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Cruise Through Lost World From Thailand To Laos8 days

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  • Anouvong Cruise

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  • Pak Ou Cave

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  • Pak Beng

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  • Laos Buffalo Dairy Farm

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  • Optional excursion by long-tail boat

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Savor the magnificent scenery of the Mekong River on this unique cruise from the Thailand’s Golden Triangle into the heart of Laos—a journey through awe-inspiring gorges and labyrinths of pristine sandbanks, navigating turbulent waters, from Thai-Lao border (Chiang Rai), Luang Prabang and Vientiane (vice versa) to discover other remote parts of the country whilst getting lost in Laotian serendipity.

 

The upper Mekong slowly meanders through the captivating landscape of Laos, where local life remains unchanged for centuries. Our uniquely tailored itineraries offer an unequalled Laotian riverine experience filled with spectacular backdrops, untouched riverside villages, ethnic tribes,  marvel at unspoiled vistas of tropical jungles, impressive rock formations,  green mountains, local culture paired with insightful lectures and a dash of adventure.

With collection of boutique, luxury river ship— that seamlessly blends traditional Laotian ambiance and artwork with French-Colonial finesse. The large staterooms and lavish suites equiped with an inventive room layout while emphasizing laid-back coziness The intimate restaurant, the tucked-away spa, the cozy and light-flooded Café-Bar & Lounge with its adjacent wooden terrace deck have all its stake in the singular savoir-vivre lifestyle.

Day 1 : Embarkation at Huay Xai

Cruise team welcomes you at Thai immigration office in the morning. You will be assisted through all immigration formalities. Afterward, you will be transferred to the ship, check-in and refreshing.

 

Starting sail from the Thai-Lao border southbound with interesting landscap of rocks and stones along river bank.

Visitting Khon Teun, a relatively modern Laotian village showcasing various wooden sculptures and home to roughly 800 residents belonging to the Tai Lu ethnic minority.

Dinner is served in Anouvong's elegant De-Lagree Dining Hall. Afterwards you may like to while away some time in the bar or join our cinema under the stars on the open terrace deck. The movie named “Chang” (Laos and Thai, for “elephant”), was shot in this region in 1927, by the same producer as the first King Kong movie. Enjoy your first night’s sleep mid-river at a seclude sandbank in the middle of nowhere.

 

Activites

  • Optional meditation session at lovely temple.
  • Lecture about Laotian elephants and its affect on local culture

 

Meals:Dinner

 

Day 2: Pak Ngui - Ban Gaeng Hang Ngai

Wake up early to catch your first sunrise in Laos on the Mekong River. Early birds are welcome to join our daily morning exercise on the terrace deck (Tai Chi or Yoga).

 

The cruise continues through rural scenery, past small riverine villages, lay back and take in the absolutely amazing scenery or enjoy some pampering time in our tucked away spa. We drop anchor to overnight near another small and secluded village.

We end the day with a culinary highlight, as we dine tonight on the terrace deck, with the sights and soothing sounds of nature all around.

 

Activites

  • Visit the elephant conservation sanctuary
  • Visit local ethnic Lao, Khmu and Hmong live in the tiny village of Kok Aek and enjoy local specialties.
  • Traditional ancient instrument performance by local villagers.

 

MealsBreakfast – Lunch - Dinner

 

Day 3: Ban Gaeng Hang Ngai – Luang Prabang

A relaxed sail meandering past more small villages, the ship reaches the Pak Ou Caves overlooking the west bank of the Upper Mekong. These are two caves set in spectacular limestone cliffs and are overflowing with hundreds of Buddha statues. The lower cave is called Tham Ting and upper cave Tham Theung. Both serve as shrines to the river spirit and Lord Buddha and the upper cave is a worthwhile five-minute climb. The ship moors for the night nearby.

 

We arrive at the enchanting town of Luang Prabang in the early evening (approx. 18:00 o’clock). Dinner is served on board after our arrival. Afterwards, you may like to have a first taste of the mesmerizing charms of this old town on a stroll through the small streets on your own.

 

Activites

  • Lecture about diverse of Laotian tribes living along the upper Mekong
  • Kayaking in total symbioses with the peacefully flowing stream
  • Visit famous caves of Pak Ou (optional paddle to the cave by yourself)
  • 45-minute jungle trek and visit small village
  • Have fantastic presentationabout cultural heritageLuang Prabangby expert

 

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

 

Day 4: Explore Luang Prabang

This morning after breakfast we explore one of Southeast Asia’s most unique and charming cities. Morning: A leisurely 3.5 hours t walking tour to discover ancient Luang Prabang along the crisscross of small roads and streets lined with antique structures and mango trees, explore 100-years-old Lao-style buildings.

 

The afternoon is dedicated to a visit to the former Royal Palace – which is now the National Museum. The museum displays interesting local art and other exhibits which used to belong to the Lao royal family. After the museum tour, you have some time on your own to walk around the small city center further - or just pick one of the inviting street cafés and enjoy the laid back, or “sabai-sabai”, atmosphere before we return to the ship for sunset cocktail.

Dinner today will be arranged at one of the city’s fine venues for a distinctively Lao-style ambiance. After dinner, the rest of the evening can be spent exploring the night market or back on board.

 

Activites

  • Enjoy “Lao Tea Break” with Lao coffee or herbal tea, traditional snacks and artisan ice cream at noble families that was appointed ice cream supplier to the royal family.
  • Explore hightlights of Luang Prabang.
  • Sunset aperitif on the terrace deck which is accompanied by a classical local dance or music performance

 

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

 

Day 5: Luang Prabang - Khok Akha

Wake up before dawn to witness a procession of hundreds of saffron-robed monks in the early morning light. A longstanding tradition in Laos Buddhist culture, it takes place daily as the sun rises, beginning on the main street of Luang Prabang before spreading throughout the quieter back streets. After the alms giving, walk through the morning market and watch as the town comes to life before returning to the ship in time for breakfast. We say good-bye to Luang Prabang and continue our journey further downstream on the Mekong river.

 

Along cruise, visit to an innovative and socially responsible Laos Buffalo Dairy Farm and breath-taking sight in the area -  the cascading Kuang Si waterfall with its rushing turquoise waters…After some additional sailing time into the evening, we moor near the southern side of the dam midstream at a sandbank. Enjoy some cocktails with the sand under your bare feet before heading to a lovely dinner on the terrace deck.

Activites

  • Experience Alms Giving
  • Discover Laos Buffalo Dairy Farm, taste and learn procedure of dairy products.
  • Stroll to visit Kuang Si waterfall
  • Learning about role of energy production in Laos’ economy and how the country is set to become the ‘battery’ of Southeast Asia

 

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

 

Day 6: Khok Akha - Pak Lay

After the morning exercise (Tai Chi or yoga on the terrace) and breakfast, there are two different excursion for your choice:

 

Option 1: Take an exploratory and adventurous joyride upstream through the lush jungle along the remote, beautiful Nam Fuang River by a long-tail boat, visit small village of Khok Akha and admire great views on the meandering Mekong for photo hunting.

 

Option 2: Continue cruise to visit Don Saynhan village, take local “Tuk Tuk” ride to Khao Cave. The cave has been home to a large bat population for many generations and supplies the village with very potent fertilizer. You can venture inside and discover the stalagmites and stalactites.

 

Cruise toward Pak Lay village, where we anchor for overnight. This evening after dinner our daily cinema is held open-air under the stars on the terrace deck with another classic movie on display.

 

Activites

  • Optional excursion by long-tail boat
  • Optional tour by tuk tuk
  • Movie cinema on terrace deck

 

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

 

Day 7: Pak Lay to Xanamkhan

Enjoy breakfast then take exciting kayaking excursion, exploring small sandy islands along shoreline in calm water.  

 

The cruise continues through scenic part of the Mekong River, rich in verdant jungle scenery with small villages scattered along the banks, rural scenery, past small riverine villages… We make our way to one of the deserted sandbanks, where we moor for your final night. Savour farewell culinary treat tonight with barbecue dinner in a wonderfully remote and romantic setting.

 

Activites

  • Kayaking excursion
  • Tuk tuk tour explore chopstick factory.
  • Farewell BBQ dinner on sand-river-bank

 

Meals:Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

 

Day 8: Vientiane - Disembarkation

Enjoy your last sunrise aboard with a morning Thai Chi or Yoga. Today you can take a long leisurely breakfast as we voyage towards Vientiane. Before disembark the cruise, your local guide presents a lecture on the history of Lao royalty.

Farewell the crew at midday in the Laos’ capital, Vientiane. Enjoy your time in Vientiane.

 

Meals:Breakfast

ADD-ON SERVICE IN VIENTIANE

  • 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

 

Transfer out to visit the intriguing collection of Buddha Park. Visit the COPE Visitor Center or enjoy some shopping around the city center

 

The itinerary is one of feature, feel free to contact us if you want to tailor-made your trip or looking for more details of price and schedule. Your dedicated Travel & Concierge team is always at your service at: info@ciaotravels.com or Whatsapp: +84947742268