Cruising the Upper Mekong

Catch sight of the most picturesque sceneries and off-the-beaten-path riverside villages along Laos’s remote upper Mekong, available with our compelling short and long cruise itineraries.

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River journeying to wander off in time

The upper Mekong slowly meanders through the captivating landscape of Laos, where local life remains unchanged for centuries. Our uniquely tailored itineraries offer an unequalled Laotian riverine experience filled with spectacular backdrops, untouched riverside villages, ethnic tribes, local culture paired with insightful lectures and a dash of adventure.

The short cruise slowly wanders through the Golden Triangle, connecting northern Thailand with Luang Prabang. Our longer cruises extend this journey to Vientiane (inclusive of a full sightseeing of Luang Prabang) to discover other remote parts of the country whilst getting lost in Laotian serendipity.

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Memorable Sailing along the Upper Mekong

Serene voyages that leave an indelible impression on one’s soul

Available Upper Mekong Cruise Itineraries

Unhurried cruising brimming with local adventures and blissful encounters

3 Nights [Huay Xai - Luang Prabang (vice versa)]

3 Nights | Huay Xai - Luang Prabang (vice versa)

Daily Adventures

Detailed Itinerary & Enquiry

Villagers craft handmade garments using techniques passed down for centuries

A traditional Laotian ceremony performed by local elders welcomes or bids farewells with a blessing

Learn about the national animal in one of the Golden Triangle’s most sustainable sanctuaries

Kok Aek is a charming village where the Khmu tribe grows their vegetables organically

Many local villages have their own homebrewed whiskey distillery

Very few locals still know how to play the ancient Laotian instrument known as the ‘khene’

The upper Mekong has plenty of sandbanks perfect for remote, open-air dining and cocktails

See remote, picture-perfect local villages in front of amazing backdrops

Many villages in the Golden Triangle are inhabited by a various local ethnic tribes

Enjoy wonderful views of the Mekong from the hill top temple (upstream cruises only)

Overlooking the Mekong River are sacred caverns with 4,000 Buddha statues

Kayaking on gentle waters is a unique experience in Laos

Learn about some indigenous flora during a light jungle trek guided by a local ‘medicine man’

7 Nights | Huay Xai - Vientiane

Daily Adventures

Detailed Itinerary & Enquiry

Villagers craft handmade garments using techniques passed down for centuries

A traditional Laotian ceremony performed by local elders welcomes or bids farewells with a blessing

Learn about the national animal in one of the Golden Triangle’s most sustainable sanctuaries

Kok Aek is a charming village where the Khmu tribe grows their vegetables organically

Many local villages have their own homebrewed whiskey distillery

Very few locals still know how to play the ancient Laotian instrument known as the ‘khene’

The upper Mekong has plenty of sandbanks perfect for remote, open-air dining and cocktails

See remote, picture-perfect local villages in front of amazing backdrops

Many villages in the Golden Triangle are inhabited by a various local ethnic tribes

Overlooking the Mekong River are sacred caverns with 4,000 Buddha statues

Kayaking on gentle waters is a unique experience in Laos

Learn about some indigenous flora during a light jungle trek guided by a local ‘medicine man’

Get to know the charm of Luang Prabang with a leisurely walking tour

Take some time on your own to wander through one of Asia’s most beautiful cities

Rise early to witness the hundreds of saffron-robed monks on their morning alms

Take a dip in this jungle paradise’s crystal clear waters

A highlight of our long cruises –passage through the first hydroelectric dam in Laos

Hop on a long tail boat and embark on a real jungle adventure into the unknown

Observe as locals process locally grown timber into Asia’s beloved utensil

9 Nights | Vientiane - Huay Xai

Daily Adventures

Detailed Itinerary & Enquiry

Villagers craft handmade garments using techniques passed down for centuries

A traditional Laotian ceremony performed by local elders welcomes or bids farewells with a blessing

Learn about the national animal in one of the Golden Triangle’s most sustainable sanctuaries

Kok Aek is a charming village where the Khmu tribe grows their vegetables organically

Many local villages have their own homebrewed whiskey distillery

The upper Mekong has plenty of sandbanks perfect for remote, open-air dining and cocktails

See remote, picture-perfect local villages in front of amazing backdrops

Many villages in the Golden Triangle are inhabited by a various local ethnic tribes

Enjoy wonderful views of the Mekong from the hill top temple (upstream cruises only)

Overlooking the Mekong River are sacred caverns with 4,000 Buddha statues

Kayaking on gentle waters is a unique experience in Laos

Learn about some indigenous flora during a light jungle trek guided by a local ‘medicine man’

Get to know the charm of Luang Prabang with a leisurely walking tour

Take some time on your own to wander through one of Asia’s most beautiful cities

Rise early to witness the hundreds of saffron-robed monks on their morning alms

Take a dip in this jungle paradise’s crystal clear waters

A highlight of our long cruises –passage through the first hydroelectric dam in Laos

Hop on a long tail boat and embark on a real jungle adventure into the unknown

Observe as locals process locally grown timber into Asia’s beloved utensil

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Featured Journeys

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