The Mekong River at Vientiane

Pristine Southern Laos - 6 Days

Get off the well beaten path to visit the untouched beauty in southern Laos for 6 days, 5 nights.

On the tour, we'll visit the pristine Mekong River, the waterfalls and the untouched Boloven (Bolaven) Plateau. The pace of travel is moderate with walking tours visit villages and waterfalls. Accommodations for the tour include 3-4* hotels in Vieniane and on Khong Island.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Arrive in Vientiane (no meal included)
Day2    Vientiane – Pakse (QV211: 1115-1325) – Khong Island (B)
Day3    Khong Island – Done Khone Island – Khong Island (Boat) (B/L)
Day4    Khong Island - Tadlo – Pakse (B/L)
Day5    Pakse – Vientiane (B)
Day6    Depart Vientiane (B)

What’s included?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation as on the tour itinerary;
  • Air ticket for Vientiane – Pakse – Vientiane as per itinerary;
  • Boat trip on the Mekong River as per itinerary;
  • Accommodations on twin-shared basis as indicated in the program;
  • Meals as indicated in the program: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner;
  • All admission fees during guided times in the program;

What’s not included?

  • Insurance of any types;
  • International airfares;
  • International airport taxes;
  • Compulsory dinners on Dec 31st and Dec 24th;
  • Drinks or personal expenses;
  • Others not specified in the included services as above;

Day1    Arrive in Vientiane  (no meal included)
Arriving in Vientiane, welcomed by your guide and transferred to the hotel.
In the afternoon, have a city tour of Vientiane visiting Vat Sisaket, with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, Vat Prakeo, Vat Simuang, the That Luang Monument and Vientiane’s Arc de Triomphe, the Patouxai Monument.
Free time for all meals.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day2    Vientiane – Pakse (QV211: 1115-1325) – Khong Island (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Our driver and tour guide come back and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Pakse. Arriving at Pakse, met by our local tour guide and transferred to the pier for a 1-hour cruise to Champasak to visit Wat Phou – the legacy of the Khmer Empire between 9th –13th centuries. Then travel by car and by local ferry to reach our hotel on Khong Island.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight on Khong Island.

Day3    Khong Island – Done Khone Island – Khong Island (Boat) (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Embark our boat and cruise downstream for 1 hour to Done Khone Island characterized by coconut trees and flame trees. The cruise offers spectacular scenes of riparian life along the Mekong River. We have a walking tour of Done Khone Island and enjoy our lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we cruise further to reach our car and drive to Khon Pha Pheng Waterfall, claimed the most beautiful waterfall in Laos. Then, our car takes us back to the hotel.
Free time for dinner.
Overnight on Khong Island.

Day4    Khong Island - Tadlo – Pakse (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We continue our journey through Boloven plateau where famous tea and coffee plantations are found. Our exploration tour of Boloven Plateau includes visits to hill villages of the Katu, Alak,  Ngea and the sublime Tadlo Waterfall.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
We arrive back in Pakse in the afternoon and you have free time for the remainder of the day.
Free time for diner.
Overnight in Pakse.

Day5    Pakse – Vientiane (QV 522: 1145-1300) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
You have time at leisure until we transfer you back to the airport for the flight to Vientiane. Met by our local tour guide at Vientiane Airport and transferred to the hotel.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 6 Depart Vientiane (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
You have time at leisure until we transfer you back to the airport for the departure flight. We trust you had a wonderful adventure to southern Laos with Paradissa Travel.