Slow Travel River Cruises in Laos

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Slow Travel River Cruises in Laos

Weaving in and out of the landscape like a golden thread through some of the country’s most captivating landscapes, the Mekong River is the gateway to uncovering the true beauty and magnificence of Laos. Called the ‘Mother of Rivers’ by the Lao people, the mighty river sets the scene for the ultimate slow travel experience – a leisurely, multi-day river cruise.

The Mekong River offers several cruise possibilities, with options for three, seven, nine or 10 nights on the water, including excursions to ethnic villages and local landmarks along the way.

Offering a laid-back on-board experience, the longer expeditions explore parts of the river between Vientiane, the Lao capital, and Chiang Khong, a town on the border of Laos and northern Thailand. Passing through jungle scenery and quiet riverside, the cruise touches three countries; Laos, Thailand and Myanmar and includes a stop en route at Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city where guests can alight to explore glittering temples and the colourful night market.

For those with limited time, the three-night journey between Luang Prabang and Chiang Khong is the perfect solution.

The best time of year for the river cruise experience in Laos is between November and February when the weather is pleasant and dry. To avoid disappointment, advance reservations are recommended.

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