6-Day Simply Southern Laos

Unforgettable adventure in peaceful southern Laos

This spectacular journey encompasses all the highlights that stunning southern Laos has to offer. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the Mekong River and its environs as you discover ancient temples, verdant plateaus, vibrant wetlands, and cascading waterfalls. From the UNESCO-listed Wat Phou Temple to the heights of the Bolaven Plateau, from rare birdwatching encounters in Ban Kiat Ngong to the historical allure of Don Khone Island, this tour guarantees an unforgettable adventure through the stirring landscapes and profound cultural heritage of southern Laos.

4000 islands, Southern Laos

Tour Details

Country

Laos

Price

From $1079 (USD)

Locations

Duration

6 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the magnificence of the UNESCO-listed Wat Phou Temple
  • Ascend to the cooler climes of the Bolaven Plateau, a lush haven renowned for its coffee and tea plantations.
  • Retreat at Kingfisher Ecolodge
  • Experience the idyllic pace of life on Don Khone Island
Wat Phou, Champasak, Laos
Day 1

Pakse Arrival – Transfer to Wat Phou – Champasak

This morning, meet your guide and proceed to transfer out of town and along the the banks of the Mekong to Champasak, the former capital of the Kingdom of Champasak (1713–1946). Visit the picturesque pre-Angkorian Wat Phou Temple before settle in and enjoy the amazing view of Mekong River.
Bolaven Plateau
Day 2

Champasak - Bolaven Plateau

Transfer along the winding road ascending to the Bolaven Plateau, up here the air is much cooler. 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. Settle in and stay overnight on the plateau.
Phou Asa Mountain, Champasak, Laos
Day 3

Bolaven Plateau – Ban Kiat Ngong – Phou Asa Mountain trekking

After a hearty breakfast, transfer to King Fisher Ecolodge in Ban Kiat Ngong. Later, 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 Phu Asa with its panoramic views. Spend the day exploring the forest before return to the tranquil Kingfisher Ecolodge for our overnight stay.
Kingfisher Ecolodge Breakfast, Dinner
Ban Kiet Ngong Wetlands, Southern Laos
Day 4

Ban Kiat Ngong - Wetlands Birdwatching Safari

Before dawn, you will trek along the edge of the Ramsar protected Ban Kiet Ngong Wetlands, one of the largest and least altered wetlands in the region. Hike through swamps, lakes and marshes at the foot of Phou Asa. Have the pleasure of enjoying the bird activity in the days early light when birds are most active. The Ban Kiet Ngong wetland is considered to be one of the most important areas in Indochina for water birds. Here you find the vanishingly rare Giant Ibis, the White-winged Wood-Duck, the Sarus Crane, the Lesser Adjutant and the White-shouldered Ibis. With over 320 species of birds present on the wetlands it is certainly one of the best places in Laos to view such a wide variety of wetland dwelling birds.
4,000 Islands, Southern Laos
Day 5

Ban Kiat Ngong – Don Khone – 4,000 islands

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

Sala Done Khone Breakfast
Khone Phapheng Waterfall, Laos
Day 6

Don Khone – Khone Phapheng Warterfall – Pakse Departure

Leave your hotel and board a boat back to mainland then take a short drive to visit the enormous Khone Phapheng Waterfall while taking in the beautiful landscape in this section of the river on the Cambodian border before transferring back to Pakse.
N/A Breakfast

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6-Day Simply Southern Laos

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$1079 (USD)

6 Days

Includes

  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water during sightseeing tour.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast.
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary.

Excludes

  • Flight tickets.
  • Visas where required.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters, etc.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size, Hotel options
  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

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