What you’ll need
Sneakers or Hiking Boots
Wake up in Luang Prabang and leave for the river by 10 am.
Jump on a traditional boat for the day for the hour trip each way along the Mekong to the falls.
Enjoy the river. Not the prettiest.
Take a 15 min ride from the river to the falls. The boat company can arrange it. And yes, elephants.
Arrive at the falls and pay the $2.50 enterance fee.
The falls are stunning
Swimming is allowed in some parts. The water is cold. Clear get your Insta climbing on the rocks.
Hike up to the top of the falls. It’s a lot of steps. Just keep going for about 20 minutes.
Catch your breath and enjoy the view from the top.
Check out the black bears at the small zoo before you head back.
Retrace your steps back to Luang Prabang.