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Discover the Mekong
Duration: 16 days / 15 nights

Day 1: Chiangkong - Huaysai
Cross the border from Chiang Khong, Thailand to enter Laos at Huaysai. Tours to the small cities of Huaysai and Ban Nam Jang Leantean tribe. Overnight in Huaysai

Day 2: Huaysai - Pakbeng
Board a boat (with cover) on the Mekong River to Pakbeng (7-8 hours) with stops to visit local villages along the riverside. Overnight in Pakbeng.

Day 3: Pakbeng - Luangbrabang
Continue to journey down the Mekong River to Luangprabang (about 8 hours). Visit Thamting / Pak Ou cave and Ban Sang Hai rice whisky distillation village and ancient pottery site on the way. Arrive and overnight in Luangprabang.

Day 4: Luangbrabang
Cultural tour of World Heritage listed Luangprabang including: the Former Royal Palace (National Museum), ancient temples of Wat Visoun and That Makmo, Wat Aham and Ban Phanom, silk and cotton weaving village. In the afternoon: visit Hmong market, Wat Mai, Wat Xieng  Thong then a short walk to Wat Sene or the old town. Walk up Phousi Hill for the superb city view and sunset over the Mekong River. Overnight in Luangprabang.

Day 5: Luangprabang - Khouang Si
Early morning, watch alms giving to the local monks in the quite morning streets. Excursion to spectacular Kouang Si water falls deep in a forest, with its limestone weirs and clear pools. Pass through local villages with their traditional hydro rice mills. Picnic lunch by the fall. Return to Luangprabang. Free time to explore the city. Overnight in Luangprabang

Day 6: Luangprabang – Vangvieng
Drive to Vangvieng with stops to visit local hill tribe villages. Visit Tam Jang cave. Free time to explore Vangvieng and relax by Nam Song or photograph superb views of the mountains similar to Kuiline in China. Overnight in Vangvieng.

Day 7: Vangvieng - Vientiane
Drive to Vientiane via Nam Ngum Dam generating hydroelectric power. Stop to visit Vangsang archeology site. Arrive Vientiane; free afternoon, then overnight..

Day 8: Vientiane- Xiengkhouang
City tour of Vientiane to include: historical museum, Wat Sisaket, Ho Prakeo, Patuxai and That Luang Stupa. Drive by the Mekong River to Wattay airport for afternoon flight and overnight in Xiengkhouang.

Day 9: Xiengkhouang - Vientiane
Visit Xiengkhouang and the three sites at the Plain of Jars; 1 at Thonghaihin, 2/3 at Haihinphou, and the old capital of Muangkhoun. Transfer to Xiengkhouang airport for late afternoon flight and overnight in Vientiane.

Day 10: Vientiane - Pakse
A long drive to Pakse via Thakek, Savannakhet on Route 13  with stops for,photos at Namkading. Overnight at Pakse

Day 11: Pakse - Muang Khong
Drive to visit pre-Angkor temple of Wat Phou, visit Oum Mong. Overnight in Muangkhong.

Day 12: Muang Khong      
Breakfast at hotel, excursion by boat to Ban Khone, visiting Don Det fishing village, walk to visit old French port and the lone locomotive, Somphamit / Liphi waterfall, boat to Ban Phiengdi, drive back and overnight in  Muangkhong.

Day 13: Muang Khong - Tadlo
Drive to the largest water fall in SE Asia at Khonphapheng, then to Khietngong for elephant ride; continue to Tadlo through the Bolaven Plateau with stops to visit local villages, and coffee plantations. Overnight in Tadlo

Day 14: Tad Lo - Chongmek
Transfer to Chong Mek via Pakse with stops to visit local villages of Ban Houey Houn Katou tribe, Thateng for Nge and Alak tribes, check out at Chongmek Lao/Thai border. Transfer to airport to Ubon, Thailand.







Lao Plaza

Novotel/Tai Pan

Lane Xang/Royal

Vang Vieng

Nam Song

Thavonsouk/ Ban Sabai

Thavonsouk/ Ban Sabai

Phonsavan (Xiengkhouang)




Luang Prabang

Villa Santi Resort

Muang Luang

Phousi/Parasol Blanc


Phouxai/ Hongkham



Muang Sing




Luang Nam Tha

Boat Landing

Boat Landing




Mekong Lao

Sabaidee G/H


Pakbeng lodge

Villa Salika

Bounmy G/H

Muang Khong

Villa Muang khong

Villa Muang khong

Villa Muang khong


Champa residence

Champasack Palace

Pakse Hotel


Tadlo resort

Tadlo resort

Saise resort

Remote areas

Budget hotels and Guest Houses

Other grades of hotel – are available on request.

Transport in our own fleet of private air-conditioned vehicles, plus other transport by boat/s, etc as mentioned in the itinerary. All meals (set menu at local restaurants). English or French speaking local guide (other languages on request). Entrance fees, 2 bottles of drinking water and cool towels daily, government taxes. All transfers to/from hotels. Accommodation based on twin-share rooms.

Travel Insurance, beverages and personal expenses, money transfers and bank charges. There is an overtime charge after 4pm at Mittaphab (Friendship) Bridge. International air tickets and airport tax (US$10 per person), visa fee on arrival of $30 per person, (plus additional weekend charge of US$1 per person).

Times and circumstances could be slightly changed in accordance with local situations, so please be flexible - we undertake to be professional in dealing with changing circumstances. Please check and confirm as soon as possible.

To be quoted separately are:
Supplement meals at hotel/s.
Cultural entertainment like: Baci ceremony and cultural show.
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