Tour code: AELA/CR – 01
Type of tour: Cruises
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Itinerary: Huay Xai – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang
Advantage: LUANG SAY is a luxury cruiser boat plying its trade on the Mekong River in Laos. It travels between Luang Prabang anf Huay Xai (and return) and offers a unique cultural journey through pristine countryside to help you to understand more about the life and nature along the legendry river. Cruise up the legendry river on a 2 day 1 night itinerary and discover the rich, colourful and historic region, largely untouched by the modern world.
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DAY 1: HUAY XAI – VILLAGE – PAKBENG
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.
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.
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 fish and meat dishes.
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.
Overnight in Luang Say Lodge.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: PAKBENG – PAK OU – LUANG PRABANG
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.
The cruise departs for another day of nature discovery along the legendary river with two stops planned along the way to Luang Prabang.
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 Baw, where you can watch the traditional process of making Lao whiskey.
Lunch is served on board in a buffet style with a selection of starters and main course from Laos’ cuisine. A different choice of fish and meat dishes than on the first day is prepared for a greater culinary experience.
Opposite the mouth of the Nam Ou River, 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.
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, the former imperial capital of Laos.
Arrival and disembarkation in Luang Prabang.
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Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
NOTE: No cruises operation in June.