Kuang Si Waterfalls (Kuang Si Falls)
Kuang Si Waterfalls(Falls) is one of the best places to go in Luang Prabang! I was really excited to get to Kuang Si Waterfalls. I’d love to share how to get to Kuang Si Waterfalls (Kuang Si Falls) with you!
How to get to Kuang Si Waterfalls
Transport option #1: Book a minivan
- Price: A round trip: 50,000 kip (= $ 6.2 = 5.6 euro = 220 baht) – Eva Price: 40,000 kip.
You should bargain especially if you gather at least 1 or 2 friends, then you can get a discount more easily. I booked through my hostel. The price was 50,000 kip but I insisted it was too expensive. So he gave me a 10,000 kip discount! So I only paid 40,000 kip. Don’t forget, in Laos, especially in Luang Prabang, you always have to bargain!!!!!!!! Also, you should make sure that you stay at least more than 2 hours at the Falls. Luckily, I had enough time to look around Kuang Si Falls, take pictures and then swim, but one of my friends told me he only had 1 hour to look around so he had no time to swim! What a shame! So ask your hostel or travel agency how long you can stay at the Falls.
Transport option #2 : Take a tuk-tuk
- Price: A round trip: 40,000 kip
If you share it with other people (It will cost 120,000 kip to 130,000 kip for renting the whole tuk-tuk) – This is what I heard from people who took a tuk-tuk. But you can get there cheaper or more expensive depending on your luck and your bargaining skill. Bargain hard people! ; ) I didn’t use this option because I didn’t want to ride a tuk-tuk on a bumpy road for an hour or more (Roads in Laos are in bad condition. You’ll find out once you get there.) It was too cold to ride a tuk-tuk at the end of December in Laos.
Transport option #3 : Rice a motorcycle or a scooter
- Price: Rent: 120,000 kip or more + gasoline = cost a lot!
I think it would be nice to ride a motorcycle since you can actually stop at the interesting villages on the way to Kuang Si Falls. But it’s quite expensive and dangerous to drive on the bad roads. So you should consider this downside.
Tips for you before going to Kuang Si Waterfalls
- Kuang Si Waterfalls entrance fee: 20,000 Kip
- Best time to go to Kuang Si Waterfalls : The best time to go to Kuang Si Waterfalls(Kuang Si falls) will be around 11:30-12:00 pm. (It takes 30 minutes for a single trip.)
If you go to Kuang Si Waterfalls too early, the water can be too cold. (Based on my experience in December) I took a minivan at 11:00 am and arrived at Kuang Si Falls at 11:30 am. (It was perfect when I came back to the hostel, it was 2:30 pm and I had a late lunch. Or you can take some food with you. There are benches and tables where you can eat your snacks.)
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