Day 1: Vientiane Arrival
Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. After a short rest, we start to visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. From there, we visit the Central Market call ‘Morning Market’ where you can find the antique items for collection, well handmade textile and gift away items.
Overnight in Vientiane
Day 2: Vientiane - Pakse - Wat Phou - Khong Island
Take a flight from Vientiane to Pakse. Transfer directly to Champassak. Continue then by car to Wat Phou , another World Heritage Site in Laos recognized by UNESCO in 2002, this ruin temple was built before Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, which is one of the most ancient Khmer temple architecture dating from the 8-11th century. In the afternoon drive to Khong Island and stop en route to visit the ruins of the Khmer temple of Oup Mong at Ban Houei Tomo . Arrive at Ban Hatsai Khoune before sunset and board a traditional long tail boat to reach Khong Island.
Overnight in Khong Island.
Day 3: Khong Island - Surrounding
Breakfast, today, we enjoy a cruise venturing into the widest reach of the Mekong River from where thousands of islets just out in dry season, giving this area a lovely name” Si Phan Done A long the way, we stop at the Liphi waterfalls and the fisherman village of Ban Done Khone. On return, we take a short drive to the Lao – Cambodia border at Weukham and the sight of Khone Phapheng, which boats South East Asia’s biggest water falls, if there is luck, we may be seen Mekong dolphin.
Overnight in Khong Island.
Day 4: Khong Island - Tad Lo - Pakse
Breakfast; upon leaving Khong 4000 islands, we continue our journey towards Tadlo, through Boloven plateau where famous tea and coffee plantation and other lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil are incredible all along the way. En route, there are some opportunities to explore a part of Boloven plateau and visit some hill villages of the Katu, Alak and Nge ethnic minority people, return to Pakse by late evening.
Overnight in Pakse.
Day 5: Pakse - Departure
Breakfast, transfer to airport for the flight back home
End of tour
(in US dollars, per person)
|Group sized/ grade
||7pax- 9 pax
||10 pax - 15 pax
* Note: The tour is sample and private, you may go with all details or we can modify to fix you way travel. Please contact us for further information.