1 DAY Mekong Cruise to Pak Ou Caves. Kuang Si Waterfalls . Local Villages

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105 reviews   (4.53)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: laos, laos

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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A full day tour to the Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Waterfalls. We depart Luang Prabang boat pier in the morning. Floating along the Mekong River, you will be in love with the beautiful landscape in Luang Prabang. Stop by a village "Ban Xang Hai" for tasting unique local rice whisky and rice wine. Afterward, exploring the mystery cave with local tour guide.

Having buffet lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river. In the afternoon, we take a car to waterfalls and enjoy swimming in the cool water. At 5pm, we leave for the city. Stop by a Hmong village en route. We'll meet Hmong people wearing traditional cloths and see their small Hmong museum. Arrival at the city center or your hotel at 6:00.

There is an option visiting waterfalls in the morning and Caves and Sunset Boat Cruise in the afternoon. This is the same experience except the morning and afternoon itineraries are swapped.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Coffee and/or Tea

Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river. Savour the traditional Laos flavours and delight in the international style dishes. Vegetarian options available

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 120

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service animals allowed
  • This tour is not hard at all. But it's about 10 hours full day excursion including a long distance drive (60km). If old people and infants are in your group, please consider to choose our half day package or private package.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service animals allowed
  • This tour is not hard at all. But it's about 10 hours full day excursion including a long distance drive (60km). If old people and infants are in your group, please consider to choose our half day package or private package.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Whisky Village
A unique little village on the banks of the Mekong River. Ban Xang Hai, is also known as whisky village, is famous for their handicraft products like distilling and selling whisky, hand woven fabric and jewelry.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pak Ou Caves
These two caves are located some 25km from Luang Prabang where the Nam Ou River flows into the Meking. The journey on a slow moving longboat to caves is decidedly picturesque. Motoring upriver you can see locals fishing and listen to the joyful laugher of children splashing in the water. The caves are revered throughout Laos and a very popular place for tourists and pilgrimsalike. There are some 4000 statyes abd statyettes in the caves, mostly of the Buddha, many stukk covered with paper thin gilding. The first cave is reached by a steep staircase from the river’s edge, while the second cave is a little deeper inside the mountain: bring a torchilight!

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Manifa Elephant Camp
Have a buffet lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river surrounded by the tropical forests.You'll have a opportunity to see elephants free to roam around the Mekong river.

Fried Fish with Tamarind Sauce
Grilled Skewers (Meat, Veggie)
Chicken Coconuts Curry
Stir-fried Mixed Vegetables
Deep fried Potatoes and Onions, Eggplants
Pumpkin Coconuts Milk Potage Soup
Boiled egg
Luang Prabang Salad & Fresh Vegetables
Fresh spring rolls
Cream Sauce Spaghetti
Rice Noodle Soup
Steamed rice
Seasonal Fruits
Lao brewed Coffee & Tea

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Kuang Si Falls
The Kuang Si Falls, sometimes spelled Kuang Xi or known as Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is a three levelled waterfall about 29 kilometres (18 mi) south of Luang Prabang.

Upon reaching falls, relax and enjoy the magnificent natural surroundings. The water tumbles down and cascades gently into several cool, clear pools where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. The adventurous may walk to the top of the falls via a steep track where stunning views are awaiting them. Kuang Si Waterfalls also is a place where a rescue center for protecting sunbears, the endangered species, is located.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Phra Bat Tai
On the way back from the waterfalls, we stop at a temple facing the Mekong River in Luang Prabang. As we admire the beautiful sunset over the Mekong River, we hear monks' evening sutra chanting. (This destination is not visited by Mekong Sunset Cruise groups)

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great tour
NebT313, 27-09-2022
Great tour with an excellent guide - Mr Thin! Nice boat ride, interesting whiskey village and caves, great lunch(!) and awesome waterfalls. Mr Thin also gave us a lot of information.
the most fun we had in Laos
rajarshi85, 27-09-2022
Excellent experience. We booked this through TripAdvisor after seeing the great reviews. Best decision we made.

Booking experience was smooth. It helped to have a local SIM to talk to the organizers and set up our pickup details.

Our tour guide Mr Thin was the highlight of the entire experience. He was patient, funny and very hospitable. He made every effort to make sure we were comfortable and understood what we were experiencing, including its significance in Lao culture.

We started the day at Kuang Si waterfalls, which was a good decision since it was relatively less crowded. Great place for photos and swimming. Do be careful, some of the rock pools can get quite deep quite suddenly.

We ended the day with the Mekong sunset cruise and Pak Ou caves (which were worth the short but steep climb).

We also visited a Hmong village (a little quiet on the day) and learned about their culture and a whiskey village (where we tasted the local rice-based liquor).
Raksmey B, 25-09-2022
Mr. Thin is a great tour guide. He helped us alot on the tour. i like the way he communicated with us with great friendliness. He is very caring tour guide. I hope to come back to Laos someday soon and have him as a tour guide again.
The tour guides know a lot and will be more than happy to explain and to teach you everything they know :)
Itay d, 19-09-2022
Thin was a great guide, taught me a lot about the history of laos and luang prabang - if youre looking to visit nice places while chilling around the city and to meet a local man who knows a lot and happy to explain, he is your guy and this is the tour for you :)
Great tour, good value, and excellent tour guide
vinabush, 19-09-2022
Highly recommended. Great tour and good value for the price. Thin was an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable of the history, culture and peoples of Lao. He even went above and beyond to take me to a local clinic when I ignored his advice not to climb to the top of Kuang Si Falls and took a small tumble

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