Day 1: Arrive in Vientiane. In the afternoon we take for sight seeing tour to visit religious museum Wat Sisakhet, the oldest temple, its cloister contains more than 8.000 Buddha statues, Hor Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statues, but today it contains a collections of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found around Vientiane, That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest of Buddha. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 2: Vientiane–Pakse–Done Khong Island (by flight). On arrival Pakse, we drive on the National Road No. 13th south to Champasak and visit the ruins of Wat Phu Temple, which is well known as the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between 9th–13th centuries. Here is also a chance to visit some nearby Khmer temples and Buddhist shrines, after a short stop to explore, we continue to Done Khong Island. Overnight in Khong Island.
Day 3: Don Khong Island (by traditional boat). After breakfast, we explore the local villages of Ban Khone Village, where the old French colonial buildings and its retrace the old colonial past with seeing the first Lao railway with its locomotive. We continue discover the area of 4000 islands by our leisurely boat to visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls of marking the end of Lao boundary to Cambodia call Liphi waterfall, known as the Samphamith. If we have luck, we may be seen the rare freshwater Mekong Dolphin at Ban Hang Khone Village. Return to Ban Nakasang Village and drive to famous waterfalls of Khone Phapeng, the largest waterfall in the world.
Day 4: Don Khong Island-Bolovenr Plateau. We continue our journey towards Tad Lor, through Boloven Plateau where famous tea and coffee plantation and other lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil are incredible all along the way. In route, there are some opportunities to explore a part of Boloven Plateau and visit some hill villages of the Katu, Alak and Nge ethnic minority people. It is possible to swim here with a beautiful place. Accommodation at: Tad Lor Resort.
Day 5: Tad Lor-Pakse. In the morning we explore some villages with short trekking around Boloven Plateau, then drive to Pakse, visit Wat Luang Temple and market. Accommodation at: Champa Palace Hotel.
Day 6: Pakse-Departure. You have free time in the morning until transfer to Airport.
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