Vat Phou Cruise 3 Days

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Highlights: Pakse-Khong Islands

Tour is started from: Pakse

Tour is finished from: Khong Islands

Tour duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights

Please note that: Prices will depend on travel date, hotel choice, room categories, numbers of people traveling and all our itineraries are flexible and can be altered to suit your requirements.

Full Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Pakse – Champassak – Wat Phou
Day 2: Huei Thamo – Oum Moung Temple – Khong Island
Day 3: Veuthong – the “Niagara of the East – Xieng Di – Pakse


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pakse – Champassak – Wat Phou

You have an early start this morning with a 6.30am flight to Pakse.

On arrival you’ll be met and transferred to the Vat Phou Cruise boat, once on board we head south, arriving at Champassak in time for a riverside lunch, followed by a guided tour of the mysterious pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Phou, the boat’s namesake.

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Vat Phou Cruise

Vat Phou Cruise

Wat Phou

As dusk falls, we board the Vat Phou for a relaxing cruise down-river, enjoying the tropical sunset on the deck. Dinner is served on board while the boat docks for the night alongside a remote Laotian village.

Overnight on board the Vat Phou (B, L, D)


Day 2: Huei Thamo – Oum Moung Temple – Khong Island

After a leisurely breakfast on board, we set sail for the village of Huei Thamo, only a few minutes walk away from the spectacular and ancient forest temple of Oum Moung.

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Oum Moung

Rejoining the boat we cruise south to the ‘4000 islands’ region, while enjoying lunch on the deck. Arrivng mid afternoon at Ban Dua Tae, a traditional Lao village, you will have the opportunity to explore and observe the traditional daily life of the village.

As the sun sets over the Mekong you will return to the boat and enjoy a quiet dinner on board serenaded by the songs of the buffalo toads.

Overnight on board Wat Phou Cruise (B, L, D) 


Day 3 : Veuthong – the “Niagara of the East – Xieng Di – Pakse

Today we will enjoy breakfast on the upper deck, while cruising to the small village of Ban Veuthong, where we will board a small longtail boat for a short journey to Khong Island, the largest island in the 4,000 islands region. 

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Vat Phou Cruise – Laos

Vat Phou Cruise

Ban Veuthong

After visiting the island we return to the mainland for lunch amid the bygone splendor of another age, colorful French colonial houses and an old customs post alongside a stone quay.

Following lunch we jump in minivans for our drive to the encaptivating, scenic splendor of the Khone Phapeng waterfall, “the Niagara of the East“, close to the Cambodian border. Return to Pakse by road we will arrive late afternoon.

Overnight in Pakse (B,L)


Included in above prices:

  • Private, Airconditioned Transport
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Gov’t taxs and service charges
  • Luggage handling
  • Drinking water


Exclusive of above prices:

  • Accommodation on a twin shared basis (quote separately)
  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
  • Domestic airticket
  • Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance
  • Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary
  • Single room accommodation (quoted separately)
  • Child or adult in triple share accommodation
  • Foreign language guides other than English
  • Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses


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