Hidden Southern Mekong

GDL-Champassak-4000-islands-1-13This trip of 2 days takes you to the magnificent 4000 Islands! You will enjoy kayaking, visiting waterfalls, homestay in ethnic villages and a boat ride which will give you the chance to see Irawaddy Mekong dolphins. At the end of the trip you can take advantage of the free transfer to the border if traveling onwards to Cambodia.



Day 1: Pakse > Ban Hat Saykhoon > Don Khone

We depart from our Pakse office and head south towards the Four Thousand Islands. We arrive at the small village of Hat Saykhoon which serves as the starting point for our kayaking, we paddle down the Mekong passing by peaceful island villages and forests until at a small island beach where we enjoy a picnic lunch and spend some time relaxing. After enjoying our lunch we continue onwards to Don Khone Island which is where we shall spend the night at a local guest house and watch the sunset (During dry season it is possible to camp if you wish).

Approximately: 2.5 hours transfer, 4.5 hours kayaking 

Day 2: Don Khone > Lee Phi Waterfall > Ban Hang Khone > Dolphin Area > Ban Hang Khone

After enjoying breakfast we take a short morning walk to visit some of the colonial buildings on the island before continuing onwards to the see the spectacular Lee Phi Waterfall, we stand watching as the waterfall and listen as the water crashes down over the rocks. We enjoy lunch at this magnificent location, after which we paddle on downstream to Ban Hang Khone which takes us through some much more tranquil waters and through the gorges giving you the chance to take in the beautiful views. Arriving at Ban Hang Khone we paddle onwards for a short while to an area inhabited with dolphins. We are working with local authorities to set up a dolphin conservation fund here, a percentage of each tour in the area being dedicated to the fund. After spending some time in the area and hopefully spotting some dolphins and visit Khone Phapheng waterfall before we get back to Pakse (Approximately 3 hours)

Approximately: 2.5 hours walking, 2.5 hours kayaking,  30 Minutes boat ride.


You can continue onwards to Cambodia if you wish, a free transfer to the border is included! Please enquire with us in regards to transport to Siem Reap if required.

Depart From :
Green Discovery, Pakse office
Returns to :
Pakse or Veunkham (for Cambodian border)
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Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Minivan, Boat
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What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent, Change of clothes for the evening, Warm clothes
What is included :
Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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