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Discover Natural Laos Tour

Discover Natural Laos Tour

Discover Natural Laos Tour Map

6 days / 5 nights

from Vientiane / to Pakse

Tour Highlights
• 6 days and 5 nights of nature adventure
• Explore the depths of Kang Lor Caves
• Visit Laos’ colonial past at Savannakhet
• Wonder at the fusion of East and West at Thakek
• Visit Pakse where marriage of Lao and colonial culture is at its finest
• Go on island exploration aboard a bicycle
• Explore the ancient site of Champasak
Get off the beaten track and experience the natural wonders of Laos with this charming six day trip. It’s packed with highlights; beautiful caves, ancient temples, stunning waterfalls, and dozens of indelible villages. Throughout it all you’ll be wonderfully immersed in a local side of Laos, one that gently lulls you into its relaxed rhythm.


Day 1: Vientiane – HIn Boun

You will be picked up this morning from your hotel and transferred south along route 13 to the central Lao province of Khammoune. En route we stop at Prabaht Ponsan, a stupa dating back to the 15th crossing the Mekong.Following lunch we make stop at the interesting Ban Ton Na Mae Hmong Market, then continue onwards into Khammoune province and into the mountainous area, where a stop at a view point near Khoun Kham offers a breathtaking view over the karst scenery, or ‘limestone forest’.

Our last stop of the day is Ban Thabuk, the ‘bomb boat village’ where they use old bomb casings from the Vietnam War as boats. We eventually reach Hin Boun area by late afternoon, where you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Hin Boun

Day 2: Hin Boun – Kong Lor Caves – Savannakhet (B, L)

After breakfast at your lodge, we drive to Kong Lor village and board a small local boat into the famous Kong Lor Cave. We navigate through the cave, which is over 7km long and includes a spectacular cavern over 100m high, as well as a breathtaking stalagmite gallery which you can explore on foot.

Lunch can be taken at the restaurant by the entrance to the cave. Following lunch, we return through the cave by boat, and transfer directly by car to Savannakhet, arriving there by early evening.

Overnight in Savannakhet

Day 3: Savannakhet – Champasak (B)

After a leisurely breakfast, your guide will meet you to continue your journey to Pakse, taking 3.5 hours. On the confluence of the Mekong and the Sedone River, Pakse is the most important town in southern Laos. Pakse is the home a very important Vietnamese community, so if you visit this town during the Têt (Vietnamese New Year), do not be surprised if many shops are closed. This small city has a mixture of Chinese and French architecture and some lively markets.

You may wish to stop in Pakse for lunch (not included) or continue straight on to Champasak, 1 hour further south. Century. It is also home to the Budhhas footprint, left when, as legend has it, he was Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Champasak.

Overnight in Champasak

Day 4: Champasak – 4000 Islands – Champasak (B,L)

After an early morning breakfast, we cross over to the mainland and drive south to Ban Hatsaikhoun, where we board a local private boat for a boat tour of the 4000 Islands. We reach the picturesque island of Don Khone by lunchtime, and in the afternoon explore the island by bicycle, tracing the route of an old abandoned railway and admiring some of the old French Colonial buildings, and the beautiful Liphi Waterfall.

We then return to our boat and head back to the mainland, visiting the spectacular Khone Phapheng Falls, one of the largest and most powerful waterfalls in Southeast Asia. In the late afternoon we drive back to Champasak arriving there by early evening.

Overnight in Champasak

Day 5: Exploring Champasak (B)

After breakfast you will transfer approximately 15 minutes to Wat Phou. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Wat Phou is a spectacular pre-Angkorian temple that sits among the rice fields and waterways of southern Laos. The temple was constructed in three levels: the bottom level is focused on the baray (water reservoir) and promenade, the second level features quadrangular pavilions and galleries of carvings, and the top level is the sanctuary itself. The temple was built by the rulers of the Khmer empire before the construction of Angkor Wat. This site served as the most important economic and political centre of the region and still is one of the Lao people’s most revered temples.

The rest of the day is free at leisure to enjoy your hotel and beautiful surroundings. The local area is also great for exploring on bikes, which are available at your hotel.

Overnight in Champasak.

Day 6: Champasak – Pakse (departure) (B)

After breakfast you have time at leisure until it is time to leave. Your driver and guide will transfer you to the airport in Pakse (1 hour away) in time for your onward flight.

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.10.2015 – 30.04.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room(single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 1.517 2.911 157
Hotel Category Superior 1.744 3.344 386
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year (15.02. – 21.02.15). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• domestic flights as detailed in the itinerary, economy class (20 kg luggage per person)
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• kno minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Sala Hin Boun ** (river view room)
Hotel Category Superior:
Sala Hin Boun ** (river view room)
Hotel Category Standard:
Rattana Savanh ** (standard room)
Hotel Category Superior:
Dao Savanh *** (standard room)
Hotel Category Standard:
Inthira ** (bungalow)
Hotel Category Superior:
The River Resort *** (river front room)

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