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Banana Boat Tours

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Better boat trips and tours. The Mekong River is your gateway to local experiences and popular attractions around Luang Prabang. We also can take you to authentic experiences on and around the Nam Ou River, Nongkhiaw area. Take a tour with us and...more
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Ban Aphai | opposite the Aham Guesthouse & Sports Bar, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
+856 71 260 654
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were picked up from our hotel and took to the office to pay, the tuk tuk then took us to the boat where we went across the Mekong to the caves and the temple - although the guide demanded a 10,000 Kip for opening...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BristolJeanine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did this tour today and loved every moment. The booking was very easy and the tour itself was just what I was hoping for. We toured the farm and picked herbs for lunch, learned all about the rice growing process, had a go at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 462melp
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We were highly impressed with our tour, from the start. I submitted a request on their website, requesting a tour for the following day, and received a prompt response. Our tuk tuk driving arrived early to pick us up, and the boat was ready when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank flowergirl5
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We booked an evening river cruise (BB03). The cruise was beautiful, and we visited a temple across the river from town. They provided one beer apiece (two would have been better), as well as tasty spring rolls and peanuts. No bottled water was provided (only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eric9224
MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Hi Eric, Thank you for your review, it does help our team. I think you misunderstood the water on the boat. We use refillable metal bottles from large bottles of water, to reduce plastic waste. It is an initiative we started last year to try...More

Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This is not our first trip to Luang Prabang having visited three years ago and used Banana Boat for a tour to Kuang Si falls. We were so happy with them last time we decided to use them again for a return visit to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MelbourneSeeTheWorld
MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Thank you MelbourneSeeTheWorld for your feedback. Whilst we have always promoted our tours as independent, that is we have a captain who speaks a little English, but no guide or serving staff, we have not had this problem raised before as each customer is different....More

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

I was very keen to do a Banana Boat tour when I was visiting Luang Prabang in Laos. I booked the Ban Leu homestay tour with a particular interest in going to and participating in a textile weaving tour. I was so happy with the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Karuna H
Reviewed July 19, 2018

My friend and I had booked a trip for Laos, and I was extremely excited to explore all of the highlights I'd heard about; the Mekong River, the Kuang Si waterfalls, the temples, the bears...and I was even more thrilled to find an affordable, all-in-one...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thanks for your kind review Alisa. Travelling in the green season everyone needs to take their time walking around Luang Prabang as the banks and unpaved paths get very slippery. We are lucky to have the Free the Bears Sanctuary staff at Kuangsi to help...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

I joined BB01 with my friend. A tuk-tuk picked us to the pier at around 10 am. As the tour was not guided, a staff explained our itinerary clearly before we got on board. The team prepared us some snacks, drinks, light picnic lunch, and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thank you Oi yin N for this review, glad you enjoyed the nature of Luang Prabang, Your description gives lots of helpful information, one little note would be we stop in Ban Sing, Thin Som is the village next door, but I'm surprised you can...More

Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We didn't find the office straight away but then saw the sign, it is located within Ma Te Sai handicrafts store. We booked BB01 and had a great day. Not a busy time of year so it was just the two of us on the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Mary H
Reviewed April 16, 2018

When we booked our trip, we had not anticipated that Laos celebrates New Years so very big and that many things would be closed. When I contacted Banana Boat, they reminded me of this, even noting that their offices would be closed, but that they...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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March 11, 2015|
Response from MekongQueen | Property representative |
From Luang Prabang it is a nice overland trip to Vietnam to Dien Ben Phu and then Sapa. Luang Prabang - Nongkhiaw by road. Nongkhiaw to Mueang Kua by boat and then from Meuang Kua bus to Dein Ben Phu, where you overnight and... More