Below are a few suggestions and sites of interests for spending time on the Mekong. Choose sites to match everyone’s interests and schedule. We would be happy help design a “Custom Mekong Cruise” for you.
Mekong Eden Farm (South)
Mekong Eden Farm is a sustainable organic farm situated in the south along the Mekong. Stop for an agro-ecological garden tour or enjoy a freshly prepared organic lunch or sunset dinner while overlooking stunning views of the Mekong. Accessible by boat only.
Lao Pottery House & Restaurant (South)
Lao Pottery House is located in Ban Channuea, 5 km. downriver from Luang Prabang. This small village has been manufacturing pottery for over 400 years. Participate in a 1-hour traditional Lao pottery making experience or join a half-day pottery workshop.
Pak Ou Caves (North)
Pak Ou caves, also known as Buddha caves, are located 25 km north upriver. They hold great significance for the Lao people and are one of Luang Prabang’s more popular sites of interest. The cruise to the caves offers magnificent views of mountainous landscapes. Minimum 4 hours.
Local Villages – Handicrafts, Textiles & Lao Whiskey making (North)
Make a stop in Ban Sang Khong (Saa Paper Village) and explore the many shops specializing in Lao handicrafts and textiles. Visit Ban Xang Hai (Whiskey Village) for a taste of Lao Lao whiskey and learn how this local rice whiskey is made .
Temples of Chomphet (Across from Luang Prabang)
Stop to discover one of the historical buddhist temples in Chomphet. Explore the caves of Wat Sack Kalin, walk the beautifully manicured grounds of Wat Kokpab, or walk to Wat Nong Sakeo for a stunning view overlooking Luang Prabang & the Mekong.
Lunch w/ Ms. Phai in Ban Saleuan (South)
Delight in a village lunch with Ms. Phai. Make yourselves at home and soak up some local hospitality in Ban Saleuan, a 1-hour cruise south of Luang Prabang.
Lunch at Lang Ban Garden Restaurant (North)
Enjoy delicious traditional Lao dishes at this scenic restaurant overlooking the Mekong and on route to Pak Ou caves.
Picnic Lunch on the Beach (Location can vary depending on the season)
Kick back and relax while taking in your surroundings and enjoying a casual local style picnic on the beach.
Want more time for sightseeing? Enjoy a traditional Lao lunch on-board while cruising to your next destination.
Sunsets & Beach Time on Cucumber Island (Between Luang Prabang and Ban Xiengmen)
For a true local experience hop over for a little fun on Cucumber island. Join the locals at one the bamboo huts along the shoreline or relax at our private beach (local style) offering unobstructed views for sunset.
For more information on some of the sites and activities above please follow the link below.