B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner
|Day 1||Pakse Arrival – Transfer to Bolaven Plateau||Sinouk Coffee Resort||None|
|Day 2||Bolaven Plateau Full Day Tour – Transfer to Ban Kiet Ngong||Kingfisher Ecolodge||B, L, D|
|Day 3||Ban Kiet Ngong – Village Trekking||Tented Forest Camp||B, L, D|
|Day 4||Village Trekking – Ban Kiet Ngong||Kingfisher Ecolodge||B, L, D|
|Day 5||Ban Kiet Ngong – Don Khone – 4,000 islands||Sala Done Khone Hotel||B, L|
|Day 6||Don Khone – Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphins spotting – Khone Phapheng Warterfall – Pakse Departure||None||B|
Fixed Departure Dates 2019 – 2020:
21 Oct 2019
9 Dec 2019
20 Apr 2020
Upon arrival at Pakse Airport after the scenic landing, meet your guide and proceed to transfer out of town and up the winding road to the Bolaven Plateau, up here the air is much cooler. Settle in and stay overnight on the plateau.
Formed by an ancient volcano and famous for its coffee and tea plantations, the Bolaven Plateau is home to a number of tribal villages. Today we will visit waterfalls including Tad Fane and Tad Lo, we will visit a tea and coffee plantation later in the day to find out why this area is so famous for growing these crops. Later we transfer to the tranquil Kingfisher Ecolodge for our overnight stay.
It is recommended that guests wear proper walking attire for the visits to the waterfalls as these areas can be slippery at times.
After a hearty breakfast at the Lodge depart directly from the lodge on a trek that will take you deep inside the Xe Pian tropical forest and up to the archeological site of Phou Asa with its panoramic views. Spend the day exploring the forest before settling in for the night in a tented camp and enjoy a delicious dinner cooked by our guides.
Trekking Distance: Approximately 12km
This morning your guides will prepare breakfast for you, after breakfast we will walk to a viewpoint and have a short break before continuing to our picnic point at Mak Fang, after a delightful picnic and rest we walk back through the forest back to the lodge. Tonight enjoy a Lao style dinner in our private Sala.
Trekking Distance: Approximately 14km
This morning we leave Kingfisher and head south to 4,000 islands. Board a long-tail boat out to the island of Don Khone nestled in the heart of the Mekong River. This afternoon explore the island on foot and take in the Liphi Falls as well as learn about the history of the area and some of its old French colonial buildings, railway and Pier. Enjoy the slower pace of life as the sun sets over the Mekong River with a cool drink in hand.
Walking Distance: Approximately 7km
This morning, cruise the Mekong River in search of the rare freshwater Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphins. With some luck we will spot the dolphins while taking in the beautiful landscape in this section of the river on the Cambodian border. Visit the enormous Khone Phapheng Waterfall before transferring back to Pakse