DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Routing: Pakse – Boloven Plateau – Vat Phou – Khong Island – Khone Phapeng – Phou Asa – Paks
DURATION 5 days / 4 nights
PHYSICALITY 1/10
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Day 1: Pakse – Boloven Plateau – Pakse

In the morning, pick up at your hotel and depart by road for Tadlo on the northern edge of the Boloven Plateau. En route, visit Yaheune and Lavai villages. Upon arrival in Tadlo, discover the Seset Waterfalls and visit the surrounding Alack and Nge tribal villages. Continue towards Paksong. En route, visit a Kaleum village and the tea coffee plantations in Paksong. Stop at the impressive Tadfane Waterfalls before returning to Pakse.
Overnight in Pakse.
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Day 2: Pakse – Vat Phou – Khong Island

After breakfast, transfer to the pier and board a traditional riverboat for a 2-hour cruise down the Mekong River to the former Royal capital of Champassak. Upon arrival, continue by road to Vat Phou (8 km from the city), a pre-Angkorian temple dating from the 6-13th century, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. In the afternoon, continue your cruise along the Mekong River towards Khong Island (approx. 5 hours depending on water level). En route, stop at Ban Houei Thomo village and walk to the nearby ruins of the Khmer temple of Oum Moung, which is hidden in a thick forest. Arrive in Khong before sunset and check-in at your hotel.
Overnight in Khong Island.
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Day 3: Khong Island – Khone Insland – Khong Island

After breakfast, board a long-tail riverboat for a cruise through the maze of waterways into the tropical paradise of Siphandone “The 4,000 Islands”. During the rainy season, the Mekong River reaches an incredible 14km in width and when the waters recede it leaves behind a myriad of islands and islets. Visit Det and Som Islands for a glimpse in to the lives of the fishermen. Arrive in Khone Island and discover its colonial heritage including an old French railway, dating back to 1897, built to bypass the powerful rapids that disrupt the navigation along the Mekong River. Continue to Liphi Waterfall, home to a colony of endangered Irrawaddy fresh water dolphins. Return to Khong Island.
Overnight in Khong Island.
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Day 4: Khong Island – Khone Phapeng – Phou Asa – Pakse

After breakfast, cross the Mekong River and continue to the famous Khone Phapeng Waterfalls, the largest cascade on the Mekong River along its 4,350 km journey from the Tibetan Plateau to the South China Sea. Drive back to Pakse. En route, stop at Ban Khiet Ngong village, populated by the Suay ethnic group, and take an elephant ride through the primitive jungle to explore the enigmatic ruins of Phou Asa temple. Upon arrival in Pakse, check-in at your hotel.
Overnight in Pakse.
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Day 5: Pakse departure

After breakfast, transfer to Pakse airport for your departure flight.

Services included:

  • Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast (hotels can be upgraded upon request).
  • Transfer and transportation with private vehicle.
  • English/French speaking Guide upon your request
  • Meals as indicated (B: Breakfast)
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Private boat cruise as the mentioned program
  • International Airticket reconfirmation

Services excluded:

  • International air-tickets and airport departure tax ($US10 per person)
  • The 30-day tourist visa for Laos (US$37, cash only, one passport photo) on arrival + 02 photos (4 x 6)
  • Meals and drink not mentioned
  • Tip and personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • All the others not mentioned in the program
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