Vat Phou Cruise

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Why we like it

  • 3 day/2 night cruise on the southern part of the Mekong
  • A relaxing way to see Southern Laos
  • Converted rice barge

A&K Top Tip

During the cruise you may be lucky enough to sight the rare Irrawaddy river dolphins.

Guest Testimonial

In Laos, the guide added trips to the morning market and an opportunity to attend a shaman ceremony she heard about when we were in the village. I've seen some events, but I'll never forget that. I gather it's pretty rare to see it - the guide had only seen it once before.

- AF, London



Originally a ferry that carried teak wood between Vientiane and the south of Laos, the Vat Phou boat was lovingly converted in 1993 into a comfortable floating hotel that cruises the Mekong River. The design retains a character that is unmistakably oriental and enables you to relax in comfort while you cruise the Mekong, you enjoy the ever-changing pageant of river scenery and life as you pass smoothly by. The 12 cabins, with en suite facilities, each have a view over the southern Mekong River.

The cruise visits the majestic Vat Phou ruins at Champasak, the mysterious Oum Muong ruins at Huei Thamo, the 4,000 Islands with its myriad of waterways and the Pha Pheng waterfall on the border to Cambodia.


Useful info

laos map

Best time to be there

The cooler part of the dry season, November to February is when Laos is at its best, avoiding the torrential rains of the summer months, and the sweltering heat of April and May.

Fly to

Luang Prabang or Vientiane via Bangkok

flying time

13 hours via Bangkok

time difference

GMT + 7 hours

Visas

Issued on arrival

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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