Discover The South of Laos Pakse – Tadlo – Khong Island
The tour itinerary includes Tadlo, Boloven Plateau – Four Thousand Islands, Done Khone Phapheng Waterfall which boasts the largest one in Southeast Asia and World Heritage Site in 2001, Vat Phou firmly anchored Champassak Province into world tourists’ itineraries.
This trip emphasizes indeed the scenic and natural beauty of Southern Laos, minimizing your time in big city Parse, yet balancing authenticity with the best available accommodations and service. We ensure this trip to Laos introduces you an exciting mix of natural, cultural and taste adventures, accentuated by exotic and off the beaten path places and lodges in Laos.
Day 1: Arrival Pakse – Tad Fan Waterfall - Tadlo (L)
On arrival at Pakse Airport, you will be met and transferred to Tadlo, passing many charming villages and rolling hills. The deep contrast between the lush, green vegetation and the red surface of the basaltic soil is an incredible thing to see as you pass along. You then stop at tea and coffee plantations, followed by a stop at Tad Fan Waterfall, a picturesque twin chute waterfall. You explore another interesting minority village, Ban Bong Neua, an Alak village boasting a sacrificial altar. You arrive at the beautiful Tadlo Waterfall in the afternoon, where you have the rest of the day at leisure for the stroll around, swim on the river, watch the elephant bath and enjoy the sunset over your Lao beer. Also, opt for a short elephant ride to take in the beautiful scenery. Overnight at Tadlo Lodge.
Day 2: Tadlo/ Wat Phu Temple / Khone Phapheng Waterfall /Done Khone (B/L/-)
The scenic drive delivers you to the former royal capital of Champasak, a gateway to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Phu. The hillside edifice was once an important sanctuary of the Khmer Empire. The temple structure was partly destroyed during the areas turbulent history, yet it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. You will follow the walkway from the lower to the upper section, which features various iconic forms, including Vishnu, Shiva, and Kala. The temple upper ground also affords a spectacular view of the surrounding valley and the mighty Mekong River. You will then visit Wat Phou Museum and Oum Moung Temple. Drive to you will make your way south to visit Khone Phapheng Waterfall, which is one of the largest in Southeast Asia; this is a really impressive site near the Lao-Cambodian border, set within an area teeming with wildlife, making this area one of the most breathtaking destinations in Laos. Then drive to the 4000 Islands, you reach the picturesque island of Don Khone by late afternoon. Overnight in Khone Island at Auberge Sala Done Khone.
Day 3: Khone Island Four Thousand Islands and Surroundings (B/L/-)
Following breakfast, you disembark at Don Khone for the option of exploring the island by bicycle, admiring some of the old French Colonial buildings and Liphi Waterfall or "the Corridor of the Devil". You enjoy the nature walk at in the four thousand islands, jungle and even a white sand beach on the bank of Mekong River. You have Lao food lunch at local restaurant. You also have the option of taking a local boat out to search for the rare freshwater dolphins that reside in this area of the Mekong. You have the rest of afternoon free at leisure to explore the island by bicycle or relax. Return to Khone Island for overnight.
Day 4: Done Khone /Pakse Airport departure (B/-/-)
After breakfasts, We drive back to town and transfer you to Pakse Airport for your departure flight to the next destinations: Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City or Bangkok.