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Quintessential Laos

14/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 VientianeXieng KhouangLuang PrabangNong KhiawMuang Ngoi NeuaPakseDon KhongDon KhoneBolaven PlateauPakse
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Discover Laos, a landlocked country with famous anicent wonders, charming traditions and beautifully breathtaking scenery that will surely blow your socks off. This 14-day tour vaction takes you to some of the best parts of Laos, from the laidback capital of Vientiane to the bizarre Plains of Jars, from the enchanting town of Luang Prabang to the exotic Nong Khiaw or the sleepy region of the 4000 Islands, where you enjoy plenty of experiences to get closer to Laotian life, culture and people. Let’s start your best journey to “the land of million elephants” now!

Highlights

  Catch the old sense of Vientiane on a city tour through its ancient temples and highlights such as Wat Sisaket, Haw Phra Kaew, Pha That Luang,...

  Learn about the danger of UXO in Laos today at Xieng Khouang UXO-Survivors' Information Centre

  See the bizarre scenery of the famed Plain of Jars

  Explore the charming UNESCO-protected town of Luang Prabang

  Swim in the spectacular Kuang Si falls and stop by some villages of H'mong, Lao Loum people

  Trek through the hidden villages of Nong Khiaw and see the daily life of villagers

  Take in the age-old beauty of Wat Phou amidst the natural settings of southern Laos

  Visit the famous falls of Li Phi and Khone Phapeng as well as enjoy the sleepy vibe in the 4000 islands region

  Immerse in the fresh air of Bolaven Plateau with green plantations and magnificent waterfalls

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Vientiane Arrive in Vientiane.
Day 2 Vientiane Join Vientiane city tour B
Day 3 Vientiane, Xieng Khouang Fly to Xieng Khouang. Visit Xieng Khouang UXO-Survivors' Information... B
Day 4 Xieng Khouang Explore the mysterious 2000 years old stone jars at the 3 sites.... B
Day 5 Xieng Khouang, Luang Prabang Drive to Luang Prabang. B
Day 6 Luang Prabang Luang Prabang city tour. B
Day 7 Luang Prabang Experience daily alms giving ritual. Visist fresh local market & few... B
Day 8 Luang Prabang, Nong Khiaw, Muang Ngoi Neua Visit Pak Ou caves. Drive to Nong Khiaw and do cruising to Muang Ngoy. B
Day 9 Muang Ngoi Neua, Luang Prabang Cruise back to Nong Khiaw. Trekking from Ban Sopkhone village to Ban... B
Day 10 Luang Prabang, Don Khong Fly from Luang Prabang to Pakse. Explore Wat Phou. Drive to Don Khong... B
Day 11 Don Khong, Don Khone Transfer to the pier. Take a local boat to Khone Island. Discover Don... B
Day 12 Don Khone, Pakse Cruise to Nakasang village. Visit Khone Phapheng waterfalls. Drive... B
Day 13 Pakse, Bolaven Plateau, Pakse Discover the beauty of Bolaven Plateau & its amazing waterfalls. B
Day 14 Pakse Transfer without guide to the airport for your onward flight. B
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    Arrive in Vientiane.

Upon your arrival, our guide and driver are waiting for you at the Wattay International Airport. Take to you a tight hug, then we will transfer to your hotel in Vientiane. Take a rest before starting your trips to Laos.

Overnight in Vientiane.

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    Join Vientiane city tour

After breakfast at the hotel, we start our city tour by visiting the oldest Wat Sisaket which houses thousands of tiny Buddha images and row after row of seated Buddhas. Our next destination is Haw Phra Kaew, the royal temple that once enshrined the Emerald Buddha. Today it is a museum where there resides a tremendous collection of religious art. We will end the day at the svelte and golden Pha That Luang, the most important national monument in Laos - a symbol of Buddhist religion and Lao sovereignty. The stupa of this temple is 40m high and covered with gold that can be seen from kilometres away. Then visit the COPE Museum. 

After that, transfer to the amazing Buddha Park (also called Wat Xieng Khouane) which is definitely worth a visit during your tour to the capital of a million elephants. Upon arrival, take your time to explore more than 200 religious statues, including an enormous 40-meter-long reclining Buddha. 

Lunch & dinner on your own. Overnight in hotel in Luang Prabang.

Stop at highlighted attractions in Vientiane: Wat Sisaket, That Luang monument, Victory Monument

Contrary to popular belief of a modern and busy city, Vientiane is, in fact, the laidback capital of Laos with unique and hidden charms. To unveil the true lure of Vientiane, let’s join our city tour that takes you to some of the best sights in town. Start with a visit to Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple in the city built in the Siamese style of Buddhist architecture, you will see a huge exhibition of over 2,000 Buddha images well displayed on a cloister wall. Next, it’s on to That Luang monument, a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa which is generally regarded as the national symbol of Laos. This is also the scene of the Boun That Luang, Laos’ most important Buddhist festival. Finally, make your way to Patuxai, the Victory Monument dedicated to those who gave their lives for independence from France. Built to resemble Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, Patuxai offers a stunning view of the town and the Mekong River. Touring around different highlights of Vientiane to gain a better understanding of this charming capital will surely an unforgettable experience that makes your day in Laos.

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Enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures at Buddha Park in Vientiane

Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan or Spirit City, is an open-air sculpture garden housing a large number of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures. The park was built in 1958 by Bounleua Sulilat, a priest-shaman and sculpture artist on the bank of the Mekong River, around 25km southeast of Vientiane. There are more than 200 sculptures made from reinforced concrete displayed in the park that vary in sizes and shapes. Some are statues of Buddha and Hindu gods, the others are sculptures of demons, deities, and mythological creatures. The most striking spot is a giant pumpkin with three floors representing Hell, Earth, and Heaven. You can enter inside the pumpkin through a demon head’s mouth serving as the entrance, climb staircases and you will reach a vantage point that offers the entire park view. Another notable attraction is an enormous 40-meter-long reclining Buddha.

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Former royal temple of Haw Phrakeo

Haw Phrakeo is a former royal temple in Vientiane where the royal family uses as a personal place of worship. The temple is also called the Temple of the Emerald Buddha as it was first built in 1565 by King Setthathirath to house the Emerald Buddha figurine. After several destructions and rebuilds, Haw Phrakeo now serves as a museum where you can see many precious artifacts and some of the finest examples of Laos religious art such as a 2,000-year-old stone jar from the Plain of Jars, displays of Buddha statues, and a wooden copy of Phra Bang. You will also have the great opportunity to marvel at the temple’s carved wooden features, Khmer stone sculptures, and ancient stone tablets. Outside, Haw Phrakeo temple is surrounded by a well-kept landscaped garden, a wonderful place to rest and take in the peaceful sights. 

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COPE Visitor Center in Vientiane

COPE (Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise) is a non-profit organization in Laos created in 1996. For years, COPE follows the mission to help people with mobility-related disabilities by proving more than one thousand walking aids, artificial limbs, and wheelchairs in Laos each year. Coming to COPE Visitor Center in Vientiane, you will find it as a small amazing museum with many informative multimedia exhibits about prosthetics, the stories about victims of bombs and unexploded ordnance (UXO) as well as the work of COPE to help Lao people with mobility-related disabilities move on. Several short documentaries about UXO and COPE are shown in the Cave Cinema, and there are a café and gift shop beside the center where you can enjoy a drink or buy a souvenir, and all the proceeds will help support the work of COPE.

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    Fly to Xieng Khouang. Visit Xieng Khouang UXO-Survivors' Information Centre & MAG center.

QV401 VTEXKH 1440 1510 (not daily flight)

After breakfast, free time until  our driver will pick you up at the hotel and then transfer without guide to airport for short flight to Xieng Khouang, the province which is best-known for having been heavily bombed during Indochina War. But of course it is also famous for its historic Plain of Jars.  

Arrival in Xieng Khouang, welcome by our guide and driver who will take  you to Xieng Khouang UXO-Survivors' Information Centre (donations encouraged). This unexploded ordnance (UXO) information centre and colourful, upbeat shop sells silk laptop bags, purses and handicrafts made by UXO survivors. Aside from displays including bomb parts and harrowing stories of recent victims, there's also a reading room with a wealth of information on the Secret War and the different kinds of UXO that still present a danger in Laos today. Then you can also visit MAG center. 

Meals on your own. Overnight in Xieng Khouang. 

MAG Visitor Center

Since 1994, MAG has been dealing with unexploded bombs in Laos, alleviating the suffering from UXO accidents, and helping Laotian people get back on track to a peaceful life. At Xieng Khuang’s Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Visitor Center, you will learn more about the unexploded ordnance problematic in Laos as well as UXO clearance in the province. Inside the center, you will see some examples of the unexploded ordnance, photo exhibits, small games and daily film showings about the secret war and how it affected Laotian people. These documentaries also feature MAG's work in Laos and local clearance teams’ participation. The center has a gift shop where you can buy a product made by UXO survivors or made a donation directly to support their works.

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Xieng Khouang UXO Survivor Information Centre

The UXO Survivor Information Centre is run by the Quality of Life Association, a non-profit organization registered in Xieng Khouang that provides services and support for UXO survivors and people with disabilities. Through the Center, visitors will learn more about the secret war in Laos as well as the impact of UXO on Laotian people and communities until today. A small exhibition including bomb parts, various programs and harrowing stories about some of the victims who received their help, will show you how the Center tries to help survivors move on after a UXO accident. Besides, it also includes a small colorful shop selling handicrafts made by UXO survivors and UXO affected communities. The proceeds will go towards UXO survivors and the ongoing projects to support more people.

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    Explore the mysterious 2000 years old stone jars at the 3 sites. Visit Wat Pia Wat, That Foun Pagoda and That Chonphet pagoda.

After breakfast, in the morning you will journey through Phonsavanh and the Plain of Jars. The Plain of Jars is a huge archaeological complex littered with mysterious 2000 years old stone jars sized from 70cm up to 3 or 4 meters. Their true origin remains a mystery. It seems that they were carved into boulders. Several researches lead by the French archaeologist Madeleine Colani in the 30’s suggested that they could be old graves, but to this day they remain an enigma.

Your trip will enable you to visit the 3 sites and also discover some local villages where you can observe local village life.
Site 1, close to the town is settled at Thong Hai Hin and is the biggest site. 
Site 2 is at Hai Hin on Phou Salator, “Phou” in Lao means “Mountain”. 

End your tour at site 3 in Hai Hin Lat Khai. Site 3 is the most impressive with over 150 jars. Close to this site, you will visit Ban Xiengdi where there is a small monastery with Buddha images. On the way back, you will pass areas that were important battlefields during the American secret war. You can still see bomb craters from that time today.

After that, enjoy a trip to Muang Khoun. Muang Khoun one place in the old provincial capital that was not been destroyed by the American bombings during the secret war. Muang Khoun is home to unique sitting giant Buddha as well of some old pagodas that lies in ruins. The foundation and columns of Wat Pia Wat are still standing and close to this site, there is also an old 30m stupa constructed in the Lan Xang/Lanna period. Then visit That Foun Pagoda and That Chonphet pagoda before returning to Xieng Khouang.

Meals on your own. Overnight in hotel in Xieng Khoang.

Plain of Jars in Xieng Khoang

Located in the Xiangkhoang Plateau, the famous UNESCO-listed site – Plain of Jars was made up of thousands of stone jars scattered over hundreds of hilly square kilometers. These tubular-shaped megalithic jars are mostly arranged in clusters with more than 90 sites, each with one to 400 stone jars. The Plain of Jars is believed dating back to the Iron Age, however its origin and purpose are still unknown. Tourists usually visit popular spots at Site 1, 2 and 3 as they are considered safe from unexploded ordnance of the wars in Laos, but make sure you follow the designated routes to be safe. When visiting this place, you will also hear the Laotian legends about the origin of the jars as well as enjoy the peaceful farmlands and villages' views from the hilltops.

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    Drive to Luang Prabang.

After breakfast at the hotel we will transfer you to Luang Prabang. See examples of swidden agriculture hacked out of steep hillsides and the varying checkerboard patches of regrowth as you continue your scenic journey. 

Arrive in Luang Prabang, check in hotel.

Meals on your own. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

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    Luang Prabang city tour.

This morning, we will visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao. Continue to visit Wat Aham. Then explore Wat Xieng Thong - Luang Prabang’s the most photographed temple. Located at the end of the peninsula, close to the Mekong River, this temple was built in 1560 by King Setthathirate.

This afternoon, continue to former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Visit Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief. During Pimai, the Lao New Year, the statue of Prabang normally housed in the Royal Palace Museum is brought and put on public display in this temple.

Meals on your own. Overnight in hotel in Luang Prabang.

Royal Palace in Luang Prabang

Located on the banks of the Mekong River and facing the sacred Mount Phousi, the Royal Palace was built in 1904 to serve as the residence of King Sisavang Vong and his family during the French colonial era. After the revolution in 1975, the palace turned into a national museum and opened to the public in 1995. On the palace grounds, there are some buildings such as an exhibition hall, Haw Pra Bang that houses the standing Buddha statue called Prabang - the palladium of Laos, Royal Barge Shelter, Staff Headquarters and the Royal Ballet Theater. Besides enjoying the royal religious objects, the last king’s collection of cars, ancient statues, and paintings dating for centuries, you can also marvel at the stunning architecture of the palace that is a blend of traditional Lao style and French Beaux-Arts. The Royal Palace Museum is really well worth a visit to learn about Lao history and culture as well as the royal lifestyle.

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Pay a visit to Wat Xieng Thong - the highest symbol of Buddhism in Laos

Wat Xieng Thong, literally translated the ‘monastery of the golden city’, is one of the oldest and most important temples of Luang Prabang as well as one of the highest symbols of Buddhism in Laos. This Buddhist temple was built in 1559-1560 by King Setthathirath in the northern tip of the peninsula where the Mekong River and the Nam Khan River join. After a number of restorations, Wat Xieng Thong now consists of more than twenty structures on the grounds including a sim, a royal funerary carriage house, pavilions, shrines, residences, and gardens. As the temple still keeps its original form, a visit around will show tourists the characteristics of 16th-century Lao art and craft with the 2-tiered roof, colorful mosaics and carvings depicting Lao legends and the tree of life on the rear temple walls. Wat Xieng Thong is also an important venue where significant annual festivities in Luang Prabang are held.

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    Breakfast

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    Experience daily alms giving ritual. Visist fresh local market & few villages of H’mong and Lao Loum people. Discover the spectacular Kuang Si waterfalls. Stop at Kuang Si Butterfly park.

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. Enjoy your UNESCO morning walk to understand insight of this charming town then stop and visit fresh local market and back to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, travelling outskirt of Luang Prabang, driving through green rice paddies and farms. Stop for visit few villages of H’mong and Lao Loum people, your guide can introduce you to local people and its great opportunity for you to involving with their daily activities such as wooden cotton spinning, weaving, rice harvesting and green vegetable farms. On your arrival at the Kuang Si waterfalls, enjoy main waterfalls with spectacular views and surrounding of orchids inside the park and falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools. End of your day, transfer back to Luang Prabang. 

Stop on the way at Kuang Si Butterfly park (closed on Tuesday). 

Meals on your own.  Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park

Located downhill 300 meters before the entrance of the magnificent Kuang Si waterfalls, the eponymous Butterfly Park was opened in 2014 by a Dutch couple as home to Laos’ myriad butterflies in natural settings. The park is well worth a visit because it is not only a tourist attraction but also a research center that educates children and students about many species of local butterflies as well as Laos’ nature. When visiting Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park, you will be given a comprehensive guide book with useful information about the park, following corridors of flowers and spotting colorful butterflies fluttering around. There is also a nursery where you can learn about the different stages in the life-cycle of a butterfly. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a free pedicure at the natural foot spa with tiny fish that will nibble on your feet or savor some homemade cakes and drinks at the small lovely café nearby.

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Daily Morning Alms giving in Luang Prabang

The alms-giving ceremony, or Tak Bat in Lao, is a centuries-old and meaningful tradition in the Buddhist culture of Lao people. In Luang Prabang, it takes place daily from 5:30 in the morning onward, starting from temples in this ancient town to the main roads then to all backstreets. Buddhist monks and novices in their bright saffron robes walk silently on barefoot throughout the streets in long straight lines to gather the almsgiving. While the local residents – the almsgivers also wake early to prepare food, usually Lao sticky rice, and wait quietly by the roadside to give their offerings. Tourists can involve this religious ceremony but make sure that it has a deep meaning for you, not just a photo-op. Otherwise, you may like to be an observer, keeping a reasonable distance, dressing properly and witnessing a more peaceful experience in silence. You can also take some photos without a camera flash and do it in a respectful way.

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Spectacular and stunning Kuang Si WaterFalls

No words can describe the stunning of Kuang Si Waterfalls and the emerald water: you must witness in person, the experience will surely exceeds your expectations!Located outside the city of Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Waterfalls are absolutely breathtaking and definitely worth the visit.  You can climb up to the falls and take a dip, or walk through the beautiful area and got in the water a bit more downstream, swim or simply put my feet in for a relaxation.Truly, a joyous feast for eyes and ears, for mind and soul !

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    Breakfast

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    Visit Pak Ou caves. Drive to Nong Khiaw and do cruising to Muang Ngoy.

After breakfast, you leave Luang Prabang to go to Nong Khiaw. 

You will reach Pak Ou caves at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. Ferry to the other side of Mekong to visit Pak Ou. These caves are displayed hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images which are the object of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April. 

End of your visit, ferry back and continue to hit the road to Nong Khiaw. Arrival in Nong Khiaw, go to the pier where you start a cruise upstream to Muang Ngoy. Arrival and check in a guesthouse for resting. 

Meals on your own.  Overnight in Muang Ngoy (simple comfort).

Enjoyable Mekong River boat excursion to Pak Ou Cave

When in Luang Prabang, it is recommended to take a boat tour through Mekong river and visit Pak Ou caves. The excursion will bring you pleasant time to see the local life along the way where the mountain, blue sky and spectacular scenery are in harmony to take the picture. The climb to the caves will guide you to superb exploration to see hundreds of Buddha sculptures in a dark cave, which is not only an insight into top attraction in Luang Prabang, but the historical stories of the sacred relics protection from bombings during the Secret War as well.

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    Cruise back to Nong Khiaw. Trekking from Ban Sopkhone village to Ban Houy Hoi village. Transfer by car back to Luang Prabang.

After breakfast, cruise back to Nong Khiaw. Stop on the way at Ban Sopkhone village. Upon arrival, start your trek from there to Ban Houy Hoi village (2h30 mins), where you can contact with local people to know about their daily life.

End of your visit, cruise back to Nong Khiaw. Then transfer back to Luang Prabang.

Meals on your own. Overnight in Luang Prabang. 

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    Fly from Luang Prabang to Pakse. Explore Wat Phou. Drive to Don Khong Island in Si Phan Don area.

After breakfast in hotel, get transferred without guide to airport for flight to Pakse.

QV  513 LPQPKZ 1040 1220

Upon your arrival, get transferred to Wat Phou, a spectacular pre-Angkorian temple that sits amidst the rice fields and waterways of southern Laos. The temple was constructed on three levels: the bottom level is focused on the baray (water reservoir), the second level features quadrangular pavilions and galleries of carvings, and the top level is the sanctuary itself. The temple was built by the rulers of the Khmer empire before the construction of Angkor Wat. The temple served as the most important economic and political centre of the region and still is one of the Lao people’s most revered temples.

Then continue to hit the road until you reach Don Khong – the biggest island of Si Phan Don area. Transfer to your hotel for check-in then free time for your own discovery of this amazing island.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel in Don Khong Island.

4000 Islands: Don Khong, Don Det, Don Khone

4000 Islands or Si Phan Don in Lao is a riverine archipelago with numerous islands in the Mekong River in the Champasak Region. While most of the islands are too tiny and uninhabited, there are three most popular and lively islands that are preferred places of typical backpackers: Don Khong, Don Det, and Don Khon. All these islands enjoy a laidback, sleepy vibe with plenty of guest houses and scenic restaurants overlooking the Mekong River. While in these islands, you can enjoy loads of interesting activities such as walking or cycling slowly around the islands, kayaking along the Mekong to see the rare and adorable Irrawaddy Dolphins, or visiting the famous Li Phi and Khone Phapheng Waterfalls. If you prefer to do nothing, just chill out at a riverside bar and enjoy sunset time.

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Ruins of Wat Phou

Wat Phou, also known as Vat Phou or Vat Phu, is an ancient ruined temple complex in southern Laos. Located at the base of mount Phou Khao 40km outside the town of Pakse, this temple was originally built by the Khmer Empire and dedicated to Lord Shiva but then became a center of Buddhist worship until today. Despite the striking resemblance as a miniature version of Angkor Wat, Wat Phou is much quiet and peaceful with the most area of the architecture built high into the hillside. Climbing up an age-old set of stone steps, visitors will see a modest temple with statues of Buddha and crumbling carved stones. Take time at the natural terrace where you can relax under the shade of green trees, admire the surrounding landscapes and overlook the Mekong River.

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    Transfer to the pier. Take a local boat to Khone Island. Discover Don Khone by local tuk tuk. Explore Li Phi waterfalls. Learn about local life on Don Det.

Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer to the pier where you cruise through 4000 islands to Khone Island- a haven of peace and quiet and where the scenery runs wild. Arrival in Don Khone, we will go around by local tuktuk for the discovery of Khone Island through rich nature, between rice fields, coconut trees and colonial vestiges. 

Continue to the Li Phi waterfalls which are in the west of Don Khone, very close to the Cambodian border. Their original name, Tad Somphamit, means “trap spirit” and the locals claim that these falls act as a trap for bad spirits. Then we will explore the authentic beauty of local life on Don Det – Don Khone’s neighbor through an ancient bridge. After that, check in hotel on Don Khone for overnight.

Meals on your own. Overnight in hotel in Don Khone Island.

Explore the Li Phi Waterfalls

Li Phi Waterfalls, also officially known as Somphamit Waterfall, is one of the two best attractions in the 4000 Islands. Similar to Khone Phapheng, this 1.5 km long flowing falls features a series of whitewater cascades and rapids located at the western coast of Don Khon, a small biking distance from Don Det. You can traverse natural trails next to Li Phi Falls with different viewpoints over the falls while enjoying the comfortable air of natural environment surrounding shaded by tree branches. During the visit, you should remember to stay behind the barriers and follow the signposts & warning signs strictly. After visiting the falls, a small wooden bridge crossing the river will take you to a dry-season only beach and some open-air bungalows where you can rest and enjoy a drink from the bar and restaurant.

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4000 Islands: Don Khong, Don Det, Don Khone

4000 Islands or Si Phan Don in Lao is a riverine archipelago with numerous islands in the Mekong River in the Champasak Region. While most of the islands are too tiny and uninhabited, there are three most popular and lively islands that are preferred places of typical backpackers: Don Khong, Don Det, and Don Khon. All these islands enjoy a laidback, sleepy vibe with plenty of guest houses and scenic restaurants overlooking the Mekong River. While in these islands, you can enjoy loads of interesting activities such as walking or cycling slowly around the islands, kayaking along the Mekong to see the rare and adorable Irrawaddy Dolphins, or visiting the famous Li Phi and Khone Phapheng Waterfalls. If you prefer to do nothing, just chill out at a riverside bar and enjoy sunset time.

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    Cruise to Nakasang village. Visit Khone Phapheng waterfalls. Drive backt o Pakse.

After breakfast at hotel, cruise back Nakasang village. Drive to the spectacular waterfall of Khone Phapheng - the largest in South East Asia, also known as the 'Niagara of the east'. Heading to your hotel in Pakse.

Meals on your own. Overnight in the hotel in Pakse.

Khone Phapheng Waterfalls in 4000 Islands

Khone Phapheng Waterfalls are a series of cascading waterfalls in the Mekong river located in the 4000 islands area - Si Phan Don, Champasak province. With a length of almost 10 kilometers, these impressive falls become the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia as well as the greatest natural attraction of Don Khon island. Characterized by myriad islands and countless waterways, Khone Phapheng is called the Pearl of the Mekong by the locals while tourists may think of Asia’s Niagara falls. This area is also home to the rare Irrawaddy dolphins and Mekong giant catfish. To contemplate unbeatable views of Khone Phapheng, you should visit the viewpoint next to the waterfalls with a pavilion where you can take photos of whitewater cascades and islands safely. Several souvenir shops, restaurants, and cafes are found nearby.

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    Discover the beauty of Bolaven Plateau & its amazing waterfalls.

After breakfast in hotel, transfer to visit Boloven Plateau. As soon as you leave Pakse the road climbs in elevation as you ascend onto the Plateau. The area of Volcanic Rock makes for suburb coffee plantations which thrive on the rich soil and the cooler climate. 

Transfer to visit Tad Phasuam waterfalls with a local village with examples on traditional house of different ethnical groups in Laos. Experience nature at its best while this waterfall provides a shade of a kind where you can actually sit on a tree branch and relax. 

Then transfer to visit Tad Lo falls before carrying on to Tad Yuang Waterfall and Tad Fane Waterfall. 

Meals on your own. Overnight in Pakse.

Natural beauty of Bolaven Plateau

Mainly located within Champasak Province in southern Laos, Bolaven Plateau is one of the best destinations in Laos for nature lovers due to its cultural and geographical areas of interest. On discovery of the Plateau, you will first visit the area of Volcanic Rock which is famous for green suburb tea and coffee plantations owing to the cooler temperatures, abundant rainfall, and rich soil. Then go on to Tad Fane Waterfall, a beautiful double cascade of water surrounded by green plants and lush trees. You can enjoy picturesque views of the waterfall from a viewing platform. A further 2km from Tad Fane through the coffee plantations is Tad Yuang Waterfall, the perfect place to cool down the heat and get closer to nature. You can swim in the pool below the waterfall or hike along the trail to a stunning picnic spot with spectacular views. If you are looking for a natural destination to escape from the busy city life, let give Bolaven Plateau a try and enjoy a wonderful time in nature.

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    Transfer without guide to the airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Free time until transfer without guide to the airport for your flight international.
Ends of services.

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    Breakfast

Inclusions

Meals
13 Breakfasts
Accommodation
Hotel (13 nights),
Transport
Car, Plane
Flights
1. Fly from Vientiane to Xieng Khouang
2. Fly from Luang Prabang to Pakse (1 hour 50 minutes)
Included Services
  •   Accomodation as itinerary with twin/double sharing rooms
  •   Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  •   Domestic flights
  •   Airport & government taxes
  •   Local English-speaking guides
  •   Water on coach
  •   Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions

Exclusions

  •   International flights to/from Laos
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Visa stamp fees
  •   Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
  •   Personal expenses
  •   Meals not mentioned
  •   Drinks not mentioned
  •   Tips & gratuities for guides and drivers