4000 Islands Highlights

GDL-Champassak-4000-islands-1-7This one day of sightseeing tour takes us to the 4000 Islands on the southern tip of Laos. We visit the old French bridge at Don Det, the Somphamit gorge of Don Kone and the amazing Khonephapheng waterfall. Highlight of the day is spotting the rare and globally endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins.

Approximately: 5 hours sightseeing and transfer, 1 hour boating

Day 1: Pakse > Don Det > Waterfalls & Irrawady Dolphins > Pakse

Our van leaves at 8:00 am from the Green Discovery Pakse office, and travel for about 2 hours to Nakasang village. From here we take a boat to Don Det island, which takes nearly 20 minutes. We continue our trip by either walking or cycling around the island to visit the old bridge and river embankment, both built during the colonial French period. Enjoy watching local fishermen during their work on the Mekong! We proceed to visit the thundering Somphamit waterfall and stop for lunch at a local restaurant nearby.

In the afternoon we go further south for approximately 20 minutes by boat to see one of the world's rarest mammal species, the Irrawaddy Dolphins. Let's spend some time here for watching the dolphins and for relaxing. Another 30 minutes boat ride brings us to the small border town Veun Kham, where we will find our van waiting to take us to the amazing and largest waterfall in Southeast Asia, Khonephapheng. We will return to Pakse, which takes about 2½ hours, or you may drop off at the Lao/Cambodian border checkpoint.

Approximately: 6 hours sightseeing and transfer, 1 hour boating

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

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