Luang Prabang Tours
FULL DAY – Kuang Si Waterfall, Kayak on the Nam Ou / Mekong River, Pak Ou Caves
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FULL DAY – Kuang Si Waterfall, Kayak on the Nam Ou / Mekong River, Pak Ou Caves

By Manifa Travel
Recommended by 95% of travelers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 4-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 8h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Kayak
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • buffet lunch (Vegetarian option available on request)
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
  • • Meet at the our office located opposite Villa Santi Hotel or pick up from your accommodation in Luang Prabang city at around 8:30 AM. • As this is a join in tour, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route • Please fill in the name of your accommodation in "Special Requirements" field on booking or notice us by the day before tour.
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.

      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 172573P19

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 172573P19

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      • Manifa Travel
        1,202
        Luang Prabang, Laos
        Joined in February 2018
      • hughr531
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        One of a kind experience with Mr Pong
        We had an amazing day and the pace was great. The waterfalls are stunning, having lunch at the elephant sanctuary and feeding them bananas is an incredible experience and all of the villages were great to learn about. Cruising down the Mekong river with a beer was a nice refresher to finish the day off. Mr Pong was an amazing tour guide and had a wealth of knowledge to share everywhere we went and really went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a good time.
        Written June 16, 2024
      • Sightseer21518350089
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        15 June 2024
        My wife and me had the privilege of having Vone, a knowledgeable and very professional guide to lead us in the one day Mekong tour. Vone is able to provide insights into the various attractions along the way such as the Pak Ou Caves as well as the Laos ethnic village. His sharing has deepened our understanding of Laotian way of life. The highlight of the itinerary was the Kuang Si Waterfall. The active & undergoing efforts to rescue bears from bile farms is remarkable. The natural beauty of Kuang Si resides as beautiful memories for my wife and me as we both love waterfalls. Thank you Vone for everything and I would strongly recommend Vone as a guide if u need an excellent guide.” Joe, Singapore.
        Written June 16, 2024
      • C7792HBstefans
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience
        A great experience with lots to see and do. Mr. Pingphong, the guide, was a main highlight worth mentioning - with his sense of humour, knowledge and support. The trip involves quite a lot of travel in a mountainous terrain and my daughter was car sick a few times. Mr. Phong took her to the front of the minibus and helped her with patience and care. Kop chai der, Mr. Phong!
        Written June 12, 2024
      • Bruno I
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great!
        Amazing experience, the guide Pingpong made our time really fun, besides interesting to see all the spots. I strongly recommend this tour!
        Written June 11, 2024
      • AronWe89
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour
        Great tour with pong, good trip with other solo travellers made friends and had a great time definitely recommend if you are looking for a day tour
        Written June 9, 2024
      • BackPacker504598
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour a must do
        Excellent tour. Our tour tour guide was amazing and very helpful. Gave us 100 percent the whole trip. We even had a bonus by getting time with the elephants after our lunch, which was fantastic, best lunch we've had on a tour to date. Thank you for all your excellent information and care.
        Written June 8, 2024
      • Cosmopolitan181307
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent experience!
        Super tour option in luang Prabang!!! If you are visiting Laos this tour is a must! It was such a nice experience to explore different places in Laos, beautiful sightseeing’s , stories, nature, food and companion, Mr pong was a great tour guide to make the tour just perfect!!
        Written June 7, 2024
      • Road42949005063
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Full Lao tourist attraction package!
        I joined the tour with my wife, we really had a good time! The tour guide, Mr.Pingpong explained well about the itinerary and background knowledge, and cared about how we can enjoy. All the activities were full of excitement and insight. The tour was in a good mood throughout the way and we made some friends with other participants to have dinner afterward. It has become an unforgettable day!
        Written June 7, 2024
      • sofieDK
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This tour covers all the things worth visiting outside of Luang Prabang city
        Mr Phong (Mr Pingpong) was our excellent guide today. He made the group feel very organic and we had a really good time together. This tour is perfect if you want to cover a lot of distance and various activities in one day, without the hassle of arranging every detail yourself. We started the day with a quick stop at a Hmong village to learn about local people and traditions, followed by a nice scenic drive to the Si waterfalls, where plenty of time was given to view the different pools and go swimming in some of them. The included lunch buffet was very good, with many options, drinks included. The resident elephant was very friendly! The river cruise is very relaxing, and cold drinking water was provided throughout the tour, so no need to bring any. The hike up to the upper Pak Ou cave was a bit challenging in the heat, and not as interesting as the lower cave, so if you can't go to the upper cave, don't feel bad. The whiskey tasting at the end made the group even more jovial;) Very well-hosted by Mr Phong.
        Written June 7, 2024
      • K7023YTadamb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day of fun
        I had an amazing experience on this day with my wife. From the waterfalls, to the elephant sanctuary, to cruising the mekong river. We made new friends and had an incredible time with them. Our guide Mr.PingPong was the best. He was kind, funny, and knowledgeable. He made sure our experience was a great one.
        Written June 7, 2024
      • Wildweroam
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience! Not to be missed!
        Excellent communication throughout. Very educational and fun. Interactive and interesting. Our guide, Sai, and all of his different family members who contributed were so kind and so enthusiastic about rice farming and sharing so much about Laos and its cultural and ethnic groups. The food at the end was plentiful, delicious, and catered perfectly to vegetarian and GF dietary needs. We were a mom and teenage daughter and we both loved the experience! Highly recommend this experience and always wonderful when your money goes to a locally owned and run business.
        Written June 6, 2024
      • Leanne495
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Superb day with amazing sights -one of the best!
        What a fabulous tour so worth it and excellent value. Our tour guide Mr Phong was probably one of the best tour guides we have ever had. He made the tour interesting and had us laughing all the time. Every stop was amazing but the highlight was the sunset cruise on the Mekong. Great tour, excellent tour guide and wonderful group of people!
        Written June 5, 2024
      • Wanderluxbycdc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lovely Day Hiking and Sailing!
        Overall, this was a great day trip. I wanted to see the Kuang Si Waterfall, overlook, and sail down the Mekong River. I would have been happy skipping the town and whiskey (I don't drink), but it was still fun. I made some great friends with others in my group and had a pleasant conversation with our tour guide, Mr. Pong. Picking up was an issue because they did not give Mr. Pong the correct information when I provided them with the full address and location with the picture. Ultimately, I was picked up, but it was a challenge.
        Written June 4, 2024
      • BC_NY_Traveler
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great deal for 3 very different experiences...
        Gorgeous day for all of the tours. Visiting the caves was my favourite part of the day and they were amazing! Highly recommend the whiskey tasting visit. The waterfalls were beautiful, though very busy.
        Written June 3, 2024
      • Flora B
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great adventure
        Lovely adventure ! ❤️ Everything was perfect. The food was delicious, the guide was great and the waterfalls and the cave were so beautiful 🥹
        Written June 2, 2024
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      kimberlyvnguyen
      Oakland, CA8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a warm welcome to Luang Prabang! We thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the Mekong, the extremely friendly guide, the gracious and kind locals, and learning the complex history of the caves. And doing all that while rowing ourselves along the river was probably the best way to do it.

      PS at this point, we've spent time in the Mekong in three countries: Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. And I've loved learning that we all use the same word for mother- "Mae" (pronounced closer to Me in the north and closer to Ma in the south) ♥️
      Written October 26, 2023
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      Mac
      Norwich, UK7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic value for money. Door to door pick ups. Really good buffet lunch with a great hot selection looking directly over the river with the elephants roaming around their garden. Lovely afternoon in the national park exploring the waterfall and trying to find the bears. All staff were polite, helpful and informative.
      In the morning we had a great kayaking tour of the river with two exceptional tour guides Lert & Phou. They were both very friendly and professional. Lert was especially informative during the guided tour of the caves. Would highly recommend this trip.
      Written October 17, 2022
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      Ben S
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2024 • Solo
      The kayaking and waterfall were both incredible!! Our guide Year was fantastic and made the day very enjoyable. The caves and local villages were tourist traps with people just looking to sell you things but I couldn’t find any other trip options without those included. Only thing that would have made the day better would have been to avoid/spend less time at those stops and more time kayaking and at the waterfall for swimming.
      Written June 2, 2024
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      Thank you for your loyalty, Your initiative is greatly appreciated, and I am excited about the combination attraction site , There is not thing is perfect .I am so sorry for your feeling are not enjoyable for our combination attraction site We’re truly note it and try to do our best for further tour . Hope the holiday season brings you joy, happiness, and a well-deserved break.
      Written June 3, 2024
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      Peterson F
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Solo
      Our guide Mr Pong was very knowledgeable and full of energy. He was lovely and told us lots about the local culture, and did not save energy in making us have the best time. Khop chai 🙏🏽 Highly recommend ⭐️
      Written June 15, 2023
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      Rick d
      Tokyo, Japan98 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2019
      We were a bit hesitant about how hard the kayaking and cave trekking portion of this tour would be, but any doubt was eased by our wonderful guide Sai, who really made the entire day so special. He provided for any need or question we had, whether it was for guidance, rowing tips, history lessons, nature lectures and the occasional joke! We can't say enough about him!
      Written October 1, 2019
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      completerandomer
      London, UK126 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2019
      I really want to give 9/10’s of this tour 5 stars. We loved the kayaking we relatively enjoyed the caves and were blown away by the waterfalls. However the reason I can’t give this company 5 stars is because Viator who we booked this trip with didn’t mention it included an elephant ride. Being confronted by an elephant sanctuary where the guide admitted they used whips was too much for us. Additionally on the kayaking not enough attention was paid to health and safety with no safety briefing provided for an activity on a fast flowing river. The single guide for a group of 6 was a bit reckless in not guiding us through danger areas in the river.
      Written November 25, 2019
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      Dear completerandomer, I investigated your tour. There were 6 participants in kayak tour, 2 from your group booked through Viator and 4 from another group booked through our partner hotel. The two groups have the same itinerary. Kayaking ends and lunch places are elephant camps, but elephant riding is not included. The reason why elephant ride was conducted was that one of the four groups strongly requested it after seeing elephants. Operation team could not refuse his request and offered a short time elephant bath for free. We are sorry that this is miss judgement by operation team. I apologize for hurting your feelings. As for kayak safety, there are no rapid current in the Nam Ou and the Mekong rivers. It is very safe even for beginners. We think that one tour guide can lead 6 tourists. We are responsible for offering a safe kayak. We have created an emergency manual for kayak, and the tour guide and other operating teams are trained to collaborate to ensure the safety of participants in case of an accident. Elephant keeper (or Mahout) are allowed to use whips or bull-hook. They not made to be a weapon against the elephant as Animal Rights Extremist groups portray it as. It is a GUIDE and serves the same purpose as a Dog's leash or a Horse's reins. It helps communicate with the animal and positively reinforce taught behaviors. One of the most common propaganda claims by Animal Rights Extremists is that The Guide is used to cause harm, that Elephants are taught to fear it and make the Elephant "submit" to its trainer. It is a highly misleading claim and Lie. If mahout use instruments for fear, elephants will constantly refuse and will attack, or kill easily their mahouts. Please read elephant FAQ in our homepage if you are interested in sustainable tourism and elephant experts' opinions rather than the sensational and mass-conversational discourse of animal rights groups. These were created by a team of experts organized by German and EU officials. Best regards, Yuki
      Written November 26, 2019
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      Melinda P
      9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Family
      Awesome experience!! Worth the drive and spend some time there. We did a hike up the mountain to the top. Really beautiful if you love nature and big trees!!
      Written December 15, 2023
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      Shirley
      West Coast Region, New Zealand6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The kayaking was awesome, the scenery was spectacular, the group size, well there was 6 of us, need I say more, as for the guides, well they were exceptional especially Vone who was so informative on the ways of the river, Buddhism and more I learnt a lot from him
      Top marks Vone
      Khop jai lai lai
      Written September 20, 2023
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      sam303826
      Pazin, Croatia10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Solo
      Prefect Tour with Manifa
      The guide, Mr Pingpong was very interesting and kindfull.
      I really recommend
      You can not find better in Luang Prabang
      Sam
      Written August 13, 2023
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      Steve C
      Soldotna Alaska1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Solo
      This was an amazing tour. Mr. Ping-pong was an excellent guide. He was very personable and quit funny. I highly recommend this tour.
      Written July 17, 2023
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