From the pre-Angkorian temples of Southern Laos to the elusive freshwater dolphins playing in the Mekong, this tour of the Si Phan Don region in Laos has something that’s good for the soul. You’ll find true relaxation here as you gaze at waterfalls and soak in the slower pace of rural life among rice paddies, wetlands and coffee plantations. Discover a slower, kinder side of Southeast Asia.
In the riverside town of Pakse, you’ll find a picturesque city steeped in history and surrounded by hills and fertile plantations. A visit to the bustling local market and a leisurely day exploring a nearby coffee plantation will acquaint you with the flavors and local industries of this laid-back region. Then, you’ll take a journey back in time to a pre-Angkorian era as you explore UNESCO-listed Wat Phou.
You’ll experience quintessential Southern Laos as you stop for lunch in the charming French colonial city of Champassak and catch dusk on Khong Island, the gateway to the 4,000 islands. A full-day tour of Si Phan Don’s many charms, including Lippi Falls and a bicycle tour of Done Khon Island will have you feeling rejuvenated before you embark on your dolphin-spotting cruise along the Mekong. You’ll spend one more night in Pakse before being transferred back to the airport for you onward journey or return flight. (Please note: The itinerary of this tour is subject to change depending on weather conditions.)