Take a riverboat cruise to Laos' beautiful 4000 Islands, visiting the stunning 10th century temple of Wat Phou. Visit Khong Island and visit Khone Phapeng Waterfall near the Cambodian border, and enjoy spectacular sunsets on the boat deck each evening. 

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Hidden temple forest of Oum Muang

Spectacular Mekong archipelago

Sunsets on the boat deck

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Wat Phou Cruise (Downstream)

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Day 1

Pakse - Champasak

Depart south aboard a local long-tail riverboat to Champasak. After a riverside lunch enjoy a guided tour of the 10th century pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Phou. Afterwards stop in Champasak to see some beautiful examples of French colonial architecture. Return to the boat and relax on the deck as the sun sets. (L)(D)

Day 2

Champasak - Khong Island

Have breakfast as you cruise to the village of Houay Tomo, home to the spectacular hidden forest temple of Oum Muang. Rejoin the boat for lunch cruising further south to 4000 Islands, where the Mekong stretches 14km wide. Stop and visit Ban Dua Tae, where life hasn’t changed for centuries, before continuing to Khong Island. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Khong Island - Pakse

Breakfast is served on the deck whilst cruising to the small village of Ban Veuthong where a long-tail boat takes you to Khone Island. After lunch take a minivan to the Khone Phapheng waterfall, close to the Cambodian border. The local community has built a wooden hut for you to view these stunning falls. Return to Pakse. (B)(L)

Note: In low season the cruise only operates on Saturdays. An upstream itinerary is also available.

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