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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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Swidnica, Poland
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent trip even in rainy season. Probably even better as the slow boat was not fully occupied. Little bit of rain but as reward picturesque views of the Mekong banks with hidden villages and houses. With overnight stay in Pak Beng (and few shots of banana whisky) the trip is actually wonderful experience, definitely worth doing. Just remember that during... More

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N.E. Vic
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Read reviews on tripadvisor and it all went just like in the script. Adisak was a good communicator got us visa forms day before departure to our hotel in Chiang Khong. Picked up from hotel, border crossed and on the boat by 9:30am. Service continued to dropping us at our hotel in Luang Prabang. Fantastic way to travel and see... More

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Brussels, Belgium
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

In Laos, Mekong flows through endless mountains and rainforest, with occasional villages stocked to its banks. A two-day cruise from Luang Prabang to Huayxai or reverse is a must for any travel in Laos. Stunning views, great atmosphere on the boat with both fellow travellers and the locals and a sense of real Laos surrounding you - all these make... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
44 helpful votes 44 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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