Discovery >

Khiri Travel Adds Luxury Carriage to Luang Prabang-Hanoi Train

April 1, 2014 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under:

Please be aware that this is an April Fools joke and there is no train track between Luang Prabang and Hanoi. 

Khiri Travel has added a luxury carriage to the Luang Prabang-Hanoi train service linking Laos and Vietnam. The carriage sleeps six in air-conditioned cabins and includes a lounge with food and beverage service and specially enlarged windows for viewing the dramatic mountain scenery between the UNESCO heritage town and the Vietnamese capital. Departures leave Luang Prabang on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. The reverse trip departs Hanoi Central Station on Thursdays and Mondays. All trips allow for a day of onboard sight seeing and an overnight sleep before mid morning arrival the next day.

The public train service was reinstated in June 2013 using a limited section of the former Indochinese colonial rail network. Khiri Travel CEO Willem Niemeijer said the service has already proven popular with budget travellers, but that there was demand from upper market clients who wanted to link the two popular heritage destinations in style. The electric train service, run by the Lao-Viet Friendship Rail, has been adapted to utilise the abundant hydro electricity generated in the Laotian mountains. The first luxury departure is 1 April and berths are fully booked until mid-May. “We have been very impressed by the demand from western European travellers seeking an authentic Mekong travel experience,” said Niemeijer.

Travel tariffs for the trips depend on the season. Travel agents seeking further information and rates should email [email protected] and quote booking code, “Midnight Express.” [red. Please note this email address no longer works due to this being an April Fools joke and there is no train track between Luang Prabang and Hanoi.]

Latest post

Myanmar – Golf During the SEA Games

The SEA Games are a colorful weeklong sports championship for Southeast Asian countries, attracting more than 5,000 athletes from the best teams in 11 countries:  Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Read More

Champion of the People: Cambodia’s Angkor Archeological Park

The best of the best in Cambodia has to be its ancient history exemplified in the magnificent structures of the UNESCO Angkor Archaeological Park. We have that unique Angkor exploration for guests on offer!

Read More

Laos: Discovering the secrets of sticky rice

Unravel the secrets behind sticky rice at a farm and museum outside of Luang Prabang and help support a community enterprise that benefits local farmers. This countryside day tour is one of the best things to do on an extra day in Luang Prabang.

Read More

Small Explosions in Several Thai Cities

A series of small bomb blasts hit Southern Thailand last night and this morning. All Khiri Travel guests are safe at the time of this writing and we will continue to monitor the situation.

Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our B2B newsletters are for industry professionals




*We’ll never share your email address and you can opt out at any time.