Mekong Island

Mekong Island

Duration: 4D3N

Destinations: Pakse-Wat Phou-Don Khong-4000 Islands-Khone Phapheng Falls-Pakse

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Enjoy peaceful and serene Southern Laos, where the Mekong river shows a pathway full of splendid landscapes and a succession of mountains covered by lush vegetation. Villages along the banks are home to various ethnic groups, dependent on agriculture, fishery, weaving, gold panning and teak exploitation.


Day 1: Pakse Arrival       

Day 2: Mekong River Sightseeing     

Day 3: The 4000 Islands    

Day 4: Return To Pakse        

Pakse Arrival

Welcome to Pakse! In the late afternoon, your private guide will greet you at the airport and take you to board your Laos Mekong Island cruise. Enjoy a welcome cocktail as we begin to cruise down the Mekong River. During the next few days, indulge in Southeast Asian delicacies for dinner on board or an atmospheric barbecue on the riverbank.The rest of the day is free for you to relax on deck. Enjoy your dinner on board this evening.

Mekong River Sightseeing

Today, your cruise will stop and allow you to explore Wat Phu, a ruined Khmer Hindu temple complex located at the foot of Kao Mountain. This temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site with surviving structures dating from the 11th to 13th centuries. These ruins are among the most inspiring and mystical archaeological tour destinations of Laos.Once we return to the ship, we will continue to sail down the Mekong River. Enjoy the breathtaking views and sunset as we cruise deeper into the region known as the 4,000 Islands.

The 4000 Islands

In this part of the Mekong, the river has its widest expansion of up to 16 km. When the water level declines during dry season, thousands of islands become visible above the surface. Some of these islands are tiny and uninhabited, others are larger and covered in their own mountains and forests. As we sail through the islands, you will have a chance to see the Khone Phapheng Falls, one of the biggest falls in Asia, and if you're lucky you may spot one of the Mekong's rare Irrawaddy river dolphins!The rest of the day is free for you to relax. Enjoy a farewell dinner aboard.

Return To Pakse

After breakfast, you will sadly say goodbye to your wonderful Laotian crew and prepare for your onward journey.

Notes: Every river cruise in Southern Laos is a pioneering experience and is subject to constantly changing river conditions, including floodwaters and shallows. Therefore please understand that we must reserve the right to alter the itinerary due to the logistical complexities involved. Small deviations in the program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, local authorities and river and/or road conditions. For safety reasons and according to navigating conditions, these programs may be amended without previous notice.The cruise is also operated in the opposite direction starting with the city tour (arrivals until 12am) and the bus transfer to embark the Mekong Islands Cruise down south on day 1 at 2 pm. The same program will then be conducted from south to north. On day 4, no flights earlier than 13:30 pm from Pakse or 14:30 pm from UBP will be reached. If you plan an earlier flight, we’ll be happy to arrange an extra hotel night in Pakse to your itinerary to leave the next morning.

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  • Transfers to and from Pakse airport or hotel in town from/to Mekong Island Cruise;
  • English speaking guides;
  • All meals, coffee and tea, mineral water;
  • Admission fees for all sightseeing places;
  • Presentation and lectures by cruise director.


  • All visa cost;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Drinks at bar, laundry;
  • Tips and gratuities.

Passion Indochina Travel will provide you with a dynamic professional local private tour guide, a private chauffeur and a transportation that suits your style and gives you pleasure, comfort and security through every points of your destination.All our tour guides in our company are registered English Speaking Guides, they are passionate about their city and they take pride in sharing it with others.With our private local tour guide, you’d get the chance to see and learn more among the historic places in the world and their cultures. Be amazed with the breathtaking scenery of Asia and enjoy some once in a lifetime adventure!

Private Tour Guide

The tour guide is always punctual on every destination he/she is needed. You will be picked up at the airport and will be escorted to your hotel and tend to your stuff til their services is needed again. They will also assist you at the airport at every departure, seeing to it that you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint. All the tour guides in all your choices of destination are Locals. Since they know all the areas of the tours you're taking, they make sure that they share to you all the information may it be historical facts, dates and anecdotes or tell stories about the tour sites to make it more interesting and entertaining. They would also suggest the best spots for picture taking.Our tour guides are also flexible when it comes to the itinerary changes if there's any unexpected reason and will be more than accommodating to any alternative suggestions just to ensure that you will have an incredible experience.

Private Chauffeur Services

Arrive in the comfort of your style. Depending on the group size, and the tour packages of your choice, we would accommodate you with the best transportation and a professional Chauffeur to assist you wherever and whenever you need. They would be happy to transport you.