GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT WAT PHOU CRUISE
Time flies slowly on the three day Wat Phou cruise with Orient Skyline Travel through southern Laos on the magical part of the Mekong which offers stunning backdrop with mythic islands, ancient temples, charming local residents and sleepy traditional villages.
Champassak – 4000 islands – Pakse
- Embrace all Southern Laos with local culture, people and their lifestyle
- Explore the magical Mekong’s 4000 Islands by boat
- Visit Wat Phou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- 3 day relaxing cruise with interesting stops and visits along the way
- Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Entrance fees during guided visits
- Transfer from/to Pakse
- Assistance of English/French speaking escort staff on the cruise
- Coffee, tea, water
- Service charges
THROUGH THE WAT PHOU CRUISE, YOU WILL DISCOVER
Day 1: Pakse – Champassak – Wat Phou (L, D)
In the morning in Pakse, take a boat trip to reach Champasak. Enjoy lunch by the river and then pay a visit to the spectacular pre-Angkorian temple style of Wat Phou, this is a UNESCO Heritage site was built in the 10th century, and the temple sits majestically amidst verdant rice fields and rivers.
Wander through the streets in Champasak to take in some French’s most colonial architecture in town. Return to the boat deck, enjoy southern Laos’ sunset with a glass of wine or two while marvel at the view of Laos’ traditional villages in distance.
After dinner spend the night on board.
Day 2: On board of the Wat Phou (B, L, D)
Enjoy onboard breakfast while the boat moves towards Houay Tomo. Upon arrival, visit the forested temple – Oum Muang.
After a tasty lunch, in the afternoon, the boat will be cruising further south to the area of “4,000 islands”. On the way stop to visit Dua Tae village a traditional village before continue to journey to Khong Island.
On reaching the destination of the 4,000 islands which is locally known as “Siphandon” in Lao language, be lured with the unique breathtaking beauty the area has to offer along the Laos/Cambodian border. This magical part of the river spans over 14 km wide.
Enjoy dinner by the islands and overnight on board.
Day 3: Khong island – Khone Phapheng – Pakse (B, L)
Enjoy breakfast while the boat is cruising to Ban Veuthong village. Swap for the smaller boat and cruise towards Khone Island.
Near Cambodia and Vietnam, during the Colonial occupation the islands were extremely important to the French as the islands connected Laos to Cambodia and Southern Vietnam. A railway bridge was built to surpass over the waterfalls, which today becomes a perfect viewing point for the surrounding area.
Cruise back for lunch in a local restaurant which sits amidst the Colonial buildings. Before returning to Pakse, transfer by car to see another mighty waterfall of Khone Phapheng which is close to the border with Cambodia.
From the fall, take a road transfer to arrive Pakse after two hours.