Enjoy a three country expedition as we will traverse Laos to touch Thailand and Burma at the once notorious Golden Triangle. From Vientiane, the old French capital, and so redolent of L’Indochine Pandaw will be the first river expedition since pre war days to cross all Laos. We stop two nights at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang with its dazzling wood carved monasteries and then on deep into the mountains, through rapids and gorges on our high powered little Pandaw. Visit tribal villages and explore into jungle and countryside.


Highlights


• In Vientiane visit the golden Pha That Luang Stupa, Sisaket Temple, the President’s Hall, Wat Prakeo Temple and the Phatouxay monument

• Enjoy a walking tour to Khamo tribal village, a typical village, set on the banks of the Mekong amidst lush jungle

• Discover the jungle pools and dramatic Khaung Si waterfall

This itinerary is also available in reverse. Click here for additional dates.

Embarkation 11.30, followed by lunch and afternoon exploration of the delightful French city including visits to the golden Pha That Luang Stupa, Sisaket Temple, the President’s Hall, Wat Prakeo Temple and the Phatouxay monument. Set sail late afternoon, enjoy a welcome dinner on board and overnight near Vientiane.
Cruise upstream on the Mekong, passing lush jungle scenery and tiny riverside villages. Morning presentation on the Lao language. Afternoon cooking demonstration on the upper deck. Arrive in Ban Xanakham to moor overnight.
Afternoon visit to the French administrative town of Pak Lai with many colonial buildings and a bustling local market. This town boasts the largest elephant festival in South East Asia, usually in February.
Morning visit and walking tour to Khamo tribal village, a typical village, set on the banks of the Mekong amidst lush jungle. In the afternoon pass through the Xanyaburi Hydro Electric Power Plant.
In the morning visit a Hmong village and continue upstream to the village of Ban Mouang Khai. Afternoon sightseeing by minibus visiting the jungle pools and dramatic Khaung Si waterfall then on to a butterfly garden. Arrive in the heart of the temple city of Luang Prabang where there is a buzzing night market and many great cafes and some good local restaurants.
In the morning explore by tuktuk this well-preserved and unique world heritage site with its many Buddhist temples, libraries and royal palace. Visit the National Museum and have the afternoon free to explore the beauty and unique atmosphere of Luang Prabang on your own. Enjoy traditional Laos dancing on the upper deck late afternoon. Moor overnight in Luang Prabang.
Early morning walking tour to see the alms offering by the local people to hundreds of monks who walk around the city every morning. Passengers are invited to join in with offerings we provide for the alms giving. Morning sightseeing by local boat exploring the unique Pak Ou Caves and Elephant camp, a Buddhist sanctuary with spectacular limestone cliff faces. Evening cocktails on a sandbank. Sail upstream on the beautiful Mekong towards Ban Bo
Morning visit to a local Khamo village. Sail upstream on the Mekong passing Pak Beng towards Pak Sit.
Early morning walking tour in a Khamo village then cruise through stunning scenery to the border of Laos and Thailand. The night is spent on the Lao side in the Huay xay area where we take a late afternoon village walk.
Cruise upriver to the Town of Chiang Sean for border crossing at the Golden Triangle. Farewell cocktails and Thai traditional dance on board for your last evening.
Disembark by 8.30 in Chiang Sean and group transfer to hotel/airport. En route, explore the Golden Triangle including a visit to the opium museum. Continue to airports or city hotels in Chiang Rai (2 hours) and Chiang Mai (6 hours).
The itinerary for this expedition is indicative only and subject to reconnaissance. As we travel to remote areas, changes to the itinerary will inevitably occur. A flexible approach is required if you book this cruise.

This itinerary is also available in reverse. Click here for additional dates.

Main Deck Stateroom. From

$ 5232 USD pp
8 main deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Upper Deck Stateroom. From

$ 6480 USD pp
6 upper deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Main Deck Stateroom. From

$ 5232 USD pp
8 main deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Upper Deck Stateroom. From

$ 6480 USD pp
6 upper deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Main Deck Stateroom. From

$ 5232 USD pp
8 main deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Upper Deck Stateroom. From

$ 6480 USD pp
6 upper deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Main Deck Stateroom. From

$ 5232 USD pp
8 main deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Upper Deck Stateroom. From

$ 6480 USD pp
6 upper deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Main Deck Stateroom. From

$ 5232 USD pp
8 main deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Upper Deck Stateroom. From

$ 6480 USD pp
6 upper deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Main Deck Stateroom. From

$ 5232 USD pp
8 main deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Upper Deck Stateroom. From

$ 6480 USD pp
6 upper deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Main Deck Stateroom. From

$ 5232 USD pp
8 main deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Upper Deck Stateroom. From

$ 6480 USD pp
6 upper deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Main Deck Stateroom. From

$ 5232 USD pp
8 main deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Upper Deck Stateroom. From

$ 6480 USD pp
6 upper deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Main Deck Stateroom. From

$ 5232 USD pp
8 main deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Upper Deck Stateroom. From

$ 6480 USD pp
6 upper deck staterooms 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass Panoramic French window Kimonos and slippers Spa-branded amenities Unlimited mineral water Electric mini safe AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows Premium mattresses Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift Mirror Multi-configuration plugs Generous closet space and under-bed storage Hair dryer Daily nightly turndown service 24h laundry service Complimentary evening canapés

Additional charges:

Port Taxes: 90 USD pp

Sabaidee Pandaw

Vessel Type: Luxury River Cruising

Built: 2018

ACCOMMODATION

6 upper deck, 8 main deck staterooms, 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass, Panoramic French window, 

AC with individual control

WINING & DINING

Bistro style dining room with outside seating and air-conditioning inside, Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team, Semi-buffet breakfast, semi-buffet lunch, and seated theme dinners, Daily lean & light menu options, Complimentary coffee, water, tea, local soft drinks, local beer, local spirits, Extensive wine list with premium wines, Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes, and ship tour, Welcome drink on arrival, Welcome cocktail, Farewell reception, Theme dinners, 24hrs hospitality bar, Onboard bakery with daily freshly baked breads and rolls

ON EXCURSIONS

Admissions, Shoe cleaning after excursions, Bottled drinking water, Cold towel service after excursions, Refreshing drink following excursions, Full-size motor coach on all excursions, 1st aid trained assistant guide to follow all tours and excursions

SAFETY & SECURITY

All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards, Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas, Fire fighting system in all ship areas, Expert marine superintendant, 24 hrs watch on duty

ONBOARD STAFF

Captain, River Pilot, First Officer, Chief Engineer, 1st Engineer, Electrician, Bosun & nautical crew, Ship manager, Housekeeping, Dining, Bar keeper, Chefs, Local tour guides

PUBLIC SPACES

Guest relation desk, Library with contemporary and classic literature.

Cabin layout for Sabaidee Pandaw

Optional tours & excursions are available. Please contact us for more details.

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