The Pandaw experience is all about exploring remote and often hard-to-navigate rivers in specially-designed luxury small ships.

Each ship, hand-crafted in brass and teak, is an object of beauty in itself. A Pandaw adventure is very different from that offered on an ocean-going cruise. The ships are small scale, and the atmosphere is informal, and very friendly.

Enjoy the splendour of Laos on Pandaw’s 10 night expedition on the Upper Mekong. Sailing between Chiang Khong on the Thai-Laos border, and through Laos toward Vientiane, the old French capital, you will witness stunning scenery, meet amazingly warm and friendly locals and learn about Laos’ national animal, the majestic elephant. We stop for three nights at the UNESCO World Heritage City of Luang Prabang with its dazzling wood-carved monasteries before heading deep into the mountains, through rapids and gorges on our high-powered little Pandaw vessels.

Date:Ship - cruiseNightsMain Deck Twin ShareUpper Deck Twin Share
19 Mar 24
RV Sabaidee Pandaw - Upstream
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10Standard From $7479
Your Price from $5195
Standard From $9229
Your Price from $6455
Itinerary:Vientiane, Mekong, Xayabouri Dam, Kaung Si, Luang Prabang, Pak Ou, Ban Ton, Pak Beng Elephant Santaury, Pak sith, Chiang Khong

Pandaw SuitePandaw Twin Cabin

Cruise Price Includes: Entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water. Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage.

Local spirits and beers are no longer included: There are Free Flow Drinks Packages that you can pre purchase:
Free Flow Drinks  Package:  Local spirits and beer,  click here
Free Flow Drinks Package:  Local spirits, beer and wine with lunch and dinner,   click here

Drinks packages are free to Pandaw members (past guests who have joined up as a member)
You can alternatively pay on consumption at the end of the cruise.

Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Prices include all port charges and taxes. Prices are indicative only as they are subject to regular changes. Please check with us.

Prices shown are subject to availability, eligibility and change without notice.  Prices are subject to currency exchange rates.
Single rates are available: Please ask for details.
No Triple configurations.

Industry rates can only be booked 3 months prior to sailing except where marked Book Now!

Eligibility:  TA / AL / RTA / TW / IATA + travelling companions

A booking fee of $100 per person applies.

Contact us: or call 02 97008711