[EUR] F17-2 Sunset Cruise to Pak Ou Caves Kuang Si Falls, Villages

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Manifa Travel
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107 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
[EUR] F17-2 Sunset Cruise to Pak Ou Caves Kuang Si Falls, Villages
Kuang Si Waterfalls

Manifa Travel
  • Email address verified
107 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Travel by car to the Kuang Si Falls and visit a Hmong village in the morning. After lunch in an elephant camp, the Mekong cruise to the Pak Ou Caves with a stop to taste rice whiskey and explore a cave. Return to Luang Prabang by boat with a beautiful sunset view from the water. Our best seller guided door-to-door package!

We will pick you up at your accommodation between 7:45 – 8:15 am. This adventure destination package takes you to Kuang Si Waterfall with time to explore the three-layered Kuang Si Waterfall, walk the nature preserve trails, swim in the refreshing turquoise pools of water, and visit the Bear Rescue Center.

Then drive for an afternoon boat cruise. We stop at Ban Na Uan, a Hmong village where you have the chance to experience Hmong village life, meet some of the local people and see the makings of their traditional embroidery crafts. We visit Manifa elephant camp for lunch and enjoy a buffet-style lunch @ the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong river and free-roaming elephants.

Around 14:30, we take a long tail slow boat to trip on the mighty Mekong river. Enjoy the many views from the water, witness rural Laos, pass by local villages, fishers, and children and soak up the scenes of daily life by the river. Our boat travels slowly along the Mekong to the glorious Pak Ou Caves. We arrive at a small boat landing dock where stairs lead you straight to the cave. This limestone Buddhist cave has been a place of worship for thousands of years. During this time, collections of Buddha images and idols filled this spiritual cave.

After visiting the caves, the boat will enter the Ou River to see the limestone cliffs. Back on the Mekong River again., we go down the river a 30-minute and a bit. The boat stops at the Ban Xang Hai, also known as ‘the whiskey village’. Here you visit the village, see the process of making Lao Lao, the country’s beloved rice whiskey, and taste the fresh local delights. Why not pick up a couple of bottles for later!

Depart from Ban Xang Hai from 16 pm to 16:30 pm and slowly return to Luang Prabang for an hour and a half to two hours. You can see the beautiful sunset from the boat. We will get to Luang Prabang between 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – drop-off location is at the post office on the main street, near the night market, or at your accommodation by prior arrangement or on request.

There are different versions of this tour. The other version includes a Mekong River cruise in the morning and a visit to the waterfalls in the afternoon. The mornings in Luang Prabang are often cloudy and rainy in the rainy season, and winters are cold, so the alternative version may be better for swimming at the waterfalls. However, the morning boat trip is likely to be cloudy.

What’s included

  • All transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities
  • Lunch
    Fried Fish with Tamarind Sauce, Chicken Curry, Fried Mix Vegetables, Spaghetti, Boiled Egg, Bread, Steamed Rice, Luang Prabang Salad, Fresh Vegetables, Seasonal fruits, Coffee, Tea, Drinking Water
  • Drinking Water
  • 5% of tax
    for local development

Available Packages


Adult rate for ages 12 and over 

€37 per person for a solo traveler or a group of 3 or less 

[Group Discount] Adult

 €36   per person when you book together with 4 or more of adults 


 Child rates apply to ages 4 to 11 


 Infants aged 0-3 can be accompanied free of charge. 


Your Organizer

Manifa Travel
107 reviews
Manifa Travel is an adventure tour operator from Luang Prabang Laos. Our Main office is in the historical area of Luang Prabang city, Sakkaline Rd, Vat Sene village, opposite of Villa Santi hotel.


Trip was as advertised when we booked and we had a really good day. There was plenty of food and drink and the staff were very helpful. Feel we had a taste of Lao. Definitely good value for money!
By John B for [EUR] F17-2 Sunset Cruise to Pak Ou Caves Kuang Si Falls, Villages on Feb 21, 2024
A wonderful experience. We touched the nature of Laos. Gida was great.
We highly recommend this active day tour! Our guide Vone did a super job! The cycling was enjoyable and had great views (where Vone took our picture), followed by a shower then a tasty lunch at elephant camp, We were able to feed and touch the elephants too! Vone accommodated our request to kayak with just him and he got a different guide to go with the unathletic family. Vone shared a lot of history and culture with us. We enjoyed the sunset cruise back too! Vone handed out cold water, beer and banana chips. A great, active day!
By Gayle T for [EUR] Cycling & Kayak to Pak Ou Caves (f21) on Feb 18, 2024
Cycling & Kayak to Pak Ou Caves with sunset cruise - Manifa Travel. 2nd Feb 2024 Booking was easy on the website and confirmed quickly. The cost was €90 for 2 adults. Our tour guide contacted us the day before our tour to confirm our tour and hotel and to get our height to ensure the correct size bikes. Von, our tour guide, met us at our hotel at 8am on the day as arranged, with our bikes, helmets and water. We cycled through a few villages, stopping at the paper village, whiskey distilling and silk production areas. When we reached our lunch destination (described in the booking as a picnic lunch) - we were blown away by the venue. It’s an amazing elephant sanctuary on the banks of the Mekong river with the most amazing views. The BBQ buffet was incredible, literally all you can eat and drinks included (alcoholic or soft drinks). The boss of the venue, a lovely man, very kindly gave us a talk all about the elephants and the work done by the sanctuary to look after and protect the elephants. We saw them eating and playing in the river, we didn’t expect to see all this! What a bonus. Next we got the little bus down to the river for kayaking. Life jackets on. Personal stuff placed in a waterproof bag and secured in the kayak. Larger items can be stored in a locker at the lunch venue. 2-man kayaks were safe and comfortable. Von was very kind to take photos and videos of us in the water. We kayaked to the Pak Ou Caves. The entry fee is included. We spent around 30-mins wandering around looking at the caves with 1000 Buddhas, quite amazing! Be warned though, there are many steps. The views are amazing though. We kayaked back to the lunch venue, we had a cold beer (included in price) and we showered and changed (towels provided). We then walked a short distance through the village to get the boat back. The boat has undercover seating or chairs and loungers on the deck. Beers and snacks provided (also included). The cruise back was delightful. So calm and warm, we watched the sunset which was beautiful. Von took a lots of photos for us (and others on the boat). This tour is so well organised. Von’s knowledge and passion for his country is just delightful, what a credit he is. My review probably doesn’t do this tour justice, it really was a great day. Much, much more than we expected, easily a 5-star day. For the price we paid, it was such good value and we didn’t pay for another thing, apart from a well earned tip to our guide. Cycle approx 25-30kms Kayaking approx 90-mins Sunset cruise approx 90-mins
By Samantha B for [EUR] Cycling & Kayak to Pak Ou Caves (f21) on Feb 12, 2024
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