The Charms of Southern Laos

The Charms of Southern Laos

Discover picturesque Southern Laos on this 4-day luxury journey through sleepy cities, temple ruins, river villages and impressive waterfalls. This package offers a deep insight into life around the Mekong in Southern Laos.
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Southern Laos In Style Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Pakse & Don Daeng Island

Upon landing at Pakse airport, a driver will greet you and transfer you to Champassak where you will cross the Mekong River to La Folie Lodge on Done Daeng Island. La Folie Lodge’s wooden bungalows offer beautiful water, garden and mountain views.
Accommodation: Done Khong Island – La Folie Lodge
Tour guide: No
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 45km (28mi)
Day 2

Excursion to Si Phan Don (4000 Islands)

Cross the Mekong by boat to Ban Muang pier for a two-hour drive to the village of Ban Nakasang. Board your boat and cruise along the backwaters to explore Si Phan Don (4000 Islands). Take time to admire the surrounding islands of Done 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. Continue to 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. Return to the mainland by boat and make a little detour to the Khone Phapeng Falls, known as the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia.
Accommodation: Done Khong Island – La Folie Lodge
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 120 km (75 mi.)
Day 3

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, stroll through the narrow streets of Champassak where, with the many colonial-era houses (often left in ruins), there is still a very nostalgic “Indochina” atmosphere. Return to Sone Deang Island in time for sunset.

Accommodation: Done Khong Island – La Folie Lodge
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 30 km (18.5 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 next destination.
Accommodation: Check-out time is 12:00
Tour guide: Nil
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 36 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
  • Transportation and transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • All sightseeing as specified, including entrance fees
  • Local English-speaking guide as indicated in the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily
  • Government tax and service charges
  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Lao visa
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and 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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