One of the memorable parts of Luang Phrabang is Kuang Si Waterfall. A single large purpouring tumbles from the jungle filling a set of falls and pools that make perfect swimming holes. Laos might be a landlocked country without shorelines however Kuang Si’s cool turquoise waters compensate for it. If you are thinking as it’s just another water fall, you might be wrong because it has never disappointed any visitors. It’s 23 km from town below are all the ways you can get to Kuang Si.
- Tuk tuk
You can go and return at any point you need because tuk tuk is the most direct and easiest way to go. A roundtrip tuk-tuk may cost around 180.000- 200,000 kip, you can pay the driver when you come back to town (the driver will wait for you at the falls to bring you back). Bear in mind that petrol price in Laos is moderately costly because the driver needs to pay one of those specific government charges for the benefit to take you there and this trip is like his charge for the day,
- Shared tuk-tuk
The advantage of shared tuk-tuk is the cheapest cost, the tuk-tuk driver will attempt to round up the number of people to join and split the cost, which will begin at 200,000 kip. It will cost you around 50,000 kip for one person and the driver will leave when the tuk-tuk has 4-5 passengers. Be that as it may, you may hope to sit tight quite a while for the drivers to discover other people to join and he is the person who at last chooses when you leave town. Similarly, you need to approve as a group on a set takeoff time from the falls.
nLike shared tuk-tuk, shared minivan is additionally the least expensive approach to get to the waterfall. The minivan gets travelers at everybody’s individual guesthouse or hotels and this procedure can be unhurried. Return times are likewise decided. You just get a couple of hours at the falls. Travel operators can offer you a spot on an open minivan carry. The quality of minivan differs but if you’re lucky it will be air-conditioned. Departure and return times are also set before.
Going on boat, you will have chance to experience two must-do things in Luang Phrabang: waterfalls and boat trip on the Mekong. You can’t get the distance to Kuang Si by means of the Mekong so you’ll stop as near it as could reasonably be expected, then catch a fun ride in a pickup truck for a couple of kilometers. Best of all, you’ll return on the Mekong in the delightful late evening light, the best time of day to see life on the stream.
It’s a fun approach to get to Kuang Si via motorbike. The street is cleared, the landscape is fairly beautiful and you can get some fresh air. Leasing a motorbike in Luang Prabang will cost around US$20/day + petrol. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you’ve never driven a motorbike, on vacation in Luang Prabang is not the place to learn.
You love to slow down a little bit to see the villages and the views then cycling should be your choice. You’ll need a proper bicycle and if it’s a hot time of year, set out ahead of schedule. Be careful it will be dusty and smoky amid hot-dry season (February-April). One choice is to cycle one way and catch a tuk-tuk back or the other way around. The adventure to the falls is the daunting struggle. It’s genuinely clear to explore your way there.\
- Car to Kuang Si Waterfall
The most agreeable vehicle and it’s cheap for a gathering. Furthermore, this approach offers adaptability to leave Kuang Si when you need to. Hiring a private vehicle will mean an air-conditioned minivan and a driver. It costs 250,000 kip (US$30) flat-rate so this method is very economical for a group. Trails are not paved but hard-packed and fairly even. Can be very slippery when wet. Only 15-minutes of walking from the bottom to the big falls. Women who wear bikinis may attract an audience of curious spectators