Private Tour Full-day Morning Market, Local Villages & Scenic Kuang Si Waterfall

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Private Tour Full-day Morning Market, Local Villages & Scenic Kuang Si Waterfall
from USD $97.90
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.
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In Brief

Luang Prabang, Laos
8 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Phosi Market, Phothisarath Road, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos

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).

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kuang Si Falls, Luang Prabang 06000 Laos

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.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre, ຫຼວງພຣະບາງ, Lào, Laos

After Kuangsi water we visit the Bear Sanctuary.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ban Phanom, Luang Prabang Laos

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.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Private guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cool towels
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Phosi Market
  • Entry/Admission - Kuang Si Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre


  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up at your hotel in Luang Prabang. Please provide pickup location in Luang Prabang

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 4.5 out of 5 based on the last 4 recent reviews

"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.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Nothing prepares you for the beauty of the Kuang Si Waterfalls. We really enjoyed this tour. Mr. Song was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. We learned a lot about the waterfalls, the bears in the adjoining Bear Sanctuary, and the types of plants in the area. He also took us for a quick visit to a small Hmong village, and to see where the Mekong meets the Nam Khan. At the end of the tour, he gave us many tips on what to see in Luang Prabang. We felt very fortunate to have a guide who truly loves his city.
• Submitted 08 Jan 2017
Great guide and driver saved us a lot of additional planning for this side trip. The highlight of course was the trip to the waterfalls. Truly a dream world. Seeing the Sun and Moon bears on the way into the park was also interesting. Lunch at the falls was a good touch - eating right by the main falls. Food was just O.K. We stopped at a local village on the way and walked through where some families had their kids dressed up selling handicrafts. This being a very poor third world country we did feel this was an intrusion into their lives. I suppose getting a dollar or two here and there helps, but you can't help feeling you are the gaudy foreigner sticking your nose into their - what could be called at best - very sad plight in life. Tour included a visit to a loal market which you may not get to see otherwise. Definitely a different world from what we were used to.
• Submitted 10 Jun 2017
We really enjoyed this tour. If you're comfortable renting a motorbike in Laos, you can easily see these sights on your own and that might be the way to go. However, my wife and I are not comfortable on rented scooters, so this tour was perfect for us. The guide spoke good English and was very knowledgable. We started in themorning market which was completely different than the night market and very local oriented so we really enjoyed it. Lots of big local fish and meat and all the ingredients needed for local cooking. We stopped at a couple of small villages and got a weaving demonstration. Many opportunities to buy things. The Kuang Si Waterfall is gorgeous and an absolute must see if you are in Luang Prabang. I was actually quite surprised by the natural beauty of the falls and the swimming was good. Our guide was with us all the way. That's why if you can rent a motor bike and get there on your own, it might give you more time and freedom to explore the falls as you wish. They provided a good meal at a table almost at the waters edge with a beautiful view. Good tour and guide, and a great way to get to the waterfalls.
• Submitted 23 Mar 2017

In Brief

Luang Prabang, Laos
8 hours