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Half Day Phathok Caves Tour

Pick up from Luang Prabang

Tour Code: LPQ-47 Duration: Approx 6 Hours

Trek along the roads to the explore the outskirts of Luang Prabang to the Phatok caves and the local farm a stone’s throw away!

Highlights:

  • Discover the Beauty of the Outskirts of Luang Prabang by Going on a Thrilling Trek upon a Trail that will take you to the Phatok Cave and a Farm Nearby
  • Venture into the Dark Phatok Cave that used to Shelter the Local Laos People During the Vietnam war in the 1960s
  • Stroll Along a Beaten Trail that will take you Around a Stunning Farm that is Surrounded by Untouched Nature

Tour Description:

Explore the wonders of Luang Prabang by hopping on the popular three-wheeler tuk-tuk to explore the mysterious cave of Phatok. The Phatok cave is a stone’s throw away from the quaint Nong Khiaw village within the depth of lush green forest that thrives in the region. In the past, the Phatok cave was utilized as a shelter by the civilians and government officials during the Vietnam War, as a way to avoid the American bombs in the 1960s. During the Vietnam War, there was an estimate of 2 million bombs dropped in Laos, which resulted in Laos being ranked as one of the most heavily bombed countries.

Upon arrival to the Phatok cave, you will advance to the entrance of the cave that is about 30 meters tall and the means of entry is only through a concrete staircase. Your friendly guide will be showing you the route around the large cave that is filled with magnificent stalagmites and stalactites all around the walls. Trudge along the small trail that will lead you to the dark second cave that is 300 meters long within the limestone cliff. Within the Phatok caves, you may even discover remnants of the past, such as abandoned beds and campfire from during the war. After a thrilling trip in the Phatok cave, you will head along a trail that will take you to a farm, that is a stone’s throw away from the Phatok cave.

The farm tour commences by venturing through gorgeous rice paddy fields that seem to stretch to the horizon after you cross the stream along a bridge. Travel along a small trail that will lead you through the rice paddy fields and feel the brush of the rice paddies upon your skin. The easy trail will bring you through beautiful sights of nature from the towering mountains in the distance to the beautiful fields. Catch the sight of an abundance of farm animals that roam the lands and the hardworking farmers, as they carry out their daily task on their farm. Along the trek, you will cross a number of makeshift bamboo bridges that are mainly used by the locals as you stroll along the green forest to a gorgeous hut to take a break with some snacks. After the break, you will arrive upon the main road, where a tuk-tuk awaits to take you back after an exciting adventure!

Cancellation Policy:

15 - 30 days prior to the tour date, 30% of total package payment incurred.

7 - 14 days prior to the tour date, 50% of total package payment incurred.

1 - 6 days prior to the tour date, 100% of total package payment incurred.

No show, and cancellations on the tour date: No refund allowed.

Pick-Up Time:

  • 7:50 am - 8:20 am


What's Included:

  • Drinking Water
  • Picnic Lunch
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Contribution to the Village Fund
  • Transportation
  • All Entry Fees and Government Taxes
  • Village Donations

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Specialty Drinks
  • Tips

Additional Information:

  • Minimum two(2) pax for the tour to be confirmed
  • It is advised to bring torchlight or headlamp, sunscreen, raincoat, trekking sandals or flip flops
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during the stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own

Pick-Up Locations

Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up locations that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.

List of Locations:

    Pick up is also available for other locations under the vicinity of Luang Prabang. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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