Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour

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Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour
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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.
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In Brief

Location:
Luang Prabang, Laos
Country:
Laos
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Overview
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This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to a pier on the Mekong River for a boat ride up the River. Laos has several waterways that have traditionally been used as the local form of transportation and they continue to be used in that manner today in many parts of the country. Taking a local boat cruise is probably one of the most rewarding ways to discover the life along the rivers. As you cruise along, observe the daily activities of fishermen, how they throw their nets in an elegant arm gestures, and rely on the water for their livelihood. For the villages settled along the Mekong, the River plays an important role in their daily life and usually represents the only means of transportation and commerce.

Two hours upstream from Luang Prabang, disembark to visit the famous Pak Ou Caves. Locally called Tam Ting, the caves are filled with thousands of gold-lacquered Buddha statues. The statues range in size from a few centimeters tall to the height of a human and are crammed into the cave which is nestled in a limestone cliff. The caves are a destination for local pilgrimages.

After visiting the caves, reboard the boat for a cruise back to Luang Prabang. En route, stop at Ban Xang Hay, a village which specializes in making traditional rice-wine.Lunch at local restaurant.

This afternoon, enjoy a visit to Kuang Si Waterfall, south west of Luang Prabang (32km). Along the way, stops will be made to visit some villages of the various ethnic minorities of the area. Upon reaching the falls, relax and enjoy the scenery, and if the weather is good, you can enjoy a swim in the cool, clear waters.

For the adventurous, it is possible to walk to the top of the falls via a steep track where stunning views await you at the top.

After leisurely time at the waterfalls, transfer back to your hotel in Luang Prabang.

Inclusions

  • Transport into A/C vehicle
  • Lunch
  • All permissions and local taxes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Pak Ou Caves

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Your hotel in Luang Prabang

Returns To

Your hotel in Luang Prabang

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Group discount is available for group size of 3 or more
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.36 out of 5 based on the last 11 recent reviews

The trip up the Mekong to the caves was amazing as was the stop off on the local village on the way The waterfall was beautiful We had a wonderful guide
• Submitted 21 Mar 2018
Only tour I found that went to both the Pak Ou Caves and the Kuang Si Falls in the same day. Both places are highly recommended. Hour and a half leisurely boat trip to and from the caves, but was very soothing and relaxing. Thoroughly enjoyed our day. Guide was outstanding!!
• Submitted 03 Feb 2018
This tour was great! Our guide was very professional and spoke English well. He really went the extra mile to make us see the many things along the way and really offered some quality information on the history of Laos and the way of life...
• Submitted 31 Dec 2017
This tour was fbulous and I would totally recommend it. The luang si falls are stunning and shouldn't be missed. The boat ride to the caves in relaxing and the guide was really nice and very knowledgeable. Overall a really nice day out!
• Submitted 30 Jul 2017
Great tour and super nice guide. The caves were awesome.
• Submitted 02 Mar 2017
This was a great tour and the Guide was very informative and his english was also very good
• Submitted 15 Feb 2017
Thank you Mr Vong and Mr Toni from Bravo Indochina for turning a potentially disastrous trip into one of our most beautiful ones. Our 3 yr old was unwell and hence we were going to cancel. However, Mr Vong customised the day for us so that we could still enjoy some beautiful sights. While we could not do the caves, we were able to see the Kuang Si falls and enjoy a Mekong river sunset cruise. Kuang Si is a must see though a bit crowded as it was a local holiday. The river cruise was amazing as we felt that we saw Mekong at its prettiest here we caught it in Cambodia and Vietnam too, but trust me, its beautiful and serene in LP. Thank you Mr Vong for taking such good care of us.
• Submitted 27 Jul 2016
The boat trip was nice, the lunch so so, the cave impressive and the Kuang Si waterfall was wonderfully beautiful. This is a "must try" tour in Luang Prabang. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 13 Jul 2016
Good Tour and Very Good Guide Bounsene
• Submitted 11 Aug 2017
Ok but at 325 for 4 people it was just far too expensive. We had limited tim.e and did not want to be looking up tour companies when our Fiends joined us to make up a foursome.So, we booked via aviator. We could and should have booked any one of the many tours available locally or booked via our hotel and saved a round half of aviator price. Expensive lesson but. Do not use Viator - it's close to a rip off
• Submitted 28 Jan 2018
Viator is only the middle man, liaising customers and local travel agencies, through the web. Our booking was made on the web 48 hours before departure. With a confirmation, we waited at the agreed time 8am and place written on the voucher. It was only when no local guide turned up after 1.5 hours of the agreed time that we realized how desperate one could be. Booking these kinds of tours on web with absolutely no contact phone number of any local agencies provided on the voucher could make one furious. The only contact was an email address and a hotline that goes to the United States, with, of course, no one answering the calls. We wrote several emails on spot while waiting for a local guide to turn up, complaining about the no-show of the local guide. And of course until now, which is already 10 days after the tour, no respond was received. I surely do not recommend anyone joining the Viator. Local tours in Laos are easily available at less than half the cost charged by Viator. This tour that goes Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall cost approximately 20 US dollars if you go to any local agency at Luang Prabang. Don't fall into the Viator trap!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018

In Brief

Location:
Luang Prabang, Laos
Country:
Laos
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver