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Mekong River

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Ranked #12 of 126 attractions in Laos
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Motor-boating
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Emailed Adisak of Nagi tours as recommended by another Trip advisor reviewer. It was easy and I asked if we could be picked up from our Chiang Rai hotel the morning of the 2 day cruise and everything ran like clockwork, including our border crossing into Laos. Mr Kham Lar was our guide for the two day cruise and he... More

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Brisbane, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

What a great adventure this is we booked from Chiang Rai and got a one way ticket inclusive of transfers to the Laos border at Huay Xai. Make sure you take some passport photos with you, get these photos done in Thailand as different countries require different size passport photos. Do not cash your Thai Baht into Laos Kip at... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We absolutely loved this trip. My wife and I decided to go with this option after reading all the horror stories about Pakbeng etc. It's a very reasonable price for the trip when you consider it includes the accommodation for the night in Pakbeng, 2 lunches and 1 breakfast, tea and coffee, transfers in Luang Prabang and Haux Xai, tour... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I had a really relaxing two day trip with two Thai friends down the Mekong from the Thai Border to Lawang Pabang. Following good advice we paid for the slow boat that takes two full days instead of the speed boats which take about 7-hours ( not recommended unless you in a big hurry).It you have the time this is... More

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Makati, Philippines
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Getting there was a surprise, I didn't expect for it to be dry. It's none of the pictures posted in here, made me doubt if I got to the correct watercourse. Researching more, I learned that it's a really really long river, so I'm concluding that the other reviews here aren't talking about the part which can be found in... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

What had been a very nice and relaxing two day boat trip form Huay Xai to Luang Prabang crashed at the end when they pulled into this naked hillside about 10 miles from Luang Prabang and told us to lug our gear up this sandy hillside to a waiting tuk tuk. Then you pay extra to sit in the back... More

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Waltham, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Great service, but a bit pricey. The hotel in Pak Beng was basic but fine. Given the small size of the town, I am willing to bet that we stayed at the best one. Keep in mind that this cruise tends to draw travelers ages 50 and up, probably because absolutely everything is taken care of for you. I couldn't... More

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Sassenheim, the Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our 2-day showboat cruise started from Thailand. We crossed the new bridge form Chiang Khong to Huay Xai and lost quite a lot of time at the visa office. The trip cost $ 265 for two persons, including two lunches, free coffee, team and water and a night at the Phetsokxai Hotel in Pakbeng, halfway to Luang Prabang. The trip... More

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San Diego
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189 reviews 189 reviews
95 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We understand that we could have make this trip for less. However, for us, at age 72, it was well worth it. Adisak answered my many email questions, gave us our Visa documents the evening before we departed and had us picked up at the hotel, taken thru customs and driven to the boat. The boat was less than half... More

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Chiang Mai
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The first thing you need to know about the private boats like the Nagi and Shompoo Cruise is that the boats they use to transport you do not appear to be owned by these companies. Nagi and Shompoo subcontract with local boat owners on any given day. Thus the pictures you see on their websites may not quite match up... More

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