Kuang Si Waterfall Insight

GDL-Luang-Prabang-23This trek passing true Khmu villages offers a great opportunity to gain a true insight into the rural life of the local villagers. Trek across rice paddies, farm land and forest and experience the true natural beauty of Luang Prabang Province. Enjoy the Kuang Xi waterfall one of the most famous waterfall in the country that remains spectacular all year round!

Approximately: 2 hours driving, 4 hours trekking (All seasons)

1 day tour: Luang Prabang > Ban Long Lao > Kuangsi Waterfall


We depart from our office and after one hour drive we begin with a visit to the ethnic Khmu village of Ban Longlao Neung before heading to the nearby Hmong village of Ban Longlao Song. You will be able to observe the lifestyles of these two culturally very different minority groups and see how despite their differences they manage to work together on a day to day basis and even sharing the same school.

As we continue onwards the trail leads through rice paddys and vegetable fields before reaching the mountainous forest. Along the way we explore a cave which was used as a bomb shelter by the locals during the second indochina war.

After visiting the cave one more hour of trekking brings us to one of the many springs which feeds Kuang Xi waterfalls, here a beautiful pool full of sacred fish can be seen. After descending from the top of the waterfall we enjoy a Lao style lunch amongst some beautiful settings!

The afternoon is spent bathing and relaxing around the turquoise pools below the waterfall. You can also visit the bear conservation center which is located nearby and home to many bears which have been rescued from illegal farms.

Before returning to Luang Prabang we take a short walk to a nearby Khmu village of Ban Thapene which is home to some of the most beautiful pools of Kuang Xi Waterfalls.

Approximately: 2 hours driving, 4 hours trekking

Wish to extend your adventure? Go for 2day Kuang Xi Waterfall Adventure with homestay!

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Luang Prabang Office
Returns to :
Green Discovery Laos, Luang Prabang Office
Province visited :
Luang Prabang
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow", Private Minivan
Activities :
Trekking, Swimming
What to bring :
Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Mosquito repellent, Swim clothes
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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