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Mekong River

Laos
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Ranked #10 of 120 Attractions in Laos
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Motor-boating
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Motor-boating
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Scotts Head, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We chose Nagi of Mekong because of the reviews I read on trip advisor. It was certainly a very relaxing and comfortable trip...but...after crossing the border into Laos and going through customs there was no mini van for the 10k journey to the boat, we had to cram into tuk tuks, because apparently the mini van driver had gone fishing!!!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The mekong is a beautiful river, I love rivers, and the slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai/Thai border is a lovely way to see it. However, it is a long journey, make sure you have something to read or do on the way.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Went from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang (downstream). There was heaps of water and the trip was a bit shorter going downstream, but the downside was that the boat was quite full as this is the most popular direction. As many others have already reviewed the feature of the trip is the serenity and the great landscapes. Many of the... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The title says it all, The Mekong River is majestic. For eight hours in the slow boat to Luang Prabang, we floated through glorious natural forest which rises endlessly up the hillsides from the river, undulating green natural beauty that blends eventually into huge mountain ranges on the horizon. Astounding beauty on a huge scale. Saw a couple of villages... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Took the slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang and it was fantastic. Bobbing down the Mekong watching the jungle go by sipping a few beer Laos was great. Get your tickets at the dock, don't worry about travel agents. Take some snacks. Don't book the Pak Bang (half way stop) hotel with anyone before you arrive, just stroll... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My friend and I arrived in Chiang Khong with a plan to get the slow boat on the Mekong to Luang Prebang the next day but we needed to buy a boat ticket. After chatting with a few locals we learnt that it was cheaper to book the boat in Laos rather than in Thailand. So we decided to leave... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We booked a 2 days trip by slow boat from Houay xai to Luang Prabang with 1 night stay at Pak Beng village with Nagi of Mekong. Adisak Star is a superstar! always quick to respond to email for any questions you might have and live up to the service! The pick up at Chiang Khong and Houay Xai and... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Sat in a Moscow bar, Iv been reminiscing of the best two days travelling ever. The slow boat from chiang kong to Luang Prabang was the absolute highlight of my entire life - and that's not even an exaggeration. The slow boat goes remarkably Quickly - it's 7 hours a day For two days. And boy is it amazing! Motoring... More 

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Otley West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We got the slow boat from Huey Xai to Luang Prabang which in hindsight was a mistake. The cruise down the river was really good but the boat was full and there wasn't a lot of room to move about, but the scenery more than made up for this. We spend the night in Pakbeng as all the boats do.... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our tour group charted a boat for a trip on the Mekong River near Luang Probang in Laos. We spent about 3 hours on the river including lunch on the boat. We stopped at the caves for a view of the Buddha caves. The river is very beautiful where we took our trip. This is a very important river to... More 

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