4000 Islands, Mekong River
Arrive Pakse, Champassak province
Dinner at the hotel | La Folie Lodge or similarr
At Pakse International Airport, you will be met and greeted by your local guide. Pakse is the capital of Champasak province and the country’s fourth-largest city, acting as a significant transportation and trade hub for southern Laos. Drive south on National Road No. 13 to see the ruins of Wat Phu (a UNESCO World Heritage site), which was the Khmer Empire’s most important Hindu sanctuary between the 9th and 13th centuries. There is also the possibility of visiting adjacent Khmer temples and Buddhist sanctuaries. The Wat Phu festival takes place every year on the full moon night around January or February, according to the lunar calendar, with a stunning illumination of 4000 oil burners.
Champassak district, 4000 Islands
Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at local restaurant | La Folie Lodge or similar
After breakfast, proceed south on the road to Khone Phapheng waterfall, dubbed the “Niagara Falls of Southeast Asia" by some. It is said to be Southeast Asia’s widest waterfall, measuring 35,376 feet in width. Disembark the boat at Ban Nakasang for the downstream ride to Khone Island. Cycling is the best way to get around this coastal village. Grab your bike and join your guide for a leisurely ride around the island and its surrounding settlements. The historic French locomotive railway, beautiful local timber buildings, and the remaining French colonial houses can all be seen. If cycling becomes too difficult for you, our guide can arrange for tuk-tuk transportation to Liphi Fall.
4000 Islands, Plateau of Bolaven
Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at local restaurant | Sinouk Coffee Resort or similar
Drive out on Route 20 in the morning to the Bolaven Plateau, which is known for its cool climate, dramatic waterfalls, and high-quality coffee.Tad Fan Fall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls among many in the same area. The stunning twin streams plunge out of dense forest and tumble down from 120m high to the Huay Bang Lieng River, truly beautiful. Six kilometers away is Tad Yuang waterfalls, another place to relax and chill out prior to reaching the resort.
Plateau of Bolaven , Saravan, Pakse
Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at local restaurant |
Get out for a morning stroll in the resort’s Coffee Garden. The lovely and breathtaking views are enhanced by the direct morning sunlight on the verdant garden and the pleasant cool weather. Katu Village in Ban Kok Phoung Tai, located just after the Saravan-Sekong province border, has long been regarded as a fascinating place to learn about Katu life, beliefs, customs, and culture. Visit Captain Hook’s coffee plantation and village to learn about the various types of coffee cultivated there, as well as their medicinal herbs, everyday life, and customs. Before returning to Pakse, a quick detour at Tad Lor, another series of three waterfalls along the Xeset River, allows you to soak in the beauty. Your journey comes to an end here, though you may decide to extend your stay or take a road transfer to Thailand.