Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour

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From $106.67

32 reviews   (3.81)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: laos, laos

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore the beauty of Laos’ culture and natural wonders with a full day exploration around Luang Prabang. Travel up the Mekong River to the Buddha-filled caves of Pak Ou, visit a local rice-wine making village, and visit a local ethnic minority village. Swim in the waters of the Kuang Si falls and enjoy a picnic lunch as you relax in the Laos countryside.

What's Included

All permissions and local taxes

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Private English-speaking guide

Transport into A/C vehicle

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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.

What To Expect

Pak Ou Caves
Where the Nam Ou (Ou River) and Mekong River meet at Ban Pak Ou, two famous caves in the limestone cliff are crammed with myriad Buddha images. In the lower cave a photogenic group of Buddhas are silhouetted against the stunning riverine backdrop. The upper cave is a five-minute climb up steps (you'll need a torch), 50m into the rock face. Buy boat tickets from the longboat office in Luang Prabang.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kuang Si Falls
The Kuang Si Falls has 3 tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into shallow pools, before flowing downstream. The pools make great swimming holes and you can change into your swimwear at wooden huts close to the waterfall’s entrance.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park
Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park, 300m before the Kuang Si waterfall, was opened in 2014 as a breeding sanctuary for Laos' myriad butterflies. Open to travellers, you can wander the beautiful gardens on a tour, as well as having your feet nibbled by miniature fish at the foot spa. Great fun for kids. There's also a cafe here with special entry and cake combination tickets available.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Great tour if you are new to Laos!
erj246, 26-06-2019
Great tour for a first day in Laos if you have never been here before. Went to an interesting cave site, a boat ride down the river, free drinks of whiskey and lunch, and a beautiful waterfall at the end where there is a chance to do some hiking. Great tour.
Manifa Travel Co Tours - Phenomenal
HenNorthampton, 02-06-2019
This is an amazing company run by Lao people to save the elephants in Lao, they also do other tours to the waterfalls and caves. We didn’t want to ride elephants as we felt it was cruel but after visiting the reserve for lunch as part of the waterfalls tour we decided to go back and spend time with the elephants as while we were eating the elephants were just roaming, bathing in the river and eatingWhat a phenomenal experience this was. They are so beautiful and intelligent we rode them with both a Howrah and bareback as well as taking them into the Mekong to wash them. This is a fantastic experience and I would not hesitate to do this again. Manifa are very ethical and focused on the wellbeing of the elephants. Don’t miss out!!
This was stunning
anina007, 13-08-2018
It starts with this slow boat ride on Mekong river, all you see is wild jungel and some fishermen. After 2 hours with one stop at a very nice village with god handcraft items. Then you get to Pak Ou Cave and the story behind the cave from the Vietnam war. And the light, limb Stones and thousens of buddhas big, small, new. And old. And a great view over Mekong River. Then you go back up the river just 1 hour now. Drive to the Kuang Si fall, what a stunning place. You head up the jungel road and view the extrem waterfall. Then you can have a lunch by this picture perfect. We also swimed in the falls, this cold clean water. This is a must see. Thank you Vanh for being our guide
interesting cave full of Buddhas
CFEIII, 07-07-2018
During a trip down the Mekong, we stopped at this cave and shrine. Also called Buddha cave, there are about 4000 Buddhas inside the two caves.
Luang Prabang
marias1870, 25-07-2018
Unfortunately, Luang Prabang isn't really the road less travelled! It has had major issues due to mass tourism depleting its natural and cultural heritage for the sake of tourism.

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