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Signature Laos

11/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 Luang PrabangVang ViengVientianePakseChampasakPakse
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To experience different sides that makes up the incredible country of Laos, let’s join in this 11-day Signature tour that takes you in excursions of various colorful and alluring sites throughout the landlocked nation. Whether witnessing the moving silent almsgiving ceremony in Luang Prabang, visiting the ancient temples of Vientiane, trekking through the coffee plantations of Bolaven Plateau or soaking in the charming vibe of 4000 islands, you will always enjoy some of the best things Laos has to offer, with a lot of time for relaxation.

Highlights

  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

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Luang Prabang Arrive in Luang Prabang. Pay a visit to Royal Palace Museum, Wat Mai... D
Day 2 Luang Prabang Wake up early to join the daily morning alms giving & visit a... B, L
Day 3 Luang Prabang Head out to Luang Prabang countryside & get close with the rural life... B, L
Day 4 Luang Prabang Experience numerous activities with Elephant at Elephant village.... B, L
Day 5 Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng Drive to Vang Vieng & stop at Ban Phouhin Lekphay to see the life of... B, L
Day 6 Vang Vieng, Vientiane Drive from Vang Vieng to Vientiane. Do kayaking around the lake of... B, L
Day 7 Vientiane Visit Wat Si Muang & Buddha Park. Discover major sights of the... B, L
Day 8 Vientiane, Pakse Fly from Vientiane to Pakse. Visit Tad Phaseum waterfalls. Trek to... B
Day 9 Pakse, Khong Island Depart for Champasak by car. Stop to visit Tad Fan waterfall... B, L
Day 10 Khong Island, Champasak Embark on a long tail boat along Mekong River. Explore peaceful... B, L
Day 11 Champasak, Pakse Be transferred to Pakse international airport B
  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Arrive in Luang Prabang. Pay a visit to Royal Palace Museum, Wat Mai & Climb up to Mount Phousi. join a private Baci ceremony at a local family. Have welcome dinner at the host family.

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel.

After a soft rest, visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. Continue to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden basrelief, which is one of the most beautiful temples in town. If time permits, we will take a short walk around the small streets of city center, watching the life of local people.

Late afternoon, we climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. After that, join a private Baci ceremony at a local family. The Baci ceremony as a traditional ritual of the Lao people expresses the spirituality of the country and is a highly memorable experience and a deep insight into Lao culture for the participants.

Dinner will be served after that for you to share with the host family. This is the best chance for you to have first experience of local life and culture.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Join in Baci ceremony at a local family

Baci or more commonly called ‘su kwan’ (meaning “calling of the soul”) is an important ceremony of Lao people practiced for hundreds of years. The ritual is held to celebrate important events and occasions, like Lao New Year, weddings, births, homecomings, entering the monkhood, or in case of tourists, to honor visitors and guests. On the ceremony, you will gather around a handmade marigold pyramid, called Pha Khuan, while an elder chants blessings and ties pieces of white threads around your wrists, which are believed to bless and preserve good luck for participants. At the end of the ceremony, all guests will enjoy a feast of food, drink, and some Lao circle dances. Joining in Baci ceremony at a local family is the best chance for visitors to delve deeper into Laotian culture and their spiritual life. If you travel to Luang Prabang, don’t miss this unique experience.

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Mount Phousi

Located in the heart of the old town peninsular Luang Prabang, Mount Phousi, also known as the ‘sacred hill’ in Lao, stands at 100 meters above the sea level that makes it the highest point in the town as well as a must-see for any visitors in Laos. Surrounded by the Mekong River and Nam Khan River, the hill is a holy religious site of local people and a popular sunset & sunrise vantage point for international tourists. There are two staircases to reach the top of Mount Phousi, each with more than 300 steps, several viewpoints and Buddhist shrines. The advice here is you should take one up and the other one down to visit all scenic and cultural sites. At the top of the hill, you will see Wat Chom Si, a golden Buddhist stupa dating back to 1804, where is also the best place to enjoy the breathtaking 360° panorama of Luang Prabang town and forested mountains. Mount Phousi is quite busy in the late afternoon when visitors come to admire the sunset, so you can visit the hill before dawn for a more peaceful experience.

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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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  • Meals:

    Dinner

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    Wake up early to join the daily morning alms giving & visit a temporary morning market. Explore Wat Sene. Embark on a boat to go to Pak Ou caves. Stop at Ban Muang Keo village to learn about Lao rice whisky. Visit Wat Xiengthong & Traditional Art & Ethnology Center.

Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets. From there, we will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best chance to experience the taste of local life.

Breakfast at the hotel, we will first visit the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene. After that, we embark on the leisurely cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, a 16th century cave monastery filled with thousands of Buddha images, which locates 25 Kilometers North of Luang Prabang in the limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong river. En route, you will stop at Ban Muang Keo, a well-known village for its traditional Lao rice whisky distilling. You will arrive back in Luang Prabang.

On arrival back in the city, visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful ‘tree of life ‘glass montage on the rear temple wall. Our last stop today is the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday) to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

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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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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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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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Activities:

    Head out to Luang Prabang countryside & get close with the rural life and daily activities of Laotian. Take a tour to an organic garden. Visit Kuang Si waterfall & Bear Rescue Center. Back to Luang Prabang & visit Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Canter.

Begin today's close-up look at daily Laotian life by heading out for a morning at a community-based living rice farm in the idyllic countryside outside Luang Prabang. Surrounded by mountains and rice paddies, you'll have an opportunity to experience rural life as a Laotian farmer would, trying your hand at various farm activities – or observing them from a traditional Lao rice house balcony, set amidst rice terraces and an organic vegetable farm. You'll have time to check out nearby workshops where local bamboo weavers blacksmiths and sugar cane processors practice their crafts. Then take a tour of the organic garden to learn how natural herbs are used in traditional medicine.

We then transfer directly to Kuang Si waterfalls, where we will enjoy the lunch at Carpe Diem Restaurant, nesting inside a tropical green garden. The afternoon is dedicated to refresh at the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls which is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals. We will also take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers.

On the way back to Luang Prabang, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, set serenely close to the Mekong, this beautiful, traditionally styled workshop, where weavers, spinners and batik makers produce top-quality fabrics, offers free tours every half-hour. This is also the perfect spot for you to enjoy the drink, whilst the sun setting behind the mountain We then transfer back to your hotel. 

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

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.

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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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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Activities:

    Experience numerous activities with Elephant at Elephant village. Take a boat to Tad Sae Waterfall for relaxation or swimming.

After breakfast, we will transfer directly to the Elephant Village (start at 8:00 AM in the morning). On arrival at the Elephant Village Camp, welcome and greeting by our camp manager and participate in many activities with Elephant such as take your own elephant down to the Nam Khan River for an exhilarating bathing experience, feeding elephants or explore elephant hospital.

Lunch at the Elephant Restaurant. Next, boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall: Take a traditional Lao long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall and relax in the clear water. We are free to stroll around the Elephant Village before transferring directly to the nearby Lao Spirit Resort, the lovely resort nesting inside the virgin forest, overlooking the gentle Nam Khan River, where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Lao Spirit Resort.

Elephant village in Luang Prabang

Established in 2001, Elephant Village is a wonderful place where tourists get to know more about the elephants of Laos who are rescued from the abusive environment or the logging industry and cared by professional veterinarians. In a safe, secure home, on the bank of the Nam Khan river and next to Ban Xieng Lom, these special animals live happily with their herd as well as roam freely in the lush and green jungle every day. When visiting the Elephant Village, tourists can enjoy a lot of daily activities with the lovely elephants such as bathing and feeding your elephants, exploring the elephant hospital to learn how they cared each day or trekking on foot along them through diverse jungle landscapes. The village also offers tourists a lodge area to stay and a restaurant for lunch and dinner. This Elephant Village is one of the best educational and interesting places in Luang Prabang for families with kids.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Activities:

    Drive to Vang Vieng & stop at Ban Phouhin Lekphay to see the life of Khmu hill tribe. Stop at Phatang Mountain view point to take photo. Visit Tham Chang cave & go to Ban Tha Heua for staying overnight

In the morning, we travel by road south to Vang Vieng. Our intrepid journey will be strenuous as we drive along one of the most scenic region of Laos. The road is now good enough for our drive.

After about one hour drive, we will have chance to enjoy the panoramic view at the highest peak of the area, which is more than 2000 meter high. From there, we will drive to visit Pha Hom market, where we can find various offer of wild animals. We will also stop at Ban Phouhin Lekphay to see the life of Khmu hill-tribe. We will make the last photo stop at Phatang Mountain view point to admire the beautiful scenery before reaching Vang Vieng.

Upon arrival, we transfer to visit the cave of Tham Chang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. From there, we transfer directly to Ban Tha Heua, where we will spend the night at the lovely resort overlooking Nam Ngum lake, the ‘sea of Laos’.

Overnight in Ban Tha Heua.

  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Drive from Vang Vieng to Vientiane. Do kayaking around the lake of Nam Ngum.

Wake up early today, you never want to miss the serene sunrise over the peaceful lake. Our guide will escort you to the nearby area to watch the local villagers preparing for their busy day.

After breakfast, we will join the 2-hour kayaking around the lake of Nam Ngum to the nearby islets on the lake or the local villages.
In the afternoon, we bid farewell to the lake and drive to Vientiane. Located on the banks of the Mekong River, this capital conjures up exotic images, with a curious mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French influences.

Upon arrival, check in your hotel in town. Free for the rest of the day to stroll around this charming town, the most laid- back capital of Asia.

Overnight in Vientian.

Kayaking around the lake of Nam Ngum

Heading out of the capital Vientiane 90km to the north, you will arrive at Nam Ngum Lake, or Ang Nam Ngum in Lao. Usually referred to Lao Sea, this lake is actually a huge man-made reservoir covering an area of 250 km2 that is created by damming the Nam Ngum River in the 1970s. The lake dotted with a myriad of stunning green islands is an ideal haven for local people’s weekend getaways and a tourist stop. Resorts and restaurants are sprinkled along the shoreline, which offer plenty of services. For a relaxing water experience, you can kayak around the tiny islands, paddle at your own pace, and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the lake as well as soak up the local river life. You’ll also find other leisure activities and water sports available on the lake or island villages nearby.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Activities:

    Visit Wat Si Muang & Buddha Park. Discover major sights of the capital of Laos such as Wat Sisaket, Wat Prakeo, That Luang stupa, Patuxay monument.

In the morning, we will first visit Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power. We then transfer out to see Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, close to the Friendship Bridge. There are approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe.

In the afternoon, we see the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to Lao’s national icon, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop enroute to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. A spectacular view over the Mekong River at sunset is a perfect way to finish the day. 

Overnight in Vientiane.

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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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Activities:

    Fly from Vientiane to Pakse. Visit Tad Phaseum waterfalls. Trek to Tadlo Waterfalls & visit nearby local villages and market.

We are free to stroll around the town before taking the flight to Pakse, the biggest city of the Southern Laos.

Upon arrival, we will drive to Tad Phaseum waterfalls, where we enjoy an easy trek to nearby villages of ethnic minorities villages like Laven, Alak, Taoy, and others. From there, we drive further to Tadlo Waterfalls, upon arrival, we will trekking to visit waterfall and other minority village near by Tadlo area of Ban Kiengtanglae and Ban Nanong. We then continue driving over the plateau to Paksong. Along the way we will stop Tha Teng Market, a colourfull ethnic minority food market. Next we explore a couple of fascinating minority villages of Ban Pong (An Alak village that boats a sacrificial altar) and Ban Kokphung (A Katu village where they keep coffins under their houses). Our last stop for the day is the beautiful Sinouk Coffee Resort.

Overnight in Sinouk Coffee Resort.

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    Breakfast

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    Depart for Champasak by car. Stop to visit Tad Fan waterfall en-route. Visit Wat Phou - a World Heritage Site. Drive to Don Khong & free to explore the island.

After breakfast, we departure for Champasak. Along the way, we will have chance to enjoy the scenery around Tad Fan waterfall, which is spectacular with twin waterfalls plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishing vegetation. We will also see the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that are grown in the area.

Arriving in Champasak, visit Wat Phou, an ancient Khmer religious complex dating back to the 5th Century. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Wat Phou is a spectacular pre-Angkorian temple that sits amidst the rice fields and waterways of southern Laos. The temple was constructed in three levels: the bottom level is focused on the baray (water reservoir) and promenade, the second level features quadrangular pavilions and galleries of carvings, and the top level is the sanctuary itself. The temple was built during the rule 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.

After your visit, we continue in to Champasak to see samples of French colonial architecture before driving to Done Khong where you have the rest of the day to relax or to explore the island.

Overnight in Done Khong Island.

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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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Embark on a long tail boat along Mekong River. Explore peaceful villages of Ban Khone. Discover 4000 Islands area by Tuk Tuk & relax at Liphi waterfall. See Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin if you are lucky. Drive to Khone Phapheng & back to Champasak.

Heading out of town we embark on a long tail boat for venturing into the widest reach of the Mekong River, where during the dry season the waters recede and leave behind thousands of islets, giving this area a lovely name” Si Phan Done”. Upon arrival, explore the local peaceful villages of Ban Khone, where you will see an array of relics from the French colonial era and retrace the old colonial past, including old French colonial buildings and the remnants of the first Lao railway with its locomotive. We continue to discover the 4000 islands area by tuktuk and visit the marvelous Liphi waterfall, also called the "Corridor of the Devil" one of the most beautiful waterfalls marking Lao border with Cambodia.

If we are lucky, we may even see the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone. We return to the mainland at the fishing village of Ban Nakasang and drive further south to visit Khone Phapheng. Khone Phapheng is considered the largest waterfall by volume in South East Asia; this is an impressive spot near the Lao-Cambodian border, set within an area which is teeming with wildlife, making this area one of the most breathtaking destinations in Laos. Afterwards we drive back to Champasak and spend the night at the lovely The River Resort.

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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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Be transferred to Pakse international airport

You are free to relax by the pool of the hotel or stroll around the nearby villages.
At a scheduled time, we transfer you back to Pakse international airport to take your departure flight. Ends of services.

  • Meals:

    Breakfast

Inclusions

Meals
10 Breakfasts 8 Lunches 1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hotel (10 nights),
Transport
Car, Boating
Flights
1. Take flight from Vientiane to Pakse (1 hour 15 minutes)
Included Services
  •   Accomodation as itinerary
  •   Domestic flights
  •   Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  •   Domestic 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