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Vientiane - Luang Prabang by Mekong Explorer Cruise

Category: Laos Cruises

Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights

Depart From: Vientiane Return To: Luang Prabang

Destinations: Khouangsi Waterfalls - Luang Prabang - Vientiane.

Price from 1520 $US

Tour Dates Destinations Meals Included
Day 1 Vientiane - Embarkation
Day 2 Depart Vientiane
B, L, D
Day 3 Wild Nature Along The Mighty Mekong
B, L, D
Day 4 Pak lay
B, L, D
Day 5 Tha Deua
B, L, D
Day 6 Kuang Si - Luang prabang
B, L

Day 1: Vientiane - Embarkation

Vientiane - Luang PrabangIn the afternoon, you will embark on the Mekong Sun/ Explorer, a comfortable Laotian cruise ship. These unique vessels are the first German-Laotian owned river ship with cabins on the upper Mekong. Settle into your accommodating cabin and unpack for a six-day cruise. (Check-in is at 2:00 PM). In the afternoon you will visit the national symbol of Laos, the That Luang temple, and the picturesque Arc de Trioumphe. Enjoy the spacious decks, lounge on board and attend Your welcome reception and dinner this evening. A selection of Asian and European food will be provided throughout the cruise.

Overnight aboard the Mekong Explorer.

Day 2: Depart Vientiane

\The morning your vessel start for your spectacular river cruise upstream into formerly inaccessible parts of the Mekong river. The night is spent on a beautiful sandbank, surrounded by nothing but pure nature.

Overnight aboard the Mekong Explorer.

Day 3: Wild Nature Along The Mighty Mekong

Vientiane, Luang Prabang Tour 1Further north you will discover some of the most remarkable, most impressive landscapes of this still-untamed river. The landscape becomes more and more spectacular: hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the river banks, and a fascinating array of fast currents and slower river parts. The power of the mighty Mekong will give your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. Enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the riverbanks before you head north again and stop at a remote sandbank for the night.

Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun/ Explorer.

Day 4: Pak lay

Vientiane, Luang Prabang Tour 2Upstream you will stop at the small riverside community of Pak Lai, known for once possessing many colonial buildings. The purely natural landscape is only broken by the seldom sights of small villages and local herds of cattle. Enjoy the comfort and service onboard: exclusive, yet casual, you’ll share the boat with no more than 26/30 fellow guests.

Overnight aboard the Mekong Explorer.

Day 5: Tha Deua

Vientiane, Luang Prabang Tour 3During and after breakfast on board, enjoy the beautiful view and possibly watch local fishermen along the shore. Today you will see the Mekong ferry crossing at Tha Deua, connecting Luang Prabang Province with the Sayaboury province.

Overnight aboard the Mekong Explorer.

Day 6: Kuang Si - Luang prabang

Vientiane, Luang Prabang Tour 4A shore excursion will take you to the Kuang Si-waterfalls, some of the most attractive waterfalls in Laos. This afternoon you will reach Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Luang Prabang you will say goodbye to your Lao crew. Check out and disembarkation. This is the end of the trip. NOTE: Every river cruise on the upper Mekong is a pioneer experience and is subject to constantly changing river conditions including flood waters and shallows. Therefore please understand that we must reserve the right to alter the itinerary of this tour due to the logistical complexities involved. Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, local authorities and river and/or road conditions. For safety reasons and according to navigating conditions, these programs may be amended without previous notice.




Cabin type


(EUR/ cabin)



01 Apr - 30 Sep




Junior Suite



Deluxe with balcony



01 Oct - 31 Mar




Junior Suite



Deluxe with balcony





  • Rates for season 2012/2013 are subject to change without prior notice with the exception of confirmation booking with deposit.

  • The Cruise operates only there are at least 5 passengers to book the tour.

  • High Season: 01 Oct - 31 Mar

  • Green Season: 01 Apr - 30 Sep

  • Hot*: we are offering big promotion for early bird and last minute booking. Please contact us for details.


  • Transfers to and from Luang Prabang airport or hotel in town from/to Mekong Sun Cruise

  • English speaking guides.

  • All meals, coffee and tea, mineral water.

  • Admission fees for all sightseeing places.

  • Presentation and lectures by cruise director.

  • All excursions and entrance fees.


  • All visa cost.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Drinks at bar, laundry.

  • Tips and gratuities

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