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USD 509
Country: Laos
City: Vientiane
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
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6 Days Vientiane – Thakhek – Savannakhet – Pakse – Tadlo – Khong Island


Day 01        VIENTIANE - THAKHEK                             L-D
    Pick up at your hotel in Vientiane and drive on road no 13 toward south Laos.
Stop over to visit Pha Bat, a revered stupa by locals. Drive along rice fields
and stop at Pakkading where Nam Kadding and Mekong meet. See how locals transform wood in “gold” for perfume industry
Lunch at local restaurant
Continue to Thakhek, mountains appear on the left, hidding forests and caves. Stop a few kilometers outside of Thakhek, a trail brings you to a natural stone wall turned into a surprising open air chapel. Legend says the wall was part of the defense of the city of Si Khotabun (6th century). Thakhek is known as a transit point for goods between Vietnam and Thailand. Visit by foot this small city nestled along the bank of the Mekong. The center still retains a particular atmosphere and charm with mixed Chinese - European buildings with the central square, the church etc. Transfer to your hotel
Dinner and accommodation at your hotel

Day 02    THAKHEK – SAVANNAKHET - PAKSE                        B-L-D
Drive to Savannakhet where the land is flat with rice fields creating beautiful mosaics during the rainy season. Stop at Ban Nateuy where underground salt is extracted with smoke from chimneys in “another world” atmosphere. Stopover a few kilometers after to visit the famous Ing Hang stupa with fine carvings. Arrive in Savannakhet and take a short city tour amid old colonial buildings, the beautiful church and visit the dinosaur museum (depend on the day), the former inhabitants of this province
Lunch at local restaurant
Continue to Pakse, on arrival visit Vat Luang temple with its beautiful stuccoes and take a tour on the local market
Dinner and accommodation at hotel

DAY 03        PAKSE – TADLO                                 B-L-D
Breakfast at your hotel
Drive to Tadlo via Paksong. Stop at tea and coffee plantations and at Tadfan waterfall and Tad Phasoum. On the way, visit different minorities: the Alak village of Pong Neua with its beautiful spirit house, the Katou village of Kok Bhoung.
Lunch at local restaurant
Dinner and accommodation at your hotel

DAY 04        TADLO – CHAMPASAK - KHONG ISLAND                     B-L-D
Breakfast at your hotel
Transfer to local pier to cross the Mekong by ferry boat to Champasack. Continue by car to visit Vat Phou, the ruin Khmer temple from 8 – 11th century and the small museum. From the top you get a spectacular view on the surroundings plains
Lunch at a local restaurant in Champasack
After lunch, excursion by car to Khong. Stop over at Ou Mong, the ruins of a small Khmer temple nestled in the forest. Cross the Mekong by ferry and transfer to your hotel for check in
Dinner and accommodation at your hotel

 


DAY 05    KHONG ISLAND – KHONE ISLAND                        B-L-D
Breakfast at your hotel
Transfer to the local pier to embark on a traditional long tail boat, cruise down the Mekong River through peaceful sceneries amid lush tropical vegetation of the 4000 islands region (Si Phane Done). Stop at Done Det. Cross the bridge linking the two small islands, Done Det and Done Khone. Visit the old French railway and locomotive then walk through countryside and village, visit the impressive Liphi waterfalls
Lunch at local restaurant nearby the Mekong
Return to Khong Island by boat in afternoon. Free at leisure
Dinner and accommodation at your hotel

DAY 06    KHONG ISLAND – CAMBODIAN BORDER                    B
Breakfast at your hotel
Cross the Mekong by ferry and drive to the beautiful Kone Phapheng rapids. Drive to Cambodia border.
Finished of our tour.

 

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