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5D / 4N - The secrets of Southern Laos

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Local Agent : Caroline

Duration : 05 days / 04 nights

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Bolaven Plateau – Khone Island – Pakse 

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DAYS Summary
Day 01 ARRIVAL - LUANG PRABANG OR VIENTIANE - PAKSE - BOLAVEN PLATEAU
Day 02 BOLAVEN PLATEAU - PAKSE
Day 03 PAKSE - VAT PHU
Day 04 VAT PHU - KHONG ISLAND
Day 05 KHONG ISLAND - PAKSE - DEPARTURE

BEGINNING OF AsiaMyWay SERVICES

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL - LUANG PRABANG or VIENTIANE - PAKSE - BOLAVEN PLATEAU

Domestic flight from Luang Prabang or Vientiane to Pakse (Posibility to include the domestic flight)

Welcome on the Lao Territory: In  the Mekong’s mainstream between Temples and Nature.foreign-countries-674094_640.jpg

At your arrival, you will be welcomed by an English-speaking guide at the airport and then transferred to the city.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will go on a excursion on the Bolaven Plateau, a huge fertile land on which the French colonists had formerly developed the coffee culture that continues today. Because of a cooler climate and a rich land, many fruits and vegetables have grown also to supply the large urban centers, particularly in northeast Thailand.

The Bolaven plateau is also characterized by a very large number of waterfalls hidden in the lush forests.

First, stop at the Bachiang Museum, where some of the last traditional ethnic minority houses on the plateau have been grouped together.

Then, head towards the Tadlo Waterfall. On the way, you will stop in traditional villages before arriving at the hotel.

Settle down at the hotel.

Dinner – FREE – At your own expense.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 02 : BOLAVEN PLATEAU - PAKSE

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Paksong, the Coffee Capital, where you will visit the Bolaven Plateau aboard a jeep, for a full day of discovery of this region! There, you will be driven by a coffee farmer.

Enjoy the outing on the Bolaven plateau in a different way through a network of original tracks through its coffee plantations and its remote villages and other sights that you will have the pleasure of discovering along the way.

Lunch at homestay during the excursion.

Return to the hotel at the end of the day.

Dinner – FREE – At your own expense.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 03 : PAKSE - VAT PHU

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today, you will go on a 3 days/2 nights cruise to discover the villages that borders the Mekong.

You will first, take a slow boat (about a 2h30 cruise) to Champassak. Then, you will embark on the Vat Phu Cruise for the rest of the trip.

Settle down onboard and lunch on the boat deck.

An old boat dedicated to the Teck wood transportation, the Vat Phou Cruise is nowadays a charming floatting hotel that mixes luxury and security for travelers’ pleasure. With its 12 cabins equipped with private bathrooms, its 2 outside decks, its bar-terrace and gastronomic restaurant, embarking on the Vat Phou Cruise is a real travel invitation, which will take you through the old explorers paths, that went to conquer the Mekong River and its people.

After lunch, and before going cruising once again, you will head to a khmer temple in the afternoon, the Wat Phu. 

Listed in 2002 as a  World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, the Vat Phu Temple was built on the sacred mountain of the region where many animist cults were practiced. A temple of the 5th and 6th century, it has two contemporary buildings of Angkor. It is a place full of history with a unique atmosphere and panorama. 

Return onboard to enjoy the sunset on the Mekong River.

Dinner and overnight onboard.

DAY 04 :  VAT PHU - KHONG ISLAND

Breakfast onboard.

Tomo Village.JPGSet off to discover Tomo Village, and walk through the lush forest to reach Vat Umong. Also called Vat Tomo, nowadays this little sanctuary dating from the contempory Angkorian period of Vat Phu, has more consideration especially because of the small stroll that allows one to discover the hidden ruins within the forest next to the Mekong tributary.

Lunch on the boat deck.

Late afternoon you will leave for a visit of the Ban Deua Tia village and enjoy the culture and daily life of a rural village in Southern Laos.

You will have the opportunity to share some time with children during a visit of a local school.

Then, you will disembark on Khong Island for your last night.

Dinner and overnight onboard.

DAY 05 : KHONG ISLAND - PAKSE 

Breakfast onboard.

After breakfast, you will stop in the small Ban Veuthong Village and will then enjoy an excursion on a small boat trip, which will take you through the 4 000 islands region. In this location, the Mekong has invaded the plain, and revealed many islets, giving the name of 4 000 islands.

Then, you will disembark to visit the ancient French railway, and also the French colonial vestiges.

Lunch at a local restaurant on the Mekong banks.

After lunch, head to Phabeng falls. Known as the "Niagara of the Mekong", the Khone Phabeng falls have one of the largest flows in the world, with an average water flow of 11,000m3 per second. After the melting snow of the Himalayas, they can reach a water flow rate exceeding 49,000 m3 per second.

Finally, you will arrive at the border of Cambodia, where the Mekong continues its conquest. What about you? Will you continue your expedition to discover the Andkor Temples ? Or will you head back to Pakse, then Vientiane and Luang Prabang to discover the mountains and others tresures of Northern Laos ?

Note : Depending on your leaving date, the order of the cruise can be reversed : 4 000 islands – Pakse

Option 1 : Overnight at a hotel in Pakse, dinner, and transfer at the airport on day 6.

Option 2 : Overnight at a hotel on Khong Island/Leaving to Cambodia on day 6.

Option 3 :  Overnight at a hotel in Pakse/ Leaving to Thailand via Ubon Ratchatani on day 6.

END OF AsiaMyWay SERVICES

PRICE LIST in $USD

PRICE PER PERSON
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

 HIGH SEASON
from 10/01/2019 until 31/03/2019
  3* HOTEL 3* CHARM / 4* HOTEL

2 pers.

1 155 $ Contact Us



3 pers.

1 099 $

4 pers.

1 067 $

5 pers.

1 062 $

6 pers.

1 050 $
   

Single Supp.

 + 84 $ Contact Us
Price per person
Double Occupancy
LOW SEASON
From 01/04/2019 until 30/09/2019
   3* HOTEL 3* CHARM /  4* HOTEL
2 pers.  885 $

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3 pers.  830 $
4 pers.   800 $
5 pers. 794 $
6 pers.   783 $
     
Single Supp. + 79 $ Contact Us

TRAVEL CONDITIONS

Price includes :

  • The transfers, excursions and visits mentioned in the program,
  • Accommodation in a double / twin room with breakfast in the establishments provided for in the program (according to the final hotel list validated at the final confirmation of the circuit and its dates),
  • The services of one or more English-speaking guides as mentioned in the program,
  • Domestic flights, rates mentioned separately and subject to special conditions, (20Kg in the hold and 7Kg in hand luggage).
  • One bottle of water per day per person,
  • Carrying baggage (except logistical impossibility),
  • Authorization from the Ministry of Tourism of Laos,
  • "Out of the ordinary" benefits: Jeep tour  day 2, Vat Phu Cruise day 3
  • English-speaking follow-up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Price excludes :

  • Beverages during meals and / or outside (mini bar ...),
  • Lunches and dinners not mentioned,
  • Personal expenses and travel insurance,
  • Tips ($ 4 / day / pers for guides, $ 2 / day / person for drivers and $ 1 / person for porters / waiters),
  • The "early check-in" or "late check-out" in the selected hotels
  • All the optional services mentioned in the program (meals, visits, services), as well as the authorization fees for the use of cameras and cameras on certain sites,
  • Airport departure taxes and any fuel surcharges,
  • Laos visa fees,
  • International flights.

our local agent

Caroline Debonnaire

Living in a universe without borders where open-mindedness is customary is my watchword. My Indian, Vietnamese and Laotian origins are for something. Wishing to travel the world, I did so everytime it was possible. From the African continent to South America, I finally come back to my roots. I settled down between Vietnam and Laos where to this day I live in peace, following the rhythm of the Mekong River  called "The Mother of the waters" as my ancestors did, before the events of 1975.

With a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, I was able to make my passion a full time job. During my travels, I became aware of the social and solidarity economy and the challenges of sustainable development. I therefore found my way: organizing trips accompanied by quality local guides, impregnated with an "adventurer" spirit off the usual tracks whilst giving travelers keys to understanding the visited countries. My conception of alternative tourism was born.

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