Luang Prabang - Golden Triangle by Mekong Sun Cruise
Indochina Treks Travel Co.,Ltd Add: No 10, Hang Chuoi Str, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi Tel: (84) 4 66821230; Fax (84) 4 33769113 Website: http://indochinatreks.com Luang Prabang Golden Triangle by Mekong Sun Cruise 8 Days (Code: LC03) ------------- Itinerary LUANG PRABANG – KUANG SI – PAK OU – PAKBENG – PAK THA – HUAY XAY – GOLDEN TRIANGLE Duration 8 days Tour type Luxury Cruise Package Price only from EUR735/person Schedule click here to seeDetailed ItineraryDAY 1: EMBARKATION IN LUANG PRABANG (D)In the afternoon, you will embark at one of the German-Laotian owned river ships Mekong Sun Cruise.These are comfortable new cabin cruiser on the upper Mekong. (Check in is at 2:00 PM.) Settle intoyour accommodating cabin and unpack for a four-day cruise. Your program begins with a walk andvisit at the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple, Wat Khili and Wat Sene as well. Enjoy the spaciousdecks, lounge on board and attend our welcome reception, bazi ceremony, Lao Dances performanceand dinner this evening. A selection of Asian and European food will be provided throughout theevening.Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun CruiseDAY 2: LUANG PRABANG CITY TOUR (B/L)During a full day visit you will get to know some of the highlights of this beautiful city, the NationalMuseum in the morning include. After Lunch trip by minivan for a visit Wat Visoun, Wat Manorom andSa-Paper-Village at the Nam Khan River outside town. In the late afternoon walk up Phou Si-hill,which offers a spectacular sunset view over the Mekong as well as the Khan river and the surroundingmountains. Enjoy the unique atmosphere provided by the abundance of well-preserved French colonialarchitecture mingling with traditional Buddhist temples. In the evening enjoy strolling along theMekong promenade or visiting the colorful night market of the local Hmong minority. For Dinner onyour own our Cruisedirector and/ or Lao Staff will recommend you some of the best local andinternational restaurants in town.
Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun CruiseDAY 3: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU (B/L/D)In the early morning you will able to visit the traditional giving of alms in the streets of LuangPrabang. Today your spectacular cruise begins with the departure from Luang Prabang. You will cruisenorth and visit a Laotian village, observe the traditional production of Lao-Lao, the local liqueur. Aftera short walk through the jungle you will explore the famous Pak Ou Caves, with thousands of smallBuddha statues inside the caverns. The night is spent on a secluded river bank or sandbank.Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun CruiseDAY 4: TAXUANG (B/L/D)Today is a day to take it all in – relax on deck, in your comfortable cabin or in the lounge and soak upthe untouched scenery. The river traffic thins out as you proceed upstream, and you can enjoy thefantastic landscapes along the river. In the afternoon, you will visit a small village school sponsored byguests of the Mekong Sun Cruise. Overnight on the boat.DAY 5: PAKBENG (B/L/D)The diversity of the landscape is astonishing, now shifting to tropical hills in the background. Enjoy thetranquility of northern Laos, a real retreat from the hustle-and-bustle of daily life. Later, that day youwill have a short stop in the market town of Pakbeng. As you cruise along the green hills, you will startheading upstream towards Pak Tha.Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun CruiseDAY 6: PAK THA - HUAY XAY / CHIANG KHONG (B/L/D)As you cruise along the green hills, you will start heading upstream towards Pak Tha. At Pak Tha, asmall village, you will take off on a long-tail boat excursion on the Namtha River to visit a Khmuvillage. You will also visit a small village school sponsored by guests of the Mekong Sun Cruise/Explorer. The purely natural landscape is only broken by the seldom sights of small villages and localherds of cattle. Enjoy the comfort and service onboard: exclusive, yet casual, you’ll share the boatwith no more than 26 fellow guests. Today you proceed to the Thai-Laotian border at Chiang Khong(Thailand) and Ban Huay Xay (Laos). You will then spend a last relaxing dinner and evening in Laos.Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun CruiseDAY 7: THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE (B/L/D)Today is spent on an excursion to the Golden Triangle area at Chiang Saen, where you will visit theGolden Buddha of Sop Ruak and the new Hall of Opium. This fascinating museum, sponsored by theroyal family of Thailand, gives a deep background on the history and politics of the opium trade andthe health effects of opium abuse. This last evening on board will be celebrated with a farewell dinner.Overnight aboard the Mekong Sun CruiseDAY 8: DISEMBARK (B)After breakfast, you will say goodbye to your Laotian crew. Check-out and disembark.** Depending on season and water level the check-out will either be at Chiang Saen or Chiang Khong.(Regularly until early December the check-out will be at Chiang Saen, afterwards until May it will beChiang Khong.)NOTE: Every river cruise on the upper Mekong is a pioneering experience and is subject to constantlychanging river conditions, including from flood waters and shallows. Therefore please understand that
we must reserve the right to alter the itinerary of this tour due to the logistical complexities involved.Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, localauthorities and river and/or road conditions. For safety reasons and according to navigationconditions, these programs may be amended without previous notice.Quotation (valid from 2011 - 2013) Net price in EUR/CabinCabin type Single Double Classic 1930 2780Green Season Superior 2765 3880 Suite 3705 4840 Classic 2670 3780High Season Superior 3955 5550 Suite 5310 6940Please email us @ email@example.com for more information.Note*: • Rates for season 2012/2013 are subject to change without prior notice with the exception of confirmation booking with deposit. • The Cruise operates only there are at least 5 passengers to book the tour. • High Season: 28 Sep - 31 Mar • Green Season: 01 Apr - 27 Sep • Hot*: we are offering big promotion for early bird and last minute booking. Please contact us for details.Includes: • Transfers to and from Luang Prabang airport or hotel in town from/to Mekong Sun Cruise • English speaking guides. • All meals, coffee and tea, mineral water. • Admission fees for all sightseeing places. • Presentation and lectures by cruise director. • All excursions and entrance fees.Excludes: • All visa cost. • Personal expenses. • Drinks at bar, laundry. • Tips and gratuities.Cruise Schedule: • 29 Sep - 05 Oct 2011
• 26 Oct 2011 - 02 Nov 2011More departures are coming soon. Please contact us if you need information on other date.