Southern Laos Secret

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9 days 8 nights

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Embark on a 9-day adventure in southern Laos, starting in Pakse and exploring the Bolaven Plateau, Champasak, and the 4000 Islands. Begin with a tranquil stay at Fandee Island, where you can connect with the French owners and experience their community efforts. Enjoy a free day to explore the island’s natural beauty. Embark on a thrilling jeep tour through Suay and Laven villages, visit a coffee farm, and marvel at Tad Moun waterfalls. Journey to Champasak, discover the ancient Khmer temple of Wat Phou, and witness French colonial architecture. Continue to the 4000 Islands, where you’ll explore Khong Island, witness Liphi waterfall, and spot the rare Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin. Relax on Khone Island and visit Khone Phapheng waterfalls. Conclude your trip with a tranquil stay on Done Daeng Island before departing from Pakse. This tour offers a blend of culture, nature, and relaxation in the picturesque landscapes of southern Laos.


On arrival at the Pakse airport, pick-up and transfer to the nearby Fandee Island, which locates inside Bolaven Plateau.

The owner of the guesthouse is a French couple, who first came to Laos in 2007 and 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 their daily life and have a better future.

Tonight, we will spend the night on a treehouse or at the lake side bungalow.

Overnight at Fandee Island

+ Guide & Driver

+ Meal: NONE

+ Accommodation: Fandee Island

You have a free day at Fandee Island for your own exploration.

The recommended activities range from trekking, cycling, or fishing.

Stroll around to visit the local village and nearby waterfalls.

Overnight at Fandee Island

+ NO Guide & NO Driver

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: Fandee Island

+ Pick-up: NONE

09:00AM, we will transfer you to Ban Lao Ngam, where we will meet the Jeep tour specialist.

After a short briefing, we will drive to Suay village, where we can find many traditional long house made by bamboo, which is shared by some generations of 01 family.

We then continue driving to Laven village to see their daily life and their paddy field. This is the first minority group found in Bolaven Plateau.

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 1 hour to demonstrate about coffee roasting step and finishing by a coffee cupping to Savor the different kind of coffee (Robusta, Arabica and Typica).

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.

Finally, we will drive to Paksong, where we will spend the night.

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Accommodation: Sinouk Coffee Resort

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

After breakfast, we departure for Champasak.

Along the way, we will have chance to enjoy the scenery around Tad Fan waterfall, which is spectacular with twin waterfalls plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishing vegetation.

We will also see the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that are grown in the area.

Arriving in Champasak, visit 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.

After your visit, we continue in to Champasak to see samples of French colonial architecture before transferring to your hotel in town to spend the night.

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Champasak

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

After breakfast, we take the boat to the other side of Mekong River at Ban Muang and transfer directly to Khong Island.

Here, we embark on a 1.5 hour long tail boat for venturing into the widest reach of the Mekong River, where during the dry season the waters recede and leave behind thousands of islets, giving this area a lovely name” Si Phan Done”.

Upon arrival, explore the local peaceful villages of Ban Khone, where you will see an array of relics from the French colonial era and retrace the old colonial past, including old French colonial buildings and the remnants of the first Lao railway with its locomotive.

We continue to discover the 4000 islands area by tuktuk and visit the marvelous Liphi waterfall, also called the "Corridor of the Devil" one of the most beautiful waterfalls marking Lao border with Cambodia.

If we are lucky, we may even see the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone.

Free for the rest of the day for your own exploration of the island. We recommend you take a bike for a ride around the island to see the local life and admire the sunset along the Mekong riverbank.

Overnight in Khone Island.

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Khone Island

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

You have a full free day to relax in Khone Island. Stroll around the small street or hang out at one of the riverside bars are some of the recommended activities.

You can either visit the nearby Done Det, which is famous among backpackers or spend the day sunbathing and enjoy the pool of the hotel.

Overnight in Khone Island.

+ NO Driver & NO Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Khone Island

+ Pick-up: NONE

After breakfast, return to the mainland at the fishing village of Ban Nakasang and drive further south to visit Khone Phapheng, which is considered the largest waterfall by volume in South East Asia

Khone Phapheng is an impressive spot 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.

Afterwards we drive back to Champasak, where we will take the boat to the isolated island of Done Daeng.

Free for the rest of the day to relax. You can either enjoy the pool of the lodge or cycle into the nearby village to admire the local life.

Late afternoon, we will join a sunset cruise along the Mekong river admiring the last beauties of the day.

Then cruise back to La Folie Lodge.

Overnight at La Folie Lodge

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: La Folie Lodge

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

Full day free for your own exploration.

The lodge have free boat transfer to Champasak, free bicycle, and plenty of activities available to book on spot.

We recommend you join a traditional dance class within 1 hour and/or a cooking class at a villager home.

Overnight at La Folie Lodge

+ NO Driver & NO Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Done Daeng

+ Pick-up: NONE

Free before transferring back to Pakse to take the departure flight

+ Driver only

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: None

+ Pick-up: 3.5 hour before departure flight


9 days 8 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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