Things to do
Inclued activities at Vat Phou Cruise Up River
Take a 2N Vat Phou cruise ‘Upstream’ from-to Pakse. At the Sinouk Coffee House, meet for a de-briefing. Journey by bus to the historical Pha Pheng waterfalls – the ‘Niagara of the East’; drive to Xieng Di fishing village for lunch; board small boats to Khone Island; see the old French railway, walk the bridge linking Khone-Det Islands. Board the Vat Phou at Khong Island’s Ban Veuthong village; dine cruising the Mekong; drop anchor riverside overnight. Next day sail to Ban Deua Tia; stroll the small village where time stands still. Cruise north on the Mekong past Don Xai island; after lunch visit Huei Thamo village and the mysterious Oum Muong forest temple. Overnight aboard. Post breakfast, sail to Champassak; visit the pre-Angkorian temple complex – Vat Phou ruins and onsite museum; ascend to the highest temple; return to the junk for lunch. Check out..a small boat takes you back to Pakse.
Inclued activities at Vat Phou Cruise Down River
Take a 2N Vat Phou cruise ‘downriver’ from-to Pakse. At Sinouk Coffee House, meet for a de-briefing; transfer to a longtail riverboat; head to Champassak. Explore the pre-Angkorian UNESCO Vat Phou temple complex ruins and on-site museum; anchor overnight by a remote Laotian village. Next day sail to Huei Thamo village, near the mysterious Oum Muong ruin’s ‘hidden forest temple’. Post lunch, visit the ‘4,000 Islands’ paradise with myriad waterways; stroll in Ban Deua Tia (small Laotian Village); drop anchor overnight at Don Khong. Next day sail to Ban Veuthong village; on a small boat, steer via the 4,000 Islands to Khone Island; visit the old French railway; walk across the bridge linking Khone-Det Islands; lunch at Xieng Di, the mainland’s small fishing village. Visit Pha Pheng waterfalls – ‘the Niagara of the East’ on the Laos-Cambodia border, by bus. Retrun to Pakse, drive to your hotel.