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Banana Boat

Shop 42 Ban Aphai | owned by Ma Te Sai, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 260 654
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Tai Leu Village: Truly a Memorable Experience

Visiting the Tai Leu weaving village was one of the most memorable experiences of my travels in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shoelick
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Singapore
A Fun Day on the River to Visit the Waterfalls

I booked a day to see the falls in advance of my arrival in Luang Prabang as I wanted to make sure... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Ono O
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Fremont, California
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Better Boat Trips on the Mekong. Welcome to Luang Prabang, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and convergence of the Mekong and Khan Rivers. There are many sites to visit around this beautiful town and the best way to explore is by boat. Our trips include the highlights, Kuangsi Waterfall and Pak Ou Caves, along with other interesting stops, and the ever popular sunset cruise.
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Shop 42 Ban Aphai | owned by Ma Te Sai, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the Tai Leu weaving village was one of the most memorable experiences of my travels in Southeast Asia: it felt very authentic and the kindness/hospitality of the staff and villagers blew me away. Our driver, Phan, picked me up right on time from my...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I booked a day to see the falls in advance of my arrival in Luang Prabang as I wanted to make sure to have the private boat ride to the falls on the specific day I had available. The booking process went smooth, and I...More

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MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you for your review. Due to logistics, it is difficult to include the village fees for the temples, as the temple ticket booths are far away from the boat and the boat captain goes from one temple to the other. For the lunch, yes...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

Emi Weir and her amazing guides showed us the very best of Luang Prabang from recommendation on hotel to river trips and unusual finds. Have her show you the cotton villages and the superb weaving of the native Lao women. And, don't forget to ask...More

Thank stephanieSeattle
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day out on the Mekong River. It was our first day in Luang Prabeng and a wonderful way to start. We were collected at our hotel by tuk tuk and taken straight to our own boat for just the four of us. They had...More

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MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thank you. I'm glad your girls enjoyed the truck, although we can arrange alternative transport for those who may find it a little difficult, it is a fun way to see the countryside.

Reviewed 24 February 2017

We booked this through email with Emi for 60$ for 2 adults and 2 children. I was very happy with the prompt responses and ease of booking. The cruise included a pick up at our hotel which was a bit out of town (for which...More

Thank SGZZ13
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This was the highlight of our trip to Laos. We’re touring SE Asia and only had a couple days in Laos. Emi’s “banana boat water fall tour” (BB01) was the perfect trip for our schedule. We got to experience a lot of things with this...More

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MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Thank you so much, I think Hawaiians and Lao people have a lot in common, knowing how to enjoy life and take it easy. Pouk really enjoyed having you onboard.

Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had a wonderful full day with our fellow tour companions. By organizing everything in the background, Emi gave us a fantastic adventure without ever making us feel like we were on a typical bulk tour. The trip down the Mekong was beautiful and the...More

Thank Sean B
MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Thank you so much for your review, that is exactly what we aim for.

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Could not think of a more delightful way to spend a day in LP. If your in a rush and don't want to experience anything like most of the rush tourists to the Falls, then skip this review. Wonderfully organised via email with Emi we...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The banana boat ride to see the Pak Ou Caves was very enjoyable. The view during the journey was spectacular! We stopped by a couple of villages on the way there and back and got to see how paper, lao lao "whiskey" and scarves are...More

Thank XNDTA
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We took the day trip to Kuang Si Falls but swapped the temples for a quick visit to the Butterfly Park. From booking to when we were dropped back to town at the end of the day it was seamless. Emi kept us informed via...More

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Par19
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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
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