[EUR] Private F17-1 Morning Cruise Pak Ou Caves Kuang Si falls

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Manifa Travel
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107 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
[EUR] Private F17-1 Morning Cruise Pak Ou Caves Kuang Si falls
Kuang Si Waterfalls

Manifa Travel
  • Email address verified
107 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

You will be picked up at your accommodation between 7:45 am and 8:15 am then, we head straight to the pier to join the 8:30 am long tail slow boat trip departure and head off on the mighty Mekong river.

Enjoy the many views from the water, witness rural laos, pass by local villages, fishermen, children and soak up the scenes of daily life by the river.

After the first hour and a bit, the boat takes its first short stop at the popular 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!

We continue by boat travelling slowly along the Mekong in the direction of the glorious Pak Ou Caves. We arrive at a small boat landing dock where stairs lead you straight up to the cave. These limestone Buddhist caves have been a place of worship for thousands of years, over this time a collection of Buddha statues and idols have filled these spiritual natural caves

Take in the beautiful views from the water as the short boat trip takes us to enjoy a full buffet style lunch @ the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong river.

After lunch break, this adventure destination package takes you to Kuang Si Waterfall – you will have time to explore the three layered Kuang Si Waterfall walk the trails of the nature reserve and swim in the refreshing turquoise water pools and visit the bear rescue center.

Our way back into Luang Prabang we make a stop at Ban Na Uan 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. From here it is time to make our way into town, typically this is between 5:30pm – 6:00pm – 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

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

the first person or solo traveler

 €177  for the first person or solo traveler.   

Additional person


€19 per person

If your group is more than 2 people, $190 for the first person, $20 for each additional person.

For 4 people, (177 X 1) + (19X3) = €234 (so €58.5 per person) 

Child (age 4-11)

 €17 per person 


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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