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Kuang Si Falls (Tat Kuang Si) Tours

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Kuang Si Falls (Tat Kuang Si)
Tumbling through the jungle about 18 miles (29 kilometers) from Luang Prabang, the Kuang Si Falls (Tat Kuang Si) are among the area’s most attractive waterfalls, combining a dramatic drop and pools. In addition to swimming in the cool water, swinging on ropes, and enjoying snacks from on-site eateries, you can visit a bear-rescue sanctuary and a butterfly park.

The Basics
There’s a small charge to visit the Kuang Si Falls, which are usually experienced as part of a day trip from Luang Prabang. While you don’t need a guide to enjoy the falls, the general absence of public transport and challenges of self-driving in Laos make tours worthwhile. 

Day tours typically combine the Kuang Si waterfalls (and perhaps the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre) with other attractions, such as minority villages, the Pak Ou Caves, or the Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden. Kuang Si Falls hiking tours are also an option. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Between the butterfly park, the bear-rescue sanctuary, and the falls themselves, the Kuang Si area makes an excellent family day out.
  • Lao women don’t wear bikinis and often swim in T-shirts and shorts or fully clothed. Men should add a T-shirt to their swimwear, while women should wear one-pieces or wear a T-shirt over their bikini.
  • The Kuang Si Falls are equipped with simple public restrooms and changing rooms.
  • The path to the falls is not wheelchair-friendly.

How to Get There
The Kuang Si Falls cascade about 18 miles (29 kilometers) southwest of Luang Prabang. As so often with Lao tourist attractions, there is no public transport. Chartering your own tuk-tuk or joining an organized Kuang Si tour is easier and safer than driving. The journey takes around 45 minutes in each direction.

When to Get There
The Kuang Si Falls are at their most intense between June and October but are still impressive during March, April, and May. The dry season, roughly November to January, is Luang Prabang’s tourist peak. The falls are far from magical during this time, although the butterfly park and bear-rescue center are operational.

The Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre
Moon bears (Asian black bears) are often farmed for their bile, which is used in traditional medicines. Crammed into cages, unable to move, with catheters inserted directly into their gall bladders, it’s a brutal life, and the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre helps save them from it. Do consider a visit while you’re at the falls.
Address: Louangphabang, Laos
Admission: Varies
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1 DAY Mekong Cruise to Pak Ou Caves. Kuang Si Waterfalls . Local Villages

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

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There’s no need to negotiate with boatmen on the waterfront for this Mekong cruise. Booking online ensures a comprehensive guided door-to-door package at a fixed price. Cruise from Luang Prabang to the Pak Ou Caves with a stop to taste rice whiskey and explore a cave. After lunch in an elephant camp, travel by car to the Kuang Si Falls and visit a Hmong village. Upgrade for a private tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$127.18
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US$127.18
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Private Tour Full-day Morning Market, Villages and Scenic Kuang Si Waterfall

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

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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 rain forest, 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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.75
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US$89.75
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FULL DAY – Kuang Si Waterfall, Kayak on the Nam Ou / Mekong River, Pak Ou Caves

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

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・Spectacular kayaking on the Mekong and the Nam Ou rivers. You will find the diverse nature and landscapes of Luang Prabang ・Pak Ou Caves is located on the riverbank about 25km from Luang Prabang. The cave is very beautiful and filled with thousands of Buddha images and has long served as a pilgrimage site for all kinds of people, including members of the former royal family. ・Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river. ・The Kuang Si Falls is a three levelled waterfalls that begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside and lead to the main fall with a 60 metres (200 ft) drop. This large cascade falls might just be the ultimate highlight of any trip to Laos. ・The tour date is reschedulable until 7 pm day before. Please contact us by email or message or visit Manifa Travel office (opposite of Villa Santi Hotel)
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$44.88
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US$44.88
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Kuang Si Waterfall Minibus Ticket (Private)

Kuang Si Waterfall Minibus Ticket (Private)

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Relax and enjoy the magnificent natural surroundings of Kuang Si Waterfalls. The water tumbles down and cascades gently into several cool, clear pools where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. The adventurous may walk to the top of the falls via a steep track where stunning views are awaiting them. Kuang Si Waterfalls also is a place where a rescue center for protecting sunbears, the endangered species, is located. After pickup from your accommodation, we depart from the city and drive about 45 minutes to get to the waterfalls. We'll stay 2-2.5 hours in the falls and then return to the city center. This package includes only transferring service to the waterfalls. Not include entrance fee and tour guide. Private transfer service can depart / return at your convenient time and be short stop at extra destinations on the way according to your request (Local Hmong / Khmu villages, Buffalo farm, Butterfly Park etc.. )
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.00
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US$48.00
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Full-Day Jungle Trek to Kuang Si Waterfall with Bear Sanctuary

Full-Day Jungle Trek to Kuang Si Waterfall with Bear Sanctuary

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Trek to Kuang Si Waterfall on a full-day excursion from Luang Prabang that’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in Laos’ rural scenery and culture. Meet Khamu and Hmong people in Long Lao village, then follow a 5.5-mile (9 km.) trail through orchards, rice paddies, and gardens on your way into the mountains. Cool off in freshwater pools at Kuang Si Waterfall and visit the Hmong Museum before returning to Luang Prabang. This full-day tour includes lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from Luang Prabang hotels.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.70
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US$57.70

A Relaxing Day at the Kuang Si Falls

A Relaxing Day at the Kuang Si Falls

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Experience traditional Lao culture, then go swimming at the Kuang Si Falls on this full-day tour from Luang Prabang. Soak up the scenery as you hike to Kuang Si, cool off with a swim beneath the falls and tuck into a picnic lunch (included) by the waterfront. Along the way, enjoy a glimpse of local life in Laos with a visit to the H'mong village of Ban Na Ouane, the Khmu village of Ban Thapene, and the handicraft villages of Ban Xiang Khong and Ban Xieng Lek.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$89.75
Price varies by group size
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US$89.75
Price varies by group size
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Private Luang Prabang City Tour & Joint in Kuang Si Waterfalls Tour

Private Luang Prabang City Tour & Joint in Kuang Si Waterfalls Tour

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A full day tour in Luang Prabang. In the morning we visit major highlights of Luang Prabang Heritage area with an experienced local guides. After lunch break in Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Center, we join in a superb afternoon excursion to Kuang Si waterfalls. The national museums and temples are not well curated. It should be better to go through with a guide. Otherwise, you will just be looking at object without really knowing their importance or origin. All our guides have experienced over 10 years in Luang Prabang tourism industry. Feel free to ask as many as possible. City tour start at 8:30 (or 5:30 if you choose to participate in the Alms giving ceremony), Lunch break at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Center (12:00-2:00), Kuang Si Falls (2:30-5:00), Return to the city at 5:30-6:00 Entrance fees for temples and national museum are NOT included.
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  • 12 hours
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US$69.75
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Full Day grilled chicken picnic lunch & trekking to Kuang si waterfalls

Full Day grilled chicken picnic lunch & trekking to Kuang si waterfalls

*Learn to cook your own traditional picnic lunch *Drive off-road to Hmong village where your guide will explain about Hmong culture *Trek in the dense forest through Kuang si falls *Enjoy your own cooked-picnic lunch near the falls *Swim in the pool at the falls
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.44
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Private Day Trip to Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfall from Luang Prabang

Private Day Trip to Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfall from Luang Prabang

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Spend the day exploring nature outside Luang Prabang with this incredible tour that showcases the best of the outdoors. Venture to Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfall. Swim in a natural pool and hike through rugged jungle landscapes.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
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US$150.00

Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour

Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour

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See the beauty and hidden wonders of Laos on this Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls day tour. Follow your friendly local guide through the streets of Luang Prabang, then make your way along the Mekong River to the Buddha-filled caves of Pak Ou. You'll visit a rural village where locals make rice wine and see how indigenous people live. Next, head to the stunning waterfalls of Kuang Si and savor a picnic lunch in one of the country's most picturesque destinations.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$104.00
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US$104.00

Full Day Trek to Kuang Si Waterfalls, Remote Village

Full Day Trek to Kuang Si Waterfalls, Remote Village

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Take an alternative mountainous jungle route to Kuang Si Waterfalls. It’s an amazing 3-4h jungle trekking through forests to hillside villages to reach the waterfall. You can fully enjoy magnificent scenery of jungle waterfalls by this tour. Return to the city at 5:30-6:00 ・Trekking about 9 km (5.5 mi) to Kuang Si Waterfalls. ・Dine in the forest surroundings with a picnic lunch (vegetarian options available) ・Stay 2 hours at the watefalls in the afternoon ・Kuang Si Butterfly park ・Hmong village & Hmong museum The tour date is reschedulable until 7 pm day before. Please contact us by email or message or visit Manifa Travel office (opposite of Villa Santi Hotel) This tour is operated by Manifa Travel. More than 25 years of experience in the travel & tourism industries in Luang Prabang. We are committed to maintaining sustainable relationships and creating positive impacts on the animals, land & communities of Laos.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.98
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US$58.98
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PAK OU CAVES, KUANG SI WATERFALL & BEAR RESCUE CENTER - Luang Prabang full day

PAK OU CAVES, KUANG SI WATERFALL & BEAR RESCUE CENTER - Luang Prabang full day

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Combine two Luang Prabang highlights on a full-day tour to Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Waterfall, coordinating transport, river crossings, and tours to ensure you can reach both destinations in a single day. With the option to choose between an individualized private tour or a cost-effective group tour, you can create the perfect outing—whether you’re a solo traveler or exploring with friends.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$94.36
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US$94.36
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Rice Cultivation and Kuang Si Waterfall from Luang Prabang Full-Day

Rice Cultivation and Kuang Si Waterfall from Luang Prabang Full-Day

Immerse yourself in Laos’ rural traditions on a full-day trip to an organic farm and Kuang Si Waterfall. You’ll get hands-on experience with planting, harvesting, and preparing rice on an organic farm, then learn about traditional handcrafts. Next, cruise the Mekong River to Kuang Si Waterfall, where you’ll eat lunch at the edge of a jungle-fringed pool. This full-day tour includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Luang Prabang hotels, as well as lunch, activities, and all entrance fees.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.31
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US$92.31

Laos: Wonderful Trip Alms Offering-Pak Ou Caves-Kuang Si Fall-Mon Tribe Village

Laos: Wonderful Trip Alms Offering-Pak Ou Caves-Kuang Si Fall-Mon Tribe Village

Discover the beautiful temples, traditional villages, and natural wonders of Laos all in one day on this tour from Luang Prabang. Make an early start to attend the daily alms giving ceremony, an important Buddhist tradition, then head to the local market. Explore the Pak Ou Caves, a sacred site along the Nam Ou River; visit the artisan villages of Ban Xang Hai and Sangkong; and cool off with a swim at the Kuang Si waterfalls.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$158.98
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US$158.98

Full Day Kuang Si Warerfalls & Rice Farming Experience in Living Land

Full Day Kuang Si Warerfalls & Rice Farming Experience in Living Land

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One day combination package that consists of half day “Rice Farming Experience w/ Lao Specialty Organic Lunch” in Living Land Farm and "Kuang Si Waterfalls" Hand on experience of growing, harvesting and cooking sticky rice, “Kau Niau”, finishing with a degustation of some rice based specialities. 8:00AM: Pickup from your hotel 8.30 - 11:30 AM: Farming experience 11:30 - 12:30 PM: Specialty lunch in the farm. 12:40 - 14:00 PM: Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Center 14:45 - 17:00 PM: Kuang Si Waterfalls 17:15 - 17:30 PM: Hmong Village (Including a small Hmong museum in the village) 17:30-18:00 PM: Return to the city center or your hotel Round trip transportation and Kuang Si Waterfall tour are by Manifa Travel. Farm experience and lunch are by Living Land Company. Cancel & Full Refund: ・Up to 5 guests: cancellation within 60 hours of the start of the Rice Experience ・More than 5 guests: cancellation within 7 days of the start of the Rice Experience
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  • 10 hours
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US$76.93
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Kuang Si Waterfalls & Lao Buffalo Dairy Farm

Kuang Si Waterfalls & Lao Buffalo Dairy Farm

Luang Prabang is more than its famous temples. The cascading flow of water from the Kuang Si Waterfall in the morning makes way for a visit to the Buffalo Dairy Farm in the afternoon. A day away into the countryside shows there is more than meets the eye • Hike, relax or swim in around the Kuang Si Waterfall; • Go and hug a buffalo while learning all there is to know; • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the jungle outside Luang Prabang; • Stop at the leading Bear Conservation Centre in Laos; • A leisurely outing, away from Luang Prabang temple galore
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$117.95
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US$117.95
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Private Tour: Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfall Tour from Luang Prabang

Private Tour: Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfall Tour from Luang Prabang

Full of thousands of ancient Buddha statues, the Pak Ou Caves are a Luang Prabang signature. Experience them in style with your own private boat, guide, and vehicle on this fascinating day tour, direct from your Luang Prabang hotel. After cruising the Mekong to the caves, enjoy a restaurant lunch, then swim and take photos in the 3-tiered Kuang Si Falls.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$192.31
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US$192.31
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Full-Day Luang Prabang Highlights Tour Including Kuangsi Waterfall

Full-Day Luang Prabang Highlights Tour Including Kuangsi Waterfall

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Visit the top attractions in Luang Prabang on this highlights tour that showcases the best of this incredible city. See iconic temples, traditional architecture, European colonial influence and more as you make your way through streets and landscapes with your local guide. This memorable tour also includes a stop at Kuangsi Waterfall, which is known for its stunning beauty.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$84.62
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US$84.62

Private Half Day Luang Prabang Rural Farm Experience with Lunch

Private Half Day Luang Prabang Rural Farm Experience with Lunch

Discover rural life in Luang Prabang with this full-day farm experience. Travel from the city to Ban Phong Van, where you'll stop at the Living Land Farm. Learn about how locals cultivate rice and participate in seasonal activities on the farm alongside locals. This is the perfect tour for travelers who want to experience the life of locals and learn more about the culture, traditions and practices in Laos. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.34
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From
US$90.34
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Half Day Kuang Si Waterfalls and Hmong village

Half Day Kuang Si Waterfalls and Hmong village

Relax and enjoy the magnificent natural surroundings of Kuang Si Waterfalls. The water tumbles down and cascades gently into several cool, clear pools where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. The adventurous may walk to the top of the falls via a steep track where stunning views are awaiting them. Kuang Si Waterfalls also is a place where a rescue center for protecting sunbears, the endangered species, is located. After pickup from your accommodation, we depart from the city and drive about 45 minutes to get to the waterfalls. We'll stay 2 hours in the falls and then return to the city center. Private package can depart / return at your convenient time and be short stop at extra destinations on the way according to your request (Local Hmong / Khmu villages, Buffalo farm, Butterfly Park etc.. )
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  • 5 hours 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.00
Price varies by group size
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US$48.00
Price varies by group size

Full Day bamboo experience with cooking class & Kuang si waterfalls

Full Day bamboo experience with cooking class & Kuang si waterfalls

Travelers tight on time can combine several essential Laotian experiences—including a traditional bamboo cooking class and bamboo weaving—during this convenient full-day excursion. Alongside a maximum of seven other travelers, enjoy views over rice fields, learn about the importance of bamboo in Lao culture, before visiting the Kuang Si waterfalls and a bear sanctuary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.77
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US$70.77
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One day Kuang Si Waterfalls and Hmong village and city tour including lunch

One day Kuang Si Waterfalls and Hmong village and city tour including lunch

Combine some highlights of Luang Prabang into a full day of exploring that includes the Royal Palace Museum, fascinating Buddhist temples, Kuang Si Falls, a Hmong village, and Mount Phousi. You’ll cover key destinations in one day, with the chance to take a cooling swim after a morning of sightseeing, and included entrance fees and lunch mean you won't discover any extra tour costs after booking.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$121.80
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US$121.80

Luang Prabang Classic 3D2N

Luang Prabang Classic 3D2N

This 3-day Luang Prabang short tour still gives you the best of what it has including the charming ancient town, the mighty Mekong river, the mysteries Pak Ou caves, and the evergreen Kuang Si waterfalls.
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  • 3 days
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US$415.39
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Half Day Living Land Rice Farming Experience

Half Day Living Land Rice Farming Experience

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One day combination package that consists of half day “Rice Farming Experience w/ Lao Specialty Organic Lunch” in Living Land Farm and "Kuang Si Waterfalls" Hand on experience of growing, harvesting and cooking sticky rice, “Kau Niau”, finishing with a degustation of some rice based specialities. 8:00 AM: Pickup from your hotel 8.30-11.30 AM: Farming experience (Optional 11:30-12:30 PM: Specialty lunch in the farm.) (Optional 12:40-14:00 PM: Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Center (Optional 14:45-17:00: Kuang Si Waterfalls) 12:30 or 14:00 or 17:30-18:00PM: Return to the city center or your hotel Cancellation policy is defined by Living Land Company as follows: - Up to 5 guests: cancellation within 48 hours of the start of the Rice Experience: - 100% charge - More than 5 guests: cancellation within 7 days of the start of the Rice Experience: 100% charge Please provide an additional 3 hours (during business hours) to contact Living Land Company for cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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US$60.52
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