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Asian Public Transportation
Country : Laos
City: Champasak
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Bicycle Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Destination: Pakse – Bolaven Plateau - Champasak Vat phou – 4000 Islands – Khone Phapheng 


Meeting point: Pakse airport

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

Note: Bicycle tour on mountainbike

Day 1| Arrive > Pakse market > Wat ThaLuang temple > Sunset on rooftopbar

Day 2| Bolaven Plateau > Etu, Tad Fane falls > local coffee farm

Day 3| Tad Lo, Thad Pasuam falls > Laotian ethnics� minorities

Day 4| Don Daeng > Vat Phou

Day 5| Offering food to monks > Don Det > River life experience

Day 6| Full day Kayaking

Day 7| Departure


Day 1: Pakse (Dinner)

Pick up from Pakse Airport and welcome to Pakse, quiet city in southern Laos, situated on the Mekong River. Drive to Hotel (Pakse Hotel) for check in. Then visit Pakse market and Wat ThaLuang temple which is a school of young Monks. Later enjoy the sunset on top of Pakse Hotel restaurant with a panoramic view of Pakse city.

Overnight in Pakse

Day 2: Pakse - Bolaven plateau (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)

8:00 AM Meet your English speaking guide in your hotel lobby and he will expain your day tour then follow him by riding your bicycle towards Bolaven Plateau. You pass through villages, local shops, coffee and tea farms. Break and Lunch at tad Etu waterfall, (35km fromPakse). Then by car visit the twin cascades, Tad Fane and later enjoy a cup of coffee in a local coffee farm where you will be able to learn Laotian coffee from tree to the cup. 4:00 PM Drive to a beautiful resort called Sinouk Resort, where you will spend the night in the middle of Bolaven Plateau.

Overnight in Sinouk Resort

Day 3: Bolaven plateau - Pakse  (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

8:00 AM After breakfast Leave the Sinouk Resort in the morning at an elevation of 1000m and ride downhill towards Tad Lo. You can enjoy the cool air at this altitude. Pass small villages, farms and some Laotian ethnics’ minorities. Cycling here can be a bit though as you ride on undulating roads with climbs and descents throughout. Break at Tad Lo and have lunch in a local restaurant before you drive back towards Pakse. You will have a short break at Thad Pasuam, one of the most beautiful waterfall in the Bolaven.

Overnight in Pakse 

Day 4: Pakse –Vat Phou–Champasak ancient city (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

After breakfast ,we start the day heading out of Pakse, riding south to Ban Muang, a little town on the banks of the Mekong River. Here we cross over the river and explore the stunning Island of Don Daeng. Picnic lunch in Don Daeng Then, we head back over the Mekong River and cycle to the town of Champasak to spend the afternoon cycling around Vat Phou a Khmer Hindu temple complex which dates back to the 5th Century, recognized as a UNESCO world Heritage site.

Overnight in Champasak ancient city.

Day 5: Champasak - River Life Experience in 4000 Islands (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) 

6:00 AM If you wish to see the Alms giving ritual whereby the Buddhist monks collect food from people on the roadside. 8:30 AM From Champasak, we continue by car to 4000 Islands. (It is a 3 hours’ drive) Once on Don Det Island, relax and enjoy your lunch. Then we continue with River life experience. This is not an ordinary boat trip or site seeing tour. The river life experience is an adventure: Get ready to immerse yourself in local culture and life in Laos. You will learn about the traditional way of life and the religion on the island, for example: you will learn how to make a fishing net, Lao whiskey or rice baskets (depending on the season).

Overnight in Don Det, Paradise riverview resort.

Day 6: Full day Kayak in 4000 Islands (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Tour starts with a buffet breakfast at 8:30 am from Don Det. Then it is time for a full day kayaktour. You will be quickly briefed to learn how to navigate. We starts with a visit of the small islands nearby Don Det, for about 40 minutes, after what you will enjoy exciting rapids (grade 2-3). You'll meet beautiful and clean swimming spots, and stop on one of them for a Lao picnic lunch. This place is quite deserted, except by local fishermen who prepare the meals. After lunch, you'll continue paddling downstream for about one hour to the area where the last Irrawaddy Dolphins live, at the Lao Cambodian border. After spending a while relaxing and taking photos, the kayaks go on for 40 more minutes to Veun Kham, a place where a car is waiting to take you to the amazing and impressive Khone Phapheng Waterfall (biggest waterfall in Southeast Asia). Then you'll be driven by car to Nakasang, where you'll bepaddling back for the last time, back to Don Det.

Overnight in Don Det, Paradise riverview resort.

Day 7: Departure (Breakfast) b

The morning is yours to relax at your leisure. Then we take the long tail boat to Nakasang, where we will drive you back to Pakse or we will drop you off at te Lao/Cambodia border.


Price on request

Price included

  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Water
  • Meals
  • All entrance fees
  • Travel permits and taxes

Price excluded

  • All air tickets quoted separately
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
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