From Southern Laos to Cambodia

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Overview

Planning to head to Cambodia from the serene Southern Laos? Then check out this proposal, which will bring you on an exploration throughout the peaceful atmosphere of 4000 Islands till the border at Dom Kralor, where if you wish, after saying goodbye to our local Laotian guide, you can have the chance to be welcomed with open arms by our Cambodian team who will share with you this stage of your trip around Indochina.

Highlights

  • The ruins of Wat Phou, an awe-inspiring Khmer Hindu temple complex.  
  • Discover the rural life around the 4000 Islands by local boat.
  • Chances to see the rare freshwater dolphins. 
  • The spectacular Khone Phapheng Falls, one of the largest and most powerful waterfalls in Southeast Asia.
Arrival Pakse – Wat Phou – Khong   

Day 1 Arrival Pakse – Wat Phou – Khong   

Meals: not included | Accommodation: Pon Arena, Deluxe Room (Khong)                                

Upon arrival you will be met and driven to Champassak where we continue by car to Wat Phou, an ancient Khmer religious complex dating back to the 10th Century.  Dramatically situated on a hillside and offering stunning views over the surrounding land and the Mekong river, this temple is one of the highlights of any trip to Laos.  

In the afternoon we cross the Mekong by ferry and drive to Ban Hatsaikhone, where we board a local private boat for a boat tour of the 4000 Islands. We reach the picturesque island of Khong by early evening.

Khong – 4000 Islands by boat

Day 2 Khong – 4000 Islands by boat

Meals: breakfast | Accommodation: Pon Arena, Deluxe Room (Khong)

Following breakfast we board a local private boat for a boat tour of the 4000 Islands.  We reach the picturesque island of Don Khone and explore the island by bicycle, tracing the route of an old abandoned railway and admiring some of the old French Colonial buildingsas well as the beautiful Liphi Waterfall.

We then take a boat onto the Mekong to one of the few places in the world where it is possible to see freshwater dolphins. They reside in deep pools near the Cambodia border, and if you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of them. We then return to Khong Island by car, arriving there by the late afternoon.            

Khong  – Khone Phapheng – Dom Kralor Border

Day 3 Khong  – Khone Phapheng – Dom Kralor Border

Meals: breakfast | Accommodation: not included

Following breakfast, transfer to the Cambodia border.  En route we stop at the spectacular Khone Phapheng Falls, one of the largest and most powerful waterfalls in Southeast Asia. We arrive at Dom Kralor border around 10.30, where if you wish, you will be met by your Cambodian guide.
 

Price per person based on group tour

Group size 2 pax 3-4 pax
Price per person USD 499 USD 364

 

* Prices valid until Sept. 2019

* Would you like to adapt the itinerary, accommodation or any activity as per your needs and preferences? Then just get in touch with us with your comments at info@handspan.com (we are specialists designing tailor-made trips!) 

* Special prices for groups of more than 4 people and the possibility to connect the tour with other stages of your trip around Indochina, by contacting us at info@handspan.com. 

* A private trip for a solo traveler is also available with a surcharge.

Included

  • Accommodation in shared double room (upgrades possible with a supplement):
    • Dong Daeng: Pon Arena, Deluxe room
  • Transportation in private vehicle & Boat trip as stated 
  • English speaking guide
  • Activities, visits and admission fees to indicated sights
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel, lunch/dinner where stated only 
  • Gov’t tax 

Not included

  • International flights and visas
  • Personal travel Insurance
  • Child or adult in triple sharing room
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses 
  • Supplements on peak season
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