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RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River
RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River
RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River
RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River
RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River
RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River
RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River
RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River
RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River
RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River
RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River
RV Champa Pandaw - Oasis on Mekong River

RV Champa Pandaw

Laos  |  Launched: 2016  |  14 Cabin(s)

From US $4,316/pax

Main Deck Cabin

 12 Cabin(s)

 |   14m²

 |   Double/twin

There are twelve cabins on the upper deck and each possesses the same as upper deck cabins space wise of 14 square meter. The room are similar to the upper deck with a warm and cozy setting.

Cabin Amenities

  |       Max Rom:  

Satisfaction Guarantee
Satisfaction Guarantee
Free Cancellation
Free cancellation 45 days in advance

 Air Conditioning

 Mini Bar

 Toiletries

 Shower

 Bathrobes

 Bottled Water

 In Room Safe

 Hair Dryer

 Slippers

Upper Deck Cabin

 2 Cabin(s)

 |   14m²

 |   Double/twin

The two cabins on upper deck each has a 14 square meter of space. The rooms are finished in teak wood from the deep forest of Asia. Each features an ensuite bathroom, twin bed and a full length window for your sightseeing.

Cabin Amenities

  |       Max Rom:  

Satisfaction Guarantee
Satisfaction Guarantee
Free Cancellation
Free cancellation 45 days in advance

 Air Conditioning

 Mini Bar

 Toiletries

 Shower

 Bathrobes

 Bottled Water

 In Room Safe

 Hair Dryer

 Slippers

RV Champa PandawOverview

Sister to the legendary RV Laos Pandaw, the RV Champa Pandaw Cruise launched her incredible journey on the Upper Mekong in 2016. Dive deep into the exotic spirit of Laos on this 11-day odyssey, cruising from Vientiane along the mighty Mekong to Chiang Saen (or vice versa), aboard our luxurious Laos River Cruise! 

Prepare yourself for the journeys to stunning landscapes along the Mekong River, where the emerald jungles, dramatic cliffs, and cascading waterfalls open before your eyes. Moreover, the 10-night itinerary from Vientiane to Chiang Saen and vice versa will bring you to idyllic villages, renowned heritages and the savory culinary art of Laos. 

Imagine experiencing all those during the day, and recharging your energy by relaxing in one of our 14 spacious staterooms, featuring cozy beds, private bathrooms, and modern amenities. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere on the sundeck, sharing stories and laughter under the starry sky... Unforgettable experiences await on your Laos River Cruise!

Highlightsof RV Champa Pandaw

Colonial elegance meets modern comfort

This boutique vessel evokes the romance of colonial riverboats with its polished teakwood decks, brass fittings, and airy staterooms adorned with panoramic French windows. Each cabin is a haven of comfort, equipped with modern amenities to ensure you a relaxed and pampered journey. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of the sundeck as you sip cocktails while watching the Mekong River unfold before you, feeling like a true explorer of old.

Off-the-beaten-path adventures with RV Champa Pandaw

The RV Champa Pandaw steers clear of crowded tourist hotspots, instead navigating secret coves and uncharted tributaries. Embark on exhilarating excursions to hidden Buddhist temples nestled amidst emerald jungles, untouched by the outside world. Explore ancient ruins shrouded in local legends, or kayak through serene lagoons teeming with exotic birdlife. Each day brings a new adventure, allowing you to experience the authentic Mekong and its hidden treasures.

A culinary journey through Laos

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a culinary adventure aboard the Champa Pandaw Cruise. The onboard chefs, steeped in local culinary traditions, whip up delicious meals that showcase the diversity of Lao cuisine. Savor fresh and vibrant dishes like fragrant papaya salads, spicy stir-fries, and comforting noodle soups. Participate in cooking demonstrations, learning the secrets of local spices and herbs. Indulge in private village feasts prepared with love and shared with warm smiles, and then you will create unforgettable memories on your Laos trip.

Onboard delights with the Champa Pandaw activities

Beyond the landscapes and culture, the Champa Pandaw cruise promises a vibrant social tapestry. A warm Welcome Dinner sets the stage, while sunset Cocktail Parties on the sundeck ignite mingling and laughter. Themed dinners whisk you on a culinary adventure through Laos, where vibrant costumes and local dishes are paired with music and storytelling. Finally, a grand Farewell Gala Dinner under the Mekong stars becomes a celebration of shared experiences and newfound friendships. These onboard activities weave a unique tapestry of cultural immersion and social delights, ready to captivate you on your unforgettable Mekong odyssey.

Opportunity to unveil ancient secrets of ancient heritages

RV Champa Pandaw allows you to learn deeper into the mystique of ancient Laos. Explore the ruins of Wat Phu, a pre-Angkorian Khmer temple complex nestled amidst rice paddies and jungle-clad hills. And if you are a true adventurer, hike to the summit for breathtaking views of the Mekong River valley. One of our favorite stop on the 11-day cruise tour - Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site and former royal capital - also hide fascinating history with famous temples like Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai Suwan. Learn about the unique Lao traditions and customs from friendly locals, enriching your understanding of this captivating culture!

Facilitiesof RV Champa Pandaw

 Spa

 Laundry Service

 Tours

 Bar

 Bathrobes

 Hair Dryer

 In-room safe box

 Slippers

 Towels

 Closet

 Fire extinguisher

 Free welcome drink

 Mirror

 Complimentary Mineral Water

 Cooking classes

 Complementary tea

Deck Plan

Rv Champa Pandaw Cruise - Deck Plan

Full Itinerary (2)of RV Champa Pandaw

RV Champa Pandaw 10 Nights (Downstream)

Destination: Chiang Saen, Khamo Village, Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Falls, Xayaburi Dam, Xanakham, Vientiane

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Immerse in the peaceful beauty of Khamo village in the jungle
  • Witness thousands of Buddha statues in the magnificent Pak Ou Caves
  • Visit striking historical sites in Luang Prabang
  • Participate in the unique alms-giving ceremony of local people
  • ​Explore the breathtaking Ban Pha Leab limestone mountain
  • Visit famous places and enjoy specialties in Vientiane

Itinerary of RV Champa Pandaw 10 Nights (Downstream)

Day 1: CHIANG SAEN (D)

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.

Transfers from the hotel near the city center or the airport in Chiang Rai (2 hours) or Chiang Mai (6 hours). Upon reaching Chiang Saen, you can make a visit to the Hall of Opium in the Golden Triangle. Check-in the cruise at 16:00 and we begin the journey.

Day 2: INTO LAOS (B, L, D)

Reaching the river border gate, we will pass through and enter Laos. Continue downstream to the Mekong River. Lunch on board followed by a short visit to a little village in the middle of the jungle in time allows.

Day 3: KHAMO VILLAGE (B, L, D)

Today visit in the morning to a Khamo Village. Then continue sailing downstream. Enjoy a cocktail on the sandbank by the evening.

Day 4: PAK OU CAVES & LUANG PRABANG (B, L, D)

The trip today will be to Pak Ou Caves. It holds a special significance to the Buddhists as the spacious cave houses thousands of Buddha images. Reaching Luang Prabang in the afternoon

Day 5: LUANG PRABANG (B, L, D)

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 board in the evening to enjoy dinner and a traditional dance performance by the local artists.

Day 6: KHAUNG SI WATERFALL (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 morning will be spent on bus to the Khaung Si waterfalls with its sapphire water and lagoons as well as the butterfly garden.

Continue the journey down south

Day 7: XAYABURI DAM (B, L, D)

Today, we will cross through the water block of Xayaburi Hydro Electric Power Plant. In the afternoon, take a stroll through a typical local village.

Day 8: XANAKHAM (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we leave the ship for Ban Pha Leab for its breathtaking limestone rock formation. Next, we reach Pak Houng another Thai and Laos border for a trip to a plantation and meet the residents.

Day 9: VIENTIANE (B, L, D)

Cross the out-of-this-world scenery with the signature mountainous jungle of Laos as the river swerves around it. After a few hours of sailing, we will reach the water body of Vientiane – the capital of Laos and dock here for overnight. You can also have the chance to do your own exploration here.

Day 10: VIENTIANE (B, L, D)

Morning exploration 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. Later, if you wish, will be your own exploration of the coffee shops and bistros located in narrow alleys and small roads of this colonial city. Enjoy a farewell cocktail and dinner.

Day 11: VIENTIANE (B)

Check-out from the cruise in Vientiane, you will be transferred to your hotel in the city or the airport.

What's included

Necessary entrance fees
Guide services (English language)
Main meals as mentioned
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 tour
Gratuities for crew, guides, drivers…
Visa costs, international fights
Private transfers, personal expenses
All beverages not included in the inclusions section
Medical services and spa treatments.
No transfers in Phnom Penh, ship docks in city center at Sisowath Quay

RV Champa Pandaw 10 Nights (Upstream)

Destination: Vientiane, Pak Lay, Ban Park Bor Village, Ban Muoang Khai Village, Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Caves, Pak Beng, Ban Hoay Xai, Chiang Saen

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the beauty of the riverbanks when sailing up the Mekong River
  • Learn about Laos cuisine in cooking demonstrations
  • Immerse in the largest elephant festival in Southeast Asia
  • Visit historical sites and mysterious local villages
  • Explore the ancient UNESCO heritage town of Luang Prabang
  • Participate in traditional Thai dancing and enjoy delicious food

Itinerary of RV Champa Pandaw 10 Nights (Upstream)

Day 1: VIENTIANE (L, D)

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.

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 the 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.

Day 2: CRUISING THE MEKONG (B, L, D)

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.

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 festivals in South East Asia.

Day 4: BAN PARK BOR VILLAGE (B, L, D)

Spend the morning hiking to Khamo Tribe Village, a secluded village amidst the jungle that rare gets any visitor. The afternoon trip will lead you to Xanyaburi Hydoelectric Power Plant.

Day 5: BAN MOUANG KHAI VILLAGE AND LUANG PRABANG (B, L, D)

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.

Day 6: LUANG PRABANG (B, L, D)

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 board in the evening to enjoy dinner and a traditional dance performance by the local artists.

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

Wake up early today to take part in the almsgiving ceremony by the locals that donate food 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.

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.

Day 9: BAN HOUAYXAY (B, L, D)

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.

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.

Day 11: CHIANG SAEN (B)

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.

What's included

Necessary entrance fees
Guide services (English language)
Main meals as mentioned
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 tour
Gratuities for crew, guides, drivers…
Visa costs, international fights
Private transfers, personal expenses
All beverages not included in the inclusions section
Medical services and spa treatments.
No transfers in Phnom Penh, ship docks in city center at Sisowath Quay

RV CHAMPA PANDAW POLICY

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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