Day 01: Arrival – Pakse - Tadlo
Day 02: Tadlo – Pakse – Wat Phou – Don Khone (B)
Day 03: Don Khong – Khong Island – Pakse
Day 04: Pakse - Departure
Day 1: Arrival – Pakse - Tadlo
Upon arrival at Pakse, you will be met and taken by road west into the Bolevean Plateau. The Bolevean Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. The area is famous for its many waterfalls, and the most beautiful of these falls, Tad Fan. Tad Fan waterfall is spectacular with twin waterfalls plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishing vegetation. A trip to the plateau provides a refreshing break from the heat and allows you to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that can be seen en route. This trip gives visitors the chance to venture off the beaten track and to discover some of the lesser-known areas of Laos, exploring the wild beauty of this southern region. In the afternoon we arrive at Tad Lo, home to another scenic waterfall and numerous ethnic minority groups. We visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu before overnighting in Tad Lo.
Overnight in Tad Lo
Day 2: Tadlo – Pakse – Wat Phou – Don Khong (B)
After an early breakfast, we head out towards Khong Island. On the way we make a short detour to visit Pha Suam waterfall and to explore the ethnic minority villages of Lao Teung. We continue to travel by road via Pakse town crossing the Mekong by ferry to visit the fascinating pre-angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. Wat Phu is one of the Lao World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dates back to the 5th century, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia. We continue to Don Khong, the largest island in the South Mekong river region known as the 4000 islands, one of the most scenic areas in Laos.
Overnight in Don Khong
Day 3: Don Khong – Khong Island – Pakse
After breakfast, we enjoy a visit to the surrounding countryside, and embark on a long tail boat tour of the Don Khone area, which takes you to visit the remains of the French period and Liphi Waterfall or "the Corridor of the Devil". We return to the mainland at the fishing village of Ban Nakasang and drive further south to visit Khone Phapheng. Khone Phapheng is considered the largest waterfall by volume in South East Asia; this is a really impressive near the Laos - Cambodia border, set within an area which is teeming with wildlife, making this area one of the most breathtaking destinations in Laos. Afterwards we drive back to Pakse.
Overnight in Pakse
Day 4: Pakse - Departure
After breakfast, you will have time free at leisure. Finally, you will be met transferred to the airport.
OUR SERVICE INCLUDED
+ Accommodation at selected hotels based on Single, Double/Twin Room with diary breakfast.
+ Meals as indicated in itinerary. B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner.
+ English speaking local Guide (One city guide)
+ All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
+ Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles with driver in the itinerary
+ Boat trip as mentioned in the program
+ All permissions and local taxes