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LUXURY GOLF CRUISE TOUR IN LAOS & THAILAND: THE MIGHTY UPPER MEKONG RIVER

VIENTIANE - LUANG PRABANG - KUANG SI - PAK OU - PAK THA - HUAY XAI - GOLDEN TRIANGLE - CHIANG MAI

Embark on a memorable, exclusive and unique golf cruise to Laos and Thailand. Challenge yourself at 6 prestigious courses throughout the tour, while navigating yourself through one of the most challenging rivers in the world and delve into the heritage of these countries.. 

Starting from the peaceful Vientiane and making your way to Luang Prabang for embarkation, this trip will take you to explore the must-see sights in Laos. Challenge yourself with 3 roudns of golf courses before boarding the Mekong Pearl to sail from villages to villages. Relax aboard your exclusive river vessel and enjoy the unspoiled nature along the mighty upper Mekong – one of the most difficult rivers in the world to navigate, with fluctuating water levels, tight gorges, labyrinths of sandbanks and churning rapids. Disembark in Chiang Rai, then travel to Chiang Mai to explore the tranqil country town and play at the best golf courses in Thailand.

Travel to the heart of these destinations and immerse in meaningful cultural and local interactions with Tweet World Travel, the leading Asia Tour Operator. From luxury hotels in central locations to experienced local tour guide, you will experience the very best that Laos and Thailand have to offer. Enjoy stress-free, premium and exceptional service with a personal touch on a fully-escorted golf cruise tour. 

Trip code : 14DGLFCR

Duration : 14 days

Destination : Laos & Thailand

Travel Dates :2021

  • Experience an all-inclusive, exclusive and unique luxury golf cruise in Laos and Thailand
  • Challenge yourself with 6 rounds of golf at 6 prestigious, award-winning golf courses throughout Laos & Thailand
  • Encapsulate the essence of the Upper Mekong region onboard on a boutique vessel, the RV Mekong Pearl
  • Feel like a real explorer as you navigate through one of the most difficult rivers in the world
  • Delve into the rich cultural and historical heritage of Laos and Thailand
  • Visit the golden triangle area at Chiang Saen
  • First-hand experience the Thai and Laotian people's way of life
  • Enjoy the waterfalls at Kuang Si, inviting you to swim in their lovely natural pools
  • Finish the trip at the tranquil Chiang Mai
  • Unforgettable impressions of the mighty Mekong River
  • Professional onboard infotainment, including lectures and documentaries on the region
  • Be taken into the heart of Lao's culture and tradition, wake up to new exploration and authentic local experiences
  • Be entertained by local musical and dance performances to showcase the rich heritage of the region
  • Enjoy a unique shopping experience in Chiang Mai with a local tour guide
  • Experience fine dining throughout the trip sure to fascinate the tastebuds of every golfer

*Complimentary one-way chauffeur service for residential address within 35 km from major Australia international airports

On your arrival in Vientiane, our tour guide will welcome and transfer you to the hotel. 

In the evening, after a short tour briefing, our tour guide will take you out for a Welcome Dinner.

Today, enjoy a round of golf at Lakeview Vientiane Golf Club.

In the afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Visit the gold-covered Buddhist stupa, the Presidential Palace and the local market. Get a taste of the peaceful city and the Laotian ways of life.  

Today, enjoy another round of golf at Long Vien Golf Club in Vientiane. We will take a short domestic flight to Luang Prabang.

On your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Today, enjoy a round of golf at Luang Prabang Golf Club. In the afternoon, we will board our boutique Laotian cruise ship and settle into your comfortable cabin and unpack for an eight-day cruise. Your first excursion is a walk up Mount Phou Si, which offers a spectacular sunset view over the Mekong as well as the Khan River and the surrounding mountains.

In the evening, you can take a stroll along the Mekong promenade or visit the colorful Hmong night market. You have time to enjoy the ship’s spacious decks and lounge before attending your welcome reception and dinner. A selection of Asian and European food is provided throughout the cruise.

After breakfast on board, you explore the city on a half-day excursion, beginning with the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple and the National Museum of Luang Prabang. You enjoy the city’s unique architectural style, which is a blend of Buddhist temples and monasteries with French colonial buildings.

During lunch on board, your vessel starts cruising downstream. An afternoon tuk-tuk excursion takes you to the Kuang Si Falls, one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Laos.

Overnight on board.

After a relaxing morning on board, you stop at the famous Pak Ou Caves, populated by thousands of Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes. From there, you can go on a short jungle trek through the forest to a small riverside village and visit the village distillery. Alternatively, you can reach the village comfortably by boat. That afternoon, you continue cruising upstream towards Oudomxay Province.

Overnight on board. 

The river traffic thins out as you proceed upstream, where you enjoy fantastic landscapes along the river. You relax on deck, in your comfortable cabin or in the lounge and soak up the scenery as the landscape becomes more and more spectacular—hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the riverbanks, and a diverse array of rapid currents and slow rivulets. The power of the mighty Mekong will give your cruise the feeling of a real expedition.

Overnight on board.

Today is a day to take it all in—the diversity of the landscape astonishes you as tropical hills emerge in the distance. You enjoy the tranquility of northern Laos, a real retreat from the hustle-and-bustle of life back home. As you cruise past green hillsides, you start heading upstream toward Pak Tha.

In the evening, you enjoy our barbecue dinner in a beautiful riverside location.

Overnight on board.

At Pak Tha, a small village, you take off on a long-tail boat excursion on the Namtha River to visit a Khmu village. The small village school has been supported by donations from guests for many years. The purely natural landscape is only broken by seldom sights of small villages and herds of cattle.

In the afternoon, you proceed to the Thailand–Laos border at Chiang Khong, Thailand, and Huay Xay, Laos. That evening, you relax and enjoy your final delicious dinner in Laos.

Overnight on board.

Today you go on an excursion to the Golden Triangle area at Chiang Saen, where you visit the Golden Buddha of Sop Ruak and the Hall of Opium Museum. This fascinating museum, sponsored by the royal family of Thailand, gives a deep background on the history and politics of the opium trade and the health effects of opium abuse.

Your last evening onboard is celebrated with a farewell dinner.

Overnight on board.

After breakfast, you say goodbye to your Laotian crew. Later you check out and disembark from your boutique ship, taking with you a treasure chest of memories. *Depending on the season and water level, check-out is either at Chiang Saen or Chiang Khong. (B)

After disembarkation, we will visit the iconic White Temple (Wat Rong Khun).

In the afternoon enjoy a round of golf at Santiburi Chiang Rai Country Club.

We will then travel to Chiang Mai for our overnight stay. 

Today, enjoy a round of golf at Alpine Golf Resort.

This is one of the best courses in Chiang Mai in spectacular surroundings.

In the afternoon, explore the tranquil Chiang Mai and enjoy a unique Local Experience exclusive to Tweet World Travel.

Today, enjoy a round of golf at Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club, a spectacular course located amidst the beautiful northern Thai countryside, circled by mountains.

In the afternoon, our tour guide will take you out for a special shopping tour. 

Chiang Mai will captivate you with its shopping opportunities. It is home to an impressive choice of markets, boutique and gallery stores with a wide selection of art, antiques and quality handicrafts. Explore one of Thailand's most exciting shopping experiences with a local who knows the in and out of shopping in Chiang Mai.

After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to the airport for your flights home. 

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

HIGHLIGHT INCLUSIONS:

  • 7-night onboard the deluxe boutique RV Mekong Pearl
  • 2-night in Vientiane at the luxury 5-star Crowne Plaza Vientiane (or similar)
  • 1-night in Luang Prabang at the luxury 5-star Sofitel Luang Prabang (or similar)
  • 3-night in Chiang Mai at the luxury 5-star Four Seasons Chiang Mai nestled among emerald rice fields
  • 6 rounds of golf at the best golf courses at each destination
  • Laos & Thailand visas
  • Meals as per itinerary: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during your trip

GOLF PACKAGES (INCLUDED):

  • 1 round of golf at Lakeview Vientiane Golf Club
  • 1 round of golf at Long Vien Golf Club
  • 1 round of golf at Luang Prabang Golf Club
  • 1 round of golf at Santiburi Chiang Rai Country Club
  • 1 round of golf at Alpine Golf Resort
  • 1 round of golf at Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club
  • All green fees, caddie, buggy, tees

MEKONG RIVER CRUISE (INCLUDED):

1. Superior cabins - RV Mekong Pearl

  • 7-night accommodation with wide, sliding windows and a French balcony
  • All cabins include private shower/WC and air-conditioning
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Optional upgrade to Deluxe cabin with private balcony (at additional cost)

2. Amenities and Personalised services

  • Large sun deck with bar service and restaurant/bar area
  • Spa areas for Asian massage treatments

AWARD-WINNING DINING EXPERIENCE (INCLUDED)

  • All meals at famous local restaurants
  • Excellent onboard menu with a variety of cuisines
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Welcome cocktail and dinner on embarkation
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during your trip
  • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the main lounge

FIRST-CLASS TOURING (INCLUDED):

  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itineraries
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Water during excursions and golf rounds
  • VIP airport transfers
  • Professional local English-speaking tour guides
  • All accommodations include buffet breakfasts
  • All touring in luxury Bus or van
  • All entrance fees at monuments
  • All government taxes & service fee
  • All tipping fee
  • All port fee

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