Luang Say’s custom built luxury river boats offer a unique opportunity to learn more about life and nature along the legendary Mekong River. Travelling from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang, or from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai, each of the three boats is 34 metres long and has a 40 person capacity. Every cruise has both a French and English speaking guide. During the cruise, guests will spend one night at the Luang Say Lodge.
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Luang Say LodgeSet along the banks of the Mekong River with mountain views, this traditional Laotian architectural design lodge has 20 large bungalows, each with elegant dark toned wood, white fabrics, and stunning panoramic views. The riverbank restaurant serves mainly organic cuisine. On days with 20+ more people, guests will also get to enjoy an ethnic minority dance performance in the restaurant area.
During the cruiseDuring the two-day cruise there are two stops to local Lao villages where guests can experience typical Lao village life. During the guided tour, guests will also witness how local handicrafts and Laotian rice whiskey are made. There will be an additional stop at the Pak Ou Caves located 25kms from Luang Prabang. The two caves contain thousands of Buddha images and are of great religious importance to Theravada Buddhists in Laos. The caves were converted into Buddhist temples during the 15th century and are used as a site for old Buddha images that can no longer be venerated in a temple, either because they are damaged or the temple in which they were displayed has been destroyed.
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Vessel Facilities & Highlights
Lunch: Buffet style lunch served onboard with a selection of Laotian starters and main courses, and fish and meat dishes
Dinner: A Laotian buffet dinner served on Luang Say Lodge’s open air terrace overlooking the Mekong River
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“These 2-3 day cruises combine nature and culture into a unique travel experience along the banks of the Mekong River.”
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“The luxury river boats travel along the Mekong between Luang Prabang and Huay Xai, with a stop for the night in the Lodge in Pakbeng. The 2-day cruise is a rich and colorful experience to discover Laos.”
Kim, the discoverer.
GENERALCruising Areas: Mekong River (Northern Laos)
Length: 34 m
Number of rooms in the lodge: 20
Annual Docking: June
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Currency accepted: USD, LAK
Electricity voltage: 220V
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