Run by: Selective Asia
Reference number: Secrets of Southern Laos
Southern Laos attracts far fewer travellers than the north but it’s well worth stepping off the well-trodden tourist trail, heading south and soaking up the relaxed pace of life.
A visit to Laos isn’t really complete without spending some time in Luang Prabang and that’s the start point for this 11-day itinerary. This atmospheric town is the perfect introduction to Laos: the food, the culture and the people.
Having spent four nights temple touring, meeting the locals, and visiting an elephant conservation project, take the short flight to Pakse, the gateway to southern Laos. From Pakse journey south to the region known as Si Phan Don, or the 4000 Islands, close to the Cambodian border. Soak up the laid-back pace on these sleepy islets, island hopping by boat and bike for a peek into local life.
After a brief stay (don’t worry, you’ll be returning), head back to the mainland and journey north-east to the cooler climes of the Bolaven Plateau. Explore the region’s plunging waterfalls and coffee plantations. Your overnight accommodation will be in the home of a local coffee farmer. Finally, leave the Bolaven Plateau behind and return to the picturesque 4000 Islands, enjoying three nights R&R on Done Daeng.
Day 1 - arrive Luang Prabang
Day 2 - Luang Prabang, Tak Bat, Walking Tour, 'Go Local'
Day 3 - Luang Prabang, MandaLao Baby Elephant Experience
Day 4 - Luang Prabang, Nam Ou Cruise, Pak Ou Caves
Day 5 - Luang Prabang, Pakse, 4000 Islands
Day 6 - 4000 Islands, Done Khong, Island hopping by boat & bike
Day 7 - Done Khong, Bolaven Plateau Jeep Tour, Homestay
Day 8 - Homestay, Bolaven Plateau Jeep Tour, Done Daeng
Day 9 - Done Daeng, Wat Phou, Champasak Waking Tour
Day 10 - Done Daeng
Day 11 - Done Daeng, depart Pakse
As with all our holidays, we have created lots of free time for you to enjoy as you please. If you would prefer a more ‘complete’ travel programme, we will be happy to oblige. We can also tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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