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!

TRAIL ITINERARY

Cascading Water fun outside Luang Prabang

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.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • Joint tours and transfers with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Picnic lunch is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking guide.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Luang Prabang. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Kuang Si, along the Ou and Nam Khan River, Nong Kiau and Luang Prabang International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • Recommended to bring: change of clothing (2 sets), towel, swim wear and slippers / waterproof sandals.

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