Luang Prabang to Pak Ou Caves and Mekong River Full-Day Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Luang Prabang
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Tour description

Discover the beauty of the Mekong River on this full-day tour from Luang Prabang. Embark on a scenic bike tour along the Mekong; visit handicrafts villages such as Ban XiengLek and Ban Xiang Hai; then cruise along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and lunch.

Your tour begins with an 8am pickup from your Luang Prabang hotel and a short transfer to the bike rental outlet to pick up your mountain bike. After meeting your guide, saddle up for thrilling bike ride along the Mekong River. Leave the city behind as you wind along country lanes and dirt tracks, then get a taste of rural life in Laos as you stop to visit traditional villages along the way. Stop in Ban XiengLek, a village famous for handicrafts, where you'll have chance to watch local artisans weaving and making mulberry paper, then continue to Ban Xiang Hai, where local specialty Lao Lao rice whiskey is made.End your bike tour in Pak Ou, at the meeting point of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers, and enjoy lunch (included) at a local restaurant looking out over the dramatic limestone cliffs and river valleys. After lunch, hop aboard a traditional longtail boat for a scenic cruise to the Pak Ou Caves. The sacred caves are an important place of pilgrimage and are filled with thousands of Buddha relics. Spend time exploring the caves and marvelling at the views from the upper cave, before jumping back on the boat. Follow the Mekong River all the way back to Luang Prabang, soaking up the scenery on the 1.5-hour cruise, then end your tour with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.

What's included

  • English speaking guide
  • Boat cruise
  • Drinking Water
  • Lunch
  • Bicycle and safety equipment

What's not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences