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Vat Phou Cruise 3 Days

Boat / Cruise Ship: Vat Phou Cruise (Laos)  
Itinerary: Pakse - Champassak - Huei Thamo - Don Khone
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Pakse - Champassak - Vat Phou (L/D)
Day 2: Huei Thamo - Oum Muong Temple - Khong Island (B/L/D)
Day 3: Don Khone - Pha Pheng Waterfall - Pakse (B/L)


From 1 Oct 2013 to 30 Apr 2014 and 1-31 Oct 2014: Departures every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday on a cruise down or cruise up
From 1 May 2014 to 30 Sep 2014: Departures every Saturday and Tuesday
No operation in June for maintenance

Exchange Rate:US$1=VND22,750
Cabin CategoryFrom 1st Jan to 30th Apr & 1st - 31st Oct, 2013From 1st May to 30th Sep 13
Double/ Twin CabinSingle SupplementDouble/ Twin CabinSingle Supplement
Deluxe CabinVND 13,524,000
(~US$ 594)
VND 4,709,250
(~US$ 207)
VND 11,447,100
(~US$ 503)
VND 3,984,750
(~US$ 175)
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All rates are quoted per person.

Route 1: CRUISE DOWN RIVER


Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Pakse - Champassak - Vat Phou
(L/D)
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.

Day 2: Huei Thamo - Oum Muong Temple - Khong Island (B/L/D)
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. 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.

Day 3: Don Khone - Pha Pheng Waterfall - Pakse (B/L)
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.

Route 2: CRUISE UP RIVER

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Pakse - Pha Pheng Waterfall - Khone Island (L/D)
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 (B/L/D)
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 (B/L)
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 17.00-17.30 pm.

Prices Include
• Transportation in private
• Boat trip as stated in above sights
• Accommodation in twin shared room
• Vat Phou English speaking guide
• Admission fee to indicated sights
• Meals: as indicate above
• Gov’t tax and service charge
• Luggage handling and drinking water

Prices Exclude
• Visa stamping fee on arrival
• Int’l air tickets to/ from Laos
• Travel Insurance in all kinds
• Lunch or dinner unless where stated
• Single room (quoted separately)
• Other foreign language guide
• Peak tourist season or special event rates
• Child or adult in triple sharing room
• Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

Notes:
• Programs and schedules subject to change without prior notice
• The meeting point is at Sinouk Coffee House in Pakse at 9.30a.m., so please be there in time.
• High season: on day 1 downstream & day 3 upstream cruises, 2 groups will have lunch the same timing on board but lunches are organized separately in lower and upper decks.
• Please bring a jersey or a jacket as it can get cool on the boat from October to December.
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