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Mekong Smile Cruise

07/152 Ming Muang Road, Huay Xai 05000, Laos
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Great Trip - not for people with mobility issues

A lovely way to explore the Mekong and get from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang. The trip went very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane G
Great way to start a visit to Laos

It was a pleasant two days Mekong trip. I am a very experienced traveler and I strongly recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RogerioBairrao
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The Laos Mekong River Cruise goes from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang and vice-versa. We offer a 2 day slow boat cruise on overnight in Pakbeng, and we will be happy to help you to get to Chiang Khong - Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai, Thailand. Please join us on our luxury cruise and an unforgettable experience of life on the mighty Mekong River.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pak beng” (23 reviews)
“pak ou caves” (13 reviews)
“chiang rai” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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07/152 Ming Muang Road, Huay Xai 05000, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely way to explore the Mekong and get from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang. The trip went very smoothly and I was grateful for help to cross the border from Thailand into Laos. Hotel pick up was on time and a nice air conditioned...More

Thank Diane G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasant two days Mekong trip. I am a very experienced traveler and I strongly recommend the Mekong Smile Cruise services.

Thank RogerioBairrao
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We started in HuayXay (we crossed the boarder in Chiang Khong and took the bus over the bridge). Our charming guide Ti picked us up at the boarder control and drove us to the pier. We were only five passengers on boat. That was fantastic...More

Thank Felix M
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

It was a nice relaxing two days down the river to Luang Prbang. Lots of amazing scenery to see along the way including some local wildlife. The over night stay at a hotel along the river was a nice break from the boat ride. I...More

1  Thank DHutch4633
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Two days relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Mekong. Delicious food on board, space to walk around, to stretch out on comfortabel chairs and beds, everything very clean. Blankets for the cold mornings. Well organised, good guide. Very recommandabel. I would love to do it again.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I have to agree with the many positive reviews about this brilliant trip. We arranged to be picked up from our hotel in Chiang Rai and taken to the border. Once we reached Laos we were meet by Sanh out guide who helped us through...More

1  Thank OJS363
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

A great experience! We travelled with Mekong Smile Cruises from Chiang Khong to Luang Prabang in January. Pheng, the owner, looked after us well throughout. We were picked up from our hotel in Chiang Khong and taken to the border, then guided through the border...More

Thank Kgual
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

I wanted to thank your staff for an enjoyable trip. The pick up at the hotel in Chiang Rai was right on time & the driver was also kind enough to drop off my postcards. The staff on the boat were very knowledgeable and we...More

Thank Dana M
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This is a delightful experience, from pre cruise arrangements to the actual journey. Our guide Si was very friendly and informative. The river scenery is very beautiful, with regular glimpses of riverside settlements. Sadly very little bird life along the river. Also plans to build...More

Thank Nick C
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We really enjoyed our trip down the Mekong from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang. We had a lovely guide who traveled with us, and we were well looked after by the family who run the boat. It was very comfortable and nice to have a...More

Thank Lara C
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ljgill
12 November 2017|
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Response from Houmpheng D | Property representative |
Hi, for the booking go to website Mekong Smile Cruise Many thanks Pheng
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Ann W
9 November 2016|
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Response from andrewkingsley | Reviewed this property |
Hope your trip goes well..just an afterthought. when going to the villages. children need paper and pens and books.we also collected the free stuff from the hotels we stayed at and took those. toothbrushes soap and other... More
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Miscara
7 September 2016|
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Response from Houmpheng D | Property representative |
Hi Miscara, You can book Mekong boat trip cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang on 19th December. The cost without hotel US$130 p/p We departure at 9:30am More info and booking e mail to us Cheers Pheng
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