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Address: 05000, Laos
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Huge river.

Very impressed with the Mekong and the boat trip. It's a huge fast flowing river, even outside rainy season which does make it a brown, mucky colour but just its presence is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
tim p
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressed with the Mekong and the boat trip. It's a huge fast flowing river, even outside rainy season which does make it a brown, mucky colour but just its presence is awesome. Not a great deal to see, other than foliage around the banks and hillside with the north bank hardly populated at all. It's an awesome river.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We travelled from Chiang Kong in Thailand to Louangprabang in Laos over a leisurely 2 days. Very relaxing and excellent value and organisation by Adisak of Nagi of Mekong.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Luang Say Cruise. We were met at the Immigration Office by Luang Say's representative Kee (easily identified by a sign and uniform) who ensured smooth processing for everyone to cross from Chiang Khong into Laos. After a couple of short bus trips to complete the border crossing, we left Huay Xai for two great... More 

2 Thank Vanessa H
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We took a boat for 2 hours boat trip on the river. It's nice to see from-the river side the banks. You can see people work the tiny fields on river banks . Fishermen fishing and more. It's a nice quiet trip. Worth it We decided to skip the PAK Ou caves as per recommendations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I am writing a review here as I couldn't find any specific reviews for LuangSay cruises unfortunately but because we really enjoyed our trip with them, I wanted to share or experience. We were on the first trip up river in July and there was only four of us on board, so plenty of space to spread out and enjoy... More 

1 Thank keentogoSydney
Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

3 days & 2 nights of boating up the Mekong River from Luang Prabang to Houayxay. Meeting minority villages, staying at Kamu and Luang Say Lodges and learning about the everyday life for people living on the Mekong. The Kamu long boat was small, comfortable and smooth and the guide, Tong, was fantastic! The luang say boat was a lot... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Probably, the best part to enjoy Luang Prabang at first is staying at Mekong River view hotels. In the morning, you hear locals prepare their days and get to feel like you are living in Laos not staying at a hotel. While Nam khan river side allows you to have more quietness. You can mix your stay. In terms of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We took the Slow Boat from the Thai border into Laos. The slow boat is a great way to travel, and offers some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful nature. You will make a stop for the first and second night before arriving in Luang Prabang.

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Rayong, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Starting in the Tibetan Plateau and running through Yunnan Province in Southern China, the Mekong flows through Laos before continuing its 4000-odd kilometer journey to Thailand, Cambodia and eventually Vietnam, where it empties itself into the South China Sea through the vast network of the Mekong Delta. The Mekong is a vital natural resource to Laos, providing river transport for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

We traveled the Mekong for two days and one night, from Houay Xai, too Luang Prabang, Stopping at Pakbeng overnight and two small villages on route. Our boat was owned by Nagi of Mekong and was just perfect. There was only eight of us on the boat, It was very well organised and the crew members were friendly and very... More 

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