Crossing Borders in Style this Green Season
Travel in style from Thailand’s northern temples via Pak Beng to UNESCO-protected Luang Prabang in Laos.
In the low season from 1 May until 30 June and 1-30 September, profit from major discounts on stylish hotel accommodation and the comfortable overnight Mekong Cruise from Chiang Khong and Houay Xai to Luang Prabang in Laos.
Spend two nights in Chiang Mai to discover the city’s many ancient temples. (There is enough time to partake in your own activities, including wonderful handicrafts shopping.) A private car drives in to pick you up for a transfer to Chiang Khong. We take you via the famous Wat Rong Khun – or White Temple – and through beautiful mountain vistas. The next morning board your luxury vessel for a leisurely journey up the Mekong River out of Thailand into the heart of Laos.
We travel with the Luang Say, a flat-bottomed riverboat with comfortable,
covered seating areas (and a bar and restaurant on board). Lush green hills and local fishing boats glide by as you relax and take in the peaceful scenery along the way. Before sunset we arrive in Pakbeng, a quiet settlement on the banks of the Mekong. Life here is slow and traditional Laos — you will find chickens and other small cattle playing along with toddlers, with everything carefully supervised by the village elders.
Spend the night at the Luang Say Lodge offering amazing river views. The next morning after a market visit, proceed past small communities living along the river to reach Luang Prabang in the early afternoon. We visit the Pak Ou Caves, housing thousands of Buddha images left by the devout.
Luang Prabang is considered to be one of the jewels of Asia with a mixture of both French and Lao Buddhist architecture. The town is wedged between the Mekong and Nam Kanh rivers and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. Our friendly and knowledgeable guide takes you to visit the most ancient and important temples in this picturesque town.
A private transfer to the Luang Prabang airport for your onward departure is included on your last day.
The package might follow the below routing:
Day 1 >> Chiang Mai: arrival
Day 2 >> Chiang Mai: ½ day walking tour
Day 3 >> Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai – Chiang Saen – Chiang Khong
Day 4 >> Chiang Khong – Houai Xay – Luangsay Cruise to Pakbeng
Day 5 >> Pakbeng – Luang Prabang
Day 6 >> Luang Prabang: ½ day temple visits
Day 7 >> Luang Prabang: departure
Chiang Mai Banthai Village (Deluxe room)
Chiang Khong Chiang Khong Teak Garden Resort (Riveside room)
Pakbeng Luang Say Lodge (Bungalow)
Luang Prabang Luang Say Residence (Pioneer suite)
This program starts every Tuesday and Friday.
Hotel extensions and/or other services can be booked to compliment to your clients’ stay.
For more information and bookings, please contact [email protected].