Pak Ou Mekong Cruise
Discover the sacred Buddha Caves on a relaxing cruise, taking in the beautiful surroundings and authentic villages along the way
Discover the ancient art of making rice whiskey in an authentic village where you will have the opportunity to try some of the famous spirit.
Explore one of the most sacred sights in Laos and discover thousands of ancient buddha statues, left here by devotees over hundreds of years.
Relax as we cruise down the mighty ‘mother waters’ of the Mekong River, learning about how it creates and defines the lives of the millions of people who depend on it.
The Pak Ou Caves are among the most revered holy sites in Laos! A river trip on the Mekong to this famous attraction near Luang Prabang offers a pleasant boat cruise that combines a visit of the culturally important caves with a superb day out amongst the fabulous riverside landscapes and local villages.
What Will You Do
We depart from Luang Prabang by boarding a boat and beginning our cruise along the amazing Mekong. We pass idyllic scenes of rural riverside life and spectacular scenery until reaching the beautiful Pak Ou Caves, sitting amongst the limestone cliffs where two rivers meet. The caves are filled with thousands of Buddha images and statues which have been placed here over many centuries.
A short distance away from Pak Ou Caves we visit a village which has been making clay jars for centuries. These jars are then used to ferment Lao rice wine wine. Nowadays the tradition continues however the village now also specialises in producing a wide range of ‘Lau Lao’ Lao whisky and ‘Lau Hai’ Lao wine. Be sure to try just a little before we head of back down river to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.
Approximately: 3.5 hours boat ride & 2 hours walking
What to expect:
This tour is not very physical. A lot of the tour will be spent on a boat or walking around the village
|Departure||Roughly at 9 am from Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|Return||Roughly at 4 pm to Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|What to bring:||Hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes, refillable water bottle|
|What is included||English speaking guide, drinking water, transport, government taxes, all entrance fees|
Help us to become 100% single use plastic free company!
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 0,75 L 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.