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  • Dylan R
    2 contributions
    Done the 1 DAY Mekong Cruise to Pak Ou Caves. Kuang Si Waterfalls and Local Villages tour and it was great, made even better with our tour guide (Thin) from manifa travel, who has great information about the full of Laos and made the trip even better, would recommend.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Jonah B
    4 contributions
    Jack (our tour guide) was knowledgeable, patient, and never rushed us. He was extremely knowledgeable about Buddhist history and religion, and gave us a real insight into his culture. We are very appreciative of him and would highly recommend booking a tour with Jack.
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • Kate B
    Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar240 contributions
    I did: Full Day Kuang Si Waterfalls, Hmong Village Afternoon: Mekong Sunset Cruise (Downstream), Pak Ou Caves, Whisky Village Tour.

    The guide (named Thin), van driver, boat captain, and the van itself were all great! Great value for money!

    My friend and I chose the full day tour that started with the waterfalls, which meant they weren’t as busy with tourists as they apparently get later in the day. Everyone on our tour agreed we were happy we chose this option. And it also meant we enjoyed the sun set while on our boat cruise back from the caves/ whiskey village.

    Kuang Si Waterfalls: They were beautiful! Totally worth it. My friend and I went as part of a group, so we were picked up from our hotel in an air conditioned van. I saw people driving the long (under construction) road in tuk tuks and on motorcycles- and I wouldn’t want to do that myself. None of our group swam as the water was cold. Pro tip: we walked up to paved road to the top of the falls, beating most other people to the top, since the route was direct. So we had a few minutes of the place to ourselves- which was awesome. Then we took the longer main route on the way back down. There is a bear rescue on site as well. I was opposed to the idea of the bears being in a zoo-like environment for tourists to see before going (I don’t even like regular zoos for the same reason).... and I’m still a bit conflicted after having seen it. But on the other hand, they were saved from a much worse fate....

    Hmong Village: It was nice to learn a bit about the locals. The village felt like it might be a bit of a tourist trap, but... I’m not really sure about the details (i.e. if the money goes to supporting the people of the community). The baby girls were wearing makeup, which bothered me... but then maybe I’m judging from an uniformed perspective.

    Unmentioned stop to water buffalo icecream/ cheese shop: The whole van full of people enjoyed this!

    Lunch: The lunch place was beautiful! Stunning location and there were elephants wandering by the river. There were also elephant rides- using wooden baskets- which I am opposed to. There were no chains on any of the elephants- which was good. And they seemed to have free roam, which was good. Elephant sanctuaries are my charity of choice - so I’m very picky about elephant treatment. Please don’t ride them.

    Pak Ou Caves: We took the boat to the caves. They were nice. There are lots of stairs! There are two options: one cave has less stairs, so I took that option since I have knee problems. My friend went up to the cave that had more stairs. She loved it. I’ve seen caves like this before, but it was her first time.

    Whiskey Village: Quick stop to a local whiskey village. Nice to learn a bit about how they make it, and taste it.

    Sunset on the boat: The views were lovely! And coming back along the river was great... we were definitely all tired by this point. It was a long but beautiful day.
    Written February 22, 2020
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  • Andrew C
    Sydney, Australia2 contributions
    Warerfalls were absolutely amazing.
    Car was clean and air conditioning worked great. Tour guide was also very accommodating to us changing plans and having lunch during our tour
    Written July 9, 2022
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  • Kien
    Hanoi, Vietnam2 contributions
    I contacted Phong months before my trip to Laos and he arranged all my airport transfers as well as day hikes, cooking classes, sunset cruises on the Mekong River, take a slow boat to Pak Ou Cave and transfer to Kuang Si waterfall. Everything was very efficient from the pick up at the hotel to the response to all my inquiries. Very, very helpful and since I am traveling alone this made my time in Laos much easier having almost everything organized from one place and in advance. Would definitely recommend this company to help with your travel plans.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • lee-anne24w
    colo vale45 contributions
    What a beautiful experience.We actually gave them chuppa chups, easy to carry and wrapped and we all love something sweet.
    Written November 26, 2019
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  • GOKMA
    Holland85 contributions
    Recommend this tour to anyone for a lovely sunset cruise , it was peaceful and we particularly liked the releasing a fish back to the mekong for another chance in life . the staff were all helpful and a few cocktails helped to make the evening perfect.
    Written February 21, 2020
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  • Kurt J
    1 contribution
    So many people travel to a country to see exactly what life is really like somewhere but just occupy the surface.

    Well here is your chance: I got an opportunity to visit the guide Somsay's and his family at their house. His mother, Mae Phat, taught me how to bargain in the market and select the ingredients. When we arrived at his house which I was shuttled to, I got to learn how to craft things from bamboo with his uncle. We cooked multiple dishes with his mother and use new ingredients like eggplant berries and sawtooth coriander. We cooked stuffed bamboo shoots and fish wrapped in banana leaves. I got to learn how to cook Laotian spice pastes with pickled bamboo. Everything is prepared outside over coals in a bamboo hut. After we ate lunch there was a performance of a bamboo instrument together with a dance from Yeah Xiong Her a local expert. Such a range of activities I think I need a nap.

    More than just a set of skills I felt like I was an invited guest rather than just a customer.

    Everything here is themed around bamboo which by the end you realise how important it is for all aspects of Laotian life. Would heartily recommend to anyone and everyone thinking of going. There was a week's worth of activities done in a single day!
    Written July 12, 2022
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  • Chantal W
    20 contributions
    Our guide was really friendly and informative. It was so interesting to see the market in the morning, as well as the Hmong villages. Kung Si falls are absolutely stunning and we were given as much time as we needed to explore, swim and climb to the top. There are certainly cheaper ways to do this but we really valued having a comfortable minivan and as much time as we wanted in each place.
    Written October 7, 2019
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  • Ashleigh Poole
    Southend-on-Sea, UK412 contributions
    We were those annoying tourists that decide to change plans at the last minute and Manifa were so helpful and accommodating. Our trip ran smoothly and perfectly to the itinerary with drivers meeting us in places to take us to the next part etc. and all very friendly staff.
    The rice experience itself was AMAZING and we would totally recommend to everyone travelling to LP, even with small kids (we saw another group having so much fun with their 5/6 year olds).
    Manifa were fantastic from start to finish, so thank you!
    Written February 5, 2020
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  • A3977HJdavidv
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    Interesting local knowledge and a variety of things to see. Our guide Thim was very helpful and friendly and even accommodated our request for local foods!
    Written July 17, 2022
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  • Veronika Chv.
    Neuss, Germany192 contributions
    Definitely a good choice for travellers who don’t have much time in Luang Prabang. The price of the tour is quite high but the tour actually combines more smaller tours and experiences and includes the lunch, so we found it reasonable at the end.

    It all starts on the rice farm the Living Land where the particular steps of planting and harvesting rice are shown (this part was the best!), then you get a huge and tasty lunch on the farm and continue further to the famous Khuang Si Waterfalls stopping by a place which support the local tribes. Good organisation and interesting program.
    Written November 3, 2019
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