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Full-Day Private Guided Pak Ou Caves & Ethnic Village Tour

Full-Day Private Guided Pak Ou Caves & Ethnic Village Tour

From US$ 106 per person

Explore one of the most respected holy sites in Laos, the Pak Ou Caves, on this private guided tour. Glide up the Mekong River and discover the multitudes of Buddha icons enshrined in the caves. On your way back stop and see two local villages.

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Duration 8 hours
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You will be picked up at hotel in Luang Prabang. Please provide pickup location.


  • Enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise on the Mekong River
  • Explore the Pak Ou Caves
  • Stop at the Village of Ban Xanghai and watch the locals make rice wine
  • See the beautiful detailed handwoven textiles at Ban Phanom
Full description
Set off into the Mekong River after being gathered from your hotel, passing scenes of fishermen and wildlife on the way. Once you arrive at the Pak Ou Caves, head to Tham Ting, the first cave. The smaller cave is illuminated from the entrance, making it a popular place to burn incense and offer prayers. As your guide leads you through the dark cave with a light, catch sight of the Buddha icons, numbering in the 1,000s that fill the place.  After your excursion through the caves, hop aboard your boat and make your way to the village of Ban Xanghai. Here, you can witness the traditional method of making lao-lao, the local rice wine. A short drive then takes you to Ban Phanom, which is famous for its handwoven textiles. Watch the craftsmen deftly work at their looms, weaving silk and cotton into intricate patterns. Conclude your day of adventure with a leisurely boat trip back to Luang Prabang.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private guided tour of the Pak Ou Caves
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch and bottled water
  • Food and beverages not listed
  • Gratuities

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Both the boat trip and the locations were very convincing. The boat driver and guide were competent and made us feel safe. One should move away from information. I very much doubt that people over the age of 80 can do this tour.

November 4, 2019

Product ID: 239587