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CTL8: Vientiane - Pakse 5 days

Destination: Vientiane - Pakse - Wat phou – Khong island - Pakse
Starts in: Vientiane
Ends in: Pakse
Duration: 5D-4N
Tour code: CTL8

Vientiane - Pakse 5 days

Itinerary in Details:
 
Day 1: Vientiane arrival ( D )
Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. After a short rest, we start to visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. From there, we visit the Central Market call ‘Morning Market’ where you can find the antique items for collection, well handmade textile and gift away items. Overnight in Vientiane.
 
Day 2: Vientiane – Pakse – Wat Phou – Khong island ( B, L, D )
Take a flight from Vientiane  to Pakse. Transfer directly to Champassak. Continue then by car to Wat Phou, another World Heritage Site in Laos recognized by UNESCO in 2002, this ruin temple was built before Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, which is one of the most ancient Khmer temple architecture dating from the 8-11th century. In the afternoon drive to Khong Island and stop en route to visit the ruins of the Khmer temple of Oup Mong at Ban Houei Tomo. Arrive at Ban Hatsai Khoune before sunset and board a traditional long tail boat to reach Khong Island. Overnight in Khong Island.
 
Day 3: Khong island – Surrounding ( B, L )
Breakfast, today, we enjoy a cruise venturing into the widest reach of the Mekong River from where thousands of islets just out in dry season, giving this area a lovely name” Si Phan Done A long the way, we stop at the Liphi waterfalls and the fisherman village of Ban Done Khone. On return, we take a short drive to the Lao – Cambodia border at Weukham and the sight of Khone Phapheng, which boats South East Asia’s biggest water falls, if there is luck, we may be seen Mekong dolphin. Overnight in Khong Island.
 
Day 4: Khong island – Tad lo – Pakse ( B, L, D )
Breakfast; upon leaving Khong 4000 islands, we continue our journey towards Tadlo, through Boloven plateau where famous tea and coffee plantation and other lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil are incredible all along the way. En route, there are some opportunities to explore a part of Boloven plateau and visit some hill villages of the Katu, Alak and Nge ethnic minority people, return to Pakse by late evening. Overnight in Pakse.
 
Day 5: Pakse departure ( B )
Breakfast, transfer to airport for your departure flight. End of tour.
 
Accommodation Options
 
Location Superior First class Deluxe
Pakse Pakse Hotel 3 * Pakse Hotel 3* Champasak 4 *
Vientiane Orchird 3 * Vansan Riverside 4* Setha Palace 5*
 
Tour includes:
  • Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Boat cruise as stated
  • Air ticket Vientiane – Pakse
  • Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
  • Mineral Water and towel
  • Government taxes & Service charges
Tour excludes:
  • International airfare & airport tax
  • Visa in Laos ( available at the airport at 30 USD )
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills.
  • Tips and gratuities
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