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Banana Boat Tours

Ban Aphai | opposite the Aham Guesthouse & Sports Bar, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
+856 71 260 654
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Amazing customer service!

My friend and I had booked a trip for Laos, and I was extremely excited to explore all of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ailsa W
Great day tour for nature lovers (BB01)

I joined BB01 with my friend. A tuk-tuk picked us to the pier at around 10 am. As the tour was not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oi yin N
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Hong Kong, China
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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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“flatbed truck” (7 reviews)
“life jackets” (5 reviews)
“pak ou caves” (13 reviews)
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Ban Aphai | opposite the Aham Guesthouse & Sports Bar, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
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+856 71 260 654
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"river life"
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"mekong cruise"
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"across the river"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I had booked a trip for Laos, and I was extremely excited to explore all of the highlights I'd heard about; the Mekong River, the Kuang Si waterfalls, the temples, the bears...and I was even more thrilled to find an affordable, all-in-one...More

Thank Ailsa W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I joined BB01 with my friend. A tuk-tuk picked us to the pier at around 10 am. As the tour was not guided, a staff explained our itinerary clearly before we got on board. The team prepared us some snacks, drinks, light picnic lunch, and...More

Thank Oi yin N
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MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Oi yin N for this review, glad you enjoyed the nature of Luang Prabang, Your description gives lots of helpful information, one little note would be we stop in Ban Sing, Thin Som is the village next door, but I'm surprised you can...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We didn't find the office straight away but then saw the sign, it is located within Ma Te Sai handicrafts store. We booked BB01 and had a great day. Not a busy time of year so it was just the two of us on the...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

When we booked our trip, we had not anticipated that Laos celebrates New Years so very big and that many things would be closed. When I contacted Banana Boat, they reminded me of this, even noting that their offices would be closed, but that they...More

1  Thank Paul J
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Thoroughly recommend this trip! Easy to book with owner, Emi, good office location at Ma Te Sai. We paid US$88 each (2 people) and had our own private (new) boat - including full lunch (baguettes/specialty fried Oyster mushrooms with Kaffir Lime leaves/peanuts/date-like fruit/sweet rice balls),...More

1  Thank blairabroad2012
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We easily found the office in Luang Prabang using the information provided on the website. We booked the full day tour and happily paid the rate for 2 in order to travel at our own pace. The driver was very professional, punctual and drove very...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We booked a two night visit to Nongkiau with Emmy. We were picked up and taken to her store to pay where she asked if the driver could bring a few friends along for the first hour as they were attending a wedding. We obliged...More

Thank TKCollins
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MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

I take full responsibility for the drivers, as we contract out this service. As mentioned I changed drivers after receiving the news of his bad driving and then assumed you were with a driver that spoke English and was actually the best driver I have...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

First of all we are sorry to experience that a daytrip like BB04 daytour to Kuangsi waterfall with The Bear rescuecenter, the Butterfly farm and the Or pak ou Cave can be bought for just 45 dollars just next to our hotel. Their name is...More

Thank Melitta K
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MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Our prices start based on 2 people going on a private tour, as we mostly depart with 2 - 4 people, and we rarely actually can match groups on the same day, so volume pricing is not an option for our business. I have always...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We took the banana Boat up the Mekong River to see the Kuang si Falls. This was all booked online before we left. This was very well organised and a relaxing way to see the country areas of Luang Prabang. We visited a monastery and...More

1  Thank dac55
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We booked the BB04 all day tour starting with the Kuang Si Waterfalls, then the Butterfly park, followed by a boat trip up the Mekong to the Pak Ou caves and stopped at the Whiskey (&Weaving) Village on the way back. It was a lot...More

Thank Dave K
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MekongQueen, Owner at Banana Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you Dave, glad you enjoyed this tour, a lot in one day but great for time poor. Mr Phet is not a guide but our driver, who fortunately speaks English and has a great personality. We try to have him on this tour but...More

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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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