RV Pandaw Cruise - The Laos Mekong 11 days

Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Thailand - Pandaw Mekong Cruise - Mekong River
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This is actually a three country expedition as we will traverse Laos to touch Thailand and Burma at the once notorious Golden Triangle. From Vientiane, the old French capital, and so redolent of L’Indochine we will be the first river expedition since pre war days to cross all Laos. We stop two nights at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang with its dazzling wood carved monasteries and then on deep into the mountains, through rapids and gorges on our high powered little Pandaw. We will visit tribal villages and explore into jungle and countryside. As with all Pandaw expeditions itineraries are an indication only and in the first year we anticipate many a change!

Highlights

  • Explorations of the delightful French city in Vientiane.
  • Enter a dramatic landscape of jungle and mountain where the river flows fast and wild in Ban Paklay
  • You will have time to walk ashore at this important crossing and further explorations of village life
  • Explore well-preserved and unique world heritage site with its many Buddhist temples, libraries and royal palace in Luang Prabang
  • Visit the Buddhist sanctuaries and enter the Nam Ou river with its spectacular cliff faces
  • Take a side trip up the Namtha River by local long tail boat to visit a Khmu village at Pak Tha

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Main Deck

15.6 m2
Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)
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Upper Deck

15.6 m2
Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)
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Price Includes

  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language),
  • JGratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Locally made soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Ugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes
  • mineral water
  • Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Port dues
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • Imported beverages such as wines
  • Premium spirits and liqueurs
  • Fancy soft drinks like Perrier
  • Espressos and cappuccinos at bar

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation before 120 days prior to the start of the cruise:30 % of the total rate
  • Between 120 and 61 days prior to the start of the cruise: 50 % of the total rate
  • Between 60 and 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 70 % of the total rate
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 90 % of the total rate
  • 15 days or less: 100% of the cruise price

Children Policy

  • Free of charge for children below 5 years old, in parents' room and using existing bedding.
  • Baby cots are available.
  • Children above 5 ears must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate (Single or double occupancy).

Full Itinerary

1. VIENTIANE- GOLDEN TRIANGLE 2. GOLDEN TRIANGLE- VIENTIANE
Day 1 Day 1: VIENTIANE
PLEASE NOTE: The itinerary for this expedition is indicative only and subject to reconnaissance. As we travel to remote areas, changes to the itinerary will inevitably occur. A flexible approach is required if you book this cruise.

Transfer from airports or hotel in Vientiane or from Udon Thani (1.5hrs) in Thailand just across the river. Embarkation 11.30am, followed by lunch and afternoon explorations of the delightful French city including visits to Sisaket Temple, the President’s Hall, Wat Prakeo Temple and the Phatouxay monument. Set sail late afternoon, enjoy a welcome dinner on board and overnight near Vientiane.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
Day 2 Day 2: CRUISING THE MEKONG
Day 3 Day 3: PAK LAI
Day 4 Day 4: BAN PARK BOR VILLAGE
Day 5 Day 5: BAN MOUANG KHAI VILLAGE
Day 6 Day 6: LUANG PRABANG
Day 7 Day 7: LUANG PRABANG
Day 8 Day 8: PAK OU BUDDHA CAVES
Day 9 Day 9: PAK BENG
Day 10 Day 10: CHIANG KHONG (THAILAND)
Day 11 Day 11: GOLDEN TRIANGLE

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

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9.6

Ms.Mazet Mulye

pune, India

12 January, 2017

Excellent. Thank you very much for getting us cabin 104 which was fabulous. Great cruise!!!!!! Everyone loved it.

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