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16-night Along the Mekong – China, Thailand, and Laos Expedition

Cruise Line:
Zegrahm Expeditions
Ship:
Sabaidee Pandaw
Destination:
Kunming/Vientiane
Departure Date:
10/23/2020
Length:
16
Offer ID:
1348260
from
$10980

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Cross International Dateline
10/23/2020
10/23/2020

Travel across the International Dateline and step forward or backward in time one day.

Land Tour: Air Travel
10/24/2020
10/24/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Kunming
10/24/2020
10/24/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Kunming
10/25/2020
10/25/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Stone Forest
10/25/2020
10/25/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Kunming
10/26/2020
10/26/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Air Travel
10/26/2020
10/26/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Jinghong
10/26/2020
10/26/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Jinghong
10/27/2020
10/27/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Jinghong
10/28/2020
10/28/2020

No information currently available.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
10/28/2020
10/28/2020

No information currently available.

Guan Lei
10/28/2020
10/28/2020

No information currently available.

Ban Na Kor
10/29/2020
10/29/2020

No information currently available.

Chiang Saen
10/30/2020
10/30/2020

Chiang Saen is a sleepy village in the Chiang Rai Province south of the Golden Triangle in northern Thailand. In 1262, it was once a major city of the Lanna Kingdom and originally named Wiang Hiran Nakhon Ngoen Yang. By the 16th century, Chiang Saen was captured by the Burmese and raided in 1803. For nearly a century, it was left a ghost town until 1900 when it slowly began to repopulate. Travelers visiting Chiang Saen can tour the city’s National Museum, stroll through the ancient sites of Wat Phra That Chedi Luang, pray to a 1,200 kilogram Buddha statue in Wat Phra Chao Lan Thong, explore the Thai architecture and temples at Wat Pa Sak, and meditate on the serene Chaing Saen Lake.

Hall of Opium
10/30/2020
10/30/2020

No information currently available.

Mekong River
10/31/2020
10/31/2020

The Mekong River in southeastern Asia is the longest river in the region, running from its source in China, near the Tibetan border to the South China Sea, nearly 2,610 miles. It acts as a border between Myanmar and Laos and between Laos and Thailand. It also flows across Cambodia and southern Vietnam before empting into the sea. The river is generally navigable in Laos on. The basin of the river serves as an important agricultural area and irrigates the many rice paddies throughout its course. Over 60 million people depend on the river and its tributaries for food, water and transportation. Known as the Mother of Waters, it supports one of the world’s most diverse fisheries, second only to the Amazon River.

Pakbeng
11/1/2020
11/1/2020

No information currently available.

Pak Ou
11/1/2020
11/1/2020

The holy limestone caves of Pak Ou are located on a rock cliff, rising vertically from the waters of the Mekong River. Two of the larger caves are the most famous and are filled with Buddha images in various styles.

Luang Prabang
11/2/2020
11/2/2020

Luang Prabang is the crown jewel of Laos and perhaps the best preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The ancient capital of the former Kingdom Lan Xang, it is nestled in the mountains at the confluence of the Mekong and Khan rivers, and is an enchanting and charming destination. The town is adorned with gilded temples on nearly every street corner and saffron robed monks strolling through the quiet city center, giving it a unique charm of bygone days and rich cultural heritage.

Luang Prabang
11/3/2020
11/3/2020

Luang Prabang is the crown jewel of Laos and perhaps the best preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The ancient capital of the former Kingdom Lan Xang, it is nestled in the mountains at the confluence of the Mekong and Khan rivers, and is an enchanting and charming destination. The town is adorned with gilded temples on nearly every street corner and saffron robed monks strolling through the quiet city center, giving it a unique charm of bygone days and rich cultural heritage.

Ban Muang Khay
11/4/2020
11/4/2020

No information currently available.

Kuang Si Falls
11/4/2020
11/4/2020

No information currently available.

Xayaburi Dam
11/5/2020
11/5/2020

No information currently available.

Pak Hueang
11/6/2020
11/6/2020

No information currently available.

Pak Sao
11/6/2020
11/6/2020

No information currently available.

Vientiane
11/7/2020
11/7/2020

While visiting Vientiane, you’ll delight in the legendary Lao hospitality and the country’s unspoiled beauty. Until recently, Laos was forbidden to foreign travelers. Vientiane, capital of Laos, is busy and hectic in comparison to the rest of the country, but it is quiet compared with any other capital city in Asia. Vientiane, as are the other major city of Laos, is situated on the Mekong River, which forms the lifeline of the country. Vientiane’s major attractions are the serene Buddhist monasteries that dominate the city streets. The city has kept its timeless charm with tree-lined avenues, brightly painted temples and quaint French architecture. Explore Wat Si Saket. Built in 1818, it is the city’s oldest temple and features over 6,800 Buddha images, which are all ritually cleansed at the time of the Lao New Year. Hophrakeo, once the royal temple of Lao monarchy, was built in 1565 and has been used as a museum since 1970. The main structure, which originally housed Prakeo, the Emerald Buddha, now contains some of the finest Buddhist sculpture and artifacts found in the country. Special displays include antique brass drums and palm leaf manuscripts. Also visit the most famous landmark of Vientiane, the soaring stupa Pha That Luang (Royal Stupa), which was constructed in 1566 by King Setthatirat, founder of the Vientiane capital.

Vientiane
11/8/2020
11/8/2020

While visiting Vientiane, you’ll delight in the legendary Lao hospitality and the country’s unspoiled beauty. Until recently, Laos was forbidden to foreign travelers. Vientiane, capital of Laos, is busy and hectic in comparison to the rest of the country, but it is quiet compared with any other capital city in Asia. Vientiane, as are the other major city of Laos, is situated on the Mekong River, which forms the lifeline of the country. Vientiane’s major attractions are the serene Buddhist monasteries that dominate the city streets. The city has kept its timeless charm with tree-lined avenues, brightly painted temples and quaint French architecture. Explore Wat Si Saket. Built in 1818, it is the city’s oldest temple and features over 6,800 Buddha images, which are all ritually cleansed at the time of the Lao New Year. Hophrakeo, once the royal temple of Lao monarchy, was built in 1565 and has been used as a museum since 1970. The main structure, which originally housed Prakeo, the Emerald Buddha, now contains some of the finest Buddhist sculpture and artifacts found in the country. Special displays include antique brass drums and palm leaf manuscripts. Also visit the most famous landmark of Vientiane, the soaring stupa Pha That Luang (Royal Stupa), which was constructed in 1566 by King Setthatirat, founder of the Vientiane capital.

Vientiane
11/9/2020
11/9/2020

While visiting Vientiane, you’ll delight in the legendary Lao hospitality and the country’s unspoiled beauty. Until recently, Laos was forbidden to foreign travelers. Vientiane, capital of Laos, is busy and hectic in comparison to the rest of the country, but it is quiet compared with any other capital city in Asia. Vientiane, as are the other major city of Laos, is situated on the Mekong River, which forms the lifeline of the country. Vientiane’s major attractions are the serene Buddhist monasteries that dominate the city streets. The city has kept its timeless charm with tree-lined avenues, brightly painted temples and quaint French architecture. Explore Wat Si Saket. Built in 1818, it is the city’s oldest temple and features over 6,800 Buddha images, which are all ritually cleansed at the time of the Lao New Year. Hophrakeo, once the royal temple of Lao monarchy, was built in 1565 and has been used as a museum since 1970. The main structure, which originally housed Prakeo, the Emerald Buddha, now contains some of the finest Buddhist sculpture and artifacts found in the country. Special displays include antique brass drums and palm leaf manuscripts. Also visit the most famous landmark of Vientiane, the soaring stupa Pha That Luang (Royal Stupa), which was constructed in 1566 by King Setthatirat, founder of the Vientiane capital.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
10/23/2020
Number of Nights
16
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Daily activity options including Zodiac cruises, nature walks, and cultural tours
  • All gratuities
  • All accommodations
  • World-class lecture and expedition team
  • All onboard meals and group meals ashore, including soft drinks, beer, and wine with lunch and dinner
  • All entrance fees, taxes, and landing and port charges
  • Arrival and departure transfers on group dates
  • Gift certificate for recommended expedition gear
  • Medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance
 

Expedition Highlights

  • Cruise the Upper Mekong River aboard the luxurious 24-guest Sabaidee Pandaw.
  • Discover the Buddha-crammed Pak Ou Caves, an important religious site for the Laotian people set in spectacular limestone cliff faces.
  • Enjoy timeless river scenes as you drift past dense jungles, steep-sided gorges, emerald rice paddies, and tiny, traditional villages.
  • Spend two days exploring beautiful Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Step ashore in remote, rural villages to meet with locals and learn about their culture and daily life along the river.

Inclusions:

  • All excursions in the company of a world-class expedition leader and local guides
  • Domestic flight from Kunming/Jinghong
  • All gratuities
  • All accommodations
  • All group meals, including selected beverages with lunch and dinner
  • All entrance fees
  • Arrival and departure transfers on group dates
  • Gift certificates for recommended expedition gear
  • Medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance
Available Addons:

Optional airfare
Optional pre- / post- cruise extension
Optional excursions

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Unless otherwise noted, daily excursion options are included in the cost of the trip. Zegrahm Expeditions does its best to adhere to the scheduled itinerary, but in the spirit of the expeditionary style

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1348260

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Company Info

Rio Grande Travel Centers, Inc.
6500 Holly Ave. NE Suite A-2
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 292-7044
(877) 768-7913
 
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