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Luang Prabang is the place to see holy temples, golden gongs, and beautiful Buddhas, but there’s plenty of adventure for the outdoor enthusiast as well. From cruising the mighty Mekong River to trekking through the jungle to remote villages, these are some of our favorite outdoor activities.

Hiking and Trekking
Exploring the jungles of Laos on foot gives travelers the opportunity to explore the jungle and local ethnic villages in a more intimate way. Take it easy with a half-day jungle trek to a Khmu village and Tad Sae Waterfall, or challenge yourself with a two-day exploration of the jungle trails just beyond the borders of the UNESCO World Heritage-protected town. 

Boat Trips
No trip to Luang Prabang would be complete without a boat trip along the Mekong River. One of the most popular options is to cruise to the Pak Ou Caves to see the thousands of gilded Buddha statues within. These tours often include a stop at Kuang Si Falls. Other options include a sunset cruise or a dinner cruise with a traditional Lao dance performance.

Cycling 
Hop on the saddle of a bicycle and peddle the quiet roads of the Northern Laos countryside. Guided bike tours take visitors through the region’s unspoiled scenery, past temples and rural villages, stopping to chat with local artists and sample regional delicacies along the way. Those looking for a challenge can opt to mountain bike along the banks of the Nam Khan River to the spectacular Tad Sae waterfall. Some full day tours combine mountain biking and kayaking along the river.
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Full Day Tour To Pak Ou Caves, Traditional Village & Kuang Si Waterfall

Full Day Tour To Pak Ou Caves, Traditional Village & Kuang Si Waterfall

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Combine two Luang Prabang highlights, Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls, on a full-day tour that includes a traditional Lao lunch and Lao Lao rice wine tasting. Traveling by both riverboat and car is a great way to see the beautiful Luang Prabang countryside from two very different angles—the journey is just as remarkable as Pak Ou's Buddhist cave shrines and the jungle-fringed pools at Kuang Si Falls.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.44
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$47.44
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Luang Prabang Zip Line Adventure Half Day

Luang Prabang Zip Line Adventure Half Day

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Satisfy an appetite for adventure during a half-day zipline adventure from Luang Prabang. Suitable for families, this high-octane experience reveals Laos’ jungle from an entirely new perspective. You’ll spend the day ziplining, abseiling, and crossing rope bridges suspended high above the canopy, and have the freedom to choose between a morning or afternoon start time.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.88
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$44.88

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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$44.88
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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
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$89.75
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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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$106.67
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Pak Ou cave - Villages and Kuangsi falls - Full Day Tour

Pak Ou cave - Villages and Kuangsi falls - Full Day Tour

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Hop the slow boat from Luang Prabang to Pak Ou Caves for a leisurely day on the Mekong River that gives you plenty of time to explore, swim, and visit riverside communities. Traveling by slow boat is a great way get even more Mekong River time on your way to Pak Ou Caves, where you’ll find a network of Buddhist shrines set into a dramatic limestone cliff.
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  • 8 hours
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$64.11
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$64.11
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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
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$127.18
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$127.18
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Full day / Half Day Kayaking and Pak Ou Caves with optional sunset cruise

Full day / Half Day Kayaking and Pak Ou Caves with optional sunset cruise

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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 are well known as Tham Ting or Ting Cave, 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. ・Optional Sunset Cruise. Enjoy the slow relaxing pace of the Mekong with a lovely sunset backdrop. ・Reschedulable until 7 pm day before. Please contact us by email or message or visit Manifa Travel office (opposite of Villa Santi Hotel) ・Upgrade to private tour on request (Your own guide, Private transportation) ・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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.47
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$38.47
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Mekong River Dinner Cruise

Mekong River Dinner Cruise

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See Luang Prabang from an entirely new perspective during a dinner cruise on the Mekong River. As well as avoiding the crowds on land, this cruise allows you to see Luang Prabang at sunset, when the area looks at its most magical, and comes with a dinner consisting of classic Laotian dishes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.08
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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
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$51.20
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$51.20
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Half day Private Luang Prabang city tour

Half day Private Luang Prabang city tour

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Explore the culture and history of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this private half day tour. Luang Prabang, the former royal capital, is situated on the Mekong River and surrounded by beautiful green mountains. The town itself is picturesque and offers a wonderful mix of ancient temples and French-Indochinese architecture. This tour’s destinations include the main highlights of Luang Prabang center-town such as Buddhist temples, Royal Palace museum, local market. It is simply the must do Luang Prabang tour for any first time visitors to the country. ※Choosing option 5:30 start, you have a fantastic opportunity to witness the captivating centuries old daily tradition of the alms giving ceremony and visit local morning market.
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  • 4 hours
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$57.44
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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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$84.62
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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
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$89.75
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$89.75
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Guided Exploring Luang Prabang Full-Day Tour

Guided Exploring Luang Prabang Full-Day Tour

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Explore the culture and history of Luang Prabang on this fully guided tour of the city's temples, museums, art centers and more. You'll visit the gilded halls of Wat Xiang Thong and Wat Visoun, plus check out the Royal Palace. Your friendly, local guide will share information about the dynamic culture and traditions of indigenous hill tribes and unlock hidden secrets of this incredible destination. This is the perfect tour for first-time visitors, families and anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the city and its people.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$69.00
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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
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$94.36
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