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Gypsy Cruise

Description

Roam remote rivers. Indulge in the vagabond lifestyle. Travel the Mekong in the most intimate way possible aboard the Gypsy, our luxurious 41-metre, two-cabin river vessel. Accommodating only four passengers at a time, this chartered cruiser sails from Luang Prabang up the Mekong, stopping at villages and attractions along the way, according to your whims and wishes.

Gypsy Cruise is an ultra-exclusive river vessel that lets you discover the secrets of the Upper Mekong in luxury. This is a beautifully appointed boat. Wood and thatch blend seamlessly with the verdant surrounds. Ultimate comfort and exquisite amenities await in your cabin, while an on-board chef serves up the most delicious local and international fare.

  • Mekong Kingdoms
  • Launch 2018
  • 02 cabins
  • Wooden
  • Mekong Delta
  • Laos-Thailand

Bohème Cruise's Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Included Breakfast
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Tender for sightseeing

Travel Map

Cruise Itineraries

Note*: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions.

08:30 Meet with Mekong Kingdoms representative in Car ferry and embarkation
08:35 Safety briefing
08:40 Set Sail upstream
10:30 Visit Ban Chang Hai
11:30 Visit Pak Ou Cave
12:30 Lunch on board
17:30 Set Sail to geang hang Ban Had tue and first overnight
18:00 Cocktail party and discuss about next day program
19:00 BBQ Dinner. Bar remains open until late

Meals: Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Bohème Cruise

06:30 -7:00 Set Sail to Ban Baw
7:30-8:00 Breakfast on board
9:30 Arrived Ban Baw and visit Khamu village
10:30 Set Sail to Pak Beng
12:30 Lunch on board
17:00 Arrive at Pak Beng (Boat stops only to sign document) Pak Beng city tour by Taxi
14:20 Set Sail to Ban Pak Nguey
17:00 Arrive at Pak Nguey and second overnight
18:00 Cocktail and Canape. Discuss the next day program
19:00 Dinner on Board. Bar remains open until late

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Bohème Cruise

06:30 -7:00 Set Sail to Ban Keang Lare
07:30 -8:00 Breakfast on board
8:00 Set sail to Ban Keang Lare
9:40 Arrived Ban Keang Leah to Visited Khmu Village.
10:40 Set sail to Ban Houay Nor Khom
12:00 Lunch on board
15:30 Arrived Ban Houay Nor Khom visited Mong village
16:30 Set sail to Ban Houay Surk
17:00 Arrived Ban Houay Surk see the village
17:30 Guest (Baci) Ceremony
18:00 Ban Houay Surk for third overnight
19:00 Dinner and bar remain open until late

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Bohème Cruise

06:30-7:00 Set Sail to Houay Sai
07:30-8:00 Breakfast on Board
11:00 Arrived Houay Sai District. Take a minivan to Houay Sai for city tour
11:40 Lunch at the restaurant
13:00 Arrive at immigration in Laos and buy bus ticket
13:30 Crossed to Chiang Khong/Chiang Saen Thailand

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

8:30 am  Meet with Mekong Kingdoms representative in Chiang Saen
8:50 am Safety briefing
9:00 am Cruise downstream to Pak Tha
12:00 pm Lunch on board
5:30 pm Arrive at Ban Pak Tha and 1st overnight
6:00 pm Cocktail party with canapes and introduce next day’s program
7:00 pm Dinner on board. Bar remains open until late

Meals: Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Bohème Cruise

7:30 am Cruise to Ban Huay Palam
8:00 am Breakfast on board
11:30 am Arrive at Ban Huay Palam and visit the khmu village
12:00 pm Cruise to Ban Kook Eak
12:30 pm Lunch on board
4:00 pm Arrive at Ban Kook Eak and 2nd overnight
6:00 pm Cocktails and canapes
7:00 pm Dinner on board. Bar remains open until late

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Bohème Cruise

7:30 am Cruise to Ban Baw
8:00 am Breakfast
11:30 am Arrive at Ban Baw and visit a local Lao whisky maker
12:00 pm Cruise to Pak Ou caves
12:30 pm Lunch on board
2:30 pm Arrive at Pak Ou and take a small boat to visit the caves
3:30 pm Cruise to Wat Dhon Kuhn
4:30 pm Arrive at Wat Dhon Kuhn and visit the temple
5:00 pm Cruise to Luang Prabang
5:30 pm Arrive at Luang Prabang and disembark at car ferry

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: N/A

Important note*

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASING ON ACTUAL SITUATION.
  • For overnight registration, we will need passport information (Full name, sex, Nationality, passport number, date of birth) of passengers at least four weeks prior to cruise date.

Cabins & Rates

CabintypeRates
(US$/person)

Bohème Cruise
  • 20sqm
  • Main deck
  • Double/twin beds
  • Max 2 persons


Contact us for price

Note*: The price would vary depending on your selected itineraries, date of departures, number of passengers. Please book the tour or contact us for best rate of your itinerary.

Booking Policy

  • All meals included in selected program by Bohème Cruise
  • Accommodation on board based on twin share
  • English speaking guide during the cruise
  • Sight-seeing of Mekong Delta
  • Coffee, tea and water during meal times on board
  • All excursions and necessary entry fees according to itinerary
  • Presentations and lectures by your cruise director
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks other than mentioned
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visas for Thailand and Laos
  • Laundry, telephone calls and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services
  • Video or photography fees (if requested during excursions)

Cancellation by Customer
For cancellations of bookings, the following charges will apply:

  • 30 days before departure: 25% of total rates
  • From 15 to 29 days before departure: 75% of total rates
  • Under 15 days before departure: 100% of total rates

Note*: Please contact us for more details if you are travelling with kids.

Bohème Cruise’s deck plan

Gypsy Cruise

Bohème Cruise Amenities

  • Air-conditioner
  • Cabinet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non Smoking Rooms
  • Private Bathroom
  • Seating Area
  • Tea & coffee facility
  • Toiletries

Questions & Answers


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The rivers you will sail on are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level, in some places as much as 30 metres. Water levels can change dramatically overnight and a sudden rise can impede our progress upstream considerably and even prevent us from passing under certain bridges. A sudden fall can result in our being unable to get into certain places or go as far upstream as we would hope. Groundings on sandbars are not infrequent and are part of the
excitement of any expedition. Published itineraries are indicational only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.

Passengers are thus forewarned and expected to be flexible and patient. River cruising in Asia can be a dramatic and adventurous experience – not like cruising the controlled waterways of Europe or America. Note also that we operate in areas with little or no developed infrastructure and subject to the strictures of local officialdom. Be prepared for this and it is all more the fun!

For itineraries that include flights in the price of the ticket it should be noted that regional airlines can change departure times or cancel flights at very short notice. In such an event we endeavour to arrange alternative flights but note that this can result in delays often resulting in embarking or disembarking on a different day to that indicated in the itinerary. In such an event the company will cover the cost of hotel accommodation and main meals only, but will not be liable for any claims for compensation for missed days on board a ship, drinks or curtailment of the said itinerary.

We recommend wearing loose and comfortable clothing made of cotton or modern material that can readily cool off sweat and body hear. The type of shoes will depend on the excursion types so best to have both light, open toed shoes as well as good walking/hiking shoes with you. A sun hat is always a good idea to bring along.
Southern Vietnam and Cambodia are warm all year-round, but our other cruise destinations can get chilly during the winter months (Laos, Myanmar or northern Vietnam). Therefore, it is always recommended to bring a pullover or a warm jacket with you during this period.
Many of our cruises include visits to local temples or pagodas. When visiting these holy sites, make sure to wear appropriate clothing which covers your shoulders and knees.

Generally speaking, the rivers we are cruising on in Southeast Asia are very calm and there is hardly any motion on any of our ships. A bit of motion can occur during monsoon rains with stormy winds, but the amount of motion is much less than one would feel during bad weather on the open ocean.
Sea cruises as we offer in Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay can sometimes encounter heavier waters and ship motion, although this happens very rarely and port authorities will most likely not allow sailing under any such circumstances anyway.
If you are new to cruising or prone to motion sickness, it does not hurt to bring along some motion sickness medication. Drinking a nice hot fresh ginger tea is a natural remedy and tasty alternative our staff is always happy to make for you.

All food and beverage on board is completely safe to eat and enjoy, including the ice cubes you enjoy in your chilled drinks. We do not recommend drinking water straight from the tap anywhere, including onboard. We provide you with complimentary clean drinking water throughout your cruise.
You may want to be bit careful with local dishes as they can be spicier than you are used to from home. Approach new dishes slowly and carefully. If you have a sensitive stomach, then you may like to double check with our chef or onboard managers about specific dishes or meals.
On excursions, it may be a good idea to avoid local foods and snacks unless offered by our tour guides. Besides the above, in general we recommend the following motto for your pre- and post-cruise travelling in the Southeast Asian tropics: boil it, peel it, cook it, wash it or forget it!

The most effective protection from personal contamination is ensuring strict attention to personal hygiene and in particular, frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water and refraining from hand-to-mouth contact. Colds and other viruses can spread quickly in an enclosed area such as a ship. Continue to practice common-sense hygiene and respiratory courtesy. Wash your hands often and cover your coughs and sneeze. It is recommended that passengers carry anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, which does not require rinsing with water. Use sanitizer frequently and throughout the day, particularly after shore excursions and prior to meals. If you have any questions regarding your health or safety, please do not hesitate to ask your cruise director.

Motion sickness can be a problem for some people when cruising, flying or travelling on coaches and trains and it is a good idea to take precautionary measures. Over-the-counter drugs for treating motion sickness can be purchased at pharmacies in most countries, though a side effect can by drowsiness. Alternatives such as ginger tablets and acupressure wristbands are also available and work well for some people.

Cambodia visas are easily obtained for most travelers on arrival. Note that passports must have a validity of at least 6 months after your last date of travel in Cambodia.
Because travel restrictions across Southeast Asia are constantly changing, we recommend checking with the Cambodia embassy/consulate in your home country for the latest information.

With the exception of visa exemptions, all travelers must arrange their visa prior to arrival in Vietnam. Passports must also have a validity of at least 6 months after your last date of travel in Vietnam.
Because travel restrictions across Southeast Asia are constantly changing, we recommend checking with the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your home country for the latest information.

We recommend at least purchasing travel health insurance which covers both in- & outpatient visits and medical repatriation. Buying additional trip cancellation and interruption coverage may also be beneficial in case you have to cancel your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances.

We always recommend bringing a travel adapter as a standard item in your travel kit. You can borrow an adapter on board, but these may be limited.

It is customary in Asia to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $3-$5 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service.

Indochina Countries use 220V, and a mixture of flat 2-pin, round 2-pin or 3 pin plugs. It is recommended to bring a universal plug adapter.

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14/07/2023

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