Vat Phou Mekong Cruise 3 days

Laos - Pakse - Champasak - Vat Phou Cruise


This Tour starts and finishes on Pakse. In both itineraries the cruise will stop and visit majestic UNESCO World Heritage Vat Phou ruins and Pha Pheng waterfall. It’s one of the highest temples in the country. Especially, we can see Ban Deua Tia – a small Laotian Village where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries. During journey, cruise passes through most of historical monuments, which close to the Cambodian border. It’s a good occasion to know more about traditional culture and customs in small fishing village.

3 days / 2 nights
Group tour
Departure: SCHEDULE DEPARTURE ...From 1 November 2015 - 31 March 2016 and 1 - 31 October 2016, the ...


  • Visit famous majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple, it’s one the highest temples in the country.
  • Explore the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong and Don Khong, it’s also the largest inhabited island.
  • Sail to Xieng Di village to know the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen who are living in fishing village.


Day 1: Pakse / Champassak / Vat Phou

After meeting at the Sinouk Coffee House in central Pakse at 9:30am, we transfer you to a longtail riverboat for your 2.5 hour journey to Champassak. Upon arrival at the Vat Phou boat, we help you to your cabins to unpack then serve lunch on deck. The highlight of the afternoon 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. As dusk falls, we transfer you back to the Vat Phou boat for a chance to enjoy the tropical sunset on the deck. Dinner is served on board, while the boat docks for the night alongside a remote Laotian village.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Vat Phou Cruise
Day 2: Huei Thamo / Oum Muong Temple / Khong Island

Breakfast is on board as we set sail for the village of Huei Thamo. This is a small village a few minutes walk away from the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong Temple. Afterwards we rejoin the boat to continue our cruise southwards. Lunch is on the deck, while leisurely sailing closer to the wild paradise of the “4,000 Islands” Late afternoon we disembark from the boat to walk through Ban Deua Tia, a small Laotian Village where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries. Our day’s cruise finishes at the most northern tip of Don Khong, the largest inhabited island in the river archipelego. After dinner, the evening is yours to relax and enjoy.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Vat Phou Cruise
Day 3: Don Khone / Pha Pheng Waterfall / Pakse

While you breakfast on the deck, the Vat Phou boat cruises the Mekong to the small village of Ban Veuthong, where you board a small boat to meander among the 4,000 Islands to Khone Island. You will visit the old French railway and walk across the bridge that links Khone and Det Islands. We continue on the boat back to the mainland for lunch at a local restaurant in a small fishing village, Xieng Di, on the banks of the Mekong. A bus transfers you to the historically significant Pha Pheng Waterfall, “the Niagara of the East”, close to the Cambodian border. We then bring you back to Pakse for the end of the cruise experience, arriving around 17.00-17.30 pm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

Price & Inclusion

Vat Phou Cruise (2 nights) - ROOM TYPE: Deluxe
Price for 2 Adults
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2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner



Price Includes

  • 3 days cruise with stops and visits as mentioned in the program with English speaking guide.
  • 2 nights accommodation on board.
  • Meal plan as mentioned in the tour program.
  • Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and meals.
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • Services of qualified crews during the cruise.
  • Group insurance.

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 45 days prior to departure: 10% of total price
  • From 45 days to 30 days prior to departure: 50% of total rate
  • From 29 days to 8 days prior to departure: 75% of total rate
  • Less than 8 days prior to departure or No Show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% when sharing room with parents. Infants (under 2 years old) are free of charge.