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1 DAY Mekong Cruise to Pak Ou Caves. Kuang Si Waterfalls . Local Villages
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1 DAY Mekong Cruise to Pak Ou Caves. Kuang Si Waterfalls . Local Villages

By Manifa Travel
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Ages 0-120, max of 36 per group
Duration: 9h
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Live guide: English
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  • Buffet-style lunch (Chicken and fish. 4-5 vegetarian options available)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Pak Ou Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Manifa Travel
  • Entry/Admission - Kuang Si Falls
What's not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Manifa Travel Luang Prabang Office, SAKKALINE RD, VAT SENE VILLAGE OPPOSITE OF, VILLA SANTI HOTEL, ເມືອງຫຼວງພະບາງ, Laos
Pickup details
  • • Your tour experience begins with a transportation service pick up from your accommodation at about 8:15-8:40 AM • Please fill in the name of your accommodation in "Special Requirements" field on booking. If your accommodation is not yet decided, please fill "not yet decided" in the field and notice us by the day before tour. • As this is a join in tour, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 172573P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour is not hard at all. But it's about 10 hours full day excursion including a long distance drive (60km). If old people and infants are in your group, please consider to choose 2 days split option or private option
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      • You'll start at
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      • 1
        Whisky Village
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 2
        Pak Ou Caves
        Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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      • 3
        Kuang Si Falls
        Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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      • 4
        Wat Phra Bat Tai
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • You'll return to the starting point
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      • Manifa Travel
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        Luang Prabang, Laos
        Joined in February 2018
      • W4964WG_
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Enjoy Myself in Luang Prabang
        Mr. Pingpong is great. His english speech is good. Also, he is typically Lao. He isn't a bear. Enjoy yourself in Luang Prabang with him.
        Written April 10, 2024
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        My best expérience in Laos
        Thank’s to Keo for this funny moment ! Thank’s to the team of The living Land Farm All was good :) ……………………………………………..:..
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        Our favorite tour in SE asia
        Wow! What an experience and likely one of the best tours ive taken. The experience of plowing was worth the oricenof admissikn but there is much much more involved with this very well organized tour. Perfect english spoken and we learned muchmkre than how to plow and plant. Learned abkut various tyoes of rice and how the village people make the various tools needed. We saw sicles being forged and how the culture is in small villages with bartering/trading with others for services. How neighbours help eachother out at harvest time etc. It wss a wonderful morning learning about farming and culture and history of the area. Highly recomMended. Extremely clean washrooms by the way. Hahha. Had to mention that.
        Written March 26, 2024
      • 21Grove
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        There’s one in every group but tour guide hanged it well.
        Very good experience, arrived in time … good driver, very patient & tolerant guide ( one of the group keep all group waiting on both stops …the village & the waterfalls … 30 mins in the heat also she changed seats on bus causing disruption to other travellers- ) However Viator tour guide handed it well, patiently & professional. Also one other traveller was feeling unwell & he got the minibus to stop at a pharmacy.
        Written March 25, 2024
      • Stephen R
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Brilliant fun and we learnt a lot
        A really unusual and fantastic experience. When do you get the opportunity to be over your knees in mud while ploughing a paddy field. Absolutely brilliant
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      • ameliav790
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        Must do
        The experience on the rice farm is a must. It was very interesting, and also people are so nice. The waterfalls were also very beautiful.
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      • K7915YQpaulw
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        Great trip to the Kuang Si Waterfall
        Beside the waterfall, we visited also a native village and in the end a buffalo milk ice cream shop. In total a great half day trip with enough time to explore the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall.
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      • Newinst
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        Biking with Year
        Fun way to see the countryside. Best part was my guide, Year Xiong. His English is excellent as his his local knowledge. Year led me to some beautiful scenery along the river and made a brief stop at a small temple and Hmong village.
        Written March 17, 2024
      • AdinaIoanaU
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        Great tour, amazing guide and fascinating views. But there is a but..
        Amazing tour with a great opportunity to try trek through the jungle and get immersed in laotian landscapes, with excellent views. Year was an excellent guide, adapting our tour to our preferences and doing his best to ensure we get the most out of it. We visited local villages and saw how 2 local tribes live, saw the spring, top and bottom of the waterfall and trekked through the jungle. The only watch out is that the advert of the tour doesn’t mention that your departure is in a private car / van, but the return from the waterfall to Luang Prabang is in 12 people van, therefore you have to wait for until all smaller groups have finished their itineraries. We chose to pay separately a tuk tuk return to the city which was 100,000 kips for 2 people instead of waiting another 1.5h for the van to leave. I think the company should provide that option and cover the return fee or be clear that you have to wait otherwise.
        Written March 10, 2024
      • kelbym123
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        Great Guide
        I had a great time doing the kayaking and cycling tour with my guide Year. He was excellent and the tour was great value. Would recommend Kayaking to the cliffs instead of taking the boat.
        Written March 8, 2024
      • Alfonso D
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        Great tour to experience Luang Prabang
        Great tour of Luang Prabang and surroundings. Highly recommended. The tour guide (Mr Thin) was very knowledgeable and patient when I wanted to take a detour.
        Written March 5, 2024
      • torik236
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        Rice farming 10/10
        So much fun learning the steps to rice. The guide knew so much and answered every question our group had. We even got to try our rice at the end of the experience.
        Written March 5, 2024
      • gene2_labbe
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        A great day!
        They picked us up at our hotel on time in tuk tuk. We then arrived at Manifa elephant center where some of the people in our group needed to have breakfast, so we had to wait quite a bit. Our guide , 'Year', spoke a great english (he actually speaks 5 or 6 fluently) was well organized and kind. The kayaking was amazing, the scenery breathtaking. The caves were ok, but it was fun to get there kayaking and going back to Manifa for lunch also kayaking. The waterfalls are not to be missed. They are simply gorgeous! We took a ton of pictures. Really a great day that we highly recommend! :)
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      • kiniget
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        Great hike
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        Written February 20, 2024
      • Gayle T
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        Multi-experience tour lasting the whole day! With an excellent guide!
        We highly recommend this multi-sport experience! Our guide Vone did an excellent job from 830am to 600pm for us. Vone is very knowledgeable and was able to explain many aspects of culture (Whiskey Village, Buddha Cave, etc), History, Nature while being very good at bicycling and kayaking too. This tour is an excellent value because there are so many sights and experiences. The Elephant Camp is very interesting in terms of learning about and feeding elephants, plus it is functional with showers, towels and a pool. My husband and I both enjoyed the very tasty buffet lunch that offered vegetarian options, various meats (freshly grilled right next to the pavilion), fried foods for people who like that, fruits, etc. Vone was very generous in keeping us supplied with cold water bottles. Apparently this bike route is new and avoids the traffic from Luang Prabang. The Trek bikes were in excellent condition. If you are more fit than average we recommend you request the private tour because our only issue was being grouped with some soft city people who could hardly pedal. In fact Vone nicely organized a truck pickup for them and after that we could pedal at a good pace. Also Vone organized that we would not have to kayak with this unathletic family and we were very appreciative. During the sunset boat tour, Vone gave us cold beers, water and banana chips. It was a very full and active day!
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      rebeccacollins95
      Basildon, UK9 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was an excellent day, packing loads in! I definitely recommend, however the place we stopped at for lunch (the elephant 'retirement' retreat, Manifa) did elephant rides. One family on our trip had booked a ride and we all had to wait for them to finish, which was frustrating as I disagree with elephant riding. One disappointing part of an otherwise fantastic day. I hope they change the lunch venue.
      Written February 8, 2020
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you for taking time to write a review here. We are pleased that you had an excellent time in our elephant camp. We hear too often about anti-elephant riding and It's a big problem for us that people from western countries do not want to ride an elephant. But the negative campaigns by animal rights activists are not true. A recent academic study looking at the stress indicator level (fecal glucocorticoid metabolite) in captive elephants conducted by researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Unit, Chiang Mai University, and National Elephant Institute Thailand showed that captive elephants interacting with mahouts and performing daily exercise through riding had lower stress levels than elephants in passive viewing camps. Elephants are far stronger than horses, and a chair on an elephant’s back with two people and a mahout weighs only 7 percent of an elephant total body weight, whereas a saddle and rider on a horse weighs more than 17 percent of its weight. A few kilometers of light walking daily in jungle promotes health. It's as same as human jogging. There are some excellent articles introducing the latest elephant tourism problem on "skift.com". Our company homepage also has a good elephant FAQ written by a professional team supported by EU and Laos officials. Please read them and find the mistakes and lies of Animal Rights Activists. I hope you have a great onward journey from Luang Prabang. Thank you Yuki
      Written February 9, 2020
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      bobjanh
      Brisbane, Australia2,263 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thoroughly enjoyed our full day tour with Manifa that took in the Whiskey Village, Mekong River cruise to Pak Ou cave, great lunch at their elephant camp, and Kiang Si falls and bear centre: pretty full day and excellent value at the price charged.

      You can book a tour from your accommodation and Manifa provide a pickup and drop-off service to your accommodation. Guides all have pretty good English and trs vel is in comfortable mini-buses: they mix and match their tours so you may start out on one push with a certain group of people but end up with others over the course of the day. It all seems to work quite seamlessly.
      Written January 9, 2020
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      Rachel & Andy
      22 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A wonderful day and great value tour. Our guide Mr Pingpong was fantastic, very knowledgeable attentive, friendly and spoke good English. The van was very roomy and comfortable. After the hotel pickups we ventured out for about 45mins to the Hmong cultural village and then waterfalls and bear sanctuary. These stops were fantastic and one of the highlights of the day.

      After a good amount of time at the waterfalls the van picked us back up and we traveled for around 80 minutes to the elephant sanctuary.
      We saw one elephant up close before we ate lunch but it seemed to be well looked after (no chains or riding, but they are happy for you to feed and touch though). Lunch was a delicious buffet with a great selection of fantastic food including plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. A complimentary beverage is also included from a selection of soft drinks or beer.

      After lunch we hopped onto the "slow boat" down the river for a few hours taking in the Pak Ou caves (for me, by far the most underwhelming part of the day, lots of steps up to a very small cave with a few statues. Experienced far better elsewhere and not worth the 200+ step climb while getting repeatedly harassed by children trying to sell you things)
      The Whisky village was our last stop on the tour which offered an insight into the Laos whisky making process and some free samples. They were not particularly to my taste however the info provided was interesting with no pressure to buy, which was nice. There is also a small village market here too.
      One final hop onto the boat (which had a toilet, free drinks inc cold water or beer plus some lovely complimentary banana chip snacks!)
      This was possibly the best part of the day, sailing down the Mekong River heading straight for the sunset surrounded by incredible scenery. It was magical (if not a little cramped on the front of the boat)! I can highly recommend this very professional and friendly day tour for anybody wanting to see lots around the Lunag Prabang area in a single day.
      Written December 18, 2023
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      Tridib
      Nagpur, India3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022
      It was a fun-filled day. Mr Pong, our guide is a great person to spend the day with. He welcomed us heartily, explained everything in detail, and was very cheerful and joyful throughout the trip. We booked the tour from Manifa travels, and they are very professional with excellent tours at pocket-friendly prices.
      Overall a great experience and very happy with the services provided. Highly recommended for all types of travellers.
      Thankyou Manifa and Mr Pong for an unforgettable experience.
      Written January 16, 2023
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      Kari R
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Couples
      We had Deng as our guide and we had a great day. We only had a short time in Luang Prabang so we booked a full day tour to see as many thing as we could. Our guide was able to explain everything as well as answer all of our questions. He was very accommodating to our requests and made sure we were happy the whole time. Eating lunch was amazing at the elephant camp as we got to feed the elephants and watch them play in the water. would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience a lot in 1 day.
      Written January 17, 2020
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      Thanks for writing a review here. I'm glad you had a wonderful day and Deng took good care of you. This tour aims to provide the highlights of the countryside in one day. We are careful not to do large group tour and not to do too touristy tour. We hope all participants will enjoy and relax all day. Thank you for recommending Manifa Travel, and I hope you have a wonderful onward journey from Luang Prabang. Best Wishes, Yuki / Manifa Travel
      Written January 18, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Tony Woodin
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023
      From the very beginning of the days activities your are treated to details and local history by an experienced and passionate guide. The Laos people are warm and generous and it very noticeable throughout the days activities. The Mekong River is a visual treat with spectacular views and and a peaceful, relaxing, and comfortable boat ride to the caves. The rich history and spiritual meaning of this location to Buddhist saturates the experience and helps visitors from all countries to appreciate how deeply the local people feel towards this place. After a short boat ride to a local restaurant one is treated to a tasteful and diverse lunch with elephants just feet away during the dining treat, After a restful yet satisfying meal, you are taken by transport through a breathtaking scenic trip to the Kuang Si Waterfalls. I was moved by this truly stunning location full of rich natural wildlife, birds and local bear attractions. I strongly recommend this day of activity with memorable sites, sounds and cultural treats.
      Written February 26, 2023
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      Karen M
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      We had a very extensive experience during the tour which started very much on time. Our guide Mr Pingphong provided an impressive historical and cultural overview of the tour spots the entire time, and he's very fun to be with! The group was tired at the end of the trip but his energy kept us in high spirits.

      Our itinerary started at the Hmong village and we were able to catch a glimpse of their culture. We were then taken to the bear conservation centre where we learnt about the rescue and rehab efforts for the moon bears. Kuangsi trek and waterfall followed, and as the group got excited to roam around Mr Pingphong was on top of making sure everyone was assembled nicely at the end of it. He also took us to nice photo spots and took our photos. Lunch was at manifa elephant camp where we had an amazing selection of buffet food waiting for us PLUS beerlao! Our last two stops were Pak Ou caves and whisky village which were my personal favourites. Took two bottles home after having shared shots with Mr Pong and the group.

      It was a tiring but enriching experience and I'm grateful that we got to do this tour, especially under Mr Pong
      Written January 16, 2024
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      Takumi F
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2023 • Solo
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      English is written after Japanese
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      9月初、1人で参加しましたが、一言で言えばとてもお薦めできます。

      HPに書いてある通り、午前中は車でモン族の村に立ち寄った後にクアンシーの滝を訪れ、エレファント・キャンプで象をながめながらのビュッフェタイプの昼食。午後は、パークウー洞窟までメコン川クルーズです。途中でもち米の焼酎・ウィスキーづくりの村も訪問します。船上からメコン川に沈む美しい夕日は格別でした。

      ルアンパバーン、いや、ラオスの魅力を存分に堪能できるツアーだと思います。車でのお迎え、昼食、各種入場料、クルーズ代、全て含んでこの値段はとてもコストパフォーマンスに優れてると思います。

      ガイドのMr. Phongさんも、とてもフレンドリーで、また、日本人にも聴きやすい英語でした。知識も堪能で素晴らしかったと思います。

      家族が来たらまたこのツアーに参加したいと思います。

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      In short, I can highly recommend this tour.

      As written in the website, in the morning, we visited several places such as Mong tribe village, Kuangsi Waterfall, and had a buffet lunch while watching and touching elephants at the elephant camp. In the afternoon, we took a cruise on the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves. Along the way, we will also visit a village that makes shochu and whiskey from sticky rice. The beautiful sunset over the Mekong River from the boat was a special experience.

      I think this is a tour where you can fully enjoy the charm of Luang Prabang, or rather, Laos. I think this price is very cost-effective as it includes everything from pick-up by car, lunch, various entrance fees, and cruise fee.

      Our guide, Mr. Phong, was also very friendly and spoke English that was easy for Japanese people to understand. I think he was very knowledgeable about Laos’s culture and history.

      I would like to take this tour again when my family comes in the future.
      Written September 5, 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

      MonicaPal03
      London, UK11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Solo
      This half day tour was more than just a Mekong River cruise. We were driven to Manifa elephant camp for a tasty lunch and opportunities to feed the mother and calf elephant. Our tour guide Mr Pingpong was friendly and funny, able to remember everyone's names! He shared interesting facts about the river and it's importance to the people of Laos, before we visited the Pak Ou caves full of thousands of Buddha statues. We also visited a Lao-Lao whisky making village where he explained the process of making rice whisky; and where there are also handicrafts for sale; before we cruised down the river to Luang Prabang to watch the sunset with a complimentary beer and banana chips. A great value tour, made all the better by the guide.
      Written October 19, 2023
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      Flo R
      Spalding, UK18 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Solo
      Overall, the tour was fine. It was great for covering all of the destinations on the itinerary but the guide only gave information at some places so I didn’t come away really feeling like I learnt much about the waterfalls and the caves other than getting to see them. The information the guide did give at the traditional village and the whiskey village was good. We were provided additional drinks on the tour which did make me feel like it was more of a fair price for what we got. Great if you have limited time in Luang Prabang or if you don’t want to haggle with guides once you’ve arrived.
      Written August 10, 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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