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Country: Laos
City: Don Det
Duration: 8 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Cycling

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Destination: 4000 islands

In the 4000 Islands (Si Phan Don), you see women wash their clothes and their children in the Mekong river, gill-net fisherman, bathing water buffalos, impressive waterfalls and even more beautiful natureDestination: 4000 islands.


Tour overview: Daytrip from Don Det/Don Khone, on remote Don Som up to Don Khong for lunch, then cruising downstream back on chartered boat in the afternoon after cycling round the big island.
Duration: 8:00 AM - 16:30 PM
Depart/ return location: Green paradice office in Don Det 
Including: Mountainbike and helmet, day plan and map (with GPS-referring points), ferry transfer, meals, drinking water, guide
What to bring: Convenient daypack, sport shoes, raincoat, sun crème and protection, repellents, swimsuit, mobile phone, ID-card, money, dry clothes for after cycling

Note: This tour is designed for Singles, Couples or small groups up to 4 people


Tour: After an early breakfast bring water (minimal 1,5 L and snacks) and wait at the port of DonDet for the bicycle and the briefing. 

Take the public ferry (10’000 Kip per person) for Don Som. Once arrived there, start the cycling trip on the outstanding nice island following in general the direction to the north and keeping in the middle of the island  or near the waterline in the west.

First of all, pass a village near waterfront and see men in rice mills at work, pass by a nice Wat at the waterline next to the Vernsom village. Then pedal through a kind of bamboo forest and cross a small river over a wooden bridge, then enter the small and partially bumpy sand path, which goes through farmland and wet-rice fields. See a lot of birds and butterflies and take notice of the frogs in the wet parts of the fields. Just wonderful around here. Sometimes see buffalos resting in their mud-pools or cross farmers on their small two-wheel traktors or motorbikes. Keep cycling to the north, pass single houses and small villages from time to time and take nothing with you besides impressions and lots of photographs and leave nothing behind than footprints and wheel tracks. After around 18 to 19 km cycling path find at the left side, near the village of DuaTai, the public ferry to set over to the most southern tip of Don Khong for about 8000 Kip per person.

After the ferry ride, go right and keep going north for a total way of 7,5 km. Underpass the bridge, then some restaurants on the right and few housings before arriving at MuangKhong,  just after having past a wooden bridge. Later on, find the road sign to the right for your restaurant at the Mekong side for lunch. Rest there and have probably a refreshing bath at the poolside.

If you are still strong and in a good mood, then cycle all around this biggest Mekong Island counter clockwise. Depending on the loop you choose it takes between 20 and around 30 km and keeps you busy for around 2 hours.

Around 4 o’clock, make sure to be back at the pier in MuangKhong and board the chartered boat that brings you and the bike in a speedy way downstream back to Don Det, where the tour ends.


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Tour: designed and tested by Oskar Ruch (SEC Swisscontact and cycling advisor) 

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