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“A sail trip on the Mekong to visit the Golden Triangle.”
Review of Mekong River

Mekong River
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This trip on the Mekong River was done in conjunction with a trip to the Golden Triagle, where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. It is worth doing and an experience. A great feeling to be here between the three countries. A day trip is highly recommended.

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Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Suitable for relax on vacation ,superb view with khong river especially sunset. You will find local food made from fish in the river( fish Tom yum) and coconut process is the best product from loei province

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Reviewed 21 January 2015

On the first day, we visited two caves, up steep flights of steps to see lots of Buddhas, which was interesting, and big events for the Buddhists. We were just unlucky with the weather, as it was bearable during the day and absolutely freezing at night; in fact it was so cold it was impossible to sleep. Built for that climate the 'hotel' had no glass in the windows, and only a thin duvet.
Do not believe the organiser's literature when it says you only need a thin sweater; you may need much more, take a Rab, just in case, and warm pyjamas. However, the staff there were great and the Laos dance by some children enchanting.
We took the most expensive option for the boat, but it didn't help us with the cold. The staff on board were good and the food was goodish. The next morning it was so cold, they had to put the sides of the boat down to shield us from the weather. In the afternoon, however, the sun came out and then it became an enjoyable experience.
We visited two villages on the river, which were very much mixed blessings. The poverty is daunting, and challenging, with two long lines of women and children sitting in the dust all challenging you to buy silk goods. It is almost impossible to get to the end of this daunting walk without wanting to buy something, but, forewarned by the guide, and knowing that it wasn't Laos silk, but a mix of inferior Chinese silk and cotton ; further it is a conundrum about whether they made it, or had it shipped in and you were paying more than in a town.
We wanted to help and bought something, which we immediately got washed at the hotel. We both felt a little guilty for not having done more. We arrived at Luang Prabang tired, but, on the whole, glad we had done it as the company were not responsible for the weather, although they are changing their literature to ensure it does not mislead about cold weather clothing.

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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

I spent 2 days cruising down the Mekong in a slow boat as part of a small group tour and thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it! We sailed along the border between Thailand and Laos and then into Laos to Luang Prabang. The scenery was great, particularly in Laos and we visited the Pak Ouy caves. We slept off the boat each night. I'd certainly recommend it!

1  Thank John H
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

The Mekong can be reached along much of the northeastern border of Thailand. It's well worth a stop wherever you may encounter it.

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