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Experience the journey of a lifetime with Luang Say Cruises along the river banks of the world famous Mekong from Houei Sai to Luang Prabang, taking in one night stay at the relaxing Luang Say Lodge, situated near Pakbeng.

Luang Say Lodge enjoys a stunning collection of teak and rosewood bungalows that overlook the Mekong River in all its glory. Set over 17 pavilions, all have vistas gazing out across the Mekong, the naturally abundant surroundings perfectly compliment the overall concept of this stunning lodge.
Your journey onboard one of the Pak Ou boats will then take you to the World Heritage site of Luang Prabang. If you want to absorb the stunning Mekong atmosphere and enjoy the local culture and its colorful peoples, this is the cruise of a lifetime.

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The Vat Phou Mekong Cruise is a journey that starts and finishes in Pakse, Both cruise itineraries  (Down and Up) visit the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Vat Phou ruins at Champassak, the mysterious Oum Muong ruins at Huei Thamo, the 4,000 Islands with its winding waterways, and the Phapheng waterfall on the Laos – Cambodia border.

CRUISE 3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS – Down River

DAY 1

PAKSE > CHAMPASAK > VAT PHOU TEMPLE

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.

CRUISE 3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS – Down River

DAY 2

HUEI THAMO > OUM MUONG TEMPLE > KHONG ISLAND

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.

CRUISE 3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS – Down River

DAY 3

DON KHONE > PHA PHENG WATERFALL > PAKSE

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.

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