South Laos Explorer

- A Secret Retreats journey -
4 days / 3 nights
from 770 USD /person



This journey has been personally designed Touny,
who is born in Laos and likes to share her favourite spots across the country and her knowledge and passion for the nature and history around the mystic Mekong River

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Trading route, source of food and water, social center for the settlements along its banks, the Mekong plays an essential role in the life of People in Laos – it is also called locally” The Mother of Waters”. This package offers you a deep insight of life around the Mekong in the south of Laos.


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Your Journey Day by Day

4 days / 3 nights from 770 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room


Day 1 : Pakse Airport - Champasak (B/-/-)
Upon landing in Pakse airport (30mn) or Ubon Ratchathani airport (Thai border side- 2h30mn), a driver will greet you and transfer you to Champassak where you will spend the next 3 nights. After check-in, feel free to stroll through the narrow streets of Champassak where, with the many colonial-era houses (often left in ruins), there is still a very nostalgic “Indochina” atmosphere.
No arrangement for meals.
HOTEL: Bassac Residence (Suite Duplex) or La Folie Lodge (Bungalow River View)
Day 2 : Champassak - Four Thousands Islands (B/-/-)
After breakfast, departure for a trip between the 4,000 islands. You drive to the pier located in front of Done Khong Island where your boat is waiting for you. Continuation of the journey towards the islands of Done Det and Done Khone for a pleasant cruise of nearly an hour and a half. Discovery of Done Khone and what remains of the old railway line, a legacy of the colonial era. Continue to Liphy Falls.
Lunch at leisure (not included) in a restaurant along the Mekong.
After this break, you embark on a canoe for a peaceful ride down the Mekong to see the lifeblood of South East Asia. On the way back, make a little detour to the Khone Phapeng falls, it is here that the monotony of the Mekong breaks, over 14 meters high. These are in fact the most important falls in Southeast Asia, the “Niagara Falls” of the region.
Back to the hotel for the evening.
HOTEL: Bassac Residence (Suite Duplex) or La Folie Lodge (Bungalow River View)
Day 3 : Champassak (B/-/-)
This morning, you go to the famous temple of Vat Phou, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Its foundation dates from the 5th or 6th century, and it is therefore older than the cities of Angkor. Visit of the site and its museum. Then you take the boat to discover the island of Don Daeng. The island of Don Daeng is an ideal site to discover bucolic landscapes and scenes of life that seem "out of time". Three marked routes will allow you to crisscross the island's dirt roads, crossing here and there small villages with wooden houses and rice granaries, passing in front of schools where children will not fail to greet you. The island also has a few temples that you can visit.
Lunch at leisure (not included) in a local restaurant.
This afternoon you board your boat again for a cruise along the Mekong to discover the temples of Vat Muang Kang, one of the oldest temples in the region still active and which houses a library. Then, you will visit the temple Vat Muang Kao not far from the old church of Bassac dating from the 19th century.
Back to the hotel for the evening.
HOTEL: Bassac Residence (Suite Duplex) or La Folie Lodge (Bungalow River View)
Day 4 : Champassak – Pakse - Ubon Ratchathani (B/-/-)
After breakfast, depending on the time of your flight, departure by private car back to Pakse Airport or cross the border to Ubon Ratchathani Airport (2h30mn drive), if time allows you can visit the Pakse market and have a lunch in a local restaurant.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

La Folie Lodge

South Laos Explorer

4 days / 3 nights
from 770 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room


The total price includes:
Accommodation based on two people sharing.
All meals specified in the programme (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
All transfers as specified, in private car or air-conditioned van.
All excursions mentioned in the programme and all entries to sites.
The service of English-speaking guides for the different stages as mention in each day.

The total price does not include:
Domestic & International flights (domestic flights will be quoted at the moment of reservation).
All meals not specified in the programme.
Drinks during meals and personal expenses
All services not specified in the programme.
Fees for Lao visas ($30 - $40) USD per person (depending on nationality) plus one passport photo.
All insurances including cancellation insurance/ travel insurance/ repatriation or lost luggage insurances.
All tips.

This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Touny and Asia Safaris (License N°391 29/07/2004).


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