FULL DAY LONG TAIL SLOW BOAT TRIP TO PAK OU CAVES . LOCAL VILLAGE EXPERIENCE . KUANG SI WATERFALL — TOUR CODE:F17
THIS FULL DAY ADVENTURE PACKAGE IS TRULY ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO SENSE THE TRUE NATURAL BEAUTY OF LAOS – THIS TOUR OFFERS A GREAT COMBINATION OF ACTIVITIES INCLUDING VISITS TO LOCAL VILLAGES, CAVES, WATERFALL AND VIEWS FROM BOTH THE WATER AND LAND
|Price||US$ 35 / 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|
You will be picked up at your accommodation between 7:45 am and 8:15 am then, we head straight to the pier to join the 8:30 am long tail slow boat trip departure and head off on the mighty Mekong river.
Enjoy the many views from the water, witness rural laos, pass by local villages, fishermen, children and soak up the scenes of daily life by the river.
After the first hour and a bit, the boat takes its first short stop at the popular Ban Xang Hai, also known as ‘the whiskey village’. Here you visit the village, see the process of making Lao Lao, the country’s beloved rice whiskey and taste the fresh local delights. Why not pick up a couple of bottles for later!
We continue by boat travelling slowly along the Mekong in the direction of the glorious Pak Ou Caves. We arrive at a small boat landing dock where stairs lead you straight up to the cave. These limestone Buddhist caves have been a place of worship for thousands of years, over this time a collection of Buddha statues and idols have filled these spiritual natural caves
Take in the beautiful views from the water as the short boat trip takes us to enjoy a full buffet style lunch @ 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
The boat trip takes us north to the famous Pak Ou Cave, 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.
The heritage city Luang Prabang is built on the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Khan rivers. The Mekong river has been the major highways for people and goods for centuries and the boat transportation is still indispensable for daily life even today. Taking a boat trip is probably one of the most rewarding ways to discover the local life along the rivers.
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
The Kuang Si Falls, sometimes spelled Kuang Xi or known as Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is a three levelled waterfall about 29 kilometres (18 mi) south of Luang Prabang. These waterfalls are a favourite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang. The falls begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. These lead to the main fall with a 60 metres (200 ft) drop.