Bolaven Plateau, Wat Phou and the 4,000 Islands

Tour Number

Activity Level

282602


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Thai (fluent), Vietnamese (fluent)

3 Days 2 Nights discovering the highlights of Southern Laos


See the Bolaven Plateau located in Champasak and Salavan provinces. Visit waterfalls, ethnic villages, tea and coffee plantations. Head south the the town of Champasak, and the UNESCO world heritage site of Wat Phou. Continue to the Don Det and Don Khone part of the 4000 islands known in Laos as Si Pan Don. Here the Mekong river is at its widest with with the Khon Phapaeng falls located here as well as it being the favoured habitat of the Irrawaddy dolphins. Finally enjoy the quiet of the islands and the French railway bridge. From the Islands it is possible to continue to Cambodia with Siem Reap now only being a 5 hour drive away or you can return to Pakse. On you can extend your stay in Si Pan Don.

Itinerary

Day 1: Heading out of Pakse drive north east onto the Bolaven Plateau located in Champasak and Salavan provinces. Visit waterfalls, ethnic villages, tea and coffee plantations. You will spend the night in bungalows over looking Tad Lo falls.

Day 2: Continue on a loop of the Plateau stopping at a Weaving village on the way. Cross over the Mekong bridge and continue south to the town of Champasak, and the UNESCO world heritage site of Wat Phou. After visiting Wat Phu we travel to Si Pan Don (the 4000 Islands). You will stay at the islands of Don Khong.

Day 3: Take a boat ride through the 4000 Islands to Don Det / Don Khone. Here the Mekong river is at its widest see Khon Phapaeng falls and the Irrawaddy dolphins. After visiting the Islands we head back to Pakse but other options are available on request. Like spending another night in the islands or continuing to Cambodia. From the Laos / Cambodian border which is only 15 km from the Islands it is possible to arrive at Siem Reap in about 5 hours now.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I am happy to pick you up at your hotel. If you are starting the tour directly on arriving into Pakse I am also able to meet you at the bus station or at the airport.

End location: You will be dropped off at your hotel after the tour ends. If you prefer an alternative drop off location just let me know.

Duration: 3 days

This trip normally lasts for 8 or 9 hours each day. There is off course flexibility and the trip can start or finish earlier or later and can be adapted to meet your requirements.

Transportation

I use modern Hyundai or Toyota Commuter minivans depending on the number or people. All vehicles have seatbelts, airconditioning and are very comfortable. The short 2km walk to the local village is optional but is a very easy walk suitable for all.

What’s Included

Private air-conditioned vehicle
All Entrance Fees
Boat trip or Boat tickets
Tuk Tuk or Songtail as mentioned in program
Breakfast only at the hotel
Drinking water on the tour
Accommodation (Tad Lo Lodge & Arena Hotel)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

400000 Kip - Lunch, Dinner

What’s Extra

Lunch and dinner which is normally around $5 - $7 USD. Any personal expenses such as tea, coffee from the coffee plantations or other souvenirs.

Accommodation on your third night in Pakse around $10 - $60 USD depending on your choice of hotel.

There is also the possibility to extend your stay on the Islands or continue to Cambodia. Which would incur a supplement.

Restrictions

I can customize the itinerary to meet your needs and interests. Please contact me if you have any special request.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

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