The Compack Highlight of Southern Laos

GDL-Champassak-4000-islands-1-21This 2 days trip takes you down the Mekong by boat to Wat Phou, then down through the famous 4000 islands of Don Khong, old French bridge at Don Det, Don Khone and amazing Khone Phapheng waterfalls, and to see the Irrawaddy Dolphins. This trip will end at the Lao and Cambodia border.

(Boating, cycling and sightseeing, all seasons)

Day 1: Pakse - Champassak - Wat Phou - 4000 Islands - Don Khone 

Departing Green Discovery Laos office in Pakse by private minivan for a short drive to the boat landing and embark downstream on a long-tail boat bound for Champassak town. On the way we stop to visit Wat Phou Ngoy, overlooking the Mekong. We continue floating down and enjoy local life along the Mekong River. We have lunch at Champassak. After lunch, we visit UNESCO’s world Heritage Site of Wat Phou. Then we get back to the other side of the Mekong to Ban Moung in order to take an about 2 hours drive to Ban Nakasang and take short boat to Donkhone then check-in at the hotel and enjoy a relaxed cold drink. Test the fresh coconut juice on the island, you will like it! The rest of the day is free time and witnessing the beautiful sunset before dinner.

Overnight stay at Don Khone (Khounphan G/H)

Approximately: 2 hours boating, 2.5 hours transfer & 2 hours sightseeing

Day 2: Don Khone - Liphi Waterfall - Dolphin Area - Veunkham - Khone Phapheng Falls - Pakse 

2-days-Mekong-Wat-Phou-Champassak-Experience-1Early morning we have a short excursion by Tuk Tuk or cycling around the Island to visit the old colonial French bridge and the French built embankment. Enjoy visiting local fishermen at the Mekong. We return to the hotel for breakfast. After that we visit the gorgeous Liphi waterfall and continue to travel about 20 minutes by boat downstream to see one of the world’s rarest mammal species, the Irrawaddy Dolphin.

We spend some time in the boat to relax, watch and photograph the Dolphins. We return to the hotel for check-out and take short boat to the main land where taking our van to the amazing widest waterfall in Southeast Asia, Khone Phapheng. Lunch will be served at the falls before we return to Pakse. The drive back will take 2½ hours on the same way to Pakse or you may opt for a drop-off at the Lao-Cambodian border.

Approximately: 1 hour cycling, 2 hours sightseeing, 1 hour boating, 2.5 hours transfer

Depart From :
Green Discovery, Pakse office
Returns to :
Green Discovery, Pakse office
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
1 - easy
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Minivan, Boat
Activities :
Sight seeing
Accommodation :
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Warm clothes
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Bridges' and cave fees, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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