Mekong & Wat Phou Experience 3 days

GDL-Champassak-4000-islands-1-21This three day trip takes you down the mighty Mekong via boat to the magnificent Wat Phou and onwards through the famous 4000 Islands where you will see the old French bridge at Don Det as well as the breathtaking Khone Phapheng waterfall and also have the opportunity to see the rare Irrawady Mekong river dolphins plus much more!

(Boating, cycling and sightseeing, all seasons)

3-days-Mekong-Wat-Phou-Champassak-Experience-2Day 1: Pakse - Wat Phou - Champassak 

Depart Green Discovery Laos, Pakse office on Tuk Tuk, and get on a long-tail boat downstream to Champassak. On the way, we stop to visit Wat Phou Ngoy overlooking the Mekong. Thereafter, float down the Mekong to see local fishermen's life. Lunch at Champassak. After lunch, we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wat Phou. This place has been associated with the city of Shrestapura, which was located on the banks of the Mekong directly east of mount Lingaparvata (now called Phu Kao). 

Overnight in Champassak (Anousa G/H)

Approximately: 2.5 hours boat ride, 2 hours walking, 1 hour tuk tuk ride and 2 hours sightseeing.

Day 2: Champassak - Ban Hat Xai Khoun - Don Khone - Liphi Waterfall 

After an early breakfast we take the boat or tuk-tuk to the other side of the Mekong River to Ban Mouang where we will meet our transport to take us on a 2 hours drive to Ban Hat Xay Khoun. Then we take the boat through the famous 4000 Islands, where many shore birds abound in search for fish, crustaceans, worms and other food. While stopping at one of the many beaches, we take a break for lunch, swimming or fishing. Continue to Don Khone to check in at the guesthouse and relax by enjoying a cold drink. Test the fresh coconut milk on the island, you will like it! Free time for your own excursion by walking or cycling around the islands to visit the old colonial French bridge, the Liphi (Somphamit) waterfall, and to catch a beautiful sunset before dinner. 

Overnight at Don Khone (Khounphan G/H).

Approximately: 2 hours transfer, 1.5 hours boat ride, 1 hour cycling, 1.5 hours sightseeing.

Day 3: Don Khone - Dolphin Area - Veunkham - Khone Phapheng - Pakse 

3-days-Mekong-Wat-Phou-Champassak-Experience-3We begin the day with a leisurely breakfast after which we shall take a 30 minutes transfer overland to Done Sadam and take boat ride for 20 minutes to see Dolpin before return to the mainland at Nakasang, from here we will board our awaiting transport for the transfer to the stunning Khone Phapheng waterfalls. Arriving at the waterfalls we take in the breathtaking views and take some time to explore the local area before enjoying a lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch we shall return back to Pakse, a journey of around two hours. Alternatively you can continue onwards to the Cambodian border at Veunkham.

Approximately: 20 minutes boat ride, 3 hours transfer.

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Pakse office
Returns to :
Green Discovery Laos, Pakse office
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
3 Days
Reference :
1 - easy
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Minivan, Public Minivan
Activities :
Sight seeing, Slow Boat Trip
Accommodation :
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Warm clothes
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Bridges' and cave fees, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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