Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Pakse to Bolaven Plateau
Upon arrival at the airport in Pakse you will be met by a ‘See Asia Differently’ representative and transferred to the Bolaven Plateau, known for its cooler temperatures being located high above the Mekong Valley. Along the way you stop at Houey Ten village, that specializes in knife making, a tea plantation and the picturesque Tad Fan Waterfall. After pausing at a coffee plantation and the Tadlo Waterfall you arrive at Bolaven Plateau.
Overnight in Bolaven Plateau (Meals: _/_/_)
Day 2: Bolaven Plateau
Today you are able to explore the picturesque plateau under your own steam. Relax and take a walk through the region’s villages. Alternatively, depending on your first day’s flight arrival, you will then visit some of the attractions missed.
Overnight in Bolaven Plateau (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 3: Bolaven Plateau to Ban Khiet Ngong
After breakfast you will leave the plateau and head to Ban Khiet Ngong. Along the way you will stop at the magnificent Paxuam Waterfall before continuing to Kingfisher Eco Lodge, arriving in time for a leisurely lunch. You then have the remainder of the day to unwind, enjoy the beautiful wetland surroundings and watch the wildlife come and drink at the watering hole in front of your hotel.
Overnight in Ban Khiet Ngong (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 4: Ban Khiet Ngong
Today you will experience a full day’s fabulous elephant adventure. You will venture through paddy fields and wetlands before stopping for a picnic lunch and letting the elephants scavenge for food. After a wonderful day with your new companions you then return back to the lodge in time for sunset drinks on the sundeck.
Overnight in Ban Khiet Ngong (Meals: B/L/_)
Day 5: Ban Khiet Ngong to 4000 Islands to Khone Island
Today you will travel south to the waterside village of Ban Hatsaikhone, where you will board a local private boat to take a magical boat tour of the beautiful 4000 Islands. You will reach the picturesque island of Don Khone by lunchtime, and in the afternoon you can explore the island by bicycle. It is also possible to take another boat out on the Mekong in search of freshwater dolphins before settling in for the night.
Overnight in Khone Island (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 6: Khone Island to Champasak
This morning you will leave the island by boat and then take a short drive to the spectacular Khone Phapheng Falls, one of the largest and most powerful waterfalls in Southeast Asia. From here you will continue to the quaint town of Champasak, where you will settle into a lovely hotel that rests on the river banks of the Mighty Mekong.
Overnight in Champasak (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 7: Champasak
Today you will take a morning trip to see the incredible temple of Wat Phou, which is a true highlight of any trip to Laos. After time discovering the majestic hill site temple you return to your hotel. You then have the afternoon free to relax as you wish. We recommend taking a boat across to Don Daeng Island to have lunch and then explore the peaceful island by bike.
Overnight in Champasak (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 8: Champasak to Depart Pakse
Depending on the time of our flight you may have the morning to relax in Champasak before we transfer you to Pakse to catch your flight home.
Airport pick up and drop off
Overnights as mentioned
Excursions as mentioned
Transportation in private A/C vehicle
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)
All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees
International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)
Meals, unless mentioned differently
Beverages and personal expenses
Other excursions and entrance fees
Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness)
Please note: You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it as well as bringing with you 4 passport size photos with you for your visa, as well as having a couple spare.
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Your next steps:
1Get in touch and talk to our specialist Asia travel team
2We then craft a unique and tailor-made itinerary just for you.
3We will stay in touch with you all the way through your holiday experience
4Pack you bags and get ready for your Asia holiday of a life time
On arrival in Asia we will meet you at the airport, transfer you to your hotel and then sit down to run over your holiday program again. We then introduce you to your local guides and give you some helpful local travel tips; such as local restaurant and bar suggestions and some cultural insights.
Towns & Cities in Laos
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Our Favourite Hotels in Laos
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