Cycle to the bank of the river and take a boat to the famous Pak Ou Caves, the most culturally significant holy site in Luang Prabang.
Tap into your active side by cycling through the Lao countryside, catch a glimpse of locals making a beloved beverage, and pay a visit to Pak Ou Caves. where 4000 Buddha icons gaze upon those who enter. Cruise down the Mekong back to Luang Prabang, with an optional stop at the mulberry paper making village.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Approximately: 3.5 hours boat ride & 2 hours walking
Luang Prabang > Pak 0u Cave > Ban Xang Hai > Luang Prabang
Starts at 9.00am Ends at 4.30pm Let's ride to the suburb to explore the pleasant countryside scenery of Luang Prabang. After 2 hours, we will reach Ban Xang Hoi village, known for its Lao wine. The locals here traditionally make fermented with in clay jars. While it is still practised, the village now produces many kinds of Lao whisky and wine. We then cycle for 45 minutes down a rustic path to Ban Pak Ou, for lunch at a local restaurant. This is when we finally make it to Pak Ou, the famed limestone caves filled with thousands of Buddha statues. Pilgrims come here every year to place their statue here, especially during the Lao New Year in April. Next, we will cruise down the river to take in the majestix views of the Mekong. If we have time, we can visit Ban San Xang Khong village to see how locals make mulberry paper making.