3 independent reviews for Mekong Adventure in Laos & Cambodia

Reviews for Mekong Adventure in Laos & Cambodia

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review 29 May 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The scenery and seeing the country away from the usual tourist trail. Following the Mekong gave the theme to the journey through the country and meant we saw different aspects of the country.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't expect 5 star accommodation and comfort but getting away from that is part of the experience - everything is of a good standard albeit in some places a bit more basic.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes - the approach was to engage local people not just stare at them - we saw investment in communities and were able to contribute and donate in a positive way - Mines Action Group for example.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

The tour exceeded my expectation, we saw amazing parts of the country without the usual tourist trail with packed days at a doable pace that allowed the tour group to dwell on the points of interest to them. I truly think that this is the best tour I have been on, not just because of the amazing country and their people but because of the management and tour approach. I would recommend it as a must do if you love Asia.

review 15 Dec 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Canoeing on the Mekong and watching the river dolphins.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

As we were the only people on the tour for 75% of the time I felt that we probably didn't reduce environmental impacts considering the distance we covered.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Amazing. Some of the hotels were out of this world. The people of Laos were friendly and the guides very helpful. We had some great experiences.

review 24 Nov 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Every day was something different, we walked through jungle; rode elephants; explored caves and sailed in wooden boats, sometimes we used a wooden plank, sometimes we were knee deep in the river! We saw amazing temples and wooden huts that the locals lived in, we saw how people lived and how they dried peppers in their satellite dishes! There were sad parts too, understanding the legacy of the Vietnam war, unexploded bombs everywhere and maimed people. However, the people were great fun, as curious about us as we were about them.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

This was our first trip to S.E. Asia, so we were unsure about what to expect. The hotels were all ok or good, with showers and proper toilets, but when you are out and about it's mainly squat toilets. The guides and drivers wouldn't let us carry our bags, the staff in all the hotels were all helpful and the guides couldn't do enough to help. Everything was well organised, and the guides and transport were always on time. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation? Just book it, and have an amazing time, we did!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The guides used local restaurants, transport and services, so it looks like most of our money went into the local economy. It didn't feel like a normal corporate style package vacation, there was time to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of local markets.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Brilliant.....we're planning the next trip!

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