Tour overview

Code: LART016E

Private / Daily

Southern Delights 5 Days/ Nights

Visiting the Bolaven Plateau, home of some of the world’s best coffee.
Exploring the atmospheric ruins of Wat Phou and the colonial town of Champassak.
Navigating the Mekong at its widest in the lovely 4000 islands region.

TOUR PRICE

Pax Standard Superior Deluxe
2 pax 540 USD 585 USD 616 USD
3 – 6 pax 416 USD 471 USD 532 USD
7+ pax 342 USD 387 USD 439 USD

ACCOMMODATION

City Standard Superior Deluxe
Champassak Nakorn Cade Bassac Residence The River Resort
Done Khong Pon Arena Pon Arena Pon Arena
Pakse Pakse Hotel Champassak Grand Athena Hotel

Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be booked within the same hotel category without surcharge/reduction. If no hotel in same category available, we preserve the right to apply a surcharge for any higher category or a reduction for any lower category. All hotel ratings are according to the local accreditation authority. Compulsory surcharges and meal options apply during peak holiday period such as Christmas, May 1st, New Years and Chinese New Year. These will be advised at the time of booking or at any time should the hotel apply on an ad hoc basis.

Included

  • All described sightseeing as in program above
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Admission fees to indicated sights
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Domestic gov’t tax and service charge

Not Included

  • International air tickets
  • Flights & visa fees
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Compulsory Meals
  • Drinks during Meals
  • Tip, drinks, any personal expenses
  • Early check-in and late check-out

DAY 1: PAKSE – BOLAVEN PLATEAU - CHAMPASSAK

Greetings on arrival at the Pakse airport, the gateway to Southern Laos. We begin our journey
with a scenic drive through winding roads to the elevated fertile region of the Bolaven Plateau.
Spread across parts of all four Southern provinces, it is famous for its cool climate, dramatic
waterfalls, and is well known for its high-grade coffee plantations.
Learn about the process of coffee production and sample quality tea and coffee at one of these
plantations. Other stops to enjoy are the Tad Fane, Tad Yeuang and Tad Phasuam Waterfalls
surrounded with verdant jungles and pristine mountain backdrops — perfect for photo
opportunities.
The day will end in the ancient capital city of Champassak.
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Overnight in CHAMPASSAKII

DAY 2: WAT PHOU – DONE KHONG

Following breakfast, prepare to be mesmerized by the magnificent workmanship of the ancient
ruins of Wat Phu (Mountain Temple) believed by some to be the first Angkor Temple ever built to
express the Hindu vision of nature and humanity. With its temple pillars, courtyards, lintels,
pediments, sanctuary, libraries and palaces, it is named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site it is
also one of Lao’s oldest archeological site.
In the afternoon, continue on the scenic route driving all the way to Done Khong, the
largest island in the “Si Phan Don” (4,000 Islands) a perfect base to explore all the attractions
nearby.
(B)
Overnight in DONE KHONG

DAY 3: 4000 ISLANDS

Four Thousand Island is where Laos becomes an archipelago of islands where the pendulum of
time swings slowly and postcard-worthy views are the rule rather than the exception. What better
way to explore this tranquil riverine than a cruise along the Mekong River?
the fresh breeze while sailing along the Mekong River, passing fisherman villages and
eventually reaching Done Khone where we will disembark. On the island, we will see some iconic
sights such as the old French locomotive and railway bridge.
Continue on to the spectacular Liphi Waterfalls, a collection of powerful falls spilling down in many
angles as it branches from the Mekong River.
A relaxing cruise back to Don Khong Island marks the end of the day.
(B)
MEKONG CRUISE
Overnight in DONE KHONG

DAY 4: 4000 ISLANDS - PAKSE

Our 4,000 Islands Adventure continues with a visit to the mighty Khone Phapheng Waterfalls.
Marvel at its immense size and powerful cascading currents turning water into explosive clouds
as it carves through the river rocks.
Continue on the road to the village of Ban Khiet Ngong located in Xe Pian National Protected
Area, an extensive wetland home to rare wildlife.
Enjoy a short walk as we ascend to the top of the Phou Asa Mountain where unique columns
made out of stacks of plate-like rocks stands proudly as if protecting an unseen structure, believed
to be a temple. Return back to Pakse to end an adventurous day.
(B)
Overnight in PAKSE

DAY 5: DEPARTURE

Free leisure before transfer from your hotel to the airport for departure.
(B)
DEPARTURE