9 DAYS TOUR - SOUTHERN LAOS

 

DAY 1 – WELCOME PAKSE 

Upon arrival in PAKSE, meet your driver at airport and transfer to your hotel.  Free time for the rest of day. Enjoy and relax with traditional LAO massage offered. In the evening, you can take a walk in the town and along Mekong river at sunset time.   Dinner and night in PAKSE

 

DAY 2 – PAKSE TO BAN HOUEY HOUN ETHNIC VILLAGE

  With your local driver or your local experienced  (HYUNDAI VAN 9 or 12 seats). First we discover the beautiful PHA SOUAM waterfalls, and continue to one of the large ethnic villages of this LAOS’s area.  Upon arrival in the village and after installation at our hosts, you can take part in diverse activities with local people:  works in rice fields, preparation of the dinner, games with the children. Dinner and night hosted by local (typical accommodation / basic comfort) 

 

                                                                                           DAY 3 – ETHNIC VILLAGE TO TAD LO Waterfalls  

                                                                                           ough the Bolaven Plateau where famous tea and coffee                                                                                            plantations, lush vegetation and res surface of basaltic soil are      a                                                                                         able along the way to TAD LO Waterfalls with stop to visit s                                                                                         some hill tribe villages KATU, ALAK, LAVEN e                                                                                         ethnic  people, about 700 m upriver. Dinner and night in TAD LO minority                                                                             minority        

 

DAY 4 – TAD LO TO TAD FAN Waterfalls

Today we travel by car to the LAOS highest waterfalls (120 meters high), with stop at TAD CHAMPI et MAI LOUK – two other beautiful waterfalls (especially during July to October) and stop in KOK PHOUN TAI village (KATU ethnic people). We will observe the traditional local making tea and coffee and the cultivation of cardamom, bananas  and other crops both side of the way. Dinner and night in TAD FAN

 

DAY 5 – TAD FAN TO CHAMPASSAK

After breakfast, we start our trekking through national park lush vegetation to TAD NGNEUAM waterfall .  After lunch in a local restaurant, we travel by car to visit before sunset the famous pre-Angkorian temple WAT PHU which is one of LAO World heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 2001. This wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dated back to the 9-12th centuries. Dinner and night in CHAMPASSAK

 

DAY 6 – CHAMPASSAK TO KIET GNON AND KHONE ISLAND   

After crossing Mekong ferry, we drive along the national road N° 13 south toward KIET NGON village for a 2 hours elephant trek to PHU ASA mountain with a wonderful view of XE PIAN natural park (2 people by elephant) . After lunch we continue to BAN NAKASANG with a stop in TONG LEUANG village. Then we catch a local motor boat to DONE KHONE in the middle of SI PHAN DON (four thousand islands).  Dinner and night in KHONE ISLAND

 

                                                                                        DAY 7 – KHONE ISLAND TOUR  

                                                                                        Today, we ride by bicycle (or motorcycle) for a 2 hours tour to                                                                                          SOMPHAMIT waterfalls, then we cross the island along the old  r                                                                                       railway remains of French colonial period and board for a boat c                                                                                       cruise to see Irrawadee dolphins. After lunch, free time to enjoy l                                                                                        local people life on Mekong’s banks. Dinner and night in                                                                                      in  KHONE ISLAND

 

DAY 8 – FOUR THOUSAND ISLANDS TOUR   

We start one day tour, we take a long trail boat cruise (or canoe)  to discover fishermen villages, and daily local life with lunch in a typical local restaurant. Dinner and night in KHONE ISLAND

 

DAY 9 – KHONE PHAPHENG TOUR and way back for departure

We travel by boat from KHONE ISLAND to NAKASANG, then we travel by car  further south to visit KHONE PHAPHENG, the biggest waterfall in the south East Asia near the Lao/Cambodian border.  It is one of the loveliest destinations in LAOS.

Then,  3 OPTIONS are proposed  :

Option 1 – way back by car to PAKSE and transfer at your hotel or at the airport and end of tour and services

Option 2 – Drive by car to the LAO/CAMBODIAN border around 10 AM and end of tour and services

Option 3 – Way back by car to the LAO/THAILAND border to go to UBON RATCHATANI and end of tour and services

 

Cheaper price if more people:   for more than     pax –  please – ask us