 3: Xanamkhan to Pak Lay

After another day of stunning riverine scenery the ship stops at Pak Lay, a market town with a history as a French administrative centre. There are many beautiful colonial buildings. Overnight mooring will be close to Pak Lay.

 

Day 4: Pak Lay to Xayaburi Dam

Set off for the quiet village of Ban Mouang to taste authentic Laotian life then guests are introduced to the stark contrast of the controversial run-of-river hydroelectric facility at Xayaburi Dam. Further upstream the ship will moor overnight.

 

Day 5: Xayaburi Dam to Kuang Si Waterfall

The ship continues its cruise upstream. Guests are taken by minibus to visit the spectacular turquoise waters of Kuang Si Falls where a relaxing picnic lunch is provided. The waterfall has 3 tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into shallow pools, before flowing downstream, with great swimming holes and jungle pools. There’s further opportunity to savour the abundant flora and fauna at the nearby Kuang Si Butterfly Park (closed on Tuesdays). Stroll through the beautiful gardens populated with a colourful variety of butterflies.

 

A relaxing evening on board the ship is welcome after a busy day of exploration. The ship moors overnight just beyond the access to the waterfall.

 

Day 6: Kuang Si Waterfall to Luang Prabang – Disembarkation

Just a short sail to Luang Prabang allows plenty of time to discover the myriad of architectural, religious and cultural wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Luang Prabang encompasses a multitude of Buddhist temples and royal palaces and travelling by tuktuk ensures you have the opportunity to visit all the highlights. Enjoy your breakfast then check out cabin, transfer to hotel or directly to airport for departure.

ADD-ON SERVICE

Vientiane Bucket-list

  • Two nights at hotel with private airport pick up and shore see-off
  • Extend your holiday by arrival Phnom Penh before couple nights, explore the city and refreshing before boarding your cruise. 
  • Vientiane Countryside Exploration (Tuk Tuk Safari)
  • Join a tuk tuk tour exploring the nearby farm which promote the traditional farming practice. The day incudes a simple cooking class and enjoy a picnic-style lunch with what you create. On the way back, visit the fresh foods market to see the amazing diversity of Lao foods
  • Explore Buddha Park
  • Ttransfer out to visit the intriguing collection of Buddha Park. Visit the COPE Visitor Center or enjoy some shopping around the city center

 

Luang Prabang Bucket-list

  • Orientation city tour

 Embark on a short orientation city tour visiting the main sites including Wat Xiengthong, Royal Palace Museum, or Mount Phousi. Enjoy the dinner at the local restaurant with traditional dance & folk song. Stroll around the colorful night market  to immerge vibes of the city.

 

  • FarmingExperience

In the morning, visit the Living Land Farm, and learn about the traditional farming method of Laos people. Enjoy lunch at village, among rice field.

 

  • Culture Experience at Traditional Arts & Ethnology Center

In the morning, we will visit the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center, and join the seminar of “Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Change in Laos”. In the afternoon, visit Ban Xang Khong, and join the demonstration of the process of making the Saa paper.

 

  • Morning Alms Giving - Elephant Experience -  Pak Ou Caves

Wake up early to join the daily morning alms giving and visit the temporary morning market. After breakfast, transfer directly to Ban Xanghai to join the 30-minute elephant ride/walk exploring the mighty Mekong. Then embark on the cruise to the mysterious Pak Ou caves. Back to the city in the afternoon to visit UXO Visitor Center, and traditional Arts and Ethnology Center before transferring back to your hotel.

 

  • Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center

Join the full day activities at Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center. In the morning, join the 2.5–hour hands-on workshop & learning experience: Silk Road Experience. In the afternoon, join the plenty of activities to practice what you learn in the morning. Ending the day at Silk Road café overlooking the Mekong river, and admire the sun setting behind the mountains

 

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