Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Waterfall

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed/Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Full Day


  • Enjoy a traditional boat trip on the Mekong River
  • Explore the mysterious Pak Ou caves
  • Marvel at the natural beauty of the Kuang Si waterfalls 
  • Learn how local rice wine and Sa paper is made 

tour details

Enjoy a day visiting Pak Ou caves by boat and then return overland to visit Kuang Si waterfall. En route stop off and explore two of the local villages.

Why choose this tour?

A perfect day trip to explore the culture, nature and traditions of timeless Luang Prabang.

tour description

Pick up at your hotel at 8:30 hours, then transfer with guide to boat pier. Board a traditional riverboat for a trip upstream the Mekong River to visit the famous caves of Pak Ou housing thousands of statues representing Lord Buddha. On the way, stop to visit Ban Xanghai village, the rice wine can be seen. Return to Luang Prabang by car.

Lunch is at Khaiphaen Restaurant.

Continue to visit Kuang Si waterfall (30 kilometres, approximately a 1-hour drive). The waterfalls tumble over multi-tiered limestone formations into cool, clear pools ideal for swimming and relaxing. On the way to the waterfalls, visit the Khmu minority village of Ban Thapaene for a glimpse into their lifestyle. On the way back to Luang Prabang stop over to visit Ban Xang Khong village to see how traditional Sa paper is made. Return to Luang Prabang and drop off to your hotel.

customise the tour

Combine this tour with:

  • An experience of a renowned Laos custom - a private Baci ceremony
  • A bespoke champagne and canapes sunset moment by the Mekong River
  • An evening of fun playing Petanque with the locals and eating some of the local specialities


Extend your stay in Laos with:

  • A trip to spend a few days at the picturesque and adventure-filled Namkat Yorla Pa


  • Meals as stated in the programme L= Lunch as program mention.
  • Transfers and tours with Local Guide in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Traditional local boat. Mineral water & tower are available on the vehicles.
  • Local government tax


  • Accommodation
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Lao Pimai (New Year)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Soft drinks with meals.
Tour code: FPKSEC

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