Vat Phou Mekong Cruise Mekong Tour 3 days

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Vat Phou Mekong Cruise Mekong Tour 3 days
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Destinations:Laos - Pakse - Champassak - Huei Thamo - Don Khone
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Price From: 484 USD

This Tour starts and finishes on Pakse. In both itineraries the cruise will stop and visit majestic UNESCO World Heritage Vat Phou ruins and Pha Pheng waterfall. It’s one of the highest temples in the country. Especially, we can see Ban Deua Tia - a small Laotian Village where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries. 

During journey, cruise passes through most of historical monuments, which close to the Cambodian border. It’s a good occasion to know more about traditional culture and customs in small fishing village. 

Room Types Max Halong Lowest Rate No. Rooms .
Deluxe Single Cabin
1
person
USD 658
USD 774
5 Rooms left
(Check-in 01 Jul 2015 to 30 Sep 2015)
Deluxe Double Cabin
2
person
USD 968
USD 1138
5 Rooms left
(Check-in 01 Jul 2015 to 30 Sep 2015)
Deluxe Single Cabin
1
person
USD 857
USD 952
5 Rooms left
(Check-in 01 Oct 2015 to 31 Mar 2016)
Deluxe Double Cabin
2
person
USD 1258
USD 1398
5 Rooms left
(Check-in 01 Oct 2015 to 31 Mar 2016)
Price Included
  • 3 days cruise with stops and visits as mentioned in the program with English speaking guide.
  • 2 nights accommodation on board.
  • Meal plan as mentioned in the tour program.
  • Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and meals.
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • Services of qualified crews during the cruise.
  • Group insurance.
Price Excluded
  • Visa approval and fees for Laos.
  • Transfer from hotel / airport to pier in Pakxe or v.v.
  • Other drinks and meals not mentioned in package.
  • Other personal expenses.

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit famous majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple, it’s one the highest temples in the country.
  • Explore the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong and Don Khong, it’s also the largest inhabited island.
  • Sail to Xieng Di village to know the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen who are living in fishing village.

Option 1: CRUISE DOWN RIVER

Day 1Pakse / Champassak / Vat Phou

After meeting at the Sinouk Coffee House in central Pakse at 9:30am, we transfer you to a longtail riverboat for your 2.5 hour journey to Champassak. Upon arrival at the Vat Phou boat, we help you to your cabins to unpack then serve lunch on deck. The highlight of the afternoon is the Vat Phou ruins - the majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple complex and boat's namesake. You have time to visit the museum at the ruins site, walk up to the highest temple and take as many photos as you would like. As dusk falls, we transfer you back to the Vat Phou boat for a chance to enjoy the tropical sunset on the deck. Dinner is served on board, while the boat docks for the night alongside a remote Laotian village.

 

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Vat Phou Cruise 

 

Day 2Huei Thamo / Oum Muong Temple / Khong Island

Breakfast is on board as we set sail for the village of Huei Thamo. This is a small village a few minutes walk away from the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong Temple. Afterwards we rejoin the boat to continue our cruise southwards. Lunch is on the deck, while leisurely sailing closer to the wild paradise of the "4,000 Islands" Late afternoon we disembark from the boat to walk through Ban Deua Tia, a small Laotian Village where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries. Our day's cruise finishes at the most northern tip of Don Khong, the largest inhabited island in the river archipelego. After dinner, the evening is yours to relax and enjoy.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Vat Phou Cruise 

 

Day 3Don Khone / Pha Pheng Waterfall / Pakse

While you breakfast on the deck, the Vat Phou boat cruises the Mekong to the small village of Ban Veuthong, where you board a small boat to meander among the 4,000 Islands to Khone Island. You will visit the old French railway and walk across the bridge that links Khone and Det Islands. We continue on the boat back to the mainland for lunch at a local restaurant in a small fishing village, Xieng Di, on the banks of the Mekong. A bus transfers you to the historically significant Pha Pheng Waterfall, "the Niagara of the East", close to the Cambodian border. We then bring you back to Pakse for the end of the cruise experience, arriving around 17.00-17.30 pm.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

 

Accommodation:  

Option 2:  CRUISE UP RIVER

Day 1 Pakse / Pha Pheng Waterfall / Khone Island 

After meeting at the Sinouk Coffee House in central Pakse at 9:30am, you will board a bus to travel Route 13 to the historically significant Pha Pheng Waterfall, the "Niagara of the East". You will then be driven to the fishing village of Xieng Di for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, you board small boats for a visit to Khone Island to see the old French railway and walk the bridge that links Khone and Det Islands. The boat drop you at the Khong Island village of Ban Veuthong, where you will board the waiting Vat Phou boat for a sunset cruise and dinner on the Mekong river, docking riverside for the night.

 

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Vat Phou Cruise 

 

Day 2 Khong Island / Oum Muong Temple / Huei Thamo 

Breakfast is on board the Vat Phou boat as we set sail to Ban Deua Tia. You willl walk through this small Village, seeing centuries old traditions still being used. The Vat Phou boat then continues to cruise north on the Mekong, past the island of Don Xai, and many other small islets in the river archipelego. After lunch, you visit the village of Huei Thamo and the mysterious Oum Muong Temple, just a few minutes walk way. Dinner aboard Vat Phou then you have the rest of the evening to relax and enjoy the silence.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Vat Phou Cruise 

 

Day 3 Vat Phou / Champassak / Pakse 

While enjoying breakfast on board, the Vat Phou continues its Mekong cruise to Champassak. The highlight this morning is the Vat Phou ruins - the majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple complex and boat's namesake. You have time to visit the museum at the ruins site, walk up to the highest temple and take as many photos as you would like. We return you to the boat for your final lunch on board. A small boat will then take you back to Pakse, arriving around 17.00-17.30 pm.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: 

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • No both cruises operation in June.
  • The meeting point is at Sinouk Coffee House in Pakse at 9.30a.m., so please be there in time.
  • High season: on day 1 downstream & day 3 upstream cruises, 2 groups will have lunch the
  • same timing on board but lunches are organized separately in lower and upper decks.
  • Please bring a jersey or a jacket as it can get cool on the boat from October to December.

 

 

Vat Phou Cruise
Vat Phou Cruise
Deluxe Cabin
Deluxe Cabin
The Rear Upper Deck
The Rear Upper Deck
Relax Area
Relax Area
Sun Bath Area
Sun Bath Area
Cruise Over View
Cruise Over View
Cruise At Night
Cruise At Night
Cruise At Night
Cruise At Night
Scenery on Mekong River
Scenery on Mekong River
Scenery on Mekong River
Scenery on Mekong River