Pak ou caves

Pak ou caves

2 reviews


About this trip

Pickup from your accommodation at 8:30 am. Departing from city at 9:00 am. We go 30km north and head to the start point of kayaking. Starting point is the Nam Ou Riverside of Ban Pak Ou or Ban Hat Kho (depending on the level and physical strength) 

The Nam Ou is an easy river for kayaking, We can enjoy a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside and see a wonderful nature built limestone cliffs called Pha Aen. 0.5 – 1.5 hours kayaking take us to the first destination the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers.

Upon arrival at Pak Ou, we visit the famous Pak Ou Caves – two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. We explore the caves with guide about 30 minutes, 

We start the second course of the kayaking on the Mekong River. We paddle down the Mekong for 30 minutes until we ended our Kayak at Manifa Elephant Camp. There we enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at 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

Recommended to join in this tour with two or more people. We have to double the price for a single participant because the reference price starts from 2 participants .

What’s included

  • All transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities
  • Lunch
  • Drinking Water
  • 5% of tax
    for local development

Available Packages

1 Participants, Unit Price
2-4 Participants, Unit Price
5 or More Participants, Unit Price

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Your Organizer

Manifa Travel
2 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.


We had an exceptional and wonderful experience, that was planned and organized by Manifa Travel, according our requests. The elephant camp was truly moving, as the elephants are free to roam around and receive a lot of food and affection. Our interaction with the elephants was great especially for our children. Also, the accommodation in the camp (private bungalows with a great river view) and the food (Yami!) were beyond our expectations. Our other activities were exiting and well organized, including the boat on the Mekong river, the bicycle ride, the kayaking and the track in the fields. Our guide (Mr. Wong) was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs and was fluent in English. We highly recommend Manifa Travel and we are thankful for this great experience.