Explore beautiful Southern Laos on this 6 day journey. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery by visiting the stunning Tad Fane waterfall with its dizzying drop. In the 4,000 Islands, enjoy the laid-back pace of Don Khone Island, explore local villages, and gain an inside peak into local Lao culture.
Visiting the stunning Tad Fane waterfall with its dizzying drop
Explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao
Visit the remains of the French period and Liphi Waterfall
Day 1: Pakse - Arrival (None)
Upon arrival, you will be met by our guide and tranferred to visit the largest Buddha Stutue at Wat Chomphet. We then head east to the resort of Tad Fane, which is also the name of the highest waterfall in Laos. After a soft rest, you will start trekking through the beauties of villages, coffee plantations, and a suspension bridge. Huge rocks and epiphytic orchids abound all along the way. Tall pine trees grow here, giving an atypical charactor of landscape. Return to the hotel late afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Pakse - Boloven Plateau - Tree Top Explorer (B/L/D)
IMPORTANT: Each visitor is required to have contracted an own valid insurance suitable for this kind of adventure. Participation is solely on ones own risk. The Tree Top Explorer is applying highest international safety standards and using equipment accordingly, the project is not responsible for lack of proper insurance and accidents occurring due reckless behavior or not following the instructions of the project personnel (guides).
We arrive at Ban Nongluang after a 1 hour drive from Pakse, stroll for a while through the village and chat with the people. The village guides who will accompany us for the next three days give important firstsafety instructions. We then hike through coffee plantations and vegetable gardens until wild semi-evergreen forest gradually takes over. The trail winds down for a while, sometimes quite steeply, passing ravines, beautiful waterfalls and flower-studded plateaus. Along the way, the guides explain the plants traditionally used in the village kitchen or as herbal medicine.
A breath-taking canopy walkway high in the trees and crossing a steep river valley is a first challenge. We pass the huge 'Tiger' waterfall and reach the giant 'Kamet' fall (name of a monkey), where the water plunges more than 100 m down into a relatively narrow, densely forested valley basin with waterfalls apparently everywhere. Here is where the zip-lines start and the real thrill takes its course. Brace yourself for an adventure of a lifetime!
We take our lunch in the wilderness, explore the forest secrets of the area and may take a cooling swim before mastering the unbelievable zip-lines. The cables crisscross the valley in front of the majestic water wall, stunningly high and us perfectly cooled by the spray of the water. Enjoy the sensation of being weightless and truly one with nature. Let your adrenaline rush come to a maximum. It's joy, sheer joy!
After a day of great activity, we finally settle for the night in the wonderful camp with restaurant nearby. For dinner, local food and absolutely delicious barbecues are on the menu. Chatting and recollecting the gorgeous experiences of the day, or just relaxing and dreaming under the stars about the incredible wonders of life, we finally retire into our own tree house almost 10 m above ground. These houses designed in traditional style, made of wood, bamboo, and grass, can only be reached by - a zip-line.Bathrooms near the restaurant offer hot and cold water. An instant cozy sleep shrouded by the fiddling sound of the forest crickets is guaranteed.
Overnight at the Tree House, Jungle Hotel Paksong.
Day 3: Boloven Plateau - Pakse - Champasak (B/L/-)
We wake up amidst the warbling, piping, chirping, twittering of the innumerable birds in the dense canopy around us. A simple European-style breakfast prepares us for an easy 30-minute trekthrough great forest before reaching the first cable. Be ready for extended flights through the jungle with the longest zip-line of 400 m as a real highlight. Its speed, its felt infinity, the proximity to the usually invisible upper stratum of the forest is an amazing and unforgettable experience. We then transfer further south to Champasak. On arrival, check in the hotel. Overnight in Champasak.
Day 4: Champasak - Wat Phou - Ban Khiet Ngong - Done Khone ( B/-/-)
Early morning, we cross the river to visit Wat Phou, one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. Following lunch (your own account), we keep driving south again to Ban Khiet Ngong, where we will enjoy a short elephant riding to mount Phou Asa, which is the highest peak of the region with the scenic sightseeing over the surrounding area. We then transfer a little bit further and stop over at Ban Nakasang, where we will board on the small leisurely cruise to Done Khone. Overnight in Done Khone.
Day 5: Done Khone - 4000 Island Surrouding - Pakse (B/-/-)
Following breakfast, we enjoy a visit to the surrounding countryside, and embark on a long tail boat tour of the Don Khone area, which takes you to visit the remains of the French period and Liphi Waterfall or "the Corridor of the Devil". We return to the mainland at the fishing village of Ban Nakasang and drive further south to visit Khone Phapheng. Khone Phapheng is considered the largest waterfall by volume in South East Asia; this is a really impressive near the Lao-Cambodian border, set within an area which is teeming with wildlife, making this area one of the most breathtaking destinations in Laos. Afterwards we drive back to Pakse. Overnight in Pakse.
Day 6: Pakse - Departure (B/-/-)
You are free before taking the departure flight.
- Transportation with air-condition in private (1-3: 12 seats; 4-7: 16 seats; 8-14: 25 seats; 15-24: 35 seats; 25-up: 45 seats)
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- English speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals as per program
- Gov’t tax and service charge
- Luggage handling and drinking water
What's Not Included
- Visa stamping fee on arrival
- All air tickets quoted separately
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Single room (quoted separately)
- Other foreign language guide
- Peak tourist season or special event rates
- Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
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