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FULL DAY KAYAK TO PAK OU CAVES . ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS — TOUR CODE:F04

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

OVERVIEW

PriceUS$ 40 / PAX
Application period3 months advance - Day before your trip 8:30 pm (Laos time UTC + 07:00)
Departure pointYour accommodation in Luang Prabang
Departure dateEveryday (We accept to change the date of tour if you contact us by 7:00 PM day before)
DurationFull Day
Please see this page for the details of booking process.
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.

Manifa Elephant Camp is managed by people certified by EU Switch Asia Luang Prabang Handle with Care Project. Working with them, we will improve the animal welfare standard in Laos. For further information, please refer to our “Elephant FAQ“

INCLUDED SERVICES

KAYAK (2.5 H)

ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE

TRANSPORTATION

From and to your accommodation (or Luang Prabang city center)

MEANINGFUL ELEPHANT PROGRAM INTERACTIONS (1H)

ENTRANCES FEE

BUFFET STYLE LUNCH

OPTION

SUNSET BOAT CRUISE @US$5/pax

Enjoy a beautiful & relaxing sunset boat cruise along the Mekong river. We will go back to Luang Prabang city by slow boat instead of mini van.

  • 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 for free on the boat
  • Going back to Luang Prabang boat peer at around sunset time. (6-7pm)
  • UPGRADE TO PRIVATE TOUR

    YOUR OWN TOUR GUIDE (EN, FR,DE,JP,CH,IT,SP,RU), PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION

    FREE AIRPORT DROP OFF (ADVANCE RESERVATION REQUIRED)

    We can drop you off at the airport on the way back to Luang Prabang. Usually arrival time to the airport between 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm. (You need to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. Manifa Travel assumes no responsibility for your flight. Please inquire by email after your booking)

    AGE REQUIREMENTS

    BABIES 0 – 3 YEARS

    FREE OF CHARGE – PARENTAL CARE REQUIRED

    THERE IS NO MAXIMUM AGE FOR PARTICIPATION

    AGES 4 -11 YEARS

    DISCOUNTED 30% OFF FULL RATE OF TOUR PACKAGE – MANDATORY PARENTAL OR GUARDIAN SUPERVISION REQUIRED THROUGHOUT

    CASE SPECIFIC SITUATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED

    EXPERIENCES

    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.

    Manifa Elephant Camp provides pleanty of snack food (banana & sugarcane stick, pineapple) for you to feed elephants. No additional charge for elephant snacks

    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.

    Spectacular kayaking on the Mekong and the Nam Ou  rivers.  You will find the diverse nature and landscapes of Luang Prabang

     

    A unique little village on the banks of the Mekong River. Ban Xang Hai is famous for their handicraft products like distilling and selling whisky, hand woven fabric and jewelry.

    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)

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