Southern Laos is brimming with adventure, nature and a unique cultural background that one only can find in Laos. This 6-day exploration tour shows you more of the country from middle to south, starting from Vientiane.
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Vientiane - Pakxe/Pakse - Khong Island
Welcome to Vientiane! Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and then escort you to your hotel for check-in. No Tours are arranged today. Free at leisure at the rest of day on your own. Overnight in Vientiane.
After breakfast, we start to visit Wat Sisaket, the city's oldest temple. Dates back to 1818, Wat Sisaket is the most important heritage temple now standing in Laos. Wat Prakeo, former royal temple of the Lao monarchy and originally built in 1565, is home to the Emerald Buddha image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. In the afternoon, we take a short drive out of the city to visit the Buddha Park where hundreds of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures brought from India are displayed. Return to the city and enjoy the sunset on the Mekong River. Overnight in Vientiane.
Vientiane - Pakxe/Pakse
After breakfast at hotel, travel to the airport for a short flight to Pakse. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport. We'll head for Saravanh province via Tateng Village. You will make a stopover en route to observe the locals making tea and coffee - have a cup of either before exploring the cultures and the way of life along the way to Boloven Plateau Area. Upon arrival at Tad Lo Waterfall, you will pay a visit to villages of Alak, Nge, Katu ethnic minority group. Return to the town in the late afternoon. Overnight in Pakse.
Pakxe/Pakse - Khong Island
After breakfast, we leave Pakse and transfer to Champasak District; visit the ruins of Wat Phou Temple Complex, one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. 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 9th century, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia. A festival of this site is held yearly during the full moon in February and attracts numerous pilgrims from all over southern Laos. Then continue your way to 4000 Islands Region and Khong Island, which is quite relaxing in the day while pretty at night. Rest of the day is in your hands. Being lazy on the beautiful beach might be a good choice. Overnight in Khong Island.
Following breakfast, we enjoy a visit to the surrounding countryside, and embark on a long tail boat tour to Don Khone, where we disembark and have the option of exploring the island by bicycle, 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 site near the Lao-Cambodian border, set within an area which is teeming with wildlife, making this area one of the most breathtaking destinations in Laos. We also have the option of taking a local boat out to search for the rare freshwater dolphins that reside in this area of the Mekong (if lucky, we can see the dolphins). Then we drive back to Khong Island for your overnight stay. Overnight in Khong Island.
Khong Island - Pakxe/Pakse
Breakfast at hotel, you will have free time till our guide meets you and escorts you back to Pakse airport for your international flight ongoing to the next destination.