Tour Code: LDE-LUA1/DOK
Luang Prabang - Pakbeng - Houei Xay    Journey Map
The journey is punctuated by visits to river-side hilltribe villages and the magical Tham Thing Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. A charming and serene riverside stay in this unspoiled wilderness setting is also a highlight of the trip a perfect romantic interlude.
   A cruise through remote mountainous stretches of the Mekong River

   Visits to river-side hilltribe villages and the magical Tham Thing Caves of a
    Thousand Buddhas

   A perfect romantic stay at the lodge in the unspoiled wilderness area

Day 1: Luang Prabang - Pakbeng (L, D)
Early morning, meet at Calao pier. The boat will leave at 07.30 AM for a cruise up the Mekong River to Pakbeng. A brief stop is made at a local village to observe the traditional process of obtaining local rice alcohol. Continue to Pak Ou village, at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, and visit Tam Ting "Caves of a thousand Buddha's".
Buffet lunch on board. Arrival in Pakbeng shortly before sunset and check-in at the lodge. This rustic town-village sits on a steep hillside and offers spectacular views over the Mekong River. Dinner and accommodation at the lodge.

Day 2: Pakbeng – Houei Xay (B, L)
Breakfast at the lodge.
Optional: walk to Pakbeng market, where people from the surrounding village of minorities exchange their goods
Board the Pak Ou boat at 08.00 AM for the second leg of the cruise towards Houei Xay. En route, one stop is made to observe rural life along the Mekong and discover minorities. Buffet lunch on board. Arrival in Houei Xay around 05.00 PM and transfer to the immigration checkpoint. Tour ends.
Local English speaking guide on board
Transfer between Lao immigration and boat pier in Houei Xay
2 -day cruises on Luangsay
Accommodation based on twin sharing
All entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the program
Meals as indicated in program, Service charges and handling fees

International air tickets and airport departure taxes
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program
Visa stamping fee, Travel insurance
Tips and gratuities, Personal expenses and other services which are not mentioned in the program

Price per person in USD 2 PAX 3 - 5 Pax Single Supplement
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*The above prices are based on the group from 4 - 6pax and valid until Sep, 2008. All prices might be changed subject to your group size and travel period. Some tours have Deluxe Option available. Please contact us for further information.
This tour must be booked at least 7days in advance of your travel date
Tour can be modified to suit your tastes and budget
Minor program changes are sometime necessary, depending on road conditions and weather.
All prices inclusive of taxes unless stated otherwise in the Exclusion.
Pick ups are available by local taxi from either the airport or hotels in Luang Prabang.
Boat schedule:
              • From 01 Nov - 30 Apr and 1 - 31 Oct: Departs every Saturday, Tuesday & Wednesday
              • From 01 May - 30 Sep: Departs every Saturday & Wednesday
              • No operation from 01 to 30 June every year for annual maintenance

Please note that a Laos visa is required to enter Luang Prabang and other provinces in Laos. We suggest you apply for the Laos visa in your country (if available) or at the Laos consulate in Bangkok before arrival.