Kuang Si or Kouang Si Waterfall is one of the highlights of Luang Prabang. A single large cascade tumbles from the jungle feeding a series of falls and pools that make perfect swimming holes. Visiting Phosi Market on the way to Kuang Si Waterfall you will have a great chance to experience the local life in the market.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 99
Public transportation options are available nearby
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Service animals allowed
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What To Expect
We visit the Phosi Market with its array of offerings including dried buffalo skin, local tea, saltpeter and hill-tribe weaving as well as vegetables and livestock. Laos is known for its traditional crafts, and today we visit the ethnic villages of Ban Ouay, (Hmong), Ban Ou (Lowland Lao) and Ban Thapene (Khmu).
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Kuang Si Falls
Escape the city for a day in the Lao countryside on this private full-day tour from Luang Prabang. Take part in a traditional alms giving ceremony (optional), browse the stalls at the lively Phosi Market, then immerse yourself in Lao culture as you visit typical Hmong, Lao and Khmu villages. After lunch (included), enjoy a short hike through the rainforest, cool off with a swim beneath the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall and observe black bears at the Tat Kuang Si Bear Sanctuary.
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After Kuangsi water we visit the Bear Sanctuary.
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We return to Luang Prabang by afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well-known weaving village before returning to the city by late evening to watch the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.
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Well organised and informative
Our guide was really friendly and informative. It was so interesting to see the market in the morning, as well as the Hmong villages. Kung Si falls are absolutely stunning and we were given as much time as we needed to explore, swim and climb to the top. There are certainly cheaper ways to do this but we really valued having a comfortable minivan and as much time as we wanted in each place.
Great introduction to Luang Prabang
The tour covered pretty much everything I wanted to see in Luang Prabang on my short weekend. It forced me to wake up for Alms giving (which was worth it!) I was able to see and learn about all the delights in the market, had a short visit to see local village minorities and how they live, and rounded up the day with the breathtaking Kuang Si waterfalls which shouldn't be missed! The bus was very comfortable and clean, and I was offered cold water when I needed it. My tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. He explained much of the history of Laos and answered every questions I asked. He was also very patient and kind. Mr. Bhuntan (? Sorry for my terrible memory) really knows about everything and kept me interested the whole time. If there is any downside, the minority villages were a bit tourist-orientated, with children trying to sell things. I had to book a different tour the next day to see the real Hmong and Khmu lifestyle. Nonetheless, this was an amazing tour and very well organised. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you!
"La" our tourguide was incredibly knowledgable, patient, and enthusiastic. It exceeded our expectations and ended up being one of my favorite spots in Asia. The waterfall is even more beautiful than the pictures. Would hands down plan another trip here with the same tourguide/company.
Beautiful waterfall, a must see but the tour is not great value for money and not as described.
The description of the tour is misleading. For a start then there is not an option to experience the traditional alms-giving ceremony as it happens well before the tour starts. Secondly then we finished going to the small morning marked, the villages and the waterfall at 11.30 (and then not much left to do other than the lunch). Should be sold as a half day tour and priced as such. However the waterfall is stunning and should not be missed and both driver and guide great. Also good communication with the tour company. Just tour not as described and I feel not great value for money.
It wasn't bad, just ok
The morning market visit was alright and the guide, while very friendly and nice, just took us around the market and pointed out things like "that's dill, that's local orange, that's organic produce, those are barbecue rats". The trip to the Hmong village was also average, but pretty much a setup of bags, purses and things you can buy from the local village with little kids in makeup selling them. I don't think the villagers actually live there. We skipped the 2nd village because it was going to be a whiskey distillery of sorts. The kuang si waterfalls are beautiful, but to be honest you could just go without a guide because it's pretty straightforward and well sign-posted. The bear reserve is also located within the falls. Lunch in a local restaurant outside the falls was pretty good; we ordered dishes to our liking, and drinks are separately charged. It was a decent experience, just not sure if it was worth USD170 for 2 people for a private tour. If i were to do it again I'd hire just a private driver, go to the morning market if it's of interest to you and straight to the waterfalls.
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