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Nam Ou River – Pak Ou Caves

A boat cruise on Nam Ou River in Luang Prabang combines a visit of the culturally important Pak Ou caves with the fabulous riverside landscapes and local villages.

Luang Prabang
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Internal and external flights
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Leaving Luang Prabang in the morning by road you travel first to Nong Khiaw, from where you are transferred by boat upstream to Muang Ngoi on the banks of the Nam Ou River. The Nam Ou River is a tributary of the Mekong and its valley has some of the most stunning scenery in the whole of Laos. You will take long-tail motor boats to cover the distance through the valley back to Luang Prabang, stopping en-route to visit some of the local hill tribe villages and the holy Pak Ou Caves.

Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Luang Prabang around 8:00am for a short transfer to the pier. You will embark for a boat trip to Nam Ou Riverside for approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes. On the way, you will stop to visit the holly Pak Ou caves. The caves themselves are very close to the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers, hence the name Pak Ou. In these 2 caves are displayed hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images which are the object of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April. You will then get across the Mekong River to visit Ban Khok Village, where the access to the village is only by boat. Continue the boat trip on Nam Ou River to visit Ban Hatkham Village, a non-touristic village, where people live with simple way of life. Here you will see how local people produce traditionally liquor from sticky rice or Lao whiskey.Then return by boat to Nam Ou Riverside Hotel & Resort, where you will enjoy lunch overlooking the river.  After lunch, return to Luang Prabang. End of services.

Nam Ou river with Pak Ou Caves
Pak Ou Buddha cave
Pak Ou Buddha caves
Pak Ou cave
Pak Ou Caves

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