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Pakse Stopover

Tour code: 20180810-135

Start: 10-08-2018

Location starting: Laos

Time: 4 days - 3 nights

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TRIP 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 5th 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.

Day 1: Arrival – Pakse – Tad Lo (N/A)

On arrival at Pakse, we head for the refreshing mountain climate on the Bolevan Plateau.  The area is famous for its many waterfalls and we will visit two of the best, Tad Fan, with it’s impressive twin falls cascading over 100 metres to the valley floor below and Tad Ngeuan, with it’s prisitine pools for taking a refreshing dip and coffee shop and plantation where you can sample some real Lao coffee. 

Along the way you will see the rich soils of the region being cultivated for coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops before we arrive at Tad Lo, home to another scenic waterfall and numerous ethnic minority groups and visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katubefore before checking in Tad Lo. Overnight Tad Lo.

Day 2: Tad Lo – Champassack – Khong Islands (B)

After an early breakfast, we head down the montains towards Champasak and the 4000 islands area. Passing through Pakse town we cross the Mekong River by ferry to visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated mountain top temples.

We continue our journey by road to Don Khong, the largest island in the South Mekong river region known as the 4000 islands, one of the most scenic areas in Laos. Overnight in Don Khong

Day 3: Khong Island – Khone Island – Pakse (B)

Following breakfast we continue our exploration of the area of the 4000 islands by boat and visit the beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Samphamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia.

We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to the famous waterfall of Khone Phapeng, the largest waterfall in South East Asia, also known as the 'Niagara of the East'.

Late afternoon we return to Pakse by road. Overnight in Pakse

Day 4: Pakse – Departure (B)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight

Trip Inclusion

  • Accommodation in twin shared basis

  • Private, Airconditioned Transport

  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary

  • English speaking guide

  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary

  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel

  • Gov’t taxs and service charges

  • Luggage handling

  • Drinking water

Trip Exclusions

  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival

  • Domestic airticket

  • Int’l air tickets to/from Laos

  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance

  • Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary

  • Single room accommodation (quoted separately)

  • Child or adult in triple share accommodation

  • Foreign language guides other than English

  • Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges

  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • No Show  = 100 % charge

  • 1-7days  = 50 % of the tour price

  • 8-14days  = 30 % of the tour price

  • 15-30 days  = 10 % of the tour price

  • 31 days up   = no charge

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