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

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Mekong cruise and cultural tour, including Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls
  • Try rice wine and whiskey in Ban Xang Hai and eat lunch in an elephant camp
  • Upgrade for a private package, with your own boat, guide, and vehicle
  • No more map stress: Tour picks up and drops off at your accommodation

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Sakkaline Road
    Sakkaline Rd, Luang Prabang, Laos

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

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

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

There is no need to bring flashlights as the caves are decently lit (although all of the guidebooks tell you to bring a flashlight.
238 reviews
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Awesome tour, can see all Luang Prabang has to offer
Samy_A, Mar 2023
This tour was amazing? Pick up was a little tricky because I was staying at a guest house, but once we got going everything went smoothly. We had plenty of time at the local village, waterfall, lunch, caves, whisky village, etc. to see everything and really soak it all in, and were still dropped off on time. The tour guide was wonderful and we had a really great group that day too.
Dianne_T, Mar 2023
You can see it all in 1 day. Each stop fantastic and well worth the time providing a unique experience...the caves, waterfalls, feeding the 🐘 elephants, rice wine delightful...I bought a 6 pack. Our Guide Thin was very knowledgeable...thank you!
Worth it
Franck_M, Mar 2023
Buon was the perfect guide , and the tour was very complete . We skipped the Wisky village :seemed too commercial Going back from the Boudha cave to LP on the Mekong was really superb
A really enjoyable day
Stephen_S, Feb 2023
Thin was a great guide and very informative and entertaining. The collection from the hotel was punctual and straightforward. The slow boat ride to Pak Ou was so beautiful and we had a great group who had a really nice dynamic. Each stop was given plenty of time without feeling rushed or overly long. The lunch was delicious with the added treat of feeding the elephants. The waterfall was stunning and arrived at a great time as the sun was beginning to set so provided even nicer views. Thin also provided lots of history on Laos as well as recommendations for what else to do and what/where to eat. Would recommend to anyone looking to do the main activities in Luang Prabang.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to hear that everything went as planned and that you had "a really enjoyable day". Our guide, Tin, and all the staff wish you a wonderful trip to Luang Prabang and beyond! Yuki
5 Stars
Jo_D, Feb 2023
Worth every Kip or Dollar, depending on where u book (there is a slight difference in the price u pay). We had a super nice guide. We’re also really lucky with the group and the positiv dynamic. Also, we were shown way more than what was promised in the tour description. Can highly recommend. If I had one wish, then that we had a little more time at the sanctuary and less time spend in the local village/store. But other than that, great day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Jesse_H, Feb 2023
Great tour, saw lots of things without feeling rushed anywhere. The waterfalls were incredible. Also enjoyed the cruise and the stops at the local village and the elephant camp. Guide was very good.
Important highlights in 1 tour
Marianne_R, Feb 2023
Thin was a great guide. It’s a pack filled day so we didn’t get to be at the elephant sanctuary very long due to lunch, but it was still amazing! The river cruise is a bit long for my taste, but can’t please everyone. Went to the caves - don’t wear flip flops as you will need to go up steps. The waterfall is beautiful so bring a swimsuit and maybe some water shoes if you have them since there are rocks in some parts.
Ruth, Feb 2023
Well worth the time and effort, well organized. Tour guide Phoung was very helpful and pmeasant all throughout the tour.
Mr Pong did not get it wrong! Perfect
Emma_S, Jan 2023
Mr Pong was an incredible guide from start to finish. Excellent english speaking and made the tour informative but also fun. Lunch was delicious and nice to fet the opportunity to see the elephants. My highlight was the Kuang Si waterfalls. They really are as blue as you see in photos
Amazing trip
Katarzyna_P, Jan 2023
Won out tour guide was the best, explained history, made sure we had water and snacks. The tour was excellent, we took a long boat for about 2,5hrs along the Mekong, saw the caves, ate an amazing lunch with elephants, tasted rice whiskey, and then spent time at the most beautiful waterfalls! Highly recommend!
Exceptional excursion
Zoltan_R, Jan 2023
Laos is the hidden gem of Southeast Asia. The tour was a wonderful experience and Mr. Pong was an excellent guide. Don’t miss this tour while in Luang Prabang! Highly recommended.
Great day trip
Luda_K, Jan 2023
Waterfalls are must see! Overall it was a great scenic tour with knowledgeable and fun guide Vom. Although it was a full day tour, we had enough time to explore and didn't feel tired in the end.
Amazing tour
valentina_l, Jan 2023
Super recommended tour! The day literally flew by… amazing combinations of highlights: waterfalls, elephants, sunset cruise and buffet lunch was great! Also, the guide was very helpful and fun (I think his name was pong)
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice tour
pelau, Jan 2023
It was a nice day. We had a nice tour - the boat of Mekong cruise and a modern car. Our guide was perfect and the cave and the waterfal very nice.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The visited places were...
Irina_D, Dec 2022
The visited places were ok but the guide (Pong) was useless . He may as well could have been absent . Also, when we arrived at the camp for lunch there was barely any food left .
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great day tour!
Jillian_A, Dec 2022
What a wonderful day! Started off with a river boat cruise to the caves followed by a delicious lunch with the elephants. Our guide was very insightful and provided great history of the country. After lunch, we stopped by for a whisky tasting that was just okay. The waterfalls were the highlight of the trip. Make sure to bring good walking shoes to do the hike above the waterfall. It’s amazing!
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was a great day out...
Alex_N, Dec 2022
It was a great day out and I had a blast doing the waterfalls and the river cruise at sunset was really cool.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect tour to get the most out of your day!
Janice_L, Dec 2022
Great balance of learning, physical activity and relaxing! Loved swimming in the waterfalls with the fishes ( wish I brought my mask/ snorkel!). Thin our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us history on Laos during the ride between stops. Lunch with the elephants so cool. Perfect sunset on tge way back on boat.
Chirag_K, Dec 2022
A bit touristy. The tour manager was long-winded and we could do with less lecturing. The food was average, no fish was served although this was listed in the tour description. Whisky village and Hmong village were tourist traps.
2 travelers found this review helpful
See Everything Outside of Luang Prabang - Without Feeling Rushed
JDavid_T, Nov 2022
A great tour to see the highlights of Luang Prabang. Everything that you want to see outside of the city is included. From a river boat tour, to a visit to the caves of Pak Ou, to a tour of the waterfalls (including swimming) - everything is packaged together. Add in lunch with the elephants. Thin and his team do a great job of getting you to and from everything. The caves of Pak Ou and the waterfall are in two different directions. But you never feel rushed. Plenty of time to do everything. Thin is very knowledgeable and open to taking questions.
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