Visit the bear rescued center in Luang Prabang
Located 30km southwest of Luang Prabang, Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre is only a short walk past the entrance gate to Tat Kuang Si Waterfall. Run by Free the Bears with the help from the Laos Department of Forestry since 2003, this excellent center is home to many wild Moon bears rescued from poachers and illegal wildlife trade where they have an open enclosure to live and play freely with lots of trees and swings. Due to the growing population of rescued bears, there are other bear houses built in the hills near Nahm Dong. When visiting the center, you can observe these lovely animals playing and enjoying their food from a viewing platform and along the wooden paths. The visit will be the best chance for visitors to learn about these adorable bears and other wildlife we need to protect. If you want to support the center, you can buy a T-shirt or make a donation.
Tours with this experience
Explore the most important cities of Laos including Luang Prabang, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane
Step in the most holy lands of the country and understand about its cultural value
Fall in love with the breathtaking beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall waterfalls with cool turquoise water for swimming and a natural foot spa by the small fish
Visit the trip to Plain of Jars - witness the reminder of harrowing war
Relax in the stunning Kuang Si waterfall when swimming in the fantastic green water
Wander along Luang Prabang streets and explore the colorful temples, colonical buildings and beautiful lanes
Feel the enchanting atmosphere of the well-preserved ancient town of Luang Prabang when visiting famous sites: Wat Visoun, Wat Xiengthong, Wat Mai, Wat Aham, and Royal Palace Museum
Learn about local efforts on protecting wild animals in the Elephant Village and Tat Kuang Si bear rescue center
Immerse in the fresh natural views of Kuang Si waterfall and the surrounding jungle
Explore the countryside villages in Laos and interact with the local people
Get a slice of rural life in Vang Vieng while cruising along the tranquil Nam Song river
Tour around Vientiane’s iconic attractions: Wat Sisaket, That Luang monument, and Victory Monument
Visit various temples and museums in the ancient town of Luang Prabang: Wat Xiengthong, Royal Palace Museum, and Mount Phousi
Cycle through the countryside to Ban Pak Ou, visit some local villages along the way and Pak Ou caves
Enjoy swimming in spectacular azure pools of Kuang Si Waterfall and take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center
Stroll around Pha Tad Ke, the first and only botanical garden in Laos
Have fun with elephant walk exploring the Namkhan River in the Elephant Camp
Trek to explore the Tad Sae waterfalls, the surrounding jungle, and the local villages nearby
Soak in the grace of the UNESCO-listed exquisite town of Luang Prabang and visit Royal Palace Museum, Mount Phousi, Wat Xiengthong, Pak Ou Caves
Partake in unique Laos’ traditions: daily morning almsgiving and Baci ceremony
Experience rural life in Luang Prabang’s countryside and Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center
Have fun with adorable elephants at Elephant Village
Kayak around the tiny islands on Nam Ngum Lake
Explore Vientiane, the peaceful capital of Laos with its fantastic temples: Wat Si Muang, Wat Sisaket, Wat Prakeo
Visit the country's impressive landmarks: That Luang, Patuxay Monument
Discover the hill tribe villages and stunning scenery surrounding Bolaven Plateau
Visit Wat Phou, ancient temple ruins in the countryside of Champasak
Enjoy the laidback atmosphere in the 4000 island region
Explore relaxed atmosphere of UNESCO protected town of Luang Prabang
Partake in unique Laos’ traditions: daily morning almsgiving and Baci ceremony
Visit Wat Xieng Thong and many beautiful temples in Luang Prabang
Cruise upstream on the mighty Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou caves
Marvel at the nature of Luang Prabang surrounding by vising the Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, and Kuang Si waterfalls
Discover the Elephant Conservation Center in Sayaboury and see great efforts to make a safe home, and socialize these animals back to nature
Admire the breathtaking natural landscapes of mountains and forests in Northern Laos
Trek through rice fields and mountainous forests to the magnificent Kuang Si Waterfalls
Learn how different minority groups live together in Ban Long Lao
Cruise upstream on the Mekong River to visit the sacred Pak Ou Caves
Explore the lifestyles, cultures and traditions of different ethnic groups (Akha, Tai Lue, Yao, Lolo,...)
Experience the villagers' daily life when staying overnight at local homestays
Visit best attractions in Luang Prabang such as Wat Xiengthong, Royal Palace Museum, Mount Phousi
Join a Baci ceremony at a local family and learn more about Laos’ culture
Admire beauty of Kuang Si and Tad Sea Waterfalls
Support Laotian children by a book party in Big Brother Mouse
Have fun at Elephant Village and explore how to take care of these gentle giants
Discover the laid-back atmosphere in Vientiane through city’s highlights: Wat Sisaket, Pha That Luang, Buddha Park
Getting the most of highlighted spots in Laos and Vietnam on a 12-day holiday
Cruising upstream the Mekong River to visit the mysterious Pak Ou caves with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues
Soaking in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Kuang Si waterfalls surrounded by jungle and gifted with azure blue pools
Playing with adorable elephants in Laos and learning everything about their daily life
Exploring the historical Hanoi capital through its ancient remnants (Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, literature temple) and a cyclo ride around Hanoi Old Quarter
Beholding the majestic beauty of Halong Bay at sunset & sunrise among thousands of limestone islets
Immersing in the special ambiance of Hoi An anicent town when walking along lantern-decorated narrow streets
Having fun with a biking trip to Tra Que vegetable villages & joining a mini cooking class with local people
Discovering rustic sceneries and lifestyle in the Mekong Delta and Hoi An through boat trips along Mekong River and Bay Mau water coconut forest
Feeling at home and being like a Vietnamese when staying overnight at homestay
Getting into the great gastronomy of Vietnam & Laos
Enjoy a wonderful 2-week family holiday in Laos & Vietnam
Introduce to your kids some of the world’s best heritage sites: Luang Prabang city, Halong Bay, Hoi An ancient town
Follow your kids to have fun with elephants, observe bears at the bear rescue center in Luang Prabang, lantern making in Hoi An, and play games in Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Join many family activities: Cyclo ride in Hanoi, kayaking & staying overnight on cruise in Halong Bay, boat trip along Mekong River in the South of Vietnam
Relax on the beautiful beach of Nha Trang
Soak in spectacular sights of Kuang Si waterfalls and Ninh Binh - Halong Bay on land
Get on a cylcing trip to Bich Dong pagoda through vast rice fields and rustic villages
Savor fantastic cuisine of Vietnam & Laos
Enjoy a golf round at the scenic resort course, Luang Prabang Golf Club
Get a scene of rural life on a relaxing cruise upstream the Mekong River and visit the sacred Pak Ou Caves
Take a hands-on experience in Ban Xangkhong weaving village
Visit the bear rescue center and soak in the natural beauty of Kuang Si waterfalls
Play some golf rouds at Vientiane's best courses: KM6 Golf Club, Lao Country Club, and Dansavanh Golf Club
Explore the ancient Wat Si Muang and the bizarre Buddha Park
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