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Country : Laos
City: Pakse
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Destination: Pakse – Bolaven Plateau - Ban Kiet Ngong - 4000 Islands 


Overview

Tour type: Culture & history – ethnic?s minorities – trekking – Nature – Waterfalls – Tea and coffee plantations – Shore Excursion on Mekong River

Meeting point: Pakse airport

Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

What to bring: Hat, sun-cream, mosquito repellent

Day 1 | Pakse arrival 
Day 2 | Pakse - Bolaven Plateau 
Day 3 | Sinouk Resort - Tad Lo - Tad Pasuam - Ban Kiet Ngong
Day 4 | Ban Kiet Ngong - Trekking  
Day 5 | Ban Kiet Ngong - 4000 Islands (River Life experience)
Day 6 | Don Det - Don Khone - Pakse 

Itinerary

Day 1: Pakse Arrival

Welcome in Pakse the capital city of Champasak province of Southern Laos. It is known for its relaxed type of life, warm hospitality and rich cultural, historic and natural heritage. Meet your driver at Pakse Aiport. Transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon enjoy a panoramic sunset view of the city from Pousa Lao Mountain.

Night in Pakse

Day 2: Pakse - Bolaven Plateau

After breakfast, meet with the guide for the drive towards Paksong and enjoy the cool, peaceful beauty of the high altitude Bolaven Plateau . The first leg of the journey takes around 1 hour drive toTad Fane waterfalls twin waterfall with more than 130 meters and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Southern Laos. ( If you like to experience zipline, here is the occasion to try one at Tad Fan Waterfall) 

After that we start a short trek through the village to Tad Yuang waterfall. You will stop to a coffee and tea farm and learn of the process of Lao coffee from tree to cup. Later drive to Tad Champi where we share our delicious local food for picnic. After our lunch, you have time to relax and swim, before taking the car and drive to the most beautiful resort in the Bolaven plateau, Sinouk resort. Diner at Sinouk resort, and most of the ingredients comes from their biological garden.

Night at Sinouk Resort.

Day 3: Sinouk resort - Tad Lo - Tad Pasuam - Ban Kiet Ngong

After breakfast, depart this morning towards ThaTeang where we explore the minority tribes of Alak, Ngae and KaTu at Coffins village Bane Kokphoung. Discover about traditional way of rural life with their fascinating unique culture. We continue the excursion by car to Tad Lor waterfall. Relax and enjoy your lunch around the waterfall before driving to Pakse, with a stop to Tad Pasuam, a waterfall that stretches around a U shaped cliff. Later we continue to Ban Kiet Ngong, at the edge of the Xe Pian wetlands and National Protected Area.

Night at Kingfisher Lodge.

Day 4: Ban Kiet Ngong - Trekking

We wake up and after breakfast we meet our guide who will give us information about the Xepian NPA. From the village we start our 5 hours trek and walk through the forest. We might have the chance to see elephants around Ban Kiet Ngong.

Along the way we will have a picnic lunch and take time to rest and relax. Then we continue our trek through the canopy and the lower section of the forest and may have the chance to see monkeys around and we can hear the many different birds each one with its own call. On the loop back to the village, we will stop at the Phou Asa temple on the plateau close to ban Kiet Ngong.

Our next destination is the small, centuries old temple complex 'Tomo'. The ruins of this sacred site date back to the Khmer period and many interesting artefacts are worth to discover. Then we travel to Ban Ngong Bong, a village of the ethnic 'Ta Oy' minority group. These people are famous for their wood carving skills.

Night at Kingfisher Lodge.

Day 5: Ban Kiet Ngong  – 4000 Islands (River Life experience)

Our next destination is 4000 Islands ; a group of Islands in the Mekong River in Southern Laos. Many of the Islands are under water during the monsoon, when the river increases its amount of water. After Lunch in Dondet , embark on an authentic journey through the islands and discover life as it unfolds on the day of your tour:

  • Visit 2 Islands, away from tourist enclaves.
  • Learn about traditional fishing techniques from a local fisherman
  • Try your hand at throwing a traditional Lao fishing net 
  • Experience traditional handicrafts and sample local delicacies
  • Sample and learn about Lao whiskey distilling
  • Walk through and learn about the history of a local village temple
  • Enjoy a a sunset drink afternoon tour in Done Det Island 

Night in Done Det

Day 6: Don Det - Done Khone - Pakse

After breakfast, we will then go to Li phi Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls marking the end of Lao border to Cambodia, also known as the Samphamith waterfall. We will travel by boat to see the threatened species in the world; the freshwater Irrawaddy Dolphins. After that we will go to Pakse for departure.

Costs

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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