Nava Mekong

Dining on the mighty Mekong is to being in Luang Prabang what walking over the Brooklyn Bridge is to being in New York. Essential. The cruise embarks daily at 5:00 pm and motors downstream to moor near a traditional village where traditional Lao dancers perform age-old sets that include interpretations of the royal ballet, rural life, folk tales and legends. The boat returns at 7:00 pm. Widened at the beam to accommodate 10 four-top tables, the traditional Lao river boat also embarks every morning at 10:00 am for a four-hour lunch cruise. During this cruise, the Nava stops at the Pak Ou Caves for adventuring among the 4,000 sacred Buddhist statues and images scattered about the two limestone grottoes. For more details, contact smm@appletree-asia.com.