SECRETS OF SOUTHERN LAOS

Explore the languid waterways and countryside of Southern Laos…

Explore the languid waterways and countryside of Southern Laos, taking in the lush coffee plantations and waterfalls of the Bolaven Plateau and the amazing 4,000 Islands expanse of the mighty Mekong. Watch the sun sink over the Mekong, admire the breathtaking scenery, and explore idyllic islands by bicycle. End with two nights at the gorgeous La Folie Lodge on Done Daeng Island, within eyesight of the mysterious Wat Phou Angkorian temple.

Itinerary at glance:

DAY 1: Pakse

DAY 2: Bolaven Plateau

DAY 3: Done Khone Island

DAY 4: Done Khone Island

DAY 5: Done Khone Island

DAY 6: Done Khone Island

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DAY 1: Pakse

On arrival in Pakse in South Laos, transfer to your hotel and meet your tour leader and small group of fellow travelers for a welcome drink.

HOTEL: Pakse Hotel

DAY 2: Bolaven Plateau

See the beautiful Tad Fane Waterfalls and explore the Bolaven Plateau, where you will visit a fair-trade coffee plantation and get the chance to sample both the Robusta and Arabica brews. Mid-afternoon, check in to your atmospheric lodge next to the picturesque Tad Lo waterfalls.

HOTEL: Tad Lo Lodge

DAY 3: Done Khone Island

Head to the Kiet Ngong village and take an elephant trek through the jungle to a former warrior training ground, perched atop a hill offering spectacular views of the Xe Pian National Protected Area. Travel by road to the area known as the 4,000 Islands, then enjoy a boat journey to Done Khone Island, the site of the first French settlement in Laos.

HOTEL: Sala Done Khone

DAY 4: Done Khone Island

Glide into the Mekong on a short boat trip, in search of the elusive Irrawaddy dolphin. Travel to the impressive Li Phi Falls and see the remains of the French railway, before enjoying free time in the afternoon. You have the option to cycle on the island amongst crumbling French architecture and swaying coconut palms.

HOTEL: Sala Done Khone

DAY 5: Done Khone Island

Marvel at the largest falls in Southeast Asia, Khone Phapheng Falls, before travelling to the city of Champasak to visit the famous Wat Phou. Situated on the side of a large hill, these ancient ruins pre-date Angkor Wat. Continue on to the Champasak jetty for a boat transfer to the gorgeous La Folie Lodge.

HOTEL: La Folie Lodge

DAY 6: Done Khone Island (D)

Cycle to the northern tip of the island, stopping at villages and for leisurely rest breaks. You will also have a chance to visit a small Angkorian temple in the middle of the island.  Savour a farewell dinner, and on your last day, enjoy free time before your departure transfer.

 

INCLUDES:

  • 5 night hotel accommodation
  • 1 night lodge accommodation breakfast daily
  • 1 dinner
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles (except tuk-tuk touring)
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Return transfers

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