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6 Days Impressions of the Mekong ( Luang Prabang- Vientiane )

Luang Prabang - Kuang Si - Salakham - Vientiane

Enjoy a short yet memorable Mekong River cruise journey through the magnificent scenery of the Mekong River. Embark on the boutique Mekong Sun and set sail the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang to the peaceful Vientiane; stroll through colorful markets and experience firsthand the Laotian people's traditional way of life.  Travel along formerly inaccessible stretches of Southeast Asia's most exciting river, relax aboard your exclusive river vessel and enjoy the unspoiled nature of Upper Mekong.

Trip code : RVLATL06NS

Duration : 6 days

Destination : Laos

Travel Dates :2022

  • Sail along the  upper Mekong aboard a boutique river vessel – one of the most spectacular river cruises in the world.
  • Feel like a real explorer as you navigate one of the most difficult rivers in the world
  • First-hand experience of the Lao peoples’ traditional lifestyles
  • The waterfalls at Kuang Si, inviting you to swim in their lovely natural pools
  • Unforgettable impressions of the mighty Mekong River, the “mother of waters”
  • Professional onboard infotainment, including lectures and documentaries on the region

In the afternoon, you will embark on your comfortable Laotian cruise ship. These unique vessels are the first German-Laotian owned river ships with cabins on the upper Mekong. Settle into your accommodating cabin and unpack for a five-day cruise. (Check-in is at 2 pm).

For today your cruise ship will remain in Luang Prabang, giving you the opportunity to explore this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town. Before dinner you can, for example, explore the daily night market where local minorities sell their handicrafts.

Back onboard 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 on board.

In the early morning you will able to visit the traditional giving of alms in the streets of Luang Prabang. Back onboard, during breakfast, your vessel starts for your spectacular river cruise downstream into formerly inaccessible parts of the Mekong River.

Later, a guided shore excursion will take you to the Kuang Si-waterfalls, some of the most attractive waterfalls in Laos. In the afternoon don’t miss passing the log of the Xayabouri dam, the biggest hydropower facility in the whole of Laos.

Today your cruise vessel will moor overnight at a remote sandbank.

Overnight on board. (B/L/D)

On the way you will visit an almost forgotten cave and experience nature on some easy hiking trails. Enjoy the beautiful view and possibly watch local fishermen along the shore.

We also offer presentations on the history and culture of Laos that you are free to join or relax on deck. Enjoy the comfort and service onboard: exclusive, yet casual.

This evening we enjoy our famous Mekong River Cruises BBQ dinner in a beautiful riverside location.

Overnight on board

Further downstream you will discover remarkable, and 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.

During the day you will visit the dreamy district town Salakham. 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 further downriver and stop for the night.

Overnight on board

Today your Mekong river cruise experience starts.

During the day you will cruise up-river, as we move up the river you will discover remarkable and impressive landscapes. In the afternoon enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the shores before you stop at a remote place to stay for the night.

Overnight on board.

Enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the riverbanks before you head towards Vientiane, the capital of Laos. In Vientiane you will say goodbye to your Lao crew. Check out and disembarkation.

 End of Cruise arrangements

NOTE: Every river cruise on the upper Mekong is a pioneering experience and is subject to constantly changing river conditions, including floodwaters, low water levels, and morning fog. Therefore, please understand that we must reserve the right to alter the itinerary of this tour because of the logistical complexities involved. Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather and river conditions. For safety reasons arising from the existing navigating conditions, these programs may be amended without previous notice.

This journey is generally not for guests with limited mobility or who depend on CPAP machines. Please contact us for more information about your specific requirements before booking.


  • 5 nights in selected cabin type aboard your boutique river cruise vessel
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing according to itinerary
  • Excursions according to itinerary
  • Tours and transfers according to itinerary
  • Drinking water in vehicles and on the ship
  • Meals according to itinerary (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, and D=Dinner)
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and water on board your boutique river cruise vessel
  • Presentations and lectures on board by the cruise director
  • Transfers between airports and hotels within city limits (only guaranteed if information was correctly provided four weeks prior to departure at the latest)

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