The Vat Phou Cruises

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    Embark on a 3 days – 2 nights journey expedition from Pakse abroad our luxurious ship and explore the splendor of the mighty Southern Mekong River and the mystical UNESCO Vat Phou temple, Cruises departs from Pakse.
  • PAKSE Departing 09h30 – 10h00
    After meeting at the Sinouk Coffee House in central Pakse at 9:30am, we transfer you to our cruise boat via long tail riverboat, for your 2.5 hour journey to Champassak.
    CHAMPASAK / LUNCH - 12h30
    Upon boarding at the Vat Phou boat, we help you to your cabins to unpack, before serving lunch on deck. All meals are included on the Vat Phou Mekong cruise and our galley produces the finest of Laotian, Vietnamese and Thai dishes, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. VAT PHOU TEMPLE - 14h30
    The highlight of the afternoon is the Vat Phou ruins – the majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple complex and our 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.
    SUNSET CRUISE - 17h00
    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.  

    TOMO VILLAGE - Departing 07h00 – 10h30
    Breakfast is on board as we set sail for the village of Tomo. This is a small village a few minutes walk away from the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong. Afterwards we rejoin the boat to continue our cruise southwards.
    CRUISE / LUNCH - 12h30
    Lunch is on the deck, while we leisurely sail closer to the wild paradise known as the 4,000 Islands All meals are included on the Vat Phou Mekong cruise and the galley produces the finest of Laotian, Vietnamese and Thai dishes, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented.
    BAN DEUA TIA / KHONG ISLAND - 16h30
    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, you will also visit the local school and share some time with the students. Our day’s cruise finishes at the most northern tip of Don Khong, the largest inhabited island in the river archipelago. After dinner, the evening is yours to relax and enjoy.
    DON KHONE - Departing 7h00
    While you have breakfast on the deck, the Vat Phou boat cruises down 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, the French colonial house and walk across the bridge that links Khone and Det Islands.
    LUNCH - 12h00
    Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant on Don Khone Island along the banks of the river.
    PHAPHENG WATERFALL / PAKSE - 13h00-16h30
    This afternoon you will visit the Khone PhaPheng waterfalls, the “Niagara of the East”. After your visit to Phapheng waterfall you will be transferred back to Pakse by bus where the tour will end.

    Cruise Price Table

    Person Low Season
    (from April to September 2015)
    High Season
    (October 2015)
    Single cabin Double cabin Single cabin Double cabin
    1 Person $ 554 $ 0 $ 730 $ 0

    The Cruise Inclusion

    • 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 during meals.
    • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
    • Services of a qualified crew during the cruise.
    • Group / individual insurance.

    The Cruise Exclusion

    • 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.

    More information

    • Operated with minimum 4 persons on boards.
    • Prices listed are for double occupancy. there is a surcharge for a single travelers.
    • For safety reasons and according to weather conditions, the program may be amended without prior notice.
    • Optional visit is only a tour guidance for you to visit depending on our program timing and at your own arrangement.
    • Child age 2-12 years old discounted 50% when sharing room with parents. Infants (under 2 years old) are free of charge.”The cruise itineraries can be changed or reversed without prior notice.”
Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

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