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RV Laos Pandaw 10 Nights (Upstream)

Trip Length

11 Day


RV Laos Pandaw

Main Deck Cabin

Main Deck Cabin

 10 Cabin(s)

 |   14m²

 |   Double/twin

There are 10 cabins on the main deck with 14 square meter and each is equipped with twin beds, air-conditioner, long window looking out to the. All the rooms and facilities are sourced locally of the highest class.

Cabin Amenities

  |       Max Rom:  

 Air Conditioning

 Mini Bar




 Bottled Water

 In Room Safe

 Hair Dryer


  • Overview
  • Full Itinerary
  • Deck plan
  • Policy
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Embark on an unparalleled Mekong adventure with a top favorite vessel on Laos River Cruises - RV Laos Pandaw. Born from a 40-meter barge and reborn as a luxurious haven, she boasts 10 elegant staterooms, a warm teak interior, and spacious public areas perfect for socializing and relishing breathtaking views. 

This 11-day odyssey from Vientiane to Chiang Saen delves into the heart of the Golden Triangle, spanning three countries – Laos, Thailand, and Burma – in one unforgettable journey. Prepare for captivating local activities, from vibrant markets to serene temples, woven seamlessly into your Laos River Cruises itinerary. 

Unwind under starry Mekong skies, and let the magic of Southeast Asia captivate you. Tailor Laos your trip now to dive into the fascinating facts of RV Laos Padaw night cruise on Laos river with us!


Reborn luxury on the Mekong

Witness the extraordinary transformation of a rugged barge into a haven of luxury. Step aboard RV Laos Pandaw and marvel at its teak-clad elegance, spacious public areas, and 10 beautifully appointed staterooms – each an oasis of comfort amidst the Mekong's wild beauty.

Reborn luxury on the Mekong

Tailor-made experiences for every adventurer

From Village Encounters to Temple Explorations, your 11-day Lao slow boat isn't bound by a rigid itinerary. Choose from a range of curated excursions, whether it's kayaking through hidden coves, exploring ancient ruins, or connecting with local communities in charming villages. Each day unfolds with exciting possibilities, tailored to your interests and pace.

Tailor-made experiences for every adventurer

Authentic flavors from Laotian land and river

Embark on a culinary journey aboard RV Laos Pandaw, where every meal is a celebration of Mekong flavors. Our chefs, masters of local specialties, create exquisite dishes using the freshest ingredients, sourced directly from villages and markets along the way. Savor vibrant breakfast buffets, indulge in delicious buffets with soups, salads, and desserts at lunch, and end your day with candlelit dinners, where each course is a symphony of local spices and textures. Experience the Mekong not just with your eyes, but with your taste buds, and discover the region's culinary magic.

Authentic flavors from Laotian land and river

Serene sundeck of RV Laos Pandaw Cruise

As the sun paints the sky in vibrant hues, retreat to the spacious sundeck. Breathe in the fresh Mekong air, lose yourself in the mesmerizing riverine landscapes, and share stories under the starlit night sky. Feel the gentle rhythm of the Mekong lull you into a state of pure relaxation.

Serene sundeck of RV Laos Pandaw Cruise



 Laundry Service



 In Room Safe

 Hair Dryer



 Fire extinguisher

 Free welcome drink


 Complimentary Mineral Water


 Cooking classes

 Complementary tea

  RV Laos Pandaw 10 Nights (Upstream)

 Destination: Vientiane, Chiang Saen, Pak Lai, Ban Park Bor Village, Pakbeng, Chiang Saen

 Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Discover the highlights of Vientiane, from Pha That Luang Stupa to Wat Prakeo Temple
  • Hike to a secluded Khamo Tribe village and visit a Hmong community, experiencing unique cultures
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Town, colonial architecture, and night markets
  • Witness alms giving ceremony and participate in a cooking demonstration onboard
  • Marvel at thousands of Buddha statues nestled inside the sacred Pak Ou Caves
  • Enjoy cocktail evenings on sandbanks, traditional dance performances & other leisure activities


PLEASE NOTE: The following itinerary is just an indication of what you can expect on the cruise and subject to change. With the journey to remote land like this, there may be inevitable element that force the cruise to change the plan. Additionally, we provide a design tour service depending on 100% YOUR PLAN, try it here!

The time of check-in is 12:30 and enjoy a warm welcome with a hearty and full lunch.

The afternoon will be the discovery of Vientiane’s highlights such as Pha That Luang Stupa, Sisaket Temple, the President’s Hall, Wat Prakeo Temple and the Phatouxay monument.

Return back on board in the afternoon as we moor overnight near the city.

 Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Pha That Luang - Vientiane Attractions
Patuxai Victory Gate


Spend the day sail against the current of the Mekong. En route, the magical scenery of exotic jungle and little village tucked away by the river side will slowly appear. The morning you can spend learning the basic of Lao language. The afternoon can be reserved for a cooking demonstration. We reach Ban Xanakham in the evening for overnight.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Exploring its mighty flow of the Mekong River
Cooking the tasty meal on cruise

Day 3 PAK LAI (B, L, D)

The morning will be leisure on board followed by the afternoon visit to Pak Lai town. Used to be a French Administrative, now it is a lively town with many colonial imprints through the buildings. In February, this town also has one of the biggest elephant festival in South East Asia.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Forest Walks in Pak Lai
Lao Elephant Festival


Spend the morning hiking to Khamo Tribe Village with Laos River Cruise, a secluded village amidst the jungle that rare gets any visitors. The afternoon trip will lead you to the Xanyaburi Hydroelectric Power Plant.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

hiking to Khamo Tribe Village
Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Plant


After breakfast, visit a village of Hmong people and then resume the journey northbound to Ban Mouang Khai. The afternoon will be spent on bus to the Khaung Si waterfalls with its sapphire water and lagoons as well as the butterfly garden. Later this afternoon, we reach the UNESCO Heritage Town – Luang Prabang, where you can explore the town with its colonial structures, night markets, and interesting restaurants.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Khaung Si waterfalls with its sapphire water and lagoons
UNESCO Heritage Town – Luang Prabang


After breakfast, take on a tuk tuk ride to the town of Luang Prabang with its many monuments that still retains the original states. First off is the National Museum followed some other Buddhist Temples. Afternoon, you will be free to explore the town on your own. Back on RV Laos Pandaw cruise in the evening to enjoy dinner and a traditional dance performance by the local artists.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

take on a tuk tuk ride to the town of Luang Prabang
the Laos National Museum

Day 7 PAK OU CAVES (B, L, D)

Wake up early today to take part in the alms giving ceremony by the locals that donate foods for monks that go around the town every morning. The trip this morning will be to Pak Ou Caves. It holds a special significance to the Buddhists as the spacious cave houses thousands of Buddha images. Enjoy a cocktail on the sandbank by the evening. Then we continue sailing upstream to Ban Bo.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

take part in the alms giving ceremony
Pak Ou Caves - houses thousands of Buddha images

Day 8 PAK BENG (B, L, D)

Today visit in the morning to a Khamo Village. Then continue sailing toward Pak Sit and passing through Pak Sit.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy drink on cruise
Passing through Pak Sit


The morning will begin will a hike to a Khamo village. Afterward back on board to continue the journey toward the Laos and Thailand border. Spend the night on the Laos side in Huay Xay. 

In case you want to try another itinerary, reference 10-night tour downstream on RV Laos Pandaw!

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Laos and Thailand border
Huay Xay

Day 10 CHIANG SAEN (B, L, D)

Morning cruise to Chiang Saen Town in Thailand as we cross the border via Golden Triangle. Tonight will consist of a cocktail and a Thai traditional dance show on board followed by a farewell dinner.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Chiang Saen Town in Thailand
Exploring the Golden Triangle


Check-out from the cruise at 8:30 AM in Chian Saen and you will be transferred to your hotel or the airport. If time allows, we can make a visit to the Hall of Opium. It takes around 2 hours to reach Chiang Rai and 6 hours to reach Chiang Mai.

 Meals: Breakfast

The Hall of Opium, Golden Triangle Park
Chiang Mai - The Cultural Capital Of Northern Thailand

What's Included/Excluded

  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals as mentioned
  • Locally-made soft drinks, mineral water
  • Local beer and local spirits
  • Jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes
  • Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage
  • International flights
  • Visa costs
  • Phnom Penh Port tax 65 USD/ pax
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • Fuel surcharges (Policies)
  • Imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits, and liqueurs
  • Fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos, and cappuccinos
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators, and cyclo drivers

Rv Laos Pandaw Cruise - Deck Plan


» Payment terms

For booking with less than 3 cabins

  • Upon confirmation: 30% of a non-refundable deposit is needed to confirm the booking. The balance must be made 130 prior to the date.
  • If a booking is made less than 70 days before departure date, full payment must be accomplished within 48 hours.

For booking from 4 cabins and more

  • Please contact us for more details.

Please note that the remitting party must cover their own bank charges and the processing fees for credit card.

» Cruise Cancellation and Refund

Cancellations are only effective when we receive it in writing via email. The following are the cancellation fee that will apply:

  • From time of booking until 70 day prior to departure non-refundable deposit
  • From 60 days and less till departure, no show, late arrival or early return 100% cancellation fee

Note: We strongly recommend for your protection that you purchase a trip cancellation insurance.

Note: Above cancellation terms do not apply for charter bookings. Please contact us for more advices.

» Terms and Conditions of Carriage

1. Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.

2. The ship’s purser and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety. Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.

3. Whilst our crew do everything in their power to facilitate landings, access to the ship at certain river stations can be difficult, with steep and sometimes slippery river banks. Elderly passengers should consult their doctor to ensure that they are fit for travel. Wheel chairs are not allowed.

4. In the case of water levels being too high or low or defects to the vessel beyond the control of our company an alternative itinerary will be offered to passengers after consultation between the ship’s captain and our management, subject to accommodation and meals being maintained on board the vessel unless by prior agreement with the passenger.

5. Should it prove difficult to embark or disembark passengers at the scheduled points we are not liable to bear any extra cost of transporting passengers to and from the revised point of embarkation or disembarkation unless passengers or their agents have purchased a complete package tour which includes land services from us. Any reason for changing the points of embarkation or disembarkation cannot count as a reason for cancelling this contract.

6. Passengers should seek advice from their doctor regarding relevant inoculations and prophylactics for travel to these countries.

7. Passengers must be fully insured to cover any risk of medical expenses and repatriation (which includes repatriation of remains) and we are in no way responsible for such liabilities. Passengers must settle before departure any medical bills incurred whilst on a company ship for doctor’s attendance, drugs supplied, and any other medical facilities provided by us for the passenger.

8. Once a booking has been received through a sales agent or directly from the passenger a contract exists between us and the passenger and these terms and conditions must be adhered to by both parties.

9. Unless otherwise agreed agents are responsible for the transfer of their passengers to and from the ship on time and in the event of a late arrival the ship is not obliged to delay departure thereby upsetting tight schedules.

10. We accept no liability or responsibility for loss or damage to passenger’s property whilst on board a company vessel.

11. During the river stops we provide an guide service in the English language. Foreign language guides must be pre booked and there may be extra charges for this. Personal guides must be booked at normal rates in passenger accommodation.

12. We reserve the right to refuse to allow anyone on board if a ticket can not be produced and we cannot guarantee the exact allocation of cabins and deck location which may in the event of extenuating circumstances differ from the cabin number indicated on the ticket.

13. Within the ticket price fuel costs have been calculated on average prices as of the publication of this document. Should fuel prices rise by more than 10% we will be entitled to impose a fuel supplement equivalent to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price allowed for in the contract.

14. It is not permitted to allow any breed of animal on board.

15. Children under 4 travel FREE if sleeping in a cot in the same cabin. Children from over 4 years up to 18 years old get:

  • 1 adult and 1 child – 1 cabin – child receives 50% reduction from adult price.
  • 2 adults and 1 child – 2 cabins – 1 cabin with no single supplement and 50% reduction for the child.
  • 2 adults and 2 children – 2 cabins – 50% reduction for both children.
  • Larger family groups – prices on request.
  • 16. In the event of a dispute the law of the country in which the vessel is operating will apply.

17. We reserve the right to change the vessel without notice.

18. Payment terms and cancellation policy is printed on an invoice issued for each booking whether for an individual or for a group. Passengers and their agents must abide these terms and we reserve the right to either cancel an existing reservation or to refuse passage in the event that these terms have not been adhered to.

19. In the event that one passenger enters into a commercial or other form of relationship or arrangement with another passenger we is no way liable for the obligations of one passenger to another passenger or any claim arising thereof.

20. For cruise departures where occupancy is less than 5 cabins we reserve the right to cancel the departure giving all passengers with confirmed bookings 30 days prior notice of this intention. An alternative departure date will be offered subject to availability. If this alternative date is not acceptable to the passenger any down payments made for the cancelled cruise will be refunded. In the event that a passenger has cancelled and paid cancellation fees and we subsequently cancel that departure then any cancellation fees (and down payment) will be refunded in full on the request of the passenger.

21. We reserve the right to change a cabin allocated without notice and in the event that a passenger is downgraded to a cheaper cabin then the difference in cost between the cabins will be refunded to the passenger or the passenger’s agents.

22. Force Majeure: in the case of circumstances beyond normal control, such as war, civil or political unrest, strikes, catastrophes, epidemics or disruption to fuel supplies for the vessel, we may cancel the cruise and there will be a full refund of all monies paid by the passenger. In the event of a cruise being cancelled as a result of the above force majeure situations following the commencement of that cruise period then monies will not be refunded.

23. As we act as an agent of balloon flight operating companies, we are not liable for any optional balloon flights booked on behalf of passengers (either booked via us or by the passenger directly with the balloon flight operator). The contract and liability for any passengers booking optional balloon flights is directly between the passenger and the balloon operating company, whose terms and conditions apply.

24. All passengers must ensure they have the correct visa for travel to any country where travel is booked. Pandaw are in no way responsible for arranging visas for passengers who have not obtained them in advance. Visa guidance is indicated on the joining instructions attached to any ticket but may not be up to date as visa policy for any country can change frequently without warning. Passengers should check with respective consular websites in order to obtain latest information. We will refuse to carry any passenger without a valid visa, if so required for their particular nationality, on any vessel whose itinerary includes a border crossing.

25. We cannot be held liable for purchases made during a Pandaw voyage, or before or after the voyage if land packages have been added to the voyage, whilst on excursion ashore, prove to be counterfeit.

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