The Laos Pandaw

RV Laos Pandaw
RV Laos Pandaw
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    Prices from £4,575 per person sharing for departures in February.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights
    • 14 nights' accommodation
    • Breakfast daily, 10 Lunches & 10 Dinners 
    • Road transfers and tours on a private and shared basis
    • Shared boat journeys
  • Departure Information

    Scheduled during cruising season from October to March.

    Flight options available:

    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

Pandaw's newest venture sees them begin operations through the tranquil and scenic waterways of Northern Laos. Beginning in bustling capital Vientiane, this 10-night cruise heads up the mighty Mekong, stopping frequently to take in unspoilt riverside hamlets, stunning karst scenery, and also includes two days in the atmospheric ancient city of Luang Prabang. As usual on a Pandaw cruise expect a flexible schedule and a few surprises, but adventurous souls will be richly rewarded with an itinerary which takes in corners of the region inaccessible by any other means. After the cruise we have included three nights' R&R down in Hua Hin, on the Thai Gulf coast, but there are extension ideas aplenty! Contact us today for more inspiration on how to make the most time spent either side of this alluring river cruise adventure.


  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Bangkok: fly to Vientiane, via Bangkok, with Thai Airways.
  • 2
  • Bangkok - Vientiane: arrive in Vientiane and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
  • 3
  • Vientiane: join a shared transfer onto your Pandaw cruise. Afternoon tour of the capital.
  • 4
  • Vientiane – Ban Xanakham: Depart Vientiane and cruise upstream to the village of Ban Xanakham.
  • 5
  • Ban Xanakham - Ban Muang: continue cruising up the Mekong, paying a visit to the former colonial town of Pak Lai.
  • 6
  • Ban Muang – Ban Park Bor: continue cruising, heading ashore for a walking tour of a Kmu tribal village.
  • 7
  • Ban Park Bor – Xayabouri: continue upriver, passing through the huge Xayabouri Dam.
  • 8
  • Xayabouri – Luang Prabang: arrive in Luang Prabang, stopping to visit the waterfalls at Kuang Si.
  • 9
  • Luang Prabang: exploring the sights of central Luang Prabang.
  • 10
  • Luang Prabang - Ban Bo: discovering the Pak Ou Caves and enjoy a cooking demonstration before departing Luang Prabang.
  • 11
  • Ban Bo – Pak Beng: begin heading west towards the Thai border, overnighting in Pak Beng.
  • 12
  • Pak Beng – Chiang Khong: cross the Thai-Lao border at Huay Xai, and enjoy a final night docked in Chiang Khong.
  • 13
  • Chiang Khong – Chiang Rai – Bangkok – Hua Hin: disembark the Pandaw and make your way down to Hua Hin for a three-night beach stay.
  • 14&15
  • Hua Hin: days at leisure to relax and unwind.
  • 16
  • Hua Hin – Bangkok: take a late transfer back to Bangkok in time to check in for your flight home.
  • 17
  • Bangkok – London Heathrow: fly back to London with Thai Airways.
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