Splendor of the South Laos, Laos Tours 4 Days | Indochina Tours

Splendor of the South

Start price: $438 /person    |    Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights    |    Tour code: AV-L-05
Destination: Pakse- Paksong- Tad Lo- Watphou- Khong Island- Khone Island- Khone Phapheng Falls- Pakse
Transport: Private car
Start: Pakse
Finish: Pakse
Accommodation: 3 nights in hotel
Meals: 3 Breakfasts
Type: Private tour, depart at any date as you wish
Physical Rate: Moderate
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Overview: We explore the beautiful region of Pakse, located in the southern part of Laos, also home to the famous Ancient Khmer ruins of Wat Phou from the 12th century and the awe-inspiring Khone Pabeng waterfall, the biggest in Southeast Asia! The surrounding forests teem with flourishing vegetation and you will be greeted by the friendly, waving locals as we vist a few villages. You will take a trip to the Boloven Plateau, which will provide you with a refreshing break from the heat and allow you to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea and crops on our way.

Itinerary in brief:
Day 1: Arrival Pakse-Paksong-Tad Lo (B)     
Day 2: Pakse – Watphou-Khong island (B)  
Day 3: Khong island –Khone island -Khone phapheng Falls –Pakse (B)
Day 4: Pakse departure (B)                                                   

Itinerary in details:  
Splendor of the South, Laos Tours 4 Days | Indochina ToursDay 1: Arrival Pakse-Paksong-Tad Lo (B)
On arrival at  Pakse Airport  meet our guide, then excursion by road (known as the old coffee road ) toward Tadlo,  stopover at Km 35 to visit the famous Tad Fan Waterfall and ethnic villages in the surrounding countryside. The scenery around Tad Fan waterfall is spectacular with twin waterfalls plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishing vegetation. A trip to the plateau provides a refreshing break from the heat and allows you to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that can be seen en route. This trip gives visitors the chance to venture off the beaten track and to discover some of the lesser-known areas of Laos, exploring the wild beauty of this southern region.Overnight at Tadlo on the Bolaven Plateau.

Splendor of the South, Laos Tours 4 Days | Indochina ToursDay 2: Pakse – Watphou-Khong island (B)
After breakfast in the hotel, take a morning drive to Champassak to visit Wat one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. Wat Phu is one of the Lao World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dates back to the 9th century, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia. A festival of this site is held yearly during the full moon in February and attracts numerous pilgrims from all over southern Laos.  We continue our journey to take a drive toward Kong Island in the heart of the Mekong delta. Visit on the way the beautiful Phasouay Waterfalls and local villages such Alak, Katou.,etc.  then continue our trip to Kong Island. Overnight in Khong Island

Splendor of the South, Laos Tours 4 Days | Indochina ToursDay 3: Khong island –Khone island -Khone phapheng Falls –Pakse (B)
After early breakfast, catch the boat for an hour trip to Done Khone zig-zaging between the small islands of the Mekong Delta. Visit the famous Liphi ( Devil’s Corridor ) If you are lucky you can observe the famous Irrawaddy fresh water dolphins (around 06:00-09:00AM or 16:00-18:00 PM ) and the remnants of the French colonial area ( old pier, stream rail way, former French hospital buildings and La Messagerie Maritime Office) then catch the ferry boat to Ban Nakasang village and take a drive to visit Khon Phapheng (The Niagara of Asia ). Return trip to Pakse . Overnight in Pakse.

Day 4: Pakse departure (B)
After breakfast, free time at your leisure, exploring and shopping until your return transfer to the airport

Caption : B = Breakfast : L = Lunch : D = Dinner


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Unique experience
  • Explore Pakse – the largest town in the south of Laos at the junction of the Mekong and Xe Don river
  • Discover Wat Phu- a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the remarkable site from Plain of Jars, offering an insight into Neolithic civilization and a rare window into traditions of centuries, and Champasak Cultural Landscape ( under UNESCO recognition).
  • Visit inspiring Khone Pabeng waterfall, the biggest in Southeast Asia
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