The Khmer Empire

The Khmer Empire

ITINERARY : 04 Days / 03 Nights

Day 01:
Arrive Pakse, Champassak province
Dinner at the hotel | La Folie Lodge or similarr

You will be met and greet by your local guide at Pakse International Airport up on the arrival. Pakse is the capital of Champasak province, the fourth largest town in the country of Laos, serving as a major transport and commerce hub for southern Laos. Drive on the National Road No. 13, south to visit the ruins of Wat Phu (UNESCO World Heritage site) which is well known as the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between 9th – 13th centuries. Here is also a chance to visit some nearby Khmer temples and Buddhist shrines. Base on lunar calendar, Wat Phu festival takes place yearly during on the full moon nights around January or February, a spectacular illumination of 4000 oil burner line around the complex. 

Day 02:
Champassak district, 4000 Islands
Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at local restaurant | La Folie Lodge or similar

After breakfast, continue the road drive further down south to visit Khone Phapheng waterfall – some call “Niagara Fall of South East Asia” at 35,376 feet wide it is said to be the widest falls in South East Asia. Afterward, travel back to Ban
Nakasang to disembark the boat for the downstream to Khone Island. The best way to get around this fisherman’s village is by cycling, grab your bike and follow your guide for a slow ride around the Island, nearby villages. Beautiful local wooden houses, the old French locomotive railway, and the remaining of French colonial houses are remained to be seen. If cycling is getting a bit too much, our guide can get you on tuk tuk for a ride out to Liphi Fall – Tat Somphamit – is another magnificent raging rapids where you can get around for the photos. 

Day 03:
4000 Islands, Plateau of Bolaven
Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at local restaurant | Sinouk Coffee Resort or similar

Morning drive out on route20 to Bolaven Plateau, is famous for its cool climate, dramatic waterfalls and high-grade coffee. Tad Fan Fall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls among many in the same areas.  A stunning twin streams plunge out of dense forest and tumble down from 120m high to Huay Bang Lieng River is truly beautiful. Six kilometers away is Tad Yuang waterfalls, is another place to relax and chill out prior to reaching the resort.  

Day 04:
Plateau of Bolaven , Saravan, Pakse
Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at local restaurant | Sinouk Coffee Resort or similar

Get yourselves out for a morning promenade at the Resort’s Coffee Garden, direct morning sunlight to the green garden, nice cool weather really makes the surrounding looks beautiful and breathtaking. Just after the border from Saravan into Sekong province, Katu Village at Ban Kok Phoung Tai has been known as the fascinating place to get insight into the Katu life, beliefs, customs and culture of this ethnic group. Visit Captain Hook Coffee plantation and walk around his village to learn about the different type of their coffee grown, their medicinal plants, their daily lives and customs. A quick swing by to Tad Lor – another series of three waterfalls along the Xeset River, enjoy its view then travel back to Pakse afterward.  Your trip ends here, though you may wish to extend your stay or transfer out to Thailand by road. 

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