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Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

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Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

Has anyone done this trip lately on Magi of Mekong? How was it?

Is it better to start in L.P.Luang Prabang or HouiXai?

Is overnight recommended a day before in HouiXai to board the boat?

Is there any bus going from the Thai-side direct to Chiang Rai or

to Chiang Mai? Does anyone know about the schedule?

Any information regarding this trip will be very much appreciated.

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1. Re: Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

If you are referring to the Nagi Cruises, then I have heard a few postive reports but not done the trip myself. Whether you start in Luang Prabang or Huay Xai really depends a lot on you onward travel plans - in does not make a great deal of difference, although I think the Nagi may be cheaper departing from Luang Prabang.

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2. Re: Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

you should overnight in Chiang Rai, the hotel offer services to the border and then the boat will have someone to pick you up in Laos' side.

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3. Re: Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

Thank you.would you know which Hotel offers this Service and how Long and how

much would the Transfer cost

Edited: 4:09 pm, October 11, 2010
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4. Re: Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

If you check the Nagi website and click on "Baan Nai Sra and the Nagi of Mekong cruise", it offers One night accommodation at Baan Nai Sra, home cooked dinners & breakfasts.

- Transfer from the resort to the Thai immigration office on the cruise day, visa / immigration assistance and luggage handling. Lao visa & immigration forms will be given to you at the resort and the cruise to Luang Prabang.

The price is only about 1100THB more than if you just did the cruise.

Let us know how the cruise was, I'm booked to do it next year.

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5. Re: Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

thanks a lot for the information.

I ll let you know about the cruise as soon as I m back home, about on

February 15th, hope this is not too late for you.

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6. Re: Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

Departure date is 8th February.

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7. Re: Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

hi again, shall try to give you some information on the way from an Internet

café.

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8. Re: Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

Thanks Rita Nina, that would be really great and much appreciated. Whatever happens though, have a wonderful trip.

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9. Re: Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

My husband and I are booked on the Nagi on November 3rd.

We will let you know how it goes when we get back to Australia at the beginning of December.

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10. Re: Two days cruise on the Mekong from Houi Xai to L.P. and v.v

I have also booked on Nagi for January 7 2011. Adisak was really quick to respond to my emails and he took my details so hoping all will be good. I will be back in Australia at end of January so I will update you all on my adventures.