Pak Ou Caves and Villages by Ferry

Pak Ou Caves and Villages by Ferry
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Enjoy this half day tour through Laos' scenic countryside to discover the Pak Ou caves and surrounding villages. Travel by tuk-tuk and then ferry across the Mekong River to this mystical pilgrimage site. Perched high above the river outside of Luang Prabang, the caves feature more than 3,000 Buddha statues. Take a boat ride back, and stop at two riverside communities known for woven textiles, mulberry paper and Lao Lao rice whiskey.

Tour Itinerary

Half day tour from Luang Prabang: 3.5 hours
Morning at 8.00AM and Afternoon at 1.00PM

Pick up at your hotel, hop in a tuk-tuk for a private ride through the Laos countryside to Ban Pak Ou, located approximately 17 miles (27 km) from Luang Prabang.

Upon arrival, board a ferry and cross the mighty Mekong River to the Pak Ou caves. It’s a steep climb up some 250 steps for great views of the Mekong. If you wish, you can visit Tham Ting (lower cave) and Tham Theung (upper cave) to marvel at more than 3,000 Buddha sculptures, some inlaid with semiprecious stones. Here, your guide will describes the significance of this remote site and its statues that have remained largely undisturbed despite repeated visitors.

Get back on the boat and continue our journey to observe life along the lush river. Disembark at Ban Xang Khong, where local villagers make delicate paper from mulberry leaves and weave prized Lao textiles on ancient wooden looms. You also pay visit to Ban Xang Hai village where Lao-Lao rice whisky is bottled, sometimes with a snake or scorpion. Try a swig of this potent drink if you dare!

Afterward, continue by boat along the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang. End the tour at your hotel.

Tour price

Private tour Pak Ou cave in Luang Prabang

No of travelers 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9 pax up
USD/person $122 $92 $79 $58

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs

Tour inclusive

  • Transportation by tuk-tuk and ferry
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Mekong River boat ride
  • Mineral water

Tour exclusive

  • Meals, beverages & personal expenses, other not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance,
  • Gratuities (optional)

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