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Pandaw Cruise - The Laos Mekong 11 days

RV Pandaw Cruise - The Laos Mekong 11 days

Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Thailand - Pandaw Mekong Cruise - Mekong River

Overview

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!

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Departure: Upstream:  2019:Dec 19 , 23 | 2020:Jan 10 | Feb 1 , 23 | Mar 9 , 16 , ...Downstream:  2019:Dec 8 , 30 | 2020:Jan 3 | Feb 12 , 27 | Mar 5 , 20 , ...
ScheduleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2018Upstream        297 3
Downstream       2726181123
2019Upstream3 101   16, 247, 15, 297, 211219, 23
Downstream  112   274, 18, 261018, 30
2020Upstream101, 239, 16, 317   272, 18, 2410, 161, 7, 23, 298, 28, 30
Downstream312, 275, 20, 2711   16, 227, 13, 291, 5, 21, 2712, 1817, 18, 19
2021Upstream19, 2110, 12, 144, 6, 26, 28         
Downstream7, 8, 10, 301, 21, 23, 2415, 16, 176, 8        

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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Cabin 1
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Main Deck

Main Deck

15.6 m2
Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)
  • All board - meals included
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Upper Deck

Upper Deck

15.6 m2
Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)
  • All board - meals included
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Important Information

Meals

10 Breakfast, 9 Lunch, 10 Dinner

Transportation

Car, Cruise

Accommodation

Pandaw Cruise (8 nights)

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

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).

Itinerary

Day 1: VIENTIANE
Day 2: CRUISING THE MEKONG
Day 3: PAK LAI
Day 4: BAN PARK BOR VILLAGE
Day 5: BAN MOUANG KHAI VILLAGE AND LUANG PRABANG
Day 6: LUANG PRABANG
Day 7: PAK OU CAVES
Day 8: PAK BENG
Day 9: BAN HOUAYXAY
Day 10: CHIANG SAEN
Day 11: CHIANG SAEN

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.

Customer Reviews

9.5

Based on 2 reviews

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  • Mature couples2
  • Solo travellers0
  • Family with children0
  • Groups of friends0
  • Young couples0
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Mr.Mark Brant

Australia

13 November, 2017

We had an excellent trip and it was a great experience. Much better than we expected. I haven’t been able to fill in the survey online so I am sending you this email. We have recommended you to everyone who has asked about our trip. Thank you for your assistance. kind Regards
Mark and Madeleine Brant.

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Ms.Mazet Mulye

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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