Secrets of Southern Laos
Explore the languid waterways and countryside of Southern Laos, taking in the lush coffee plantations and waterfalls of the Bolaven Plateau and the amazing 4,000 Islands expanse of the mighty Mekong. Watch the sun sink over the Mekong, admire the breathtaking scenery, and explore idyllic islands by bicycle. End with two nights at the gorgeous La Folie Lodge on Done Daeng Island, within eyesight of the mysterious Wat Phou Angkorian temple.
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Day 1: Luang Prabang
Welcome to Luang Prabang! Check-in to your hotel to relax and refresh. Enjoy a welcome drink and have a brief introduction with your guide.
Hotel: Sala Prabang, 3 nights
Day 2: Luang Prabang
Discover the charms of Luang Prabang with a leisurely walk around the old quarter. Start from the vibrant morning market, then on to the charming city main street and the National Museum. After, visit Wat Xieng Thong ‘The Temple of the Golden City’, considered the finest temple in Laos. For the finalé, embark on a scenic boat ride for a memorable sunset cruise along the Mekong river.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall
takes us to the multi-tiered turquoise-coloured Kuang Si Waterfall, deemed one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Southeast Asia. Here you can also visit the Bears Rescue Centre to see rescued Asiatic bears. On our way back, get to see the fascinating world of Lao textiles come alive with a visit to Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre. Stop for an ice cream made from real buffalo milk at the Buffalo Dairy! In the evening, see a bamboo presentation plus dinner and ‘baci’ ceremony at Bamboo Experience.
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Bolaven
Enjoy free time in the morning, then board your flight to Pakse, the gateway to Southern Laos. Begin your journey with a scenic drive through mountains and winding roads all the way up to the Bolaven Plateau. Meet a local coffee farmer and a coffee expert who will take you for an exciting off-road driving adventure in an old army Jeep into the coffee plantation.
Hotel: Sinouk Coffee Resort
Day 5: Bolaven – Wat Phou – Don Khong
Experience being surrounded with verdant jungles and rolling mountains, at Tad Fane the
twin waterfalls. Visit the ancient ruins of Wat Phou Tok mountain temple, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site, noted to be one the oldest archaeological sites in Laos. Continue the scenic route until we reach Don Khong, the largest island of Si Phan Don (which means ‘4,000 islands” in Lao).
Hotel: Pon Arena Hotel, 2 nights
Day 6: The 4,000 Islands – Mekong Cruise
Explore an archipelago of islands where time swings slowly by. Feel the fresh breeze while sailing along the Mekong River, passing fisherman villages and eventually reaching Don Khone where we will disembark. On the island, enjoy a bicycle ride and see some iconic sights such as the old French locomotive and Railway Bridge. Then, we will visit the spectacular Liphi Waterfalls, a collection of powerful falls spilling down in many angles branching out to join the Mekong River. Cruise to Ban Nakasang then transfer back to Don Khong.
Day 7: Don Khong – Pakse
Continue your adventure with a visit to mighty Khone Phapheng waterfall and the village of Ban Khiet Ngong located in Xe Pian National Protected Area, an extensive wetland home to rare wildlife species. Enjoy a short climb to the top of Phou Asa mountain where mysterious columns made out of stacks of plate-like rocks stands proudly as if protecting an unseen structure, believed to be a temple. Return to Pakse to end an adventurous day and feast on a farewell Sindad dinner (Lao BBQ).
Hotel: Athena Hotel
Day 8: Depart Pakse
Enjoy a free morning before departure for your flight home or to continue to your next
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|April: 05, 19||$1,825.00||$2,259.00|
|May: 03, 17, 31||$1,825.00||$2,259.00|
|June: 14, 28||$1,825.00||$2,259.00|
|July: 12, 26||$1,825.00||$2,259.00|
|August: 09, 23||$1,825.00||$2,259.00|
|September: 06, 20||$1,825.00||$2,259.00|
|October: 04, 18||$1,865.00||$2,355.00|
|November: 01, 15, 29||$1,865.00||$2,355.00|
|December: 13, 27||$1,865.00||$2,355.00|
|2021 Dates & Prices|
|January: 10, 24||$1,865.00||$2,355.00|
|February: 07, 21||$1,865.00||$2,355.00|
|March: 07, 21||$1,865.00||$2,355.00|
|Meals:||7 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicle|
|Flights:||Air Ticket: Luang Prabang - Pakse|
|Accommodation:||7 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Local English Speaking Guide|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.