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  Vat Phou Cruise Upstream

 3 days/2 nights         
Start from:     
Destinations:  Pakse, Pha Pheng Waterfall, Khong Island, Oum Muong Temple, Huei Thamo, Vat Phou, Champassak
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  Discover the authenic Mekong delta and cruise the river in comfort !

Cruise the “Mother of Waters” to the wild paradise of the “4,000 islands” on the Vat Phou, your comfortable floating air-conditioned teak hotel, with twelve cabins, each with twin beds and private hot and cold running water bathrooms. Shaded upper deck for lounging, restaurant on board serving the finest Laotian, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Beers, wines and spirits are also available on board.

From Pakse to the “Niagara of the East”, the discovery of one of the wonders of the world, the treasures of Khmer architecture.


About Vat Phou Cruise & pictures of the trip --- > click here!

Departure:  - From 01 Oct’09 to 30 Apr’10
                     Departures every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday on a cruise down or cruise up
                   - From 01 May’10 to 31 Oct’10
                     Departures every Saturday for cruise down and Tuesday for cruise up

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Pakse / Pha Pheng Waterfall / Khone Island
Day 2: Khong Island / Oum Muong Temple / Huei Thamo
Day 3: Vat Phou / Champassak / Pakse

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Pakse / Pha Pheng Waterfall / Khone Island
After meeting at the Sinouk Coffee House in central Pakse at 9:30am, you will board a bus to travel Route 13 to the historically significant Pha Pheng waterfalls, the "Niagara of the East". You will then be driven to the fishing village of Xieng Di for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, you board small boats for a visit to Khone Island to see the old French railway and walk the bridge that links Khone and Det Islands. The boat drop you at the Khong Island village of Ban Veuthong, where you will board the waiting Vat Phou boat for a sunset cruise and dinner on the Mekong river, docking riverside for the night.

Day 2: Khong Island / Oum Muong Temple / Huei Thamo
Breakfast is on board the Vat Phou boat as we set sail to Ban Deua Tia. You willl walk through this small Village, seeing centuries old traditions still being used. The Vat Phou boat then continues to cruise north on the Mekong, past the island of Don Xai, and many other small islets in the river archipelego. After lunch, you visit the village of Huei Thamo and the mysterious Oum Muong forest temple, just a few minutes walk way. Dinner aboard Vat Phou then you have the rest of the evening to relax and enjoy the silence.

Day 3: Vat Phou / Champassak / Pakse
While enjoying breakfast on board, the Vat Phou continues its Mekong cruise to Champassak. The highlight this morning is the Vat Phou ruins - the majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple complex and boat's namesake. You have time to visit the museum at the ruins site, walk up to the highest temple and take as many photos as you would like. We return you to the boat for your final lunch on board. A small boat will then take you back to Pakse, arriving around 4.00pm.

TOUR PRICE: US$/Person applied for each group of:

Group of: 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax 7-12 pax Sgl Suppl.

Cost inquiry:   Click here

Services Includes:
3 days cruise with stops and visits as mentioned in the program
English-speaking guide
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
2 nights accommodation on board
All Entrance fees
Services of qualified crews during the cruise.
Group insurance

Service Excludes:
Airfares & airport taxes
Pre/post trip arrangement
Visa and visa arrangement
Travel insurance
Other personal expenses


Also see:

Vat Phou Cruise Downstream - 3 days/2 nights
Pakse, Champassak, Vat Phou, Huei Thamo, Oum Muong Temple, Khong 
    Island, Don Khone, Pha Pheng Waterfall, Pakse


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