The Untouched Southern Laos Exploration

Tour Highlights

Unforgettable Moment

  • Driving through the Bolaven Plateau with a special jeep
  • Learning about coffee production in Laos, is something you cannot miss
  • The panoramic view from Wat Phou Salao over the city of Pakse and the Mekong river

Various Activities

  • Soft trek in Bolaven Plateau
  • Jeep tour tracing the Coffee Trail (Coffee Trail Experience)
  • The leisure cruise along the mighty Mekong River
  • Tuk Tuk tour around the 4000-island area to explore some interesting spots
  • Cruise along the Mekong River
  • Hiking up to the top of Wat Phou Salao to enjoy the panoramic view over the town of the Mekong and the city of Pakse

Nature Exploration

  • The scenic green mountainous area of Bolaven Plateau with various waterfalls, and plantation
  • The untouched nature along the Mekong River
  • The amazing Khone Phapheng waterfalls, one of the biggest waterfalls in the world

Culture Experience

  • Visit plenty of local villages in Bolaven Plateau, especial the 1-night stay with the local family during a jeep tour
  • Visit some temples and museums along the way to learn about the culture of Laos
  • Explore the ruin of the mysterious temple of Wat Phou to learn about the history of southern Laos

Outlined Itinerary

DAY 1 | Arrival In Paske – Bolaven Plateau | ***

DAY 2 | Coffee Trail Experience (Jeep Tour) | B.L

DAY 3 | Back To Bolaven Plateau | B.L

DAY 4 | Bolaven Plateau – Wat Phou – Champasak   | B.L

DAY 5 | Champasak – 4000 Islands – Khone Island | B.L

DAY 6 | Khone Island – Khone Phapheng – Pakse  | B.L

DAY 7 | Pakse – Departure   | B

Southern Laos is the worthiest destination to visit in Laos. The area has its all to offer to tourists including the mountainous area of Boloven Plateau with plenty of colorful hill tribe villages, amazing waterfalls, and green nature; the World Heritage Site of Wat Phou; and the exciting 4000-island area. All will be included in the 7-day Southern Laos package tour.

Day 1

Upon arrival at the airport, 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. The last stop is at a coffee plantation before arriving at your destination for the evening. Overnight in Bolaven Plateau
+ Guide & Driver
+ Meal: None
+ Accommodation: Hotel in Bolaven Plateau
+ Arrival Flight: TBA

Day 2

09:00 Am, 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 demonstrate coffee Roasting steps and finish with a coffee cupping to Savor the different kinds of coffee (Robusta, Arabica, and Typica).
We will have the picnic lunch on the farm at around 1:30 PM before walking to the nearby refugee cave, which is used as a hidden place by the local villagers during wartime.
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 dinner with her. Overnight at the tent camp at the coffee farm

+ Guide & driver
+ Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
+ Accommodation: tent camp at Khamsone coffee farm
+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

Day 3

09:00 am: After breakfast, we continue driving by JEEP for 14km or 1hr to Laven village name B Setkhord. In this village, there are 500 families living in around 100 years old. So, during the France Indochina, this plateau call Laven plateau, which means: An area or the hometown of the 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 Daria, where you can see many traditional houses. 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 uses the house for all daily activities such as cooking, eating, and sleeping.
From there transfer to your hotel, Tad Lo Lodge, where we will spend the night
+ Guide & Driver
+ Meal: Breakfast, lunch
+ Accommodation: Tad Lo Lodge
+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

Day 4

After breakfast, visit Tha Teng’s colorful 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. Arrive at the beautiful Tad Phaxuam Waterfall by mid-morning, before leaving the Bolaven Plateau and continuing to Champassak by lunchtime.
In the afternoon 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. The temple was constructed in three levels: the bottom level is focused on the baray (water reservoir) and promenade, the second level features quadrangular pavilions and galleries of carvings, and the top level is the sanctuary itself. The temple 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 center of the region and still is one of the Lao people’s most revered temples.
After your visit, we continue into Champasak to see samples of French colonial architecture before taking the boat to the beautiful The River Resort, where we will spend the night
+ Guide & Driver
+ Meal: Breakfast, lunch
+ Accommodation: The River Resort
+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

Day 5

Heading out of town, we drive further south to Khong Island, and embark on a 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 the 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 to stroll around this charming island. The recommended activities are the cycle around the island, watching local life; or walking along the bank of the Mekong river admiring the sunset.
Overnight on Khone island
+ Guide & Driver
+ Meal: Breakfast, lunch
+ Accommodation: hotel on Khone Island
+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

Day 6

After breakfast, 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 an impressive spot near the Lao-Cambodian border, set within an area that is teeming with wildlife, making this area one of the most breathtaking destinations in Laos.
Afterward, we will take a long-tail boat to Ban Nakasang; and drive back to Pakse.
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.
In the afternoon, 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.
In the 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: Breakfast, lunch
+ Accommodation: hotel in Pakse
+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

Day 7

You are free before taking the departure flight
+ Guide & Driver
+ Meal: Breakfast
+ Accommodation: None
+ Pick-up: 09:00AM

From Pakse, you have a direct flight to Bangkok (Thailand), Siem Reap (Cambodia), or Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)
You can either cross the border to Cambodia (via Dom Kralor); or Thailand (via Chongmek)

Tour Price Includes

  • Transportation with air-conditioning 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

Tour Price Excludes

  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • All flight 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

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