Luang Say Cruise

Summary

Travelling by boat is the ideal way to explore the  more remote parts of Laos. Meander down the Mekong  from the comfort of a luxurious converted rice barge and discover a truly timeless Asia, as you pass by unspoilt landscapes and villages unchanged for centuries. 

After setting sail  from Huay Xai near the border with Thailand and enjoying a traditional Laotian lunch, you  will arrive in the  small riverside village of Pak Beng, where you will spend the night at the Luang Say Lodge. Overlooking the  Mekong River, the secluded lodge  consists of 20 spacious comfortable bungalows each with large open air windows with excellent views of the surrounding area. Each bungalow features a comfortable bed, mosquito nets and a private bathroom. A wooden walkway through the lovely gardens links all the bungalows to the central bar and restaurant area.

The second day will take you onto Luang Prabang,the spiritual capital of Laos, a journey that will take the majority of the day. Before arriving at your final destination, you will have the opportunity to stop en route at a local hill tribe village and the Pak Ou Caves, famous for housing over 2,500 Buddha statues.

The cruise also operates in reverse, so you could do it at the end of your time in Laos, before continuing into Northern Thailand. 

Highlights

  • Meander down the Mekong and discover traditional villages untouched by modern society
  • Experience delicious Laotian cusine. 
  • Spend the night at the lovely Luang Sang Lodge overlooking the Mekong

Location

Luang Prabang, Laos

Best time to go

The best time to visit is in Spring and Autumn. Luang Prabang’s wet season stretches from July to September, but even then rainfall isn’t prolific. In the winter temperatures can dip to an average of 16 degrees in the coldest month of January.

Our thoughts

Travelling by boat is the way to really explore the  more remote parts of this extraordinary country. Meander down the Mekong  from the comfort of a luxurious converted rice barge and discover a truly timeless Asia, as you pass by unspoilt landscapes and villages unchanged for centuries. A highlight of any trip to Laos.


?On the boat:

  • Two western style toilets
  • Coffee tables with magazines and booklets
  • Fully stocked bar

At the lodge:

  • WiFi
  • Restaurant 

A buffet lunch and dinner of traditional Laotian food are served on board the boat and at the lodge respectively. Most of the vegetables used in the lunches and dinners are grown organically in their own gardens or local villages. Special meal requests can be catered for if the lodge is notified in advance. 

There is also a well stocked bar on board, and complimentary tea, coffee and water are available all day.

The lodge has 20 spacious comfortable bungalows each with large open air windows overlooking the Meekong River and mountains. Each bungalow features a comfortable bed, mosquito nets and a private bathroom. A wooden walkway through the lovely gardens links all the bungalows to the central bar and restaurant area.

Visits can be made to local villages, caves and other points of interest as the boat makes its way down the river.

Children of all ages are welcome


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