Southern Laos Adventure

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10 days 9 nights

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A thrilling 10-day adventure in Pakse and the surrounding areas of Laos. Begin by exploring Pakse, visiting stone carving workshops and the Wat Phou Salao viewpoint. Next, journey to the Bolaven Plateau, known for its cooler climate, tea plantations, and waterfalls. Experience the charm of local villages and learn about ethnic minority cultures. Stay at Fandee Island, a unique guesthouse run by a French couple who support the local community. Embark on a jeep tour to Mystic Mountain, where you’ll visit waterfalls, a coffee farm, and a refugee cave. Continue to Tad Tayicseua and enjoy trekking to hidden waterfalls. Return to Pakse and visit the ancient Khmer temple of Wat Phou. Explore the 4,000 Islands region, kayak along the Mekong River, and visit Don Khone and Don Khong Islands. Discover Liphi Waterfall and have a chance to spot dolphins. Conclude your journey with cycling, kayaking, and a visit to Khone Phapheng Waterfall. Return to Pakse for your departure flight. This itinerary offers a mix of cultural encounters, outdoor activities, and natural beauty, providing a memorable experience in Pakse and its surroundings.


  • Transportation with air-condition in private
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room
  • Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals as per program
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water
  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • All air tickets quoted separately
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
  • 10% VAT in case the payment is transferred into our company bank account


On arrival at the Pakse international airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel (early check in upon availability)

Founded by the French in 1905 as an administrative post, the capital of Champasak Province is a relatively new town at the confluence of the Mekong and Se Don rivers.

If time permits, we will first visit Ban Khoh, which specializes in stone carving, and walk to the nearby Wat Chomphet, which hosts the biggest sitting Buddha in Laos.

Late afternoon, we will ascend to the top of Wat Phou Salao to admire the panoramic view over the town of Pakse, and the nearby area, whilst the dark is falling over the city.

Overnight in Pakse

+ Guide & Driver

+ Meal: NONE

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse

After breakfast, we head east to Pakse and onto the Bolaven Plateau. The Bolaven Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley.

Stop at a tea plantation, followed by a brief visit to Tad Fan Waterfall, a picturesque twin chute waterfall.

We then visit Tad Yeung, where we can take a refreshing dip before continuing further into the mountainous area.

Visit Tha Teng colourful ethnic minority food market.

Next explore a couple of fascinating minority villages, Ban Bong Neua, an Alak village that boasts a sacrificial altar, and Ban Kokphung, a Katu village where they keep coffins under their houses.

From there, we drive further to Tadlo Waterfalls, upon arrival, we will trek to visit waterfall and other minority village near by Tadlo area of Ban Kiengtanglae and Ban Nanong.

from there, we will transfer to the nearby Fandee Island, where we will spend the night on a treehouse or the lake side bungalow.

The owner of the guesthouse is a French couple, who first came to Laos in 2007 an felt in love with the friendly hospitality of the local people. 

During the dinner, you have plenty of time to talk with them and learn more about their efforts in helping local people cope with daily life and have a better future.

Overnight at Fandee Island

+ Guide & Driver

+ Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

+ Accommodation: Fandee Island

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

09:00Am, we will meet the Jeep tour specialist at Chai Coffee, and have some discussion with him there when enjoying a cup of coffee.

After that, we will hop on the Jeep and drive 30 minutes to Tad Moun Waterfalls, where we can enjoy the fresh cool water, and visit the nearby vegetable farm.

11:00 Am, we continue driving to the Coffee Farm of Mr. Khamsone via the 10KM bumpy and muddy road, which will take you 01 hour with your special Jeep car.

Upon arrival, Mr khamsone, the Coffee farm’s owner will take 1hr to demonstration about coffee Roasting step and finishing by a coffee cupping to Savor the different kind of coffee (Robusta, Arabica and Typica).

We will have the picnic lunch on the farm at around 1:30PM before walking to the nearby refugee cave, which is used as the hidden place by the local villagers during the war time.

After that, we will continue walking along the farm to see the volcano mountain named Phou Sanark where we can enjoy the view over the farm and the nearby villages during the sunset.

You can learn to cook Lao foods with the wife of Mr. Khamsone while preparing the dinner with her. Overnight at the tent camp at the coffee farm

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

+ Accommodation: Farm Stay in Bolaven Plateau

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

09:00 am: After breakfast we continue driving by JEEP for 14km or 1hr to Laven village name’s B Setkhord. In this village there are 500 families living in around 100 years old.

So, during the France Indochina, these plateau call Laven plateau, which means: An area or the hometown of Laven people living. Upon arrival, we can walk around, and our guide can tell you more stories about this village.

We then drive to Tad Say Waterfall where we will have the picnic lunch

After that we will drive to a Suay Village named B Darsia, where you can see many traditional house. 30% of the house here is still the traditionally built long house, and 60% is the traditional house.

The house is the place, where many generations will share together. The family use the house for all daily activities such as cooking, eating, and sleeping.

At around 4PM, we arrive in Paksong and hop on the waiting minivan to transfer to Tad Tayicseua, which locates in the remote area, so called the big Bolaven loop. The transfer will take around 1 hour.

Upon arrival, check in your simple guesthouse of Tad Tayicseua.

Free for the rest of the day to relax.

Overnight at Tad Tayicseua Guesthouse

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Accommodation: Tad Tayicseua Guesthouse

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

Wake up early morning, we will walk to the nearby Ja Rou Kiet Oak waterfall, where we will enjoy the view over the surrounding area.

After breakfast, we will continue with the official trekking route made by the guesthouse owner. The trek will take at least 3 to 4 hours depending on your level of fitness.

As you begin, you will hear Ja Rou Ha Lang, perhaps the most magnificent waterfall of the Bolaven Plateau, calling out to you. You can go so close to the falls that you can cool off in the refreshing mist. The journey takes you through vividly coloured flora and banana trees, which in the breeze seem to dance to the tune of the falling water.  

Continue the trek and you can explore more elusive waterfalls nestled deeper in the forest like Ja Rou Man Druen! Further on, the canopy of the forest will open completely and lead you out into open valleys with great swimming options – such as Ja Rou Tha La Leui. Immersing yourself in the cool water truly enhances the experience.

The picnic lunch will be served in the middle of nowhere whilst the sound of nature is the only thing you can sense.

You have ample time to enjoy and take a dip if you wish before walking back to the guesthouse.

We then transfer back to Pakse to spend the night.

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

After breakfast, transfer by road to Wat Phou, an ancient Khmer religious complex dating back to the 5th Century.

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Wat Phou is a spectacular pre-Angkorian temple that sits amidst the rice fields and waterways of southern Laos, which was built by the rulers of the Khmer empire before the construction of Angkor Wat.

The temple served as the most important economic and political centre of the region and still is one of the Lao people’s most revered temples.

Pass through the small town of Champasak, where French colonial buildings offer a great contrast to Wat Phou. Continue south, stopping at the wood carving village of Ban Nong Bune.

From there, we will transfer further south to 4000 Island area. Called “Sipandon” in Lao language, this area is where the Mekong stretches to over 14km wide. The river flows between an unknown number of islands, creating waterfalls and rapids. 

Today, we will stop at the biggest island of Done Khong, where we will spend the night

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Khong Island

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

After breakfast, we paddle down the Mekong passing by peaceful island villages and forests until at a small island beach where we enjoy a picnic lunch and spend some time relaxing. 

In the afternoon, we continue onwards to Don Khone Island passing plenty of small islands and islets. There are also many fishing boats of local people looking for the day catches.

We arrive in Done Khone around mid-afternoon, transfer to your hotel to take some rest.

If time permits, we head our for a walk around the island to see the local lives and admire the sunset along the bank of the Mekong River

Overnight in Khone Island

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Khone Island

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

After enjoying breakfast, we take a short morning walk to visit some of the colonial buildings on the island before continuing onwards to the see the spectacular Liphi Waterfall, we stand watching as the waterfall and listen as the water crashes down over the rocks. 

Picnic lunch will be served near the waterfall.

We then paddle on downstream to Ban Hang Khone which takes us through some much more tranquil waters and through the gorges giving you the chance to take in the beautiful views. 

Arriving at Ban Hang Khone, we paddle onwards for a short while to an area inhabited with dolphins. 

After spending some time in the area and hopefully spotting some dolphins we return via boat back to Khone Island to spend the night

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Khone Island

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

After enjoying breakfast, we cycle to the end of Don Khone Island, from here we enjoy a short boat ride to Don en Island and begin paddling, from here we head downstream for around two hours to Thakhe village, passing through some exciting rapids along the way! 

After stopping at the village for a while we board an awaiting tuktuk which transports us to the spectacular Khone Phapheng Waterfall, we take some time to take in the amazing views and enjoy lunch which is served amongst the breathtaking background! 

After lunch we take a short walk to view the falls from above which gives a completley different perspective and another amazing set of views, the sheer power of the water at such a close range is truly staggering!

We then transfer back to Pakse to spend the night

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

You are free to stroll around the town for your own exploration before taking the departure flight.

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: None

+ Pick-up: 2.5 hour before departure flight


10 days 9 nights



Frequently asked questions

Deposit of 20% of the total of tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour. The full prepayment will need to be made 45 days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client.


The bank name: Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank

The bank branch: Hanoi Branch

The International Banking Account Number: 8888116868

Bank Swift Code: ASCBVNVX

The bank address: 442 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 5, District 3, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam

Phone number: (84.28) 3929 0999

After receiving your payment, we will issue you the hotel voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by fax or e-mail.

+ Maximum 1 child can share the parent's existing bedding.

+ Children under 2 years old are free of charge for land services, only charge fee from airlines if have.

+ Children from 2-6 years old: 50% of adult price, or quote case by case

+ Children from 7-11 years old: 75% of adult price, or quote case by case

+ Children from 12 years old up: 100% adult price

You can amend your booking when the confirmation is made. Just contact us at [email protected] with your booking number. Our reservations team is glad to amend your booking accordingly. The extra expense may occurred will be informed to you before you decide to amend the services or travel date.

NON REFUNDABLE deposit of US$ 100 per person upon the packages tours services confirmation will be applied.

Cancellations will be charged as follow:

o    45 days prior to the arrival date: Non Refundable deposit charge and the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.

o   44 - 31 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 30% per group/booking and plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.

o    30 days - 15 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 50% per group/booking plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.

o   14 - 7 days before arrival: Cancellations fee 70% charge plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.

o   Less than 7 days before arrival Or No show: 100% charge per group/booking.

*** Nonrefundable deposit and banking service fee will be forfeited in all cancellation cases.

No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced or during the tour.

Metta Voyage Co.,ltd is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, epidemic or political actions and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.

Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, Metta Voyage Co.,ltd will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tours implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved.

Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your entry date to your travel destination.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport and visa and all travel documents are valid for travel.

Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger's responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details. We can suggest you the insurance carrier case by case.

Metta Voyage Co., ltd strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation, lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.

If you wish to speak to us, please call our Reservation Center at +84.989383572 and live chat during our business office hours.

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