Southern Laos Discovery

Southern Laos Discovery

Southern Laos is a beautiful region and a great place for those with a sense of adventure and an eye for beauty. On the Southern Laos Discovery tour, you can get away from the typical tourist trail and explore remote areas of Laos. Discover the majestic Pre-Angkorian Vat Phou, enjoy the laid-back pace of the 4000 Islands, explore local villages and get an insight into Lao culture.

Choose Laos as Your Next Travel Destination

Picked among the best places to visit in 2023 by Wanderlust, Laos witnessed over a million tourists from January to September 2022. Laos has something for every explorer appreciating history, nature, and culture. There’s much to traverse, including Laos’ famous night market life, hand-woven textiles crafted by hill tribes of Luang Prabang (the cultural capital of Laos), and traditional Saa papermaking at Ban Xang Khong village. Bolaven Plateau will leave you charmed from picnics by its breathtaking waterfalls to coffee tasting from various flavours at Mr. Khamsone’s riveting coffee farm. Observe some classical Khmer architecture from the 7th to 12th centuries AD with an excursion to the ancient ruins of Vat Phou (a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO). Enjoy spotting Irrawaddy dolphins on a boat ride to the peaceful Done Khone islands. If you seek adventure, peace, and natural beauty – you seek Laos.

Book Your Tailor-Made Trip to Laos

It can get overwhelming for even seasoned travellers to plan a tour of an enigmatic destination like Laos without expert help. A tailor-made travel experience is what you need if you know the ‘whats’ but not the ‘hows.’ You won’t mind assistance in planning but are worried relying on Amasia for an itinerary will not be as per your tastes? At Amasia, our team of experts is familiar with the lengths and breadths of Laos. Having traversed those lands numerous times, these experts share a personal bond with the locals and specialize in the destination you seek to explore. And that’s not where their beauty ends. Our local team of experts will sit with you and spend a reasonable amount of time understanding your preferences, needs, and objectives before drafting a unique itinerary and travel experience. Book your unforgettable tailor-made holiday with us.

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Please note: This itinerary requires arrival in Pakse in the morning.

Day 1

Arrive Pakse & Travel to Khong Island

Upon arrival at Pakse Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our local driver and Laotian guide and make your way to Khong Island. Visit Khone Phapheng Waterfall that sits at the southern tip of Laos, in an area called Si Phan Don, which literally translates to “Four thousand islands”. At this point, the Mekong River broadens out, during the rainy season the river and series of cascades are kilometres wide and extend over a length of almost 10 km downstream. Upon arrival at Khong Island, you will be transferred to your hotel and checked in.
Accommodation: Khong Island
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 220 km (135 mi.)
Day 2

Explore Si Phan Don (4000 Islands)

The tiny islands of Don Khone and Don Deth are your destination today. Board your boat and cruise along the backwaters to explore Si Phan Don (4000 Islands). Take time to admire the surrounding islands of Don Khone and Don Det and the traditional lifestyle of the fishermen. Visit the old French villas, narrow-gauge railway and French railway bridge that was constructed during World War II. Stroll along the packed dirt footpaths and palm-fringed villages and enjoy the serenity of an Asia lost in time. Visit the impressive Lippi falls, on the west of Don Khone, very close to the Cambodian border. This is a perfect place to take your time and soak in the view. Then you will return to the mainland and make a short transfer back to the hotel.
Accommodation: Khong Island
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 55 km (34 mi.)
Day 3

Road Travel to Champasak & Wat Phou Temple

Head to the charming town of Champasak today to visit the ancient ruins of Wat Phou. Explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. Wat Phou is one of the Lao World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archaeological site of Khmer civilization dates back to the 5th century, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia. After exploring the site, check into the hotel along the banks of the Mekong River.
Accommodation: Champasak
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 125 km (77 mi.)
Day 3

Explore Bolaven Platau & Tadlo Watter Fall

Today you will discover the highlights of the Bolaven Plateau, famous for its agricultural products and coffee and tea plantations. The plateau has a number of tribal villages, some of which still practice their ancient culture. Villagers can often be seen using primitive tools and conducting spiritual ceremonies. You will make a stopover en route to observe the locals making tea and coffee. Upon arrival at Tad Lo waterfall, visit the villages of Alak, Nge, Katu, populated by ethnic minority groups. Before arriving back at Pakse, stop at Paksong, see the impressive Tad Fane waterfalls, and visit a tea and coffee plantation.
Accommodation: Champasak
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 220 km (135 mi.)
Day 4

Transfer to Pakse for Departure

Depending on your departure time, you may explore the beautiful surroundings at your leisure. You will be driven to Pakse airport for your flight to your next destination.
Accommodation: Check-out time is 12:00
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 35 km (22 mi.)

Tour RATES & details

A rough idea of the price and what is included in this tour program. The exact price depends on season, accommodation and activities, it will be provided on your personalised quote.

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  • Rates are quoted in USD per person based on double-sharing occupancy.
  • Rates are subject to change with or without prior notice. Amasia Travel reserve the right to change the quoted prices.
  • Rates do not apply over Christmas and New Year.
  • Three nights of hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, one lunch and one dinner
  • All sightseeing as specified, including entrance fees
  • Transportation and transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Government tax and service charges
  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Lao visa
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks
  • Any other services not specified in the itinerary
  • To avoid the rain and heat, November through March is the best time to visit southern Laos. In the mountains of the north, temperatures are still comfortable from May through July.
  • This itinerary should be organized for small or independent travel groups only (Max of the group is about 6 persons) because of the capacity of transportation and accommodation in the region.

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