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A must do

Firstly, we have to thanks our tour operator and guide Cham for all the hard work he put into... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
johnbV7950ES
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Wonderful introduction to Laos

We were picked up from Chang Rai exactly when promised, and helped across the border into Laos... read more

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Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

We had planned to go with Mekong Smile Cruises as we had read the good reviews and the price seemed good.
When we showed up at the office in Hua Xai friday 22/1 and wanted to join the boat leaving saturday 23/1 we were told there were no boats leaving until 30/1. As they had no reservations they did not run the boat.
We ended up going with another company, and that was great too, but I write this as information for others that travel without a schedule, so that you know it's not just to show up.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Houmpheng D, Owner at Mekong Smile Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2016

Thank you for your review, we apprciate any feedback. We are a very popular cruise and have a large public demand so would reccommend anyone wanting to join the Mekong Smile Cruise to book in advance, i am sorry if this caused any distruption to your travels and hope you enjoyed your experience.

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Reviewed January 17, 2016

This cruise could not have been better. From the moment I was picked up, until I was dropped off at my guesthouse after the cruise, I could not have asked for anything better. The boat was beautiful, the guide was knowledgeable and fun, and always available to answer any questions. The food was excellent, and non - stop. The Captain obviously knew his job very well - this river requires good navigational skills. The stops were informative, and well planned. The scenery was above and beyond what I expected. Everyone on our cruise considered it a perfect 2 days.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed January 1, 2016

A fantastic trip on an clean nice boat, with good food and people that cared for you every step. Drivers were on time, everyone was helpful, the scenery was perfect, something We would really recommend. Good value!

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Marita T
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Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Despite being a relatively new company Mekong Smile ticked all the boxes. From the moment we booked they were helpful, friendly (there was no hard sell which was nice) and well organised. The boat, on the first day in particular, was charming! It was clean, comfortable and had great food. A perfect way to spend a couple of days drifting down the Mekong. I would whole heartily recommend this company to anyone thinking of booking.

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank AbbiJK
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Reviewed December 25, 2015

We were a couple
In fact the only couple on the cruise ...we were treated so kindly by all
The guide helped us threw the boarder
The trip was the highlight of our adventure in Laos
The captains wife made fabulous meals
We went on a reduced special price and truely got more than we ever expected

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank Heather M
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