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Address: Hang Boun Road, Vientiane 01, Laos
Phone Number: +856 21 264 528
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Description: With now fourteen years of experience, Green Discovery Laos is the most...
With now fourteen years of experience, Green Discovery Laos is the most well-known and highly regarded adventure and Eco-tourism tour operator and probably the only social enterprise in the country. Be it adventure or immersion into scenic tranquillity, Green Discovery has ensured that all its excursions and holidays are suited to the most discerning and unique of travellers. Safety remains a priority in whatever activity is involved, and we are proud of our safety record with more than 150.000 travelers using our services since 2000.
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Good tour but a expensive

We booked the Pak Ou boat trip. We were picked up by boat as our hotel is situated on the river. As we were peacefully navigating the Mekong river our guide told us everything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We booked the Pak Ou boat trip. We were picked up by boat as our hotel is situated on the river. As we were peacefully navigating the Mekong river our guide told us everything about Mekong life in Laos. We visited several villages were we saw how paper, 'whisky' and silk scarfs were made. After a short lunch (good food)... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I did the 1 day City Tour & Buddha Park day trip with Green Discovery. One thing I liked about Green Discovery is that they will run the tour with only one person. The down side to this is that the cost for a solo traveler is pretty steep. But, they tell you how much it will be if no... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We decided at the last minute to visit Laos and left the planning to Green Discovery because they are a local company. It does well to remember that Laos is a third world country with a fledgling tourism industry. With that in mind, Green Discovery were very efficient and professional. The guide, Noi, and driver, Vanh, were excellent, very attentive... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Other reviewers have said it before; Green Discovery only makes sense if you have a big group going for a trip. I've done three trips with them now, mainly because I live in Laos and I'm desperate to get outdoors from time to time, but I pay a hefty price for that addiction. Unlike in Japan or the US, trials... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We signed up for a day sightseeing tour from Vientiane to Vang Vieng. I guess we didn't realize exactly how far it was and how long and boring the car ride would be. We spent a total of 7 hours in the car for less than an hour at the caves. We did stop at a "Hmong" market that was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

An excellent, but pricey (US $253/two people) day trip. Guide (Noy) was most knowledgeable and made this one of the best trips we have ever been on. We visited two markets, the dam, a salt mine, buddhas carved out of rock and went on a one hour boatride around the lake. Only disappointment - the dreadful restaurant where we had... More 

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TsongMae, General Manager at Green Discovery Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Rick! Thank you for the nice review! ans yes, I would agree this tour can be pricey for 2 people. Typically this tour engages a lot of fix costs like a car and driver for the day, a guide and a boat. These costs are normally shared by the participants and therefore if we have 4 people in the... More 

Chester, Canada
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

With help of cooperative, informative agent Dale, Green Discovery office in Vientiane, we 2 adults set up a private slow longboat tour as a means of travel between Luang Prabang and Luang Namtha, northern Laos, in mid-February, 2014. A short Mekong portion was diverted to road transport due to construction of damn, but otherwise tour offered everything as promised. Visit... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We booked a 7 days trip with Dale Wright of Green Discovery. the trip was planned perfectly and included day tours, kayaking, transportation, guides, hotel and restaurant booking and a lot of care and knowledge. we were highly impressed with the service level which made our trip unforgettable. We had the feeling the trip was " made to measure" especially... More 

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GreenDiscoveryLaosDW, Director of Sales at Green Discovery Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We do our absolute best to ensure all of our clients have an excellent time during their visits to Laos therefore it is really and honestly genuinely appreciated when seeing feedback both positive and negative in order to help us improve our services. I am so happy that you had... More 

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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is the one day kayaking trip starting and/or finishing in Vang Vieng or Vientiane, depending on what you want. We were travelling in a group of five and had two guides with us - one carrying the food and dry bags containing our valuables and the other showing us the way and pointing out interesting things along the trip.... More 

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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Decided to book a tour for a city discovery, it sure beats walking around in the heat. It was good to see all the main points of interest in the city and having a guide made it more interesting as he told us the history behind all the places we visited. Tour included chilled water and a lovely buffet lunch.... More 

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