FULL DAY KAYAK TO PAK OU CAVES, ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS - TOUR CODE:F04
KAYAK IN THE SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPE BOTH THE MEKONG AND THE NAM OU RIVERS
|Price||US$ 40 / PAX|
|Application period||3 months advance - Day before your trip 8:30 pm (Laos time UTC + 07:00)|
|Departure point||Your accommodation in Luang Prabang|
|Departure date||Everyday (We accept to change the date of tour if you contact us by 7:00 PM day before)|
Date Change/Cancel are available according to the policies defined in the terms & conditions
Early morning pickup from 8:15 – 09:00 am, then we leave for Manifa Elephant Camp. On the way we stop at Ban Xang Hai (Whisky Village), where the local rice wine is produced. At about 10 AM, we arrive at MANIFA ELEPHANT CAMP and start “MEANINGFUL ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS PROGRAM“.
- 1 HOUR ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE
- CRUELTY FREE RIDING (OPTIONAL BARE-NECK OR CORRECTLY WEIGHTED HOWDAH)
- WE PROVIDE AN ABUNDANCE OF BANANAS AND SUGAR CANE STICKS (OUR ELEPHANTS FAVORITE SNACK FOOD) FOR YOU TO FEED HELP US FEED OUR 17 ELEPHANTS
- SLASH AROUND IN THE WATER AND HELP IN BATHING ALL OUR ELEPHANTS
After finishing 1 hour program, we drive northward 40 minute to Ban Soum Sa nouk. From there we start kayak on the Nam Ou River. We enjoy a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside and see a wonderful nature built limestone cliffs called Pha Aen on the way. 2 hours kayaking takes us to the first destination the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers, Pak Ou.
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. Exploring the caves about 30 min, we start the second course of the kayaking on the Mekong River. We paddle down the Mekong for 30 minutes until we ended our journey at Manifa Elephant Camp. There we enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong River.
After Lunch we drive back to Luang Prabang. At about 2:30 PM, we go back to Luang Prabang. (End of Service).
If you apply for the “1 Participants” fee, the reservation will be confirmed even for one person. If there are other participants on the day of the tour, the difference US$40 from “2-4 Participants” will be refunded later. Please ask your tour guide during your tour.
Explore the mysterious beauty of the Lao jungle with elephant. Manifa mahout team have a tremendous bond with their elephant. They will support you to ride elephant with no cruelty.
Pak Ou Caves are well known as Tham Ting or Ting Cave, located on the riverbank, about 25km from Luang Prabang. The cave is very beautiful and filled with thousands of Buddha images and has long served as a pilgrimage site for all kinds of people, including members of the former royal family.
Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river. Savour the traditional laos flavours and delight in the western international style dishes. Made with love and fresh local ingredients | Vegetarian options available
By adding extra US$5, we offer the best budget cruise in town with two-hour sunset trips along the Mekong river with a comfortable long-tail slow boat. Not like other sunset tours cruising around city area, you can enjoy incredible sunset views in the countryside of Luang Prabang.
- 2 hours boat rides and sunset cruises from Ban Xang Hai to Pak Ou to Luang Prabnag (25km)
- A can of beer (or soft drink) & snacks on the boat for free
- Going back to Luang Prabang boat peer at
around sunset time. (6-7pm)