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

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at your hotel to begin your private day tour to Kuang Si Waterfall from Luang Prabang. Make an early start if you want to witness the traditional alms-giving ceremony, a daily ritual in which the monks, dressed in their saffron robes, collect ‘alms’ or offerings from faithful local residents. Choose to watch the quiet procession or participate by adding your own offering to the bowls offered by the monks.

    After the morning procession, follow your guide to Phosi Market and soak up the atmosphere of Luang Prabang’s biggest market. Listen as your guide points out oddities like dried buffalo skin, unique tropical fruits, and traditional handicrafts as you stroll around the buzzing marketplace.

    Next, swap city life for rural living as you head out into the countryside and enjoy the scenic drive to Kuang Si. Along the way, discover more about Laos’ ethnic hill tribes as you visit the H'mong village of Ban Ouay and the Lao village of Ban Ou. Finally, arrive at the Khmu village of Ban Thapene, which lies just below the falls, and is renowned for its traditional basket weaving.

    After lunch (included), continue to the parking area for the Kuang Si waterfalls and follow your guide on a short hike through the rainforest to the falls. Enjoy free time to swim in the clear waters beneath the falls, take photos of the dramatic travertine waterfalls, or hike around the falls. (Note: bring swimsuits, towels and a clean set of clothes with you if you want to swim).

    After swimming, pay a visit to the Khuang Si Bear Sanctuary, home to a number of rescued Asiatic black bears, before heading back to your Luang Prabang hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be picked up at your hotel in Luang Prabang. Please provide pickup location in Luang Prabang
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Cool towels
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Phosi Market
    • Entry/Admission - Kuang Si Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre
    • Beverages
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 14 April 2019

    This was a wonderful day trip with good transport and an excellent guide. The waterfall was impressive and fell over several levels.The lunch was set on a secluded table alongside one of the ponds of the fall. Two ladies were discretely sitting on a log...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    5  Thank Roam12767779769
    Reviewed 12 April 2019

    Personable, helpful, patient guide. Paced to fit my needs and respectful of my ability. Fabulous, authentic day at a local village, tasty, well prepared lunch...not for the faint of heart...it was a hot, long trek but I'm 76 and with a few extra rest stops...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    5  Thank tevi049
    Reviewed 27 March 2019 via mobile

    We absolutely liked our trip to the Kuang Si waterfalls. Even in the low rainy season the falls are active, the water us pristine and the water level at the pool is great to take a cooling swim in nature. While still very crowded with...More

    5  Thank 646davep
    Reviewed 15 September 2018

    Kuang Si Waterfall is amazing by ti self, the place is amazing, full of energy, the waterfall is simply the best, nice infrastructure and one of the highlights of the visit is seeing the rescue Bears program they have it there! Great experience and amazing...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    4  Thank Ricardo M
    Reviewed 22 June 2018

    Its a wonderful work of nature for visitors to witness the 'ponded pools' and cascading waterfall. The surrounding cool forest and serene environment adds to the relaxing trip from Luang Prabang commercial towns.

    Date of experience: September 2017
    6  Thank Fong T
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    13 May 2019|
    Response from Luan N |
    Hi, This tour usually ends around 5pm. If you would like to be dropped off at the airport, the tour would have to be customized based off of your flight departure. Thank you!
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