1 day Trekking Tour Kuang Si waterfall

Tad Sae waterfall

Discover beautiful nature and landscapes outside of Luang Prabang Laos on this one day Fair Trek hiking tour. You will explore rice paddies and locally cultivated land as well as dense forests on your way to the amazing Kuang Si waterfalls: Laos’ most famous waterfall. This is a day hike that amazes everyone. The visit at the Bear Rescue center is another highlight of this Luang Prabang Laos trek.

Your Trekking Itinerary:

Starting from Luang Prabang we drive out into the close by valley south east of Luang Prabang. Arriving at the Long Lao village we start our hiking tour. We start this tour with exploring the life and culture of the village where Khamu and Hmong people live.

Here, the Fair Trek project has established a community project site, where overnight stays are made possible in ecologically built earthen bungalows. A very special experience which can extend this tour into a great 2 day option. Please ask our team if you want to extend your stay.

The Kuang Si trekking trail leads you into the Lao hinterland and countryside
while passing some fields and vegetable gardens before reaching the forested mountains with quite wild sceneries and some steeper climbs. After a stretch of forest hiking we will explore an interesting cave along the way. During the Second Indochina War people say it helped the local people as a bomb shelter!

In the early afternoon we then arrive at the crystal clear water of just one of the springs that feed the famous Kuang Si waterfall. The last short walk brings us down the steep waterfall where we have time for a relaxing swim.

While in the Kuang Si waterfall sanctuary, you can see protected bears in the forest. There is great information about the project and the background of Asian bear protection programs. You are welcome to support the project with a donation or even just by buying a real “Free The Bears” T-Shirt. The NGO helps to set up proper care and areas to keep the animals in a well cared surrounding.

You are invited to enjoy the natural swimming pools at the Kuang Si sanctuary and some free time allows you to go and explore the jungles surrounding the great falls. In the afternoon we return to Luang Prabang with a car.


2 hours driving / and approximately 4 hours of trekking + personal visits at the Kuang Si sanctuary

On all our Laos adventure tours we provide locally made Lao vegetarian or non-vegetarian food, as well as fresh fruit, pure drinking water, safety gear, basic first-aid, and trained  and well-mannered English-speaking local Lao guides. 

All times are approximate and tours may vary in specific details according to season, weather conditions, and/or for safety reasons as seen necessary by Tiger Trail Outdoor Adventures senior staff members.

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