Kuang Si Waterfall Insight
Explore the hidden side of Lao’s most famous waterfall
See the most famous waterfall in Laos, and swim in the stunning turquoise pools below
Explore the jungles of Luang Prabang to discover a remote mountain spring, the source of the Kuang Si falls and its turquoise waters.
Discover the rich cultural heritage of Lao’s ethnic minorities as we learn about the Hmong and Khmu people who have inhabited these mountains for generations
Trek through ethnic villages and jungle to discover the source of the Kuang Si Waterfalls before following the river to Lao’s most famous waterfall
What Will You Do
We depart from Luang Prabang by minivan and drive to an ethnic Khmu village where we will start our adventure. We start by trekking to a nearby Hmong village. You will be able to learn about the lifestyles of Khmu and Hmong people, these two culturally very different minorities and see how, despite their differences, they work together on a daily basis and even share the same school.
As we continue onwards the trail leads through rice paddies and vegetable fields before reaching the mountainous forest. Along the way we explore a cave which was used as a bomb shelter by the local villagers during the second Indochina War.
After visiting the cave we continue trekking to one of the many springs which feeds Kuang Si waterfalls, where we can see a beautiful pool full of sacred fish. After descending from the top of the waterfall we enjoy a Lao style lunch amongst some beautiful settings!
After lunch we will relax by the waterfall with plenty of time for swimming and taking pictures of the magnificent falls and the turquoise pools.
Before leaving Kuang Si Waterfalls we will pass through a rescue and refuge centre for bears saved from the illegal wildlife trade. On our way back to Luang Prabang we will also have the opportunity to visit Lao’s only buffalo dairy and try some of their buffalo cheese. We will then drive back to Luang Prabang in time for sunset.
What to expect:
We will be trekking for about 4 hours. Expect to be walking up and down on uneven jungle paths. These paths can become muddy and slippery during the rain.
|Departure||Roughly at 7 am from Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|Return||Roughly at 5 pm to Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|Locations||Luang prabang Province|
|What to bring||Comfortable clothes, trekking shoes, Swimming clothes, Refillable water bottle, Hat, Sunscreen, Insect repellent, Towel|
|What is included||Transport, food, English speaking guide, travel permits|
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We try to avoid plastic as much as possible, that is why we encourage you to bring your own refillable bottle.
We have water refillable station at our office where you can fill up your bottle. If you don’t have one we sell the 75 CL Green Discovery aluminium bottles at our sales office. At the moment we will still need to use plastic bottles in some of our tours but we hope to reduce it as much as possible. Together with The Green Discovery Sustainability Fund we are working on installing water filters in all the villages we are visiting and we hope in the future we will not need to use plastic bottles anymore.