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Country: Laos
City: Mekong
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Kayaking

Package Itinerary

Destination: Pakse, Ban Houay Deua, Don Deng, champasak

Tour Hightlights: This trip takes us down the Mekong in kayaks to the island of Don Deng. See the local people engage in various daily activities along this water way. Cross the river to the famous Wat Phou archeological site. And then back to the island for an afternoon bicycle jaunt around the island. This trip is a great way to discover life along the Mekong. ..

Pakse is the capital city of Champasak province of Southern Laos, and the forth largest town in the country, serving as a major transport and commerce hub for southern Laos. If you plan to go to the Bolaven Plateau, Wat Phou, Si Phan Don (4,000 Islands), the Xe Pian National Protected Area, or Lao Ngam and Tad Lo in neighboring Salavan province. Pakse is an ideal base with its relaxing atmosphere on the Mekong and Sedone Rivers, friendly locals, ubiquitous riverside restaurants and bars, and numerous massage clinics.


Overview

Day 1|  Pakse > Houay Deua, Kayaking > Don Deng 
Day 2|  DonDeng island  > Vat Phou > Tomo Temple > Pakse
 
Duration:
 Tour starts: 8:30 (day 1) & tour ends: 16:00 (day 2) 
Depart/return location:  Green paradise office in Pakse
Including  Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned, Government taxes, All   entrance fees, Travel permits
What to bring:   Hat, sun-screen, clothes to get wet, firm but light footwear to get wet, mosquito repellent, flash light, change   of clothes for the evening, sarong for bathing

Note:  kayaking can be done all year round, but cycling can only be done during the dry season from October to May


Itinerary

Day 1: Mekong River Kayaking Tours from Pakse

Departing from Pakse, we drive for about 20 minutes to Ban Houay Deua. After a brief orientation, we embark on kayaks on the Mekong River along the rim of the mountain of Phou Salao and Nang Malong. We will witness the daily lives of villagers along the river. We'll kayak to a village temple built by villagers. Upon getting above this temple on the hill, we will have a panoramic view of Sipandone (4000 islands) and surrounding high mountains. After lunch, we kayak down the river, passing some small rapids. After arriving in Don Deng, we can play on the sandy beach (volleyball, football/soccer, etc) in Hat Don Deng. We can notice the distant mountain range in the west and the natural Linga, a phallus-like rock associated with the Vat Phou Temple complex. We stay overnight in the village on Don Deng Island. Home-stay and eco-lodge are both available.

Approximately: 4 or 5 hours kayaking depending on water level/ 30 minutes transfer VatPhou Temple

Day 2: DonDeng island  - Vat Phou Sightseeing Tours - Tomo Temple - Pakse

After breakfast we cross the river to Chapassak town and then cycle to Vat Phou for sightseeing and visit the historic temple and World Heritage Site. Lunch near Wat Phou or back in Champassak. After lunch, we cross the Mekong to Ban Mouang by boat. From Ban Mouang, we take a Tuk-Tuk to the Tomo Temple for a visit and drive 30 km back from there to Pakse. 

Approximately: 3½ hours cycling / 1½ hours transfer/ ½ hour by boat 


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