From  £3790
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Unique cruising experience in Mekong River
  • Local interaction in places visited
  • Off-the-beaten-path excursions
  • Amazing dining experience onboard
  • Expert-led excursions
  • Onboard entertainment including lectures and documentaries
  • Unobstructed views of Mekong landscapes
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Impressions of the Mekong, A River Cruise (Downstream)

7 Day Tour, from £3790 per person
Itinerary Dates
29 Oct  -  03 Nov
24 Dec  -  29 Dec
18 Feb  -  23 Feb

Embark on a unique Mekong River cruise from Luang Prabang to Vientiane. Explore once-inaccessible river sections, stroll through lively markets for a taste of Laotian life, and relax on your exclusive river vessel, soaking in the unspoiled beauty of the mighty Mekong. It's a journey combining relaxation with cultural insights. Extend your stay by a few days before or after the cruise to have a more comprehensive regional experience. For customised ideas on how to improve your trip, contact our travel specialists, who can give important insights for a more memorable holiday.

Tour Itinerary

Fly to Luang Prabang
Baci ceremony - Credit Adri Berger

Transfer and board your Laotian cruise ship at 4pm, the first German-Laotian owned river vessel with cabins on the upper Mekong. Settle into your cabin for a six-day cruise. Before dinner, experience a welcome reception featuring a local dance performance and a traditional Lao Baci-friendship ceremony. Dinner offers a choice of Asian and European cuisine throughout the cruise. (D)

Kuang Si waterfalls - Credit Holger Leue

Following breakfast onboard, observe the scenic shoreline and local fishermen as the cruise progresses downstream. After a few hours, pause to explore the renowned Kuang Si Waterfalls using local Tuk Tuk-Trucks. These waterfalls are among the most remarkable in Laos.


In the afternoon, take note of the Xayabouri dam log, the largest hydropower facility in Laos, as you continue downstream. Enjoy the exclusive yet casual comfort and service onboard. (B,L,D)

Mekong Sun, Barbecue dinner - Credit Jochen Voigt

During the journey, explore a nearly forgotten cave and traverse easy hiking trails to experience nature. Take in the scenic views and potentially observe local fishermen along the shore. Opt to participate in presentations on the history and culture of Laos, or simply relax on deck. A Mekong River Cruises BBQ dinner awaits you at a picturesque riverside location. (B,L,D)

Mekong Sun, Sun Deck - Credit Adri Berger

As you continue downstream, see some of the most remarkable and impressive landscapes along this untamed river. The scenery becomes even more spectacular with hills adorned in tropical vegetation, striking rock formations along the river banks, and a captivating mix of rapid currents and slower river sections. You will visit the district town of Salakham. . The power of the mighty Mekong will give your cruise the feeling of a real expedition. Appreciate the scenic views and observe natural wonders along the riverbanks before continuing downriver and anchoring for the night. (B,L,D)

Mekong Sun - Credit Holger

Proceeding downstream on the Mekong, referred to as the "mother of all waters" by Thais and Laotians, your destination is the Laotian capital, Vientiane. Here, you'll visit the Pha That Luang Temple, a symbol of Laos, and the Arc de Triomphe. The final evening of your cruise concludes with a farewell dinner onboard, shared with your crew, cruise director, and captain. (B,L,D)

Mekong Sun - Credit Christopher Schmid

After breakfast you say goodbye to your Laotian crew as you check out and disembark (until 10am). Your memorable river journey ends with your transfer to the airport or to your hotel (within city limits). (B)

Pricing Information

7 day tour, from £3790 per person
(Single person supplement + £1615)

Price Includes

  • Return International flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

The Mekong River experiences constant fluctuations in water levels throughout the year, making every upper Mekong River cruise a pioneering and adaptable experience due to factors like floods, low water levels, and morning fog. The vessels are designed to navigate these changes, even in low water conditions. However, there are instances where planned operations may be unfeasible. We appreciate your understanding that the tour itinerary might be adjusted due to logistical complexities, with safety modifications based on weather, river conditions, or local authorities' orders. In such cases, transportation by slow boat and overnight hotel arrangements are provided. Our high flexibility and strong local partnerships allow us to organise alternative programs, even on short notice.

Please note that this journey is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those reliant on CPAP machines. For more information about specific requirements, kindly contact us before booking.

Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
29 Oct 2024
03 Nov 2024
£3790 £1615
24 Dec 2024
29 Dec 2024
£3790 £1615
18 Feb 2025
23 Feb 2025
£3790 £1615

Mekong Sun

The Mekong Sun specialises in leading extended cruising expeditions along a scenic stretch of the Upper Mekong. Along the way, travellers encounter timeless riverside villages, mysterious cave shrines, beautiful waterfalls, and crucial waterways that serve as a vital trade route in and out of Laos.

Onboard, the emphasis is on uncompromised comfort that aligns seamlessly with the natural surroundings. With only 14 cabins, Mekong Sun provides one of the most intimate cruise experiences on the Mekong, ensuring a relatively exclusive encounter with the river's sights and sounds. Designed to navigate the wild sections of the upper Mekong, the vessel combines comfort and character. The main deck features 11 Classic cabins with sliding windows and French balconies for optimal views, offering 12 square meters of living space with twin beds.

The upper deck includes two Superior cabins and one on the ship's bow for panoramic views. These cabins are more spacious at 18 square meters, with a small balcony and twin beds, except for the bow cabin, which has a double bed. All cabins are equipped with an en suite shower and toilet, as well as air conditioning.

Dining options include a bar serving various beverages and a restaurant with outdoor seating offering Asian and continental fare.

Tour Route Map

  1. Laos, Luang Prabang
  2. Laos, Vientiane

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