Day trip

Luang Prabang: Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Waterfalls Cruise

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Manifa Travel Co Ltd

Luang Prabang: Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Waterfalls Cruise

Activity provider: Manifa Travel Co Ltd

From US$ 49 per person

Embark on a shared or private cruise to Pak Ou Caves with a stop to taste rice whiskey and explore a cave. After lunch in an elephant camp, travel by car to Kuang Si Falls.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup available from hotels and guest houses located in the Luang Prabang city area.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the unique sight of more than 4,000 Buddha icons in the 2 caves
  • Explore Kuang Si Falls, the most beautiful and famous falls in Laos
  • Savor a buffet lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Mekong River
  • Choose between shared or private cruise options
Full description

Enjoy a private or shared group boat tour to the Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Waterfalls departing from Luang Prabang. You will be picked up at your accommodation and travel straight to the pier. Hop onboard a long tail boat for a relaxing journey aong the Mekong River. Enjoy the views from the water as you pass by local villages and fishing communities. After the first hour and a bit, the boat makes its first short stop at the popular Ban Xang Hai, also known as ‘the whiskey village’. Explore the village, see the process of making Lao Lao, the country’s beloved rice whiskey, and taste the finished product. Continue by boat traveling slowly along the Mekong in the direction of the glorious Pak Ou Caves. Arrive at a small boat landing dock where stairs lead you straight up to the cave. These limestone Buddhist caves have been a place of worship for thousands of years, over this time a collection of Buddha statues and idols have filled these spiritual natural caves Enter the Ou River to visit the limestone cliffs. Then, after a 30-minute boat ride down the Mekong River, arrive at Manifa Elephant Camp for lunch. Enjoy a full buffet-style lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river and free-roaming elephants. After lunch break, travel by car to the Kuang Si Waterfalls. Enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the three-layered Kuang Si Waterfalls. Walk the trails of the nature reserve and swim in the refreshing turquoise water pools and visit the bear rescue center. Depart for Luang Prabang, with a short stop at Ban Na Uan Hmong village on the way. Return to the city with drop-off at your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fees
  • 1-hour boat cruise
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Towel
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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 9 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4/5

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    I loved the tour. You get to see so many different places and our guide was very helpful, could speak English very well and was able to answer all of our questions. The group was quite small and consisted of only 8 people. The tour was very well organized and the transfer from and to the hotel worked perfectly. In total our tour took place from 8:30-19:00. Special thanks to our Guide Mr. Thin!

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    September 17, 2022

    Overall it’s a fun and cool experience with the tour. Our tour guide, Mr Thin is very friendly and he explained and shares with us the histories of the places we visited. He also speak fluent English and accommodate our needs well! :-)

    September 13, 2022

    That was a particularly nice and round tour and more than worth the money!

    August 17, 2022

    Product ID: 354201