Laos River Cruises
Mekong River Cruises in Laos
From the Tibetan Plateau through the mountains of Yunnan - where it is known by the Chinese as the Lan Cang River - the Mekong flows 4,350 kilometres and shapes the borders and cultures of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Only the Amazon boasts greater biodiversity than the Mekong, which hosts many thousands (and the number is still growing) of unique plant and animal species. Whether you're considering its biodiversity or its volume or the number of people who depend on it, the Mekong is among the world's greatest rivers, yet stretches of it are relatively unknown to outsiders.
In northern Thailand and Laos, the river, known as the Mae Nam Khong - the Mother of Waters, or Mekong River - is at the heart of Lao geography and culture. Whether you're in Luang Prabang, Vientiane, or Pak Se, the Mekong will be right there. The urge to set out in a boat is probably as old as the river itself, and Luang Prabang offers an array of options, from fully-appointed multi-day luxury cruises to two-hour excursions for a picnic on a quiet bank away from the city.
Mekong Cruises Laos
Mekong Cruises offers two exceptional Mekong cruise tours (on equally exceptional boats): a northern journey from Houay Xay to Luang Prabang (or vice versa) on boats called Luang Say Cruises that usually travel the Mekong on a 2 Day Mekong Tour. This Mekong Cruise normally has a stop over in the small twon of Pakbeng where the Luang Say Lodge features superb accomodation on the Mekong, with stunning views into the surrounding Lao landscapes. Then there is a one-of-a-kind southern Mekong journey through one of the widest and wildest parts of the river to the majestic Vat Phou temple complex and the 4000 Islands in the South of Laos. The Vat Phou Cruise ship can host people in it's well appointed cabins and offers comfortable travel style while actually living on the cruise ship. Excursions into the surrounding Lao countryside are partly exclusive to this cruise and usually an older crowd is attracted to these Mekong Cruise Tours.