Jungle Trek to Tad Kuang Si Waterfall | 1 Day | from LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

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  • The best way to see Kuang Si Waterfall is by trekking a lush forest trail that winds through local villages and offers amazing mountain views!
  • This 3-4 hour trek brings you to the refreshing turquoise pools at the base of the falls where you can swim!
  • The trip includes a visit to the Bear Rescue Center and a Buffalo Dairy Farm.


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1-Day Itinerary: Kuang Si Waterfall Trek from Laung Prabang

  • Distance: Total trekking distance is 9km (5.5 miles).
  • Difficulty: Medium difficulty, slippery when wet, but mainly flat. There is a rocky section of approximately 20 minutes up and down a small hill.

We’ll start from Luang Prabang and then drive to a nearby valley southeast of Luang Prabang. We’ll arrive at Long Lao Village where we’ll begin our hiking tour! Before trekking, we can explore the life and culture of this village where Khamu and Hmong people live. We’ll also see the work of our Fair Trek project, a beautiful clay-built bungalow used for overnight tours to experience local village life and culture.

We’ll continue trekking into the mountainous Lao countryside of Luang Prabang. Hiking along the jungle trail you will pass by rice fields, orchards, and vegetable gardens and before reaching the forested mountains with quite wild jungle scenery and some graded climbs.

In the afternoon you will arrive at the crystal clear Kuang Si Waterfall. A beautiful forested route leads you to the end of your trek and your final reward! The welcoming and refreshing pools of Kuang Si Waterfall await you, where we will have plenty of time to relax and swim in the cooling water!

While in the Tad Kuang Si Waterfall nature reserve, you can visit the Kuang Si Bear Rescue Sanctuary. At the visitors centre, you can learn more about the Asian sun and moon bears and find out about the Free the Bears protection program. You are welcome to support the project with a donation or by buying a real “Free The Bears” T-Shirt.

After that, you can visit the new Lao Buffalo Dairy that produces delicious dairy products, such as the amazing local homemade ice-cream which you can try! Enjoy life on the farm and interact with the buffalos, pigs, chickens and cute rabbits! We return to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon, around 5 pm.

Please Note: The price above is the price to join an existing group of 3 or more people (including you). For solo travellers, the tour can run privately for a price of $180. For two travellers, the price would be $108 each. If you place a booking hoping to join a group but are not able to join one, you will receive a full refund of your deposit.

What's Included

  • Transportation (about 2 hours total driving time)
  • English-speaking, local licensed guides
  • Lunch (vegetarian option available), fresh fruit, and drinking water
  • Entrance fees, permissions and village project contributions

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 72 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 72 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is more than 72 hours before the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link OR upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Why Book With Us?

Hi, I’m Nikki and I started South East Asia Backpacker in 2008 after my own first solo backpacking trip! My vision was to create a travel diary for everyone, a place for travellers to share their experiences from the road. After backpacking and writing about Southeast Asia for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to provide backpackers with the kind of experiences that I’d treasured myself in the region! 

Today, there is so much choice, but there are a lot of poor-quality tours and companies that offer mediocre experiences with little care for the environment. I wanted to create a selection of the best tours and activities to help backpackers avoid scams and dodgy tour companies.

Today, I run this website with my partner, Dave, from Spain, where we live with our energetic two-year-old daughter, Evie. All of the bookable activities that you will find on this website have been vetted by a member of our team and we have a friendly relationship with the operator. There are real humans behind South East Asia Backpacker and we are passionate about sustainable travel and development in Southeast Asia.

We are committed to helping travellers at every stage of the journey and understand that plans can change which is why we offer a full discount on the deposit up to 48 hours before the start of your trip, no questions asked. We offer advice on flights, visas, itineraries, hostels, backpacks, packing and more!

If you have any questions about our business or any of the tours that we provide, feel free to contact me on Whatsapp.

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