The cruise on the Vat Phou Mekong Cruise, a traditional colonial-style hotel ship, starts and ends in Pakse. There are two different courses available (upstream and downstream), each with the majestic Wat Phou ruins at Champasak, the mysterious Oum Muong ruins at Huei Thamo, the 4000 islands and the gigantic Khon Phapheng Waterfall on the border with Cambodia , On the Wat Phou Cruise you will cross one of the most fascinating areas of the Mekong.
|01.Nov. 19 – 31.Marz 20||Ab 2-8 Pax||698.00|
|01.Apr. 20 – 31. Mai 20||Ab 2-8 Pax||494.00|
|01.Jun. 20 – 30.Jun. 20||Ab 2-8 Pax||494.00|
|01.Jul. 20 – 30.Sep. 20||Ab 2-8 Pax||494.00|
|01.Oct. 20 – 31.Oct. 20||Ab 2-8 Pax||698.00|
- English speaking, local tour guide
- 2x breakfast (F), 3x lunch (M), 2x dinner (A)
- All tours according to tour course including entrance feesall transfers in private, air-conditioned vehicles
- Laos Mekong cruise according to itinerary
- International and domestic airport taxes
- Visage fees Laos (visa issuance for German citizens upon arrival with presentation of a passport photo at the airport possible.)
- Personal expenses Insurance beverages gratuities
DAY 1: Pakse / Champassak / Vat Phou
After meeting at the Sinouk Coffee House in central Pakse at 9:30am, we transfer you to a longtail riverboat for your 2.5 hour journey to Champassak. Upon arrival at the Vat Phou boat, we help you to your cabins to unpack then serve lunch on deck. The highlight of the afternoon is the Vat Phou ruins - the majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple complex and boat's namesake. You have time to visit the museum at the ruins site, walk up to the highest temple and take as many photos as you would like. As dusk falls, we transfer you back to the Vat Phou boat for a chance to enjoy the tropical sunset on the deck. Dinner is served on board, while the boat docks for the night alongside a remote Laotian village.
DAY 2: Huei Thamo / Oum Muong Temple / Khong Island
Breakfast is on board as we set sail for the village of Huei Thamo. This is a small village a few minutes walk away from the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong. Afterwards we rejoin the boat to continue our cruise southwards. Lunch is on the deck, while leisurely sailing closer to the wild paradise of the "4,000 Islands" Late afternoon we disembark from the boat to walk through Ban Deua Tia, a small Laotian Village where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries. Our day's cruise finishes at the most northern tip of Don Khong, the largest inhabited island in the river archipelego. After dinner, the evening is yours to relax and enjoy.
DAY 3: Don Khone / Pha Pheng Waterfall / Pakse
While you breakfast on the deck, the Vat Phou boat cruises the Mekong to the small village of Ban Veuthong, where you board a small boat to meander among the 4,000 Islands to Khone Island. You will visit the old French railway and walk across the bridge that links Khone and Det Islands. We continue on the boat back to the mainland for lunch at a local restaurant in a small fishing village, Xieng Di, on the banks of the Mekong. A bus transfers you to the historically significant Pha Pheng waterfall, "the Niagara of the East", close to the Cambodian border. We then bring you back to Pakse for the end of the cruise experience, arriving around 5.00-5.30 pm.