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Private Tour Full-day Morning Market, Local Villages & Scenic Kuang Si Waterfall

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  • Full-day tour of Kuang Si Falls and Lao villages from Luang Prabang
  • See an alms-giving ceremony and visit the Phosi market in Luang Prabang
  • Explore traditional villages including Ban Ouay, Ban Ou, and Ban Thapene
  • Hike through the rainforest and swim beneath the beautiful Kuang Si
  • Learn about black bears at the Tat Kuang Si Bear Sanctuary
  • Great-value tour includes lunch and round-trip hotel transport
  • This private tour ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
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Private Kuangsi Waterfall and local villages from Luang PrabangDuration: 8 hours
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to participate in the daily morning ritual of Alm-Giving. you will experience saffron-clad monks collecting offerings.Duration: 10 hours
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Escape the city for a day in the Lao countryside on this private full-day tour from Luang Prabang. Take part in a traditional alms-giving ceremony (optional), browse the stalls at the lively Phosi Market, then immerse yourself in Lao culture as you visit typical Hmong, Lao, and Khmu villages. After lunch (included), enjoy a short hike through the rainforest, cool off with a swim beneath the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall, and observe black bears at the Tat Kuang Si Bear Sanctuary.
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Meet your guide at your hotel to begin your private day tour to Kuang Si Waterfall from Luang Prabang. Make an early start if you want to witness the traditional alms-giving ceremony, a daily ritual in which the monks, dressed in their saffron robes, collect ‘alms’ or offerings from faithful local residents. Choose to watch the quiet procession or participate by adding your own offering to the bowls offered by the monks.
After the morning procession, follow your guide to Phosi Market and soak up the atmosphere of Luang Prabang’s biggest market. Listen as your guide points out oddities like dried buffalo skin, unique tropical fruits, and traditional handicrafts as you stroll around the buzzing marketplace.
Next, swap city life for rural living as you head out into the countryside and enjoy the scenic drive to Kuang Si. Along the way, discover more about Laos’ ethnic hill tribes as you visit the H'mong village of Ban Ouay and the Lao village of Ban Ou. Finally, arrive at the Khmu village of Ban Thapene, which lies just below the falls, and is renowned for its traditional basket weaving.
After lunch (included), continue to the parking area for the Kuang Si waterfalls and follow your guide on a short hike through the rainforest to the falls. Enjoy free time to swim in the clear waters beneath the falls, take photos of the dramatic travertine waterfalls, or hike around the falls. (Note: bring swimsuits, towels and a clean set of clothes with you if you want to swim).
After swimming, pay a visit to the Khuang Si Bear Sanctuary, home to a number of rescued Asiatic black bears, before heading back to your Luang Prabang hotel.
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

This was a wonderful day trip with good transport and an excellent guide. The waterfall was impressive and fell over several levels.The lunch was set on a secluded table alongside one of the ponds of the fall. Two ladies were discretely sitting on a log...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Roam12767779769
Reviewed April 12, 2019

Personable, helpful, patient guide. Paced to fit my needs and respectful of my ability. Fabulous, authentic day at a local village, tasty, well prepared lunch...not for the faint of heart...it was a hot, long trek but I'm 76 and with a few extra rest stops...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank tevi049
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

We absolutely liked our trip to the Kuang Si waterfalls. Even in the low rainy season the falls are active, the water us pristine and the water level at the pool is great to take a cooling swim in nature. While still very crowded with...More

4  Thank 646davep
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Kuang Si Waterfall is amazing by ti self, the place is amazing, full of energy, the waterfall is simply the best, nice infrastructure and one of the highlights of the visit is seeing the rescue Bears program they have it there! Great experience and amazing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Ricardo M
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Its a wonderful work of nature for visitors to witness the 'ponded pools' and cascading waterfall. The surrounding cool forest and serene environment adds to the relaxing trip from Luang Prabang commercial towns.

Date of experience: September 2017
5  Thank Fong T
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May 12, 2019|
Response from Luan N |
Hi, This tour usually ends around 5pm. If you would like to be dropped off at the airport, the tour would have to be customized based off of your flight departure. Thank you!
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