Free the Bears

Free the Bears Rescue center is located inside Kuang Si waterfalls and is free with your entrance to the falls. Once through the entrance and a short stroll away, you will come upon the Free the Bears rescue center. Each of the large enclosures has viewing platforms where you can observe the bears as they snooze and play with one another. The Free the Bears sanctuary provides a home to over forty-five Asiatic Black Bears that have been rescued or confiscated from poachers and illegal wildlife trade. At the moment, they are working hard on a new property so they can provide more housing for more bears in need. They do amazing work and continue to fight for these amazing animals every day. It’s worth noting Free the Bears do not receive any funding from the park. Thus, if you wish to support them, you will find a cash donation box or better yet, buy yourself a souvenir to take home with you.

Helpful Information

Cruising Time

Departing Luang Prabang: 1hr downriver.

Returning to Luang Prabang: 1hr 30m upriver.

Docks

Ban Sing – 11km from Kuang Si.

Ban Muang Khay – 7km from Kuang Si.

Dock location is dependent on the boat.

Land Transportation

Transportation is arranged prior to arriving in either Ban Sing or Ban Muang Khay. Local drivers are not normally waiting to pick up visitors at these locations. Given they are off the main road and inland slightly.

Free the Bear Activities

Large enclosures with viewing platforms where you can observe the bears as they snooze and play with one another.

Book a private tour.

Facilities at Kuang Si

Local restaurants outside the entrance and inside the park.

Toilets available outside the entrance and inside the park.

Change rooms available inside the park near designated swimming areas.

Hours of Operation

8:00am – 5:30pm

Nearby Attractions

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Kuang Si Butterfly Park

Lao Buffalo Dairy Farm