FULL DAY KAYAK TO PAK OU CAVES . ELEPHANT INTERCATIONS . KUANG SI WATERFALL . LOCAL VILLAGES
A GLORIOUS FULL DAY OUT : KAYAK IN THE SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES BOTH THE NAM OU AND THE MEKONG RIVERS . A VISIT TO PAK OU CAVES AND KUANG SI WATERFALL
Early morning pickup from 8:15 – 09:00 am, then we leave for Manifa Elephant Camp. On the way we stop at Ban Xang Hai (Whisky Village), where the local rice wine is produced. At about 10 AM, we arrive at MANIFA ELEPHANT CAMP and start “MEANINGFUL ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS PROGRAM“.
- 1 HOUR ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE
- CRUELTY FREE RIDING (OPTIONAL BARE-NECK OR CORRECTLY WEIGHTED HOWDAH)
- WE PROVIDE AN ABUNDANCE OF BANANAS AND SUGAR CANE STICKS (OUR ELEPHANTS FAVORITE SNACK FOOD) FOR YOU TO FEED HELP US FEED OUR 17 ELEPHANTS
- SLASH AROUND IN THE WATER AND HELP IN BATHING ALL OUR ELEPHANTS
After finishing 1 hour program, we drive northward 20 minute to Ban Hard Mard. From there we start kayak on the Nam Ou River. We enjoy a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside and see a wonderful nature built limestone cliffs called Pha Aen on the way. 1 hours kayaking takes us to the first destination the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers, Pak Ou.
Upon arrival at Pak Ou, we visit the famous Pak Ou Caves – two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. Exploring the caves about 30 min, we start the second course of the kayaking on the Mekong River. We paddle down the Mekong for 30 minutes until we ended our journey at Manifa Elephant Camp. There we enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong River.
After lunch break, this adventure destination package takes you to the final destination Kuang Si Waterfall – you will have time to explore the three layered Kuang Si Waterfall walk the trails of the nature reserve and swim in the refreshing turquoise water pools and visit the bear rescue center. We leave for Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. We make a short visit at Ban Na Uan Hmong village on the way. We return to the city between 5:30-6:00 PM which is the ideal time to visit Phousi Mountain to see sunset.
Recommended to join in this tour with two or more people. We have to double the price for a single participant because the reference price starts from 2 participants .
CRUELTY FREE ELEPHANT RIDE
Explore the mysterious beauty of the Lao jungle with elephant. Manifa mahout team have a tremendous bond with their elephant. They will support you to ride elephant with no cruelty.
Manifa Elephant Camp provides pleanty of snack food (banana & sugarcane stick, pineapple) for you to feed elephants. No additional charge for elephant snacks
THE FAMOUS HOLY SITES PAK OU CAVES
Pak Ou Caves are well known as Tham Ting or Ting Cave, located on the riverbank, about 25km from Luang Prabang. The cave is very beautiful and filled with thousands of Buddha images and has long served as a pilgrimage site for all kinds of people, including members of the former royal family.
KAYAK IN THE SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPE
Spectacular kayaking on the Mekong and the Nam Ou rivers. You will find the diverse nature and landscapes of Luang Prabang
BAN XANG HAI
A unique little village on the banks of the Mekong River. Ban Xang Hai is famous for their handicraft products like distilling and selling whisky, hand woven fabric and jewelry.
BUFFET STYLE LUNCH
Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river. Savour the traditional laos flavours and delight in the western international style dishes. Made with love and fresh local ingredients | Vegetarian options available
KUANG SI WATERFALL
The Kuang Si Falls, sometimes spelled Kuang Xi or known as Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is a three levelled waterfall about 29 kilometres (18 mi) south of Luang Prabang. These waterfalls are a favourite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang. The falls begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. These lead to the main fall with a 60 metres (200 ft) drop.