Cascading Water fun outside Luang Prabang
Cascading Water fun
outside Luang Prabang
The Kuang Si Falls have always casted an irresistible spell over its visitors. A multi-tiered natural
phenomenon with relaxation written all over its pools and cascading landscape. Adding
local visits and lunch to the equation and your day is complete.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Destined to ooze visitors in a state of pure relaxation, the famous Kuang Si Waterfalls are truly a cascading dream from top to bottom. Unmissable when in Luang Prabang, an azure oasis falls from three main tiers into shallow pools and invite visitors here and far to try out its cooling waters.
This natural phenomenon lies 32 kilometres west from downtown Luang Prabang and is labelled as the perfect break when in need of temples and monasteries dotted across the town’s city centre. Although seen as the main target for a day away from it all, our en-route visits from and to the Kuang Si unveil more couleur locale in the form of little villages for an authentic look into Laos’ well-known handicraft and produce. Time to take out your bathing gear and enjoy this day out and about the Kuang Si falls!
09:00 - 16:00
This joint tour starts with a “Saibai Dee” from your local guide in the morning. The 45-minute drive, after picking up all other guests, heads straight out of town towards Ba Na Ouane, a Hmong settlement just before reaching the main entrance to the Kuang Si Falls. It offers a glimpse into local life since it is home to the Hmongs, an ethnic minority who are semi-nomadic usually residing in mountainous areas at high altitudes. Their homes are typically built on one level with vast grass roofs reaching down to the ground, and are often home to more than one family. After this visit, we shortly afterwards end at the Kuang Si waterfalls.
Kuang Si is considered as Laos’ most beautiful waterfall and a must-see visit for those staying in Luang Prabang. This picture-perfect setting has turquoise waters cascading over three tiers of pools making this a popular spot for picnics. It is situated in the lush jungle adding to its scenic backdrop, and it is possible to swim in most of its pools.
Picnic lunch nearby the waterfall is included.
After exploring the waterfalls left and right, we head back to Luang Prabang but not before making a stop at the villages of Ban Xang Khong and Van Xieng Lek, villages specialized in products made out of silk and “saa paper” – a colourful paper often embedded with flowers and leaves. The paper is made from mulberry tree bark which is boiled into a pulp and laid out on a screen to dry under the sun. Gift bags, lanterns, fans, boxes and scrapbooks are made from the paper which can be bought at the village shop alongside silk items. The final part of the afternoon is reserved for a comfortable transfer back to Luang Prabang.