Pak Ou and sunset cruise with iMekong

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed

Tour Comfort: Luxury

Tour Period: 14:00 hours to 18:30 hours


  • Enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise on the Mekong River
  • Discover the sacred Pak Ou caves
  • Indulge in the luxury of iMekong drinks and canapés
  • Delight in the spectacular Mekong sunset

tour details

Journey to the sacred caves of Pak Ou and enjoy the Mekong sunset on this luxurious cruise.

Why choose this tour?

On this journey it is you, the river and the ancient spiritual significance of the thousands of wooden Buddha inside Pak Ou caves. Enjoy the cruise and on the way back take in the sunset hues as the sky and river flow through a kaleidoscope of colour.


tour description

At 14:00 hours: Board iMekong boat for your trip upstream the Mekong River to the sacred PaK Ou Caves. On the way we stop to visit at Ban Muang Keo, the village where the local people make traditional rice alcohol (Lao whiskey made from sticky rice). The village is also well-known for weaving silk textiles on traditional looms. After our visit we cruise downstream and stop so that we can continue on foot visiting a famous Pak Ou cave housing thousands of statues representing Lord Buddha.

Afterwards continue downstream relaxing and enjoying a sunset with traditional canapés and cold refreshing drinks including soft drinks, ‘mocktails’, a bottle of red/white wine or Lao beer. The iMekong features an on board sound system and you are free to play your own tunes. You can choose whether to enjoy a more upbeat sunset soundtrack or to simply contemplate the peace and calm of the Mekong. “Up to you”, as they say in Laos!

At 18:30 hours arrive back at the pier.

Location: iMekong Boat Pier, Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang (Opposite Big Tree Café.

customise the tour

Combine this with one of the following half day tours in Luang Prabang:

  • Witness a unique and special daily ritual of locals in Laos – morning alms giving or ‘Tak Bat’ with iMekong.
  • Discover the ethnobotany of Laos on a visit to Pha Tad Ke
  • Experience a renowned Laos custom - a private Baci ceremony
  • Learn about traditional handicrafts by taking a textile class
  • Understand what Laotians eat by joining a cooking class



  • Private sunset without guide.
  • Luxury Boat fee
  • Traditional Lao canapés, Beer Lao & wine
  • Non-alcoholic beverages including juice
  • Sparkling mineral water and cocktail/ or soft drink.
  • Entrance fees
  • Service charges and taxes


  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Tour code: PPSCEL

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