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Address: 05000, Laos
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An original idea, mostly well executed

I travelled down the Mekong from the Thai border on one of Luang Say's open-sided, fairly flat bottomed boats well suited to the low levels the river can attain as a result of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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146 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled down the Mekong from the Thai border on one of Luang Say's open-sided, fairly flat bottomed boats well suited to the low levels the river can attain as a result of the many dams already built and others under construction. There are no great sights to see, although a few stops provide agreeable diversions, but the scenery is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

What a great and relaxing way of traveling. Those two days were lovely. I went for "Nagi" who provided a 36 meter traditional Lao style riverboat. Friendly and helpful staff, excellent food on board, not too many people, all worked out fine (from pick-up, till drop off and also the overnight stay) The two visits of villages was a nuisance... More 

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Houthalen, Belgium
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70 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The trip from Luang Prabang to Pak Beng and later to Houay Xai was very relaxing. SInce this is the tip upstream, there were not many people on the boat (5). The crew was very nice and they helped out whereever they could. Getting a sleeping place in Pak Beng was no problem at all. I can say that I... More 

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wales
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73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We originally contacted Nagi back in January this year, the replies were prompt and very helpful .He helped to organise transfer from Chiang Rai as well. From the time we arrived in Chiang Khong assistance was there to help fill out the entry forms to Laos. On the morning of departure the owner personally came to our guesthouse and the... More 

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Beckenham
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74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We went on a pre-arranged, private, trip on the Mekong. There was the captain of the boat, his wife, our guide and us. It was fantastic. The boat went upstream from Luang Prabang as a leisurely pace, plenty of time to see what the native people are doing alongside the river. The first stop was at a village where they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We booked this cruise as we wanted a bit of luxury for the 2 day trip from Huoay Xai to Luang Prabang. We were staying at a guesthouse in Houay Xai and were met in the morning by a Nagi rep who took us to the pier. As soon as we were on the boat we instantly felt as though... More 

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paisley
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time with Mekong smile. Great email communication, the boat guide was brilliant, boat crew were great and the food was delicious too! The trips were really good on the river too. A nice boat and such lovely polite, gentle and humorous people too! This is my first trip to Laos and I will be back! Such... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I loved my 2 day boat trip along the Mekong River from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang. We stopped overnight in Pakbeng half through the journey. The scenery that you can see on the boat ride is phenomenal. I went on this journey at the end of October and the countrysiden and jungle was so lush and green and appeared... More 

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Turin, Italy
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Don't be stressed...relax and enjoy the long boat trip on the river...take some food, a camera and relax...once in life you discover slowliness...and we all enjoyed it, parents and son of 7year old (for kids...take some nice games book!)

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auckland n z
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Yesterday we did a tour of the Mequon Delta I just couldn't believe how hot it was so make sure not to many clothes, A hat is a must insect repellent and old shoes lush vegetation local music and singing good fresh food The boat was very easy get getting off and on ,we went to a carpentry village where... More 

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