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Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour

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  • Full day tour of Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls
  • Visit a rural village and see how indigenous people live
  • See the Buddha-filled interior of Pak Ou Caves
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Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour
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Overview
See the beauty and hidden wonders of Laos on this Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls day tour. Follow your friendly local guide through the streets of Luang Prabang, then make your way along the Mekong River to the Buddha-filled caves of Pak Ou. You'll visit a rural village where locals make rice wine and see how indigenous people live. Next, head to the stunning waterfalls of Kuang Si and savor a picnic lunch in one of the country's most picturesque destinations.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (24)
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Reviewed 13 August 2018
This was stunning

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank anina007
Reviewed 25 July 2018
Luang Prabang

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank maria s
Reviewed 7 July 2018
interesting cave full of Buddhas

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CFEIII
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Excellent tour of the river, when combined with a stop at an ethnic village business

Somewhat unusual destination that can only be reached by boat, but an excellent tour of the river, when combined with a stop at an ethnic village business. Bring a jacket if the weather looks like it could change.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 21 April 2018
Lazy morning on the river

Cruised along the river to visit the caves and it was very pleasant. Drifted along seeing children playing in the river, local fishermen and the buffalo also in the water. We stopped at a village on route where they made whiskey and spun the silk...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank MMGAM
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