The Mekong and The Lanna Kingdom

- A Secret Retreats journey -
7 days / 6 nights
from 975 USD / pax



This journey has been personally designed by Nattinee Kulsin, Born in Sukhothai and Head Concierge at Secret Retreats

Highlights of the Journey:

  • Chiang Rai
  • Cruise on the Mekong
  • Pakbeng & Pak Ou
  • Luang Prabang

What separates us apart from others? Secret Retreats creates tailor-made journeys. Passionate about travel, Secret Retreats will design and create the perfect journey to match both your time and budget.

This journey will offer you to discover the northern hills, the tribes and the nature of the Lanna Kingdom, to cruise following the Mekong and life on the banks of the river and the old cultural capital of Laos: UNESCO town of Luang Prabang.


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Your Journey Day by Day

7 days / 6 nights from 975 USD / pax

based on 2 pax sharing

Day 1 : Chiang Rai ( - / - D)
Airport pick up and drive to the hills by Mae Salong, welcome to Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort, eco resort surrounded by acres of organic plantations and forest. Check-in for 2 nights in your Private pool cottage… During the afternoon, you will explore with a guide the estate and the farm by a local e-tan tractor, pick vegetables from the organic farm and fruit orchard while enjoying the breath-taking views of the mountains and valleys. Relax the rest of afternoon by the infinity pool surrounded by tropical gardens or simply stroll through the flower gardens.
Dinner will be served at 7pm with a sample of Thai and northern specialties.
HOTEL: Phu Chai Sai Mountain Resort (Private Pool Cottage)
Day 2 : Chiang Rai ( B/L / D)
Early breakfast at 7.30am, then morning walk through the plantation for 1 hour or a 3-hour long walk if you fill the energy. At 10.00am: the chef will share some of his secret with a cooking class - 3 dishes to be prepared and shared for lunch. Afternoon free to relax.
Dinner at 7pm (with you choice between Thai or Western dishes
HOTEL: Phu Chai Sai Mountain Resort (Private Pool Cottage)
Day 3 : Chiang Rai- Chiang Khong - Houay Xai - Pakbeng (B/L/D)
Check out at 6h30 am with breakfast box provided. Your driver will take you to Chiang Khong to start your Mekong cruise, he will drop you at the Thai immigration where you will complete immigration procedures to cross the border (over the river bridge). On the other side, you will be met by a representative of Luang Say Cruise who will transfer you and your luggage to the Lao Immigration office. On completion of your Laos immigration formalities the Luang Say team will take you to the boat in time for a 09.30 departure.
The boat will peacefully descend the river, passing through pristine forest landscapes before your first stop at an ethnic village to see traditional crafts and a lifestyle unchanged for centuries. Lunch, buffet style with a choice of Laotian dishes, will be served on board at 12:30. The boat will arrive in Pakbeng just before sunset where you will spend the night in the Luang Say Lodge. Dinner will be served on the terrace of the lodge overlooking the Mekong.
HOTEL: Luang Say Lodge
Day 4 : Pakbeng- Luang Prabang (B/ L/ -)
A riverside breakfast from 07:00 on the lodge’s terrace before rejoining the cruise at 08:00. Continuing the descent downriver with a stop before lunch at a village which distills traditional Laos rice liquor. Lunch will be served on board at 12:30. Arriving at Pak Ou, the last stop before Luang Prabang, you will visit the Tam Thing Cave or better known as the “Thousand Buddha Cave”, a site of pilgrimage for Buddhists for over 100 years. The cave now houses over 2,500 images of Buddha. The cruise will arrive in Luang Prabang at 17.00, where you will be met at the pier and transferred to Satri House. Recommendations for dinner will be available – dinner is not included in this day’s program.
HOTEL: Satri House (Deluxe Room)
Day 5 & 6 : Luang Prabang (B / - / - )
2 free days at your leisure to explore the town and its surrounding. We can arrange cultural walk with some architecture experts or visit the nature, forest, temples and water falls around the town (services provided with extra charges- ask Secret Retreats Concierge)
HOTEL: Satri House Deluxe Room
Day 7 : Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
Departure day - transfer to Luang Prabang Airport is 15minutes by car from Satri House.
Extension :
To end this trip smoothly, we suggest you to relax on a quiet beach at one of our seaside hotels on Phuket, Krabi or around Samui (Le Passe-Temps, Koh Jum Beach Villas, Paresa Resort, Aava Resort).
Ask Secret Retreats concierge for advice.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

The Mekong and The Lanna Kingdom

7 days / 6 nights
from 975 USD / pax

based on 2 pax sharing


The total price includes:
Accommodation based on two persons sharing the same room as indicated
All meals where specified in the programme (B = breakfast,
L = lunch, D = dinner).
All transfers as specified, in private car or air-conditioned van.
All excursions and activities as specified in the programme.
All entry fees.
A guide service for all excursions.

The total price does not include:
International flights
Meals not specified in the programme.
All services not specified in the programme.
Fees for Lao visas ($30 - $40) USD per person (depending on nationality) plus one passport photo.
All insurances including cancellation insurance/ travel insurance/ repatriation or lost luggage insurance.
All tips.

This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Nattinee and Butler Company (License N°03372).


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