Pak Ou Caves & Kuang Si Waterfalls Tour

Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Kuang Si Waterfalls 

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Located on the left bank of the Mekong River, the capital city of Luang Prabang is a not- to - be-missed of any visits to Laos because of its laid- back atmosphere created from numerous impressive historical monuments and rich culture. Not only in the town but also outside the town there are interesting destinations and beautiful landscape to explore. Take the tour to gain the unseen charm of this atmospheric city.

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Welcome to the World Heritage Site of Laos – Luang Prabang

You will be welcomed and transferred from the airport to the hotel for check in. The balance of the day is at your leisure to relax or explore the atmospheric town on your own.

  • Meals: N/A
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

After breakfast, pay a visit to Wat Xieng Thong – the most famous temple in the city. It was built under the reign of the King Setthathirat (1559-1560) with a picturesque scenery surrounding. After the visit, make your way to the pier for a cruise along the mighty Mekong River. Along the way, take the chance to immerse into the rural scenery of the waterways and along the river banks. The cruise takes you to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. This cave is a popular destination which holds the historic and cultural values. Exploring the cave, you will amazed by the thousands of Buddha statues in different sizes and shapes. This must be a memorable experience to visitors.

You will then cruise back to the town. On the way back, if time permits, make a stop at Ban Xang Hay which is famous for its local rice wine called "lao-lao".

Upon arriving back in Luang Prabang, our guide will suggest you the best restaurants in the town.

Afterwards, set off your sightseeing tour of this laid back city. Your tour starts with a visit to the Royal Palace where you can find wide range of artifacts on the history of Laos. Then, you will explore some of the most famous temples in the city including Vat Mai temple - featuring a five sided roof surmounted by three parasols and Wat Sensoukarahm with beautiful golden façade. You also visit the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre. The museum is home to the diversity of ethnic minorities in Laos with a great exhibition of traditional costumes, utensils and artifacts. It is a great place to get a glimpse of Lao people. Overnight at the city in Luang Prabang.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Optional: This early morning, take the chance to observe the traditional alms giving ceremony on the streets of the city. In this ritual, from the break of dawn, local people bring food with them and go to the temple. Here, they will offer different kinds of food to fill the bowls of monks. After a great sight of the spiritualism of the Laos people, transfer back to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, set off your temple exploration starting with a visit to Wat Visoun- noted for its wooden windows designed in the architecture of the Vat Phou, Vat Aham temple, which is next to Vat Visoun and Wat That – a small temple which holds the ashes of King Sisavang Vong

Continue your excursion with a drive head out of the city through the beautiful landscape of Luang Prabang countryside to visit Kuang Si Waterfall. The scenic drive will take you through the picturesque scenery of small villages and immense paddy fields. Stop en route to a small village to learn more about the interesting culture of different ethnic minorities with unique traditions and lifestyle.

Once reaching the waterfall, enjoy your time to take in the tranquility of the nature and the fresh air. If weather permits, you could even immerse into the nature with a swim in the astonishingly cool water given by the shade of the surrounding jungle. The picnic lunch will be served in the beautiful setting of the nature. You could even climb to the top of the fall to soak up the fabulous views of fall itself and the nearby forest.

Transfer to the nearby bear sanctuary run by a dedicate team. The purpose of the sanctuary is to protect bears from poaching for medicine. You could learn about their habits and witness their playful nature.

Head back to Luang Prabang. Stop en-route at the Kuang Si Butterfly Park to marvel at the wide variety of beautiful butterflies.

At the end of the day, you could climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for a stunning view over the city and the surroundings. On the way back to the hotel, take some time to explore the colorful night market with beautiful souvenirs and handicrafts. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

After breakfast, free to relax until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight. End of the tour!

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

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Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara Luang Say Residence La Residence Phou Vao

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Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara
Luang Prabang Luang Say Residence
Luang Prabang La Residence Phou Vao

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Kt Wong Kwok Tai Wong

Hong Kong SAR China

"Great Experiences!"

December 2017

Kamea is a very good expert and she could be able to answer all my questions about Laos. And, she is so good to help me solve a lot of problems (i.e. local sim cards - quite affordable and all the river-view rooms, etc.,). We ... More +

Marie Patricia Geurts

Australia

"Brilliant Services!"

Octorber 2017

Both my son and I have been extremely happy with the personal tour booked. Both the tour guides exceptional! We felt really looked after, and as the tour was designed especially for us - very spoilt. The accommodation was superb, staff amazing - could not ... More +

Linda Anne Snyman

South Africa

"Amazing!"

July 2017

We had an absolute wonderful time. Every day or event was more than we expected. We were very impressed with our guides, our tour plan, our hotels, our transport and transfers and the good service we got from Kamea. Nothing was ever a problem, she ... More +

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