Take a leisurely 3-day journey down the Mekong River in Southern Laos to witness one of the region’s most remarkable treasures, the mythical UNESCO World Heritage site of Vat Phou, considered the birthplace of Khmer architecture. Featuring 12 newly renovated (2018) cabins with twin and king beds available, the boutique river-borne hotel will take you through timeless landscapes, accentuated by the stunning Si Phun Don, the “4,000 Islands,” and Southeast Asia’s largest waterfalls at Pha Pheng.
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Vessel Facilities & Highlights
- the Vat Phou ruins, a majestic pre-Angkorian temple complex
- the village of Tom and the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong
- the small village of Ban Deua Tia, known for its centuries old traditional way of life
- the island of Don Khong, the largest inhabited island in the river archipelago
Your Host & The Team
“Vat Phou crews are local villagers from along the southern end of the Mekong River in Laos, providing income to communities we visit. While learning the importance of hygiene and living in a healthy environment, they are still continuing to improve their English and customer service skills through regular training programs. All crew on the boat live and work in harmony and consider one other as family. This is the beauty of the Vat Phou Cruise.”
Welcome to Champasak–Pakse
Visitors to Laos are instantly captured by the country’s mystique and guests staying at a Secret Retreats property get to experience this charm in an incomparable setting. With a goal of curating a collection of only the finest luxurious, cultural and sustainable travel partners, Secret Retreats brings you the best of Laos boutique hotel accommodations and experiences.
Laos is a land of great beauty seen in the majestic cultural artefacts of kingdoms long gone, the sprawling splendour of its rural landscapes, and the hospitality of its people. Visitors to Pakse and Champasak Laos can expect a land of temples, rice paddies and rich history found along the artery of Laos,
the Mekong River.
“The Vat Phou Cruises offer a peaceful and unique way to explore the splendor of the Mekong River, the artery of life in Laos, also known as The Mother of Waters and worshiped for thousands of years. The cruise will lead you to the UNESCO World Heritage Vat Phou Temple during a 3-day voyage aboard a luxurious floating hotel between Pakse and Champasak.”
Kim, the discoverer.
GENERALCruising Areas: Mekong River (Southern Laos)
Length: 34 m
Number of Cabins: 12
Annual Docking: June
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Hanoi
Currency accepted: USD, LAK
Electricity voltage: 220V
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