From Luang Prabang to Kuang Si by boat

From Luang Prabang to
Kuang Si by boat

Blissful and meaningful; tour elements that define this cruise up and down the Mekong to the amazement
that is called the Kuang Si Waterfall where visitors also get the chance to see how the bear
population is taking its sustainable place during this day.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Luang Prabang’s fabled town interior is seen as dazzling as the natural surroundings it is part of. The town of temples, monks and a languid lifestyle brings forward the cool and calming side of South-East Asia with French influences still lingering on in a positive sense.

Pure relaxation continues when the shores of the Mekong River are within eye sight and Asia’s most diverse and distinguished features form the playground of an endeavour to continue delivering on that chill-down definition. From the horizontal flow of the Mekong to the almost fairy tale, vertical displacement of water at the outstanding Kuang Si Waterfalls, more relaxed than this, we cannot make it.

TRAIL ITINERARY

From Luang Prabang to Kuang Si by boat

08:00 - 15:00

Your morning starts with being warmly welcomed by your guide and tuk-tuk driver at your overnight address in Luang Prabang, followed by a joint transfer to the main boat pier. Depending on the location of your hotel and the stops made to allow other guests take part on this tour, the transfer will not exceed 20 minutes. Assisted by the captain and his trustworthy vessel, it is cruising time! Often go amiss in favour of seeing the intricate designs of Luang Prabang’s temples; the scenery on both sides of the Mekong is truly mind-bogglingly beautiful.

After disembarkation at the main boat pier leading to the Kuang Si Waterfalls, you continue for yet another tuk tuk ride to the Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang’s most famous falls. 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 swimming and a place for picnics. Nearby, a visit to the Bear Rescue Centre is included: founded by “Free the Bears” Foundation, this sanctuary for injured and mistreated bears doubles as a research and education centre to protect the bear population beyond the Laotian borders.

Time to take a last peak in the dark eyes of these bears, it is time to make our way back to Ban Hong Kai boat pier for an upstream journey back to Luang Prabang. A simple four-course lunch will be served on board. A combination of Laotian dishes and international favourites (season depending) will be served before mooring back to Luang Prabang’s main boat pier, followed by a tuk-tuk transfer back to your accommodation.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by tuk-tuk and boat
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch on board 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 only.
  • 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 River, 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.
  • Customers are reminded to submit their passport number and expiration date with their reservation. These are essential requirements as outlined by local immigration regulations
  • 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 the booked lunch
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself
  • 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
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It 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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