Book 4000 Islands Laos Cruise, enjoy a cruise of Southern Laos visiting local villages, temples, the 4000 Islands & waterfalls. While soaking up an area untouched by tourism, have the chance to see freshwater dolphins in their natural environment.
Day 1: Pakse
Depart from Pakse, heading south aboard a local long-tail riverboat arriving at Champassak in time for lunch at the local landing. After lunch, tour the mysterious pre-Angkorian 10th century temple of Vat Phou, the boat’s namesake. As dusk falls, board the Vat Phou, your home for the next two nights whilst cruising down the river. Dinner is served on board, whilst the boat docks for the night at a remote Lao village.
Day 2: 4000 Islands
After breakfast continue downriver, bound for the village of Huai Thamo, only a few minutes walk away from the spectacular, hidden forest temple of Oum Moung. Afterwards, rejoin the Vat Phou cruising southwards into the wild paradise known as “4000 Islands”. Here, visit Khong Island and thevillage of Muang Kong, where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries. Back on board enjoy a quiet dinner under the stars, serenaded by the night sounds of the river.
Day 3: Pakse
Set off on longtail boat to explore Si Phan Don and its French colonial relics. Lunch at a riverside restaurant is followed by a land transfer to Pha Pheng waterfalls before transferring by road to Pakse.