This expedition on the Mekong River is a luxury cruise to the Pak Ou caves.
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, dine in style and delve into Luang Prabang culture.
At 10:00 hours: Board iMekong the iMekong for a trip on the Mekong Riverto Pak Ou Caves.
As you relax and enjoy your cruise on the Mekong we stop to visit a local village of Ban Muang Kham that is known for producing riverweed called Khaipen in Lao language. This river-weed is a famous dish from Luang Prabang. It is highly nutritious and makes a delicious appetizer. We continue the cruise to Tam Ting Caves (also called the Pak Ou caves). This is a site of ancient spiritual significance. It was here, during the 15th century, that the animistic religions were peacefully united with Buddhism. Within the two caves of Tam Ting are stupas, shrines, and carvings of Buddha. Over 4,000 wooden figures of Buddha, many highly ornate, stand within the natural limestone caves, testament to the skill of Lao craftsmen centuries ago. After taking time to appreciate this important spiritual site we board the iMekong boat and savor local cuisine for lunch, whilst cruising back to Luang Prabang.
Return time to Luang Prabang is 14:30 hours.
Location: iMekong Boat Pier, Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang (Opposite Big Tree Café).
Private Lunch cruise minimum 2 Persons and maximum 7 persons, if clients are 8 Persons please request***
customise the tour
Combine this tour with one of the following 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
Meals as stated in the programme L= Lunch as program mention.
Taxes and services (net rates)
Lunch on boat/sandbank
Tea, coffee, soft drink and drinking water
Crew service during the cruise
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
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