LAO - T 08: VAT PHOU CRUISE, 3 days                                       

Pakse - Mekong / on board – Khong IslandKhon Island - Pakse                                                


Day 1     Pakse - Mekong / on board

* No local guide *


Pick up from the airport or hotel in Pakse. Transfer to boat pier, cruise on board with the Vat Phou boat.


VAT PHOU BOAT: a 34 meter steel hull barge that’s been converted into a floating hotel, the Vat Phou was launched in Vientiane / Laos in 1993. The boat has 12 air-conditioned cabins, a large front deck with a wide-open area for relaxation and a lower deck with an air-conditioned restaurant.

Setting off in the morning by local long tail riverboat for Champasak. A riverside lunch is served upon arrival in Champasak. Then a guided tour of the pre-Angkorian tenth century temple of Vat Phou. As dusk falls board the Vat Phou boat for a relaxing cruise downriver, enjoying the tropical sunset. Dinner and overnight on board.

Overnight in Mekong / on board


Day 2     Mekong / on board

* No local guide *


After breakfast on board, Cruise with Vat Phou; enjoy watching river life, villages and fishermen during the morning’s cruise that stops at Oub Muong to visit an ancient Khmer sanctuary hidden in the tropical forest.

Lunch on board, continue the cruise to the area of '4,000 Islands' and visit Khong Island.

Dinner and overnight on board

Overnight in Mekong / on board


Day 3     Mekong / on board – Khong Island – Khon Island - Pakse

* No local guide *


Cruise on board the Vat Phou and back to Pakse, cruise around the waters of Khong Island and cruise around the 4,000 islands. Then a trip by road follows to the spectacular roaring falls of Phapheng. After that continue journey by small long tail boat to Khon Island which might allow you a glimpse of the rare Irrawaddy freshwater dolphin. Lunch and sightseeing at Khon Island. Afternoon, return to Pakse by vehicle. (This 3-day cruise may also be operated in the reverse direction). 


End of Services    **Note: Itinerary subject to change due to boat schedules. 



Per pax

1 Pax

2-8 Pax

9+ Pax









- Valid from 1 April 05 to 30 Sep 05

- The above rates are in USD per person base on twin sharing room

- The 16th pax is FOC in sharing double room.

- Child reduction (sharing bed of parents): under 2 years FOC; under 12 years -30%




On board

Vat Phou Cruise


Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered. All hotel ratings are according to the local accreditation authority.


Included services:

- English or German-speaking guide upon availability.

- Meals according to itinerary.

- Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle (complimentary cold towels and drinking water).

- Sightseeing incl. admissions fees according to itinerary.

- Accommodation in hotels as mentioned above or equivalent.


Excluded services:

- International and domestic airport tax. **Airport tax information**

- Visa fees, drinks and personal expenses.




1. Please note that the validity of this quotation includes the Christmas and New Year period. Many hotels could include last minute compulsory meal packages during these festivals. We will inform you of any additional costs, if applicable, as soon as we are notified by the hotels, and will adjust the quotation accordingly.


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