Southern Highlights


Southern Highlights

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

On arrival, you will be met and greeted by your local guide at Pakse International Airport. 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 National Road No. 13, south to visit the ruins of Wat Phu (a UNESCO World Heritage site), which is well known as the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 13th centuries. There is also a chance to visit some nearby Khmer temples and Buddhist shrines. Based on the lunar calendar, the Wat Phu festival takes place yearly on the full moon night around January or February, with a spectacular illumination of 4000 oil burners around the complex. 

Day 02:
Champassak, 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 it the “Niagara Fall of Southeast Asia." At 35,376 feet wide, it is said to be the widest falls in Southeast Asia. Afterward, travel back to Ban Nakasang to disembark the boat for the downstream trip 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 and nearby villages. Beautiful local wooden houses, the old French locomotive railway, and the remaining French colonial houses remain to be seen. If cycling is getting a bit too much, our guide can get you on a tuk tuk for a ride out to Liphi Fall (Tat Somphamit), another magnificent raging rapids where you can get around for photos. 

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

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.

Day 04:
Plateau of Bolaven, Salavan, Paksé
Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at local restaurant |

Get yourselves out for a morning promenade at the resort’s Coffee Garden. The direct morning sunlight on the green garden coupled with the nice cool weather really makes the surroundings look beautiful and breathtaking. Just after the border from Salavan into Sekong province, Katu Village Ban Kok Phoung Tai has been known as a fascinating place to get insight into the Katu life, beliefs, customs, and culture of this ethnic group. Visit Captain Hook’s coffee plantation and walk around his village to learn about the different types of coffee grown there, their medicinal plants, and their village life and customs. A quick stop at Tad Lor — a series of three waterfalls along the Xeset River — to take in the scenery, then return to Pakse.Transfer to the airport for your departure flight in the late afternoon.

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