Pick up from the hotel at 08.00 by van and an English speaking guide. We drive down to the river where we board a slow boat and for two hours we will slowly navigate upstream to Pak Ou Cave. The cool limestone caves are located on the steep rock cliff rising vertically from the waters of the Mekong River, at the confluence of the Mekong and nam Ou rivers. The craggy mountains scenery is breathtaking with overhanging cliffs above the swift flowing river. The best attractions here are the two caves full of Buddha images of varying styles, ages and sizes. The lower cave called Tham Ting, or Tham Leusi contains a hermit of Leusi statue. The other noteworthy cave is called Tham Theung (upper cave), or Tham Prakachay. Tham Ting "mostly known as Pak Ou Cave" is an overhanging cave on the cliff that could be seen from the boat on the Mekong River. The cave is like a sanctuary which houses countless number of Buddha Statues.
Since the past, it is the tradition that the Laotian people visiting the cave will leave a Buddha Statue as an aspect of reverence, so the number of the statues increases from year to year. We will have a pic nic lunch across the caves along the river where we also will visit a small village and a local temple. On the way back we will visit one of the local village to see how the Laotian people produce Laos Liquor (Fermented rice liquor). You may get invited and have to drink a lot of lao lao. After this visit we head back to Luang Prabang and the hotel at 16.00.