12 days 09 nights
Cruise, family, Laos off the beaten track, nature, meet the locals.
The nature of Laos is incredible: you will see the magnificent Tad Fan and PhaPheng Waterfalls, you will experience a nice cruise on the Mekong Delta with a stop to the preserved Khone Island and the cultural sites such as temples and pagodas.
What will you do during your trip?
During the trip, you will have the opportunity to taste local delicacies. You will walk in the small villages to meet the local population who will warmly welcome you and share its culture. And of course, you will mostly be amazed by the Lao nature.
For you, we have chosen nice hotels. During the tour, you will experience an awesome cruise on Mekong Delta.
We provide an English speaking tour guide specialised in Laos.
Departure at your own expense from the airport of your choice; Registration and formalities for the flight to Pakse. Dinner and night on board.
At your arrival to Pakse airport you wil be welcomed by your guide and drived to Tad Lo in Bolaven Plateau via the road known as “Coffee Route“. Lunch on the road.
After the lunch, back on the road, stop in Tad Fan falls and visit surrounding villages populated by minority ethnic group. Breathtaking landscapes and unusual encounters with the locals. Back to Pakse.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Night at hotel.
Travel through Route 13 to the historically significant PhaPheng waterfallsin order to explore the “Niagara of the East”. You will be driven to the Nakasang pier to board a small wooden boat, which will take you to Don Khone Island for lunch at local restaurant on the banks of the river.
Visit the old French railway, the French colonial house and walk across the bridge that links Khone and Det Islands. After this fascinating glimpse into the not so distant past, your small wooden boat continues cruising among the 4,000 Islands to the Vat-Phou boat at Ban Dong Veuthong in Don Khong Island. At 17:30 pm, check into your cabin while the boat sets off.
Enjoy a dinner onboard as the sun is setting. We will dock riverside for the night.
Breakfast is on board the Vat Phou boat as we set sail to Ban Deua Tia. You will walk through this small village, seeing centuries old traditions still being used. Visit the school and share some time with the local students. The Vat Phou boat then continues to cruise north on the Mekong, past the island of Don Xai, and many other small islets in the river archipelago. Lunch is on the deck. All meals are included on the Vat Phou Mekong cruise and the galley produces the finest of Laotian, Vietnamese and Thai dishes.
Late afternoon we disembark from the boat to walk through the village of Tomo and the mysterious Oum Muong forest temple, just a few minutes’ walk way. Dinner is aboard Vat Phou, then you have the rest of the evening to relax and enjoy the silence.
While enjoying breakfast on board, the Vat Phou continues its Mekong cruise to Champassak.
The highlight this morning is the Vat Phou ruins – the majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple complex and our boat’s namesake. After your visit of Vat Phou temple, you return to the boat for one last meal as we cruise to our final destination. A long-tail boat will return you to Pakse, arriving around 4.00pm in the afternoon.
End of the cruise. Transfert to the airport for your return flight.
Breakfast on board. Arrival to your city.