Vat Phou Cruise • Leisurely Cruise along the Fascinating Mekong River in Southern Laos Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Cruise the Mother of Waters to the wild paradise of the 4,000 islands on the Vat Phou, your comfortable floating air-conditioned teak hotel, with twelve cabins, each with twin beds and private hot and cold running water bathrooms. Shaded upper deck for lounging, restaurant on board serving the finest Laotian, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Beers, wines and spirits are also available on board. From Pakse to the Niagara of the East, and the discovery of one of the wonders of the world, the treasures of Khmer architecture.
Cruise down River: 1 November - 30 April: Departures: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 1 May - 31 October: Departures: Every Saturday ** During the month of June the Cruise does not operate **
Cruise up River: 1 November - 30 April: Departures: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
DAY 1 Departing at 10:30 from Pakse to Champassak, you will head south aboard a local longtail riverboat, zigzagging through mild rapids and sand banks, arriving at Champassak in time for a riverside lunch, followed by a guided tour of the mysterious pre-Angkorian 10th century temple of Vat Phou, the boat’s namesake. As dusk falls 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
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
DAY 2 Breakfast is served on board as we set sail for the village of Huei Thamo, only a few minutes walk away from the spectacular hidden forest temple of Oum Moung. Afterwards rejoin the boat for a cruise southwards and lunch on the deck, while we continue our leisurely sail further south to the wild paradise of the 4,000 islands. Arrive in the afternoon close to Khong Island (the birthplace of the President of the Peoples republic of Laos) at Ban Dua Tae, and visit this traditional Laotian Village where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries. Back on board for quiet dinner, under the stars, serenaded by songs of the buffalo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 3 Breakfast on board, while cruising to the small village of Ban Veuthong where we will board a small long-tail boat to Khone Island. After this visit, take a longtail boat back to the mainland for lunch amid the by-gone splendours of another age; colorful French colonial houses and an old customs post, alongside a stone quay. Take a minivan to the amazingly scenic splendor of the Khong Pha Peng waterfall, the Niagara of the East, close to the Cambodian border. Back to civilization, for a two hour ride to Pakse, arriving in the afternoon at about 15:30
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
PRICE: 1 May - 30 September: 20,540 Baht per person based on twin share 1 October - 30 April: 25,980 Baht per person based on twin share
PRICE INCLUDES: - Meals as mentioned in the itinerary - Two nights accommodation based on twin share - English speaking guide - Tours and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
PRICE EXCLUDES: - Drinks on board - International airfare and taxes - Laos visa and visa fees if applicable - Transfers to and from departure point - Personal expenses
Note: For safety reasons and according to navigation conditions, the program may be amended without prior notice.
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.