Vat Phou Cruise 3 Days
Tour code: VPC3D
Type of tour: Private tour
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Route: Pakse - Champassak - Vat Phou - Huei Thamo - Oum Moung Temple - Khong Island
Overview: The Vat Phou Mekong Cruise is a journey that starts and finishes in Pakse, with two separate itineraries. Both cruise itineraries 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 Pha Pheng waterfall on the Laos - Cambodia border.
( 3 Days 2 Nights)
What make this tour so special:
- Visit mysterious pre-Angkorian 10th century temple of Vat Phou
- Oum Moung Temple & Khong Island exploring
- Enjoy a leisurely sail to the wild paradise of the “4,000 islands”,
- Cruising to the small village of Ban Veuthong
- Day 1: Pakse - Champassak - Vat Phou
- Day 2: Huei Thamo - Oum Moung Temple - Khong Island
- Day 3: Ban Veuthong - the “Niagara of the East/ Xieng Di/ Pakse
Early morning 10h30 a.m. departure from Pakse for Champassak, heading 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 a remote Laotian village.
Day 02 : Huei Thamo - Oum Moung Temple - Khong Island
Breakfast 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”, arrived in the afternoon closed 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 the songs by the songs of the buffalo toads.
Day 03 : Ban Veuthong - the “Niagara of the East/ Xieng Di/ Pakse
Breakfast on the deck, while cruising to the small village of Ban Veuthong where we will board a small long-tail boat to Khone Island. After visit, take a long tail boat back to the main land for lunch amid the by-gone splendid of another age; colorful French colonial houses and an old customs post, alongside a stone quay. Take a minivan to amazingly scenic splendor of the Khong Pha Peng waterfall, “the Niagara of the East“, close to the Cambodian border. Back to “civilization, for the two hours ride to Pakse, arriving in the afternoon, about 3:50 p.m.
Cruise Up River (the same tour but in reverse):
Day 01 : Xieng Di / Khone Island
On arrival at Pakse, drive to the spectacular roaring falls of Khone Pha Pheng, the “Niagara of the East” and the fishing village of Xieng Di for lunch at local restaurant and where you will board a long tail boat for a visit to Khone Island. After visit, take long tail boat to the Khong Island village of Ban Veuthong, where you will board the waiting Vat Phou for a sunset cruise and dinner, docked riverside for the night.
Day 02 : Khong Island - Oum Moung Temple - Huei Thamo
Breakfast on board Vat Phou as we set sail to Ban Dua Tae, and visit this traditional Laotian Village after the visit we sail North, past the island of Don Xai, and into a myriad of islands of all shapes and sizes, the wild paradise of ‘4,000 islands.’ Enjoy the lunch during cruising North to the island of Don Daeng, to visit the village of Huei Thamo and the mysterious Oum Moung forest temple, just a few minutes walk way. Dinner. “Under the stars”, aboard Vat Phou.
Day 03 : Ban Wat Luang Kao - Vat Phou - Champassak
While enjoying breakfast on board, the Vat Phou continues its cruise to Ban Wat Luang Kao, where you will join a guided tour by bus to the tenth century pre-Angkorian temple of Vat Phou, after which you will return by bus to Champassak in time for lunch, and the final cruise to Pakse, with arrival in the afternoon.
We hope that you have found your cruise to be as magical as we believe it to be, and that the memories you take back will remain with you forever.
Price per pax (adult) in US Dollars
Budget: 2-star hotel
US$5,844 + fix fee US$146/person
Private tour : To do the tour privately. The tour is not fixed, it is possible to be customized for your group. All service is reserved for your group only. You do not have to share the bus, boat, tour guide with other tourists. One exception, if you stay at the boat in Halong bay - it is like the hotel in Halong - you still have to share the boat with other people
- 3 days cruise with stops and visits en route
- 2 night accommodation on Vatphous cruise
- Meal plan as mentioned
- Entrance fee at Tam Ting and police fees along the trip
- 1 FOC half twin for 15 paying persons
- Assistance of English-speaking cruise escort during the cruise (no guide on board)
Visa fee - visa to Vietnam
Visa approval and fees for Laos
- If you don’t have enough time to complete visa before your departure to Vietnam, we will help you to obtain visa on arrival easily
- As indicated: A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
- Itinerary is subject to change depending on flights, road condition and room availability
- Rates are subjected to changed without prior notice.
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