Green Season Mekong Cruises

Green season has arrived in Laos.  Flowering trees are in full bloom and the colors of this beautiful country are becoming more vibrant.  The climb to the top of Mt. Phousi in Luang Prabang is lined with dok champa trees full of the flower that Laos is so well-known for.

This is the busy time in the life of the Lao village, especially for the farmers.  Soon they will be out in the paddies an on the hillsides planting sticky rice.   Before long the countryside will be covered in blankets of green.

The green season also tends to bring with it a slow-down in tourism.  Visiting Laos during green season, however, definitely has its perks.  With tourist traffic down, towns are quieter and more peaceful – no pushing your way through the night market or getting turned away from popular restaurants.  Prices for hotels and tours are also dramatically reduced, allowing travelers to see and do much more with their money than they would in the high season.

Yes, the reason it is green season is because there is more rain which is why some hesitate to visit Laos during this time of year.  However, rain showers are most often short, only lasting for couple hours and many times at night.

We invite you to make the most of this green season with a stay at the Luang Say Residence in Luang Prabang or by taking a cruise with Mekong Cruises on the Mekong River.  We will provide you with an unforgettable Lao experience.