Pakse Stopover – 4 days

Well known as a natural hub of Indochina Tours between Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam – Pakse is the ideal place for anyone who loves the nature. Explore the tranquil island of Si Phan Don in the middle of the Mekong River, Wat Phou – predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and Bolaven Plateau – famous for coffee plantation and beautiful waterfalls.

Bolaven Plateau Wat Phou temple SiPhanDon Khone PhaphengDETAIL ITINERARY
Day 1: Pakse arrival (Meals: N/A)
On arrival at Pakse airport, a guide and driver of Laos Tours Expert will welcome you and transfer to your hotel. The rest of day is at your leisure to explore the city and surroundings.
Overnight in your hotel in Pakse.

Day 2: Pakse – Wat Phou – Khong Island (Meals: Breakfast)
Today we will head south towards the 4000 Islands. En route, stop to visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phou that are located near to the town and are one of South-East Asia’s most dramatically situated temple sites with superb views across the Mekong River. Designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2001, the site dates back to the 5th century, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Whilst much of the origins of Wat Phou are unclear, it is believed that the original temple was built by the Khmer Hindus who eventually made Angkor Wat their capital.
Taking to the water once again, make the short crossing to the picturesque island of Done Daeng, or drive further south to the 4000 Islands proper and the island of Done Khong.
The rest of your day is at leisure to explore, or just simply relax into the Si Phan Don pace of life!
Overnight in your hotel on Khong Island.

Day 3: Khong Island – Khone Phapheng – Pakse (Meals: Breakfast)

Cruise along the backwaters to explore Siphandone and surroundings. Visit the peaceful islands of Done Det and Done Khone for a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the fishermen and sites of the only railway ever built in Laos (end of the 19th century).
Continue to the Sumphamith Waterfall. Return to Ban Khone. Board a local long – tail river boat to reach Ban Phiengdee for lunch. After a stroll through the palm-fringed villages, continue to the southernmost part of Laos and the impressive Khone Papheng waterfalls, the largest cascade along the Mekong River, just a few miles from the Cambodian border. A fault line caused the cascade, which is 6 km wide at this point, and the astonishing force of the water has cut dramatic gorges through the brittle bedrock.
In the afternoon, drive back to Pakse via a good location to spot the region’s rare Irrawaddy dolphins. The remainder of your day is at leisure to relax or explore the island further.
Overnight in your hotel in Pakse.

Day 4: Pakse – Bolaven Plateau – Departure (Meals: Breakfast)
This morning, continue your excursion to the Bolaven Plateau, passing the many plantations typical of those found in the region. Bolaven Plateau is an area of highlands situated to the east of Pakse, home to various hilltribes, such as Lavens from which the region gets its name. Any visit to the plateau provides a refreshing break from the heat and allows you to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that can be visited en-route.
Transfer back to Pakse and catch your afternoon flight to the next destination in South East Asia.

Khawp Jai Lai Lai & La Khawn (Thank you very much & Goodbye)

Price per person
Group Size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons
Land Tour $US 419 $US 296 $US 243

Travelling Alone or More?
Price available on request.

Service Included:
– Private transport by good quality van with A/C, all transfer in/out
– Accommodation in Double or Twin room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
– Meals as mentioned in the tour programme, admission fees to tour sites
– Local English speaking guide
– 1 bottle of water per person per day, Government tax, service charge.

Service Excluded:
– International & Domestic airfare and other not mention up above.
– Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
– Travel insurance, Laos Entry Visa fee
– Banking transfer fee/Bank commission charge
– Early check-in and late check-out at hotels