New river cruise in Laos


Pandaw Cruises will launch a new 10-night cruise in Laos from November next year, aboard the line’s newest small-ship.

The new itinerary is called the ‘Laos Mekong’ and takes guests along the Mekong River.

Starting in Laos’ Vientiane, the cruise will include visits in Sanakham, Ban Paklay, Pak Lai, Tha Deua, Luang Prabang,

Guests will also spend two nights at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang where they can explore a Royal Palace, night markets and swim in jungle pools.

Each cruise will only carry 20 guests in 10 staterooms aboard vessel, RV Laos Pandaw.

Itineraries will start to operate from 1 November 2015 until 30 January 2016.

The cruise is priced from US$3,250 per person twin share for a main deck stateroom.

Cruisers who book a cruise on the RV Laos Pandaw before 5 January 2015 will receive an earlybird saving of 10 percent.

See below for the full itinerary:

Day 1: Embark at Vientiane
Day 2: Sanakham
Day 3: Ban Paklay
Day 4: Pak Lai
Day 5: Tha Deua
Day 6: Luang Prabang
Day 7: Luang Prabang
Day 8: Pak Ou Caves and Nam Ou River
Day 9: Pak Beng
Day 10: Chiang Khong (Thailand)
Day 11: Disembarkation and transfer to airport