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Full Day Pak Ou Caves by Boat from Luang Prabang
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Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good29%
  • Average36%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“lower cave” (83 reviews)
“mekong river” (104 reviews)
“buddha images” (25 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat trip to the caves was lovely and peaceful, the caves themselves, interesting, but not so satisfying. There were around seven employees there lounging around on their cell phones when we got there, gladly paid the entrance fee which is 20,000 Kip per person,...More

Thank jessicasid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have spare time and would like to do it, it's a decent trip but don't set aside a day for it. The boat trip is beautiful (and made it worth it) but the actual caves are small and you onlt get half an...More

Thank Elli_Traveling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

spent a 2 hour scenic cruise to the caves with a quick stop at a whiskey village and a 1hr cruise back, Plenty of Buddha statues here but small cove overlooking Mekong river

Thank Followthesun1946
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So today we visisted the "caves"... In advance we paid 80,000 kip and were told we would pay a further 20,000 kip on entry. We were told it was a half day trip, 8am to 1pm. We arrived just before 8 and were taken by...More

1  Thank HappySingingBoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting experience getting there by boat. Drivers had fun racing each other and towing each other. The caves themselves were worth a look. Lots of steps. Not great for the unfit or elderly well worth the climb to the top cave. Great features. Take a...More

Thank Janina M
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

The boat trip to the caves is excellent. Takes an hour plus as we stop at the whisky village ( very disappointing) before reaching the caves. We spent 45 minutes here in 35 deg heat! You pass many small islands, lots of fisher folk and...More

1  Thank 2012sunilmumbai
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

I nearly didn't visit the caves because of the mixed reviews but I'm so glad I did! I booked a tour through the Sofitel which was very expensive ($99pp!) but i thought it was worth every penny! We had a private boat which was fab,...More

Thank YorkshireLady86
Reviewed April 27, 2017

We loved a lot the trip with the boat along the Mekong river visiting a village and seeing also some elephant playing in the river. The caves are not very interesting indeed, but the trip on the boat was spectacular!

Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed April 26, 2017

if you are taking a long boat on the Mekong, stop here for a break. Short walk to a small natural cut out in the rock wall - where folks place their buddha statuettes. 10 minute walk up about 300 steps to the top -...More

Thank kathmandu91
Reviewed April 19, 2017

To say these caves have a good reputation, I cannot for the life of me see why. There is the upper and lower caves with many Buddha statues inside, but nothing is organised or well kept or interesting. The best part was the view from...More

Thank Paulette A
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Hi.... Can anyone confirm what kind of attire is best for this Pak Ou Cave ride and is it safe to visit the upper cave? Thank you
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Matt115 | Reviewed this property |
we went in standard everyday clothing. caves are very safe. steps are a bit of a trek.
Susannah D
How far does one kayak pls? How long is the trip wow to go?
January 24, 2017|
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Response from Madan Gopal M | Reviewed this property |
I didn't go for Kayaking as flow of river was strong. But there is public transport ferry that leaves at 8.30 am every morning from main Pier. To and fro Charges are 60000 LAK per person.