Day trip

Pak Ou Caves, Whisky Village & Kuang Si Falls Day Trip

4.5 / 5

46 reviews

Pak Ou Caves, Whisky Village & Kuang Si Falls Day Trip

From US$ 43 per person

Visit all must-see places in Luang Prabang by van and boat. See the Pak Ou Caves, Lao Traditional Whisky Village, and Kuang Si Falls. Admire the fascinating sights that Luang Prabang has to offer with this all-inclusive tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Laothian
Pickup included
Hotels in Luang Prabang
Small group available


  • Take in the view of Luang Prabang while riding the boat up the Mekong River
  • Discover thousands of Buddha statues at Pak Ou Caves
  • Learn how most local wine, Lao Lao, is made in Ban Xianghai
  • Enjoy a delightful local style lunch included in the package
  • Take a dip in the dazzling blue waters of the Kuang Si Waterfalls
Full description
Start your day with hotel pickup in Luang Prabang center at 8 AM. Take a 45-minute road trip along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves where you will get on a slow boat to visit the cave network. The 2 famous caves hold a special cultural value, packed with over 4,000 Buddha icons and a history dating back thousands of years. The upper cave is a 5-minute climb up steps, 50 m into the rock face. The caves are set in a dramatic limestone cliff at the point where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River. After visiting the cave, get back to the van then transfer to Ban Xianghai where the local wine named 'Lao Lao' whiskey is made. Enjoy a traditional Lao lunch before continuing the journey by van to the Kuang Si waterfalls. Take the chance to visit a bear sanctuary on the walk up to the falls. At the Bear Rescue Centre, you will be given a lot of useful and interesting information about the Asian sun and moon bears as well as the Free the Bears protection program. Find out about how the bears are rescued from poachers and the illegal wildlife trade. Arrive at the Kuang Si Falls where you can take hundreds of beautiful photos and swim in the cool green stream. At about 4:30 PM, head back to your hotel in Luang Prabang with a convenient air-conditioned transfer.
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Local lunch
  • Bottle of water
  • All entrance fees
  • Air-conditioned van
  • Car insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off service
  • Boat ticket to Pak Ou Caves
  • Life jacket on boat
  • German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese-speaking guides (available as add-ons)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • This is a full-day trip, it is recommended that you bring your sunglasses, hat, and comfortable shoes
  • If you wish to swim in the waterfall, please bring a towel and a set of clothes to change into afterwards
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 46 reviews

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A wonderful day in a minivan with a total of 12 people. The tour guide was very friendly and told a lot about the country and its people during the trip. The schedule was very well timed, leaving enough time at the waterfall, at lunch, at the cave and on the boat to watch the sunset.

February 29, 2020

Thank you for being able to book before departure

Since it was a short itinerary, I was very grateful to be able to book a local tour before departure. After actually picking me up at the hotel, I couldn't understand the whole thing because I joined and separated from customers of other courses, but I was able to go to the spot I needed, so there was no problem at all. However, there was no bottle of mineral water.

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September 30, 2019

Great day with lots of activities packed in. In addition to the caves, whisky village, waterfall and moon bear sanctuary we also stopped at an elephant sanctuary and had a delicious lunch in town. Guide was knowledgable, professional and spoke very good English. Would highly recommend.

March 5, 2020

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