1. Laos
  2. Luang Prabang (Province)
  3. Luang Prabang
  4. Kuang Si Falls

Luang Prabang: 4-Day Explorer Tour

Product ID: 387831
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Discover ancient temples in Luang Prabang, cruise up the Mekong River, and visit the Pak Ou caves. Enjoy the sunset from Phousi Mountain and visit the Kuangsi Waterfalls.
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Duration: 4 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at magnificent ancient temples while hearing about their history from your guide
  • Enjoy a boat cruise up the mighty Mekong River and see the local life on the river side
  • Discover thousands of Buddha statues at Pak Ou Caves
  • Snap panoramic photos of the breathtaking sunset from Phousi Mountain
  • Explore the night market for souvenirs and delicious local street foods
Full description
Day 1
Upon arrival at Luang Prabang airport meet and greet your local guide at the exit of the arrival hall. Drive to the hotel where you can get some rest and relax at your own pace.

Day 2
Enjoy a short but thorough guided tour of the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong. With its roofs sweeping low to the ground, it embodies classical Laotian architecture.

Then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, and take in a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as exploring the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, 2 linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, you will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai where they make the local rice wine and Ban Xangkhong a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking.

On return, visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai. You'll then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River. 

Continue to explore the night market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by Luang Prabang locals. Return to the same hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 3
Wake up to the beautiful morning in Luang Prabang, and if you are an early riser, participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (sticky rice) from the residents. This tradition is unique to Laos, the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.

After breakfast, drive about 15km out of town to journey to the elephant village in Ban Xienglom. En route stop at a famous and well-known village, Ban Phanom, where almost all of the villagers are weavers. Next, stop at Henri Mouhot, the explorer who discovered Angkor Wat, a monument at Kaeng Noon. 

Once at the Elephant Village Camp, get up close and personal with elephants while you feed them. Visit the elephant hospital, museum, gallery, and dung paper making facility. 

Return to the town visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. Returning to Luang Prabang by afternoon, you'll be back in the city in time to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath Tai.

Day 4
Enjoy your breakfast and free time to pack in the morning before check-out, you will then be transferred to the airport to catch up with your flight.Enjoy your breakfast and free time to pack in the morning before check-out, you will then be transferred to the airport to catch up with your flight.
Includes
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation of your choice
  • Admission fees to sights described above
  • Meals
  • Lao PDR governmental tax and service charge
  • Pickup and drop-off from the Luang Prabang airport
What’s Not Included
  • Air ticket
  • Visa fee
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tips
  • Additional drinks
  • Personal expenses and other expenses not described in the program above
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Long-sleeved shirt
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
Know before you go
- The lower cave at Pak Ou is accessible by walking up approximately 30 steps. The upper cave is a longer walk approx 5 mins and 200 steps
- For entering temples you will need to wear appropriate clothing that covers your shoulder and legs

From US$ 260 per person

Organized by

Tiger Trail Travel Laos

Product ID: 387831