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Address: Laos
Activities: Motor-boating

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Very nice and a good one day outing

We did a one day upstream cruise from laung prabang. We started in the morning and were done by 2-3 pm. We had a private boat with a guide. It was very relaxing with views of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We did a one day upstream cruise from laung prabang. We started in the morning and were done by 2-3 pm. We had a private boat with a guide. It was very relaxing with views of the countryside. On the way stopped at PakOu Caves. These are 2 linked caves where they have thousands Buddha statues left by pilgrims. Stopped... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

So there arent many options to get from the border and i cannot comment on the speedboat (some say its dangerous) or the bus (i dislike most buses). The slow boat, the first day we got some decent seats, actually had 3 betwene 2 of us so we were fairly comfortable. At first the scenary and experiance of being on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We have recently had the pleasure of doing this 'slow boat' trip from the Thai Border down the Mekong River to Luang Prabang. I cannot say enough how lovely the trip was, how great the staff were and how well organised it was from start to finish. Firstly Adisak answered all my queries immediately via email beforehand. They took no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I just spent 2 days on the luang Say cruise from the Thai border to Luang Prabang . Having just left a luxury Thai resort we were a bit apprehensive about this part of our itinerary ,we needn't have been . At first glance the luang say certainly wasn't a Silver sea liner . But after an hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a really excellent two day trip down the Mekong with Luang Say Cruises from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang. The quality of the experience does come at a cost but I felt that the overall value for money was very high. We flew into Chiang Rai, Thailand for a few nights and then had arranged with Luang Say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Sailing down Mekong onboard Nagy was a highlight of my Laos trip. Had feared the public boat, which sounded more than survival than god fun. Payed a little more but I have an experience I will look back at with great pleasure. The guide onboard, Ka, was very serviceminded and made everything work perfect.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you're between the ages of 18 to 30, this is a fun trip and you're young enough to endure the travails. Anybody older - beware. I'm talking about the SLOW PUBLIC BOAT (not the speed boats) that you can book through tour agencies or by yourself. Getting from Thailand to Laos to catch the boat is difficult if you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Laos is one hidden jewel in Asia. We travelled through Vietnam, Cambodia and later to Thailand. The landscape of water and mountain ranges plus the friendliness of people surpasses any expectations. Lao, as it is correctly named, should never be missed. Angie

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austin tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We traveled with Nagi in late January, 2015. The weather was pleasant, though chilly in the morning. But not to worry, Nagi provided blankets. The crew were all very pleasant and the leader, Kae, was just wonderful to take care of us. I had trouble walking on some of the parts, and he was right there to assist me. The... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

For the most part, our experience on the Nagi of the Mekong Slow Boat was positive. We had 26 guests (capacity is 30, I believe), but we didn't feel crowded. Perhaps we were lucky, but we had a very nice group on board and chatted with various people, and our guide was kindly and earnest. We appreciated being transported from... More 

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