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Embark on a memorable, exclusive and unique golf cruise to Laos and Thailand. Challenge yourself at 6 prestigious courses throughout the tour, while navigating yourself through one of the most challenging rivers in the world and delve into the heritage of these countries.. 

Starting from the peaceful Vientiane and making your way to Luang Prabang for embarkation, this trip will take you to explore the must-see sights in Laos. Challenge yourself with 3 roudns of golf courses before boarding the Mekong Pearl to sail from villages to villages. Relax aboard your exclusive river vessel and enjoy the unspoiled nature along the mighty upper Mekong – one of the most difficult rivers in the world to navigate, with fluctuating water levels, tight gorges, labyrinths of sandbanks and churning rapids. Disembark in Chiang Rai, then travel to Chiang Mai to explore the tranqil country town and play at the best golf courses in Thailand.

Travel to the heart of these destinations and immerse in meaningful cultural and local interactions with Tweet World Travel, the leading Asia Tour Operator. From luxury hotels in central locations to experienced local tour guide, you will experience the very best that Laos and Thailand have to offer. Enjoy stress-free, premium and exceptional service with a personal touch on a fully-escorted golf cruise tour. 

Trip code : 14DGLFCR

Duration : 14 days

Destination : Laos & Thailand

Travel Date :2021

  • Experience an all-inclusive, exclusive and unique luxury golf cruise in Laos and Thailand
  • Challenge yourself with 6 rounds of golf at 6 prestigious, award-winning golf courses throughout Laos & Thailand
  • Encapsulate the essence of the Upper Mekong region onboard on a boutique vessel, the RV Mekong Pearl
  • Feel like a real explorer as you navigate through one of the most difficult rivers in the world
  • Delve into the rich cultural and historical heritage of Laos and Thailand
  • Visit the golden triangle area at Chiang Saen
  • First-hand experience the Thai and Laotian people's way of life
  • Enjoy the waterfalls at Kuang Si, inviting you to swim in their lovely natural pools
  • Finish the trip at the tranquil Chiang Mai
  • Unforgettable impressions of the mighty Mekong River
  • Professional onboard infotainment, including lectures and documentaries on the region
  • Be taken into the heart of Lao's culture and tradition, wake up to new exploration and authentic local experiences
  • Be entertained by local musical and dance performances to showcase the rich heritage of the region
  • Enjoy a unique shopping experience in Chiang Mai with a local tour guide
  • Experience fine dining throughout the trip sure to fascinate the tastebuds of every golfer

*Complimentary one-way chauffeur service for residential address within 35 km from major Australia international airports

On your arrival in Vientiane, our tour guide will welcome and transfer you to the hotel. 

In the evening, after a short tour briefing, our tour guide will take you out for a Welcome Dinner.

Today, enjoy a round of golf at Lakeview Vientiane Golf Club.

In the afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Visit the gold-covered Buddhist stupa, the Presidential Palace and the local market. Get a taste of the peaceful city and the Laotian ways of life.  

Today, enjoy another round of golf at Long Vien Golf Club in Vientiane. We will take a short domestic flight to Luang Prabang.

On your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Today, enjoy a round of golf at Luang Prabang Golf Club. In the afternoon, we will board our boutique Laotian cruise ship and settle into your comfortable cabin and unpack for an eight-day cruise. Your first excursion is a walk up Mount Phou Si, which offers a spectacular sunset view over the Mekong as well as the Khan River and the surrounding mountains.

In the evening, you can take a stroll along the Mekong promenade or visit the colorful Hmong night market. You have time to enjoy the ship’s spacious decks and lounge before attending your welcome reception and dinner. A selection of Asian and European food is provided throughout the cruise.

After breakfast on board, you explore the city on a half-day excursion, beginning with the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple and the National Museum of Luang Prabang. You enjoy the city’s unique architectural style, which is a blend of Buddhist temples and monasteries with French colonial buildings.

During lunch on board, your vessel starts cruising downstream. An afternoon tuk-tuk excursion takes you to the Kuang Si Falls, one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Laos.

Overnight on board.

After a relaxing morning on board, you stop at the famous Pak Ou Caves, populated by thousands of Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes. From there, you can go on a short jungle trek through the forest to a small riverside village and visit the village distillery. Alternatively, you can reach the village comfortably by boat. That afternoon, you continue cruising upstream towards Oudomxay Province.

Overnight on board. 

The river traffic thins out as you proceed upstream, where you enjoy fantastic landscapes along the river. You relax on deck, in your comfortable cabin or in the lounge and soak up the scenery as the landscape becomes more and more spectacular—hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the riverbanks, and a diverse array of rapid currents and slow rivulets. The power of the mighty Mekong will give your cruise the feeling of a real expedition.

Overnight on board.

Today is a day to take it all in—the diversity of the landscape astonishes you as tropical hills emerge in the distance. You enjoy the tranquility of northern Laos, a real retreat from the hustle-and-bustle of life back home. As you cruise past green hillsides, you start heading upstream toward Pak Tha.

In the evening, you enjoy our barbecue dinner in a beautiful riverside location.

Overnight on board.

At Pak Tha, a small village, you take off on a long-tail boat excursion on the Namtha River to visit a Khmu village. The small village school has been supported by donations from guests for many years. The purely natural landscape is only broken by seldom sights of small villages and herds of cattle.

In the afternoon, you proceed to the Thailand–Laos border at Chiang Khong, Thailand, and Huay Xay, Laos. That evening, you relax and enjoy your final delicious dinner in Laos.

Overnight on board.

Today you go on an excursion to the Golden Triangle area at Chiang Saen, where you visit the Golden Buddha of Sop Ruak and the Hall of Opium Museum. This fascinating museum, sponsored by the royal family of Thailand, gives a deep background on the history and politics of the opium trade and the health effects of opium abuse.

Your last evening onboard is celebrated with a farewell dinner.

Overnight on board.

After breakfast, you say goodbye to your Laotian crew. Later you check out and disembark from your boutique ship, taking with you a treasure chest of memories. *Depending on the season and water level, check-out is either at Chiang Saen or Chiang Khong. (B)

After disembarkation, we will visit the iconic White Temple (Wat Rong Khun).

In the afternoon enjoy a round of golf at Santiburi Chiang Rai Country Club.

We will then travel to Chiang Mai for our overnight stay. 

Today, enjoy a round of golf at Alpine Golf Resort.

This is one of the best courses in Chiang Mai in spectacular surroundings.

In the afternoon, explore the tranquil Chiang Mai and enjoy a unique Local Experience exclusive to Tweet World Travel.

Today, enjoy a round of golf at Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club, a spectacular course located amidst the beautiful northern Thai countryside, circled by mountains.

In the afternoon, our tour guide will take you out for a special shopping tour. 

Chiang Mai will captivate you with its shopping opportunities. It is home to an impressive choice of markets, boutique and gallery stores with a wide selection of art, antiques and quality handicrafts. Explore one of Thailand's most exciting shopping experiences with a local who knows the in and out of shopping in Chiang Mai.

After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to the airport for your flights home. 

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

This Cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our cruises/excursion require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our cruises is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You will be getting on and off cruises, coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our cruise itinerary carefully for outline of activities to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:
• All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

• All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the cruises are onboard or at famous restaurants during excursion, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

• Meals onboard are a cultural culinary experience: Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus.

• Gala evening: The gala evening is a long-awaited tradition in the world of cruising. This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited have a pre-dinner drink with the captain in the company of the purser, and the head chef.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.
The currency accepted on board is the local currency or US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some local currency or US dollars in cash with you during your cruises.
A range of activities and entertainment are provided on board:

• Before dinner, games and quizzes are hosted by our entertainers in the lounge bar

• On the sun deck, where you can stroll alone, be with family or friends or sit comfortably in the sun loungers, gymnastics sessions are organised in the morning whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the landscapes that pass by.

• The panoramic lounge bar, the library and the "piano bar"
• Depend on the destination, lectures on subjects related to the history and geography of the places visited, are offered in the lounge bar.

• Some evenings, the dance floor of the lounge bar comes to life with musical evenings, folk groups or singers

• Some cruises have variety evenings where the crew members reveal their hidden talents are also provided.
All cabins are air-conditioned and double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Triple Share: Available upon request
• Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
• Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not Available
• Laundry service: Not Available
• Wi-Fi: All the cruise is equipped with free Wi-Fi available in all lounges / bars and receptions. For some destination it is available in the cabin.
After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please note:
• Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
• Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges
Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Important notes:
• Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
• Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
• Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.
Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this cruise. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

• If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard. Recommended tips - For the crew members on board the ship - $10US per day per passenger.

• If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated. Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver/crews and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

Please note:

• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.

• Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.
Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our cruises and shore excursions.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.
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  • 24/7 local assistance and travel guidance
  • Breakfast in bed on selected days
  • Airport Meet-and-Greet welcome service with local tour guide
  • Guaranteed departures with Just Two Guests
  • Small group with maximum 16 guests
  • A unique "local-host" experience exclusively offered by Tweet World Travel
  • Water during excursions and golf rounds


  • Laos & Thailand visas


  • Stay at excellent hand-selected high-quality accommodation in central location or adjacent to monuments or strategically at the edge of a wilderness.  
  • Stay at wellness-inspired 5-star hotels as per itinerary (or similar):
    • 2-night in Vientiane at the luxury 5-star Crowne Plaza Vientiane (or similar)
    • 1-night in Luang Prabang at the luxury 5-star Sofitel Luang Prabang (or similar)
    • 3-night in Chiang Mai at the luxury 5-star Four Seasons Chiang Mai nestled among emerald rice fields


  • 7-night onboard the deluxe boutique RV Mekong Pearl
  • All port fees

1. Superior cabins - RV Mekong Pearl

  • All cabins with wide, sliding windows and a French balcony
  • All cabins include private shower/WC and air-conditioning
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Optional upgrade to Deluxe cabin with private balcony (at additional cost)

2. Amenities and Personalised services

  • Large sun deck with bar service and restaurant/bar area
  • Spa areas for Asian massage treatments


  • 6 rounds of golf at the best golf courses at each destination
    • 1 round of golf at Lakeview Vientiane Golf Club
    • 1 round of golf at Long Vien Golf Club
    • 1 round of golf at Luang Prabang Golf Club
    • 1 round of golf at Santiburi Chiang Rai Country Club
    • 1 round of golf at Alpine Golf Resort
    • 1 round of golf at Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club
    • All green fees, caddie, buggy, tees


  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itineraries
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Entrance fees at monuments
  • All local government fees & taxes


  • VIP arrival and departure airport transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles 
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Locally based professional drivers 


  • English-speaking local tour guides who live and breathe the destination – they will bring your itinerary to life
  • For group of more than 10 people, on top of local tour guides, we will provide an experienced tour director. He or she will oversee your entire journey, accompany you every day and connect you to the people, places and encounters in a way you’ll never forget.

MEALS – award winning dining experience

  • Welcome cocktail and dinner on embarkation
  • Farewell Dinner
  • A Unique & Varied Dining Experience 
  • All meals at famous local restaurants
  • Excellent onboard menu with a variety of cuisines
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Meals as per itinerary: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during your trip
  • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the main lounge

Please note:  this cruise doesn’t include the entry visa for the country it travels to. Make sure you have acquired a valid visa before travelling and joining the cruise. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we assume that all travellers in the booking have a valid Passport and Visas to enter to the country it travels to. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport/Visas.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the travellers have the valid visas and/or correct visa type to enter the destination country they are travelling to. Travellers might need to present the visas at multiple checkpoints and may be refused to fly out of their countries, if the visa documents cannot be presented. If such an event occurs, we won’t be liable and the travellers will be deemed as “no-show”. Please check our Terms & Conditions for penalty for “no-show”.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.

Important Note:

  • All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.
  • Some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.
  • It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.