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1 DAY Mekong Cruise to Pak Ou Caves. Kuang Si Waterfalls . Local Villages

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Luang Prabang, Laos
1 DAY Mekong Cruise to Pak Ou Caves. Kuang Si Waterfalls . Local Villages

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There’s no need to negotiate with boatmen on the waterfront for this Mekong cruise. Booking online ensures a comprehensive guided door-to-door package at a fixed price. Cruise from Luang Prabang to the Pak Ou Caves with a stop to taste rice whiskey and explore a cave. After lunch in an elephant camp, travel by car to the Kuang Si Falls and visit a Hmong village. Upgrade for a private tour.
  • Mekong cruise and cultural tour, including Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls
  • Try rice wine and whiskey in Ban Xang Hai and eat lunch in an elephant camp
  • Upgrade for a private package, with your own boat, guide, and vehicle
  • No more map stress: Tour picks up and drops off at your accommodation
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Sakkaline Road , Sakkaline Rd, Luang Prabang, Laos

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This activity will end right where it started. • Your tour experience begins with a transportation service pick up from your accommodation at about 8:15-8:40 AM • Please fill in the name of your accommodation in "Special Requirements" field on booking. If your accommodation is not yet decided, please fill "not yet decided" in the field and notice us by the day before tour. • As this is a join in tour, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • This tour is not hard at all. But it's about 10 hours full day excursion including a long distance drive (60km). If old people and infants are in your group, please consider to choose our half day package or private package.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Manifa Travel
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  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "There is no need to bring flashlights as the caves are decently lit (although all of the guidebooks tell you to bring a flashlight." See review

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Amazing daytrip to Kuang si falls and Caves
, Aug 2022
Had a really nice daytrip with Manifa travels. Special thanks to our well informative guide Thin. He gave us enough time in each attraction we visited. Kuang si falls is just amazing. We had a really nice lunch at Elephant camp before a boat ride to Pak ou caves. This tour is a must if anyone visiting LP Laos.
Highly recommended
, Mar 2020
Amazing experience! The guide - Mr Thin - spoke excellent English and gave us helpful insights. I was also lucky that the tour group was also a lovely group of people. A wonderful way to spend the day!
Excellent day trip - must do!
, Mar 2020
This was an excellent day trip. It was a very good combination of a relaxing river cruise, sightseeing, beautiful waterfalls (with very few people there at the end of the day). The lunch was amazing and our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend this tour.
A Full Day Tour That Gives You Value For Your Money
, Mar 2020
This was a very good tour. The boat trip down the Mekong River was very nice, and the beach area were the tour first landed and spent close to an hour was lovely, as the view from the beach area of the mountains was magnificent, Then, we headed to the Pak Ou caves. The climb to the cave to the left of the landing is quite steep but well worth the climb, as this cave contains the nicest collection of Buddhist statues. The remaining climb to the cave on the right side of the mountain is not steep after climbing to the left cave. There is no need to bring flashlights as the caves are decently lit (although all of the guidebooks tell you to bring a flashlight.) Do wear sneakers or comfortable walking shoes. After visiting the Pak Ou caves, the van ride to the Kuang Si Waterfalls is fine. The Kuang Si Waterfalls is much more than waterfalls. It is a large park that contains rescued black bears and the viewing areas are great, especially the one that one is behind the glass-enclosed area. There are other animals and birds in this park as well as lovely flowers. The waterfalls are very nice and you should climb to the top of the trail, as I guarantee that you will be taking pictures of the numerous waterfalls as you go through the trail. As you can see, this is a full day tour and you should return back to Luang Prabang close to sunset, around 5:30 PM (if you do this tour in the winter months). Please know that this was my second trip to Luang Prabang and it was worth re-taking this Viator tour. I highly recommend doing it if you plan to visit Luang Prabang. Also, do not miss having great Laotian-French fusion food when you visit this lovely place.
Great day trip
, Mar 2020
River cruise was great, caves and waterfalls are awesome, and lunch at the elephant camp was lovely. Mr. Thin is a great guide as well. Could have done without the stops at the two villages... tourist traps
. Elephant sanctuary and waterfalls
, Mar 2020
Tour guide Mr Deang spoke good English, he was informative, friendly and caring. Enjoyed tour very much. Will recommend Mr Deang and tour to all my friends.
Excellent tour!Deng was great!
, Feb 2020
This was one of the best tours I’ve ever been on! ( and I have been on dozens) Our guide, Deng was knowledgeable, friendly, spoke English well, and was professional. Our driver was very safe and profesional too. Every part of the tour was wonderful and we got to experience the cultural things of Laos that are not often seen.The lunch was fantastic!The highlight was the waterfalls; simply one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.I highly recommend Manifa Tours and Deng!
I day Mekong tour - excellent
, Feb 2020
This was an excellent tour. The visits were interesting. Mr Thin our guide was informative and very attentive. He took good care of us. The buffet lunch at the elephant sanctuary was a bonus.
Strongly recommended
, Feb 2020
Vers good organizing, kindly and good guide, amazing tour. Realy without extra fees. I recommand for every body!
Full day Pak ou caves
, Feb 2020
Everything promised is given. Very nice tour. Change of guide before going to falls. Did not speak english very well.
Do it
, Jan 2020
This tour was better than expected. It included *everything* there was to see and do in the area. Our guide’s English was much better than the other tours we have been on, and he was very friendly and knowledgeable. Everything was efficient, timely, and accommodating. The food was the best we had during our stay, however,!! was at an elephant RIDING camp, and I do not support that, and neither should you. I was not aware of this fact during booking, or I would not have gone. If they would stop supporting this place, and instead an ethical, conservation one, it would be a top 5-star rating.
Don’t forget to ask for your tickets
, Dec 2019
Make sure you ask the guide for the ticket to Kuang Si Falls. We ended up paying for extra pair of tickets because we did not get the tickets from the guide and the staff at the entrance would not let us in after going to the washroom. And as others have mentioned, our guide (Oddy) did not do nor explain much during the tour
A great day on the Mekong river.
, Nov 2019
So peaceful on the Mekong river. But if you have trouble walking the caves are a challenging. But all in all a wonderful trip. Just pace yourself.
Excellent full day tour!
, Sep 2019
The tour was excellent. Boat ride down the beautiful Mekong River was a lot of fun. The buffet lunch was great. I really enjoyed KwangSi waterfalls. So beautiful. Pak Ou caves were ok. I would go again for boat ride and waterfalls only
, Feb 2020
参加したのは、Chinese New Yearの期間に参加しました。 この時期、朝からメコン川クルーズは結構寒い。 クワンシーの滝はココがラオスとは思えない程の絶景で最高でした。 現地ツアーでいろいろな会社からありましたが、ココはよかったです。 ガイドさんは、英語での説明になりますが、非常に分かりやすい英語で説明してくれました。 加えて、ガイドのOddyさんは、日本語も出来ますので、一人参加でも心配ないです。

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