Pak Ou Mekong Cruise

GDL-Luang-Prabang-Pak-Ou-CavesThe Pak Ou Caves are among the most revered holy sites in Laos! A river trip on the Mekong to this famous attraction near Luang Prabang offers a pleasant boat cruise that combines a visit of the culturally important caves with a superb day out amongst the fabulous riverside landscapes and local villages.

Approximately: 3.5 hours boat ride & 2 hours walking


Luang Prabang > Pak 0u Cave > Ban Xang Hai > Luang Prabang

We depart from our office and take a short walk to the boat pier. We board the boat and begin our cruise along the amazing Mekong which takes us past idyllic scenes of rural riverside life and spectacular scenery until reaching the beautiful Pak Ou Caves which sit amongst the limestone cliffs where the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers meet. The caves are spilt in two, one named Tham Ting and the other Tham Theung. They are both filled with thousands of Buddha images and statues which have been deposited here over centuries.

A short distance away from Pak Ou Caves we visit the village of Ban Xang Hai which has for centuries made the clay jars which are used to ferment Lao wine. Nowadays the tradition continues however the village now also specialises in producing a wide range of ‘Lau Lao’ Lao whisky and ‘Lau Hai’ Lao wine. Be sure to try just a little before we head of back down river to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.

Approximately: 3.5 hours boat ride & 2 hours walking

Note, youcan take one way by cycling with additional charged

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos office, Luang Prabang
Returns to :
Green Discovery Laos office, Luang Prabang
Province visited :
Luang Prabang
Starts at :
09:00
finishes at :
16:00
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
LP-Y-62.1
1 - easy
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Boat
Activities :
Sight seeing, Slow Boat Trip
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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