Early morning pickup from your accommodation at around 8:15 – 09:00 am, then we leave for Manifa Elephant Camp. On the way we stop at Ban Xang Hai (Whisky Village), is also known as Whisky Village. Here you can see the process of making lao lao, the country’s beloved rice whiskey and for some maybe even a early morning sample!
We arrive at MANIFA ELEPHANT CAMP at about 10 AM and start the popular 1 hour program “MEANINGFUL ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS PROGRAM“.
We take a short boat trip to Pak Ou Caves on the Mekong River. We see a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as the mysterious nature on the way. 30 min boat trip take us to Pak ou where the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Ou rivers. Pak Ou Caves are two linked caves crammed with thousand of lacquered Buddha Status of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. Exploring the caves about 40 min, the boat takes us to the elephant camp and we enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong river.
After lunch break, This adventure destination package takes us to the next destination 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. We leave for Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. We make a short visit at Ban Na Uan Hmong village on the way. We return to the city between 5:30-6:00 PM which is the ideal time to visit Phousi Mountain to see sunset.