Package TourLaos Seaside Resort: A Blend Of Calm In Southern Laos - 5 Days / 4 Nights
Pakse - Boloven Plateau - Don Daeng - Wat Phou - Ban Kietngong - Khong Island - Siphandon

Southern Laos is one of Asia's hidden gems. Tranquil and serene, this sparsely populated part of the country is the perfect destination for those who love exploring nature. Five days spent in the quiet countryside and jungle, staying on an isolated island and we think you'll feel a genuine 'Blend of Calm'.

Set off from Pakse to the Boloven Plateau. Here, in the cool highlands, Laos' delicious coffee and tea is grown and harvested. Talk a walk amongst the plantations learning more about the growing, harvesting, and roasting process of the coffee beans and tea leaves.

After visiting cascading waterfalls, transfer south to Don Daeng Island and La Folie Lodge, your base for the next four nights. Peaceful Don Daneg is situated in the middle of the Mekong River and the Lodge has sweeping views of the river and distant mountains. As you sit poolside or on your bungalow's balcony, all worry and stress will melt away in the calming environment.

Visit the magnificent Wat Phou, an 11th century temple which rises majestically from the rice fields in to the surrounding hills. The temple is a UNESCO heritage site, but is rarely visited leaving you to soak in the atmosphere and vistas in solitude. Explore the lush jungle from the back of an elephant, as you ride one of Asia's most beloved animals through trees and over hills.

An excursion to the south takes you to the 4000 Islands region near the Cambodian border. Here, life seems to stand still as many of the islands do not have motorized vehicles and the locals live off the land. The area is home to the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins and as you might catch a glimpse of one as you cruise along the Mekong.

Spend a day exploring Don Daeng island by bike. As you cruise around the quiet dirt paths, revel in the calmness that surrounds you. Upon returning to Pakse, we think you'll agree: Southern Laos is a serene haven.

Day 1 - Arrival in Pakse - Boloven Plateau - Don Daeng (D)
A Blend Of Calm In Southern Laos - 5 Days / 4 Nights - itineraryThis morning, set off from Pakse to explore the scenic Boloven Plateau. Visit some of the area's tea and coffee plantations to see how it is grown and to taste some of Laos' finest blends, as well as several of the region's spectacular waterfalls. Continue to Don Daeng Island where the peaceful waters of the Mekong River and distant hills are the perfect backdrop for a traditional baci ceremony and dinner at the lodge.

Overnight in Don Daeng Island.

Day 2 - Don Daeng - Wat Phou - Elephant Ride at Ban Kietngong - Don Daeng (B,L)
Start this morning with a visit to Wat Phou, a three-tiered temple nestled in the foothills. Built by the rulers of the Khmer empire, this spectacular temple is sure to leave you in awe as it sits majestically above the rice fields. Spend the afternoon visiting local Lao villages, riding an elephant through beautiful jungles, and enjoying the diverse wildlife of southern Laos

Overnight in Don Daeng Island.

Day 3 - Don Daeng - Khong Island - Siphandon - Don Daeng (B)
A Blend Of Calm In Southern Laos - 5 Days / 4 Nights - itineraryTravel south to the region known as Si Phan Don, or 4000 Islands, situated close to the Cambodian border. Here, the Mekong is at its widest and the small islands that dot the river are the ultimate in calm, tranquil surroundings. Explore the area's waterfalls and local villages, and cruise along the Mekong looking for the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin.

Overnight in Don Daeng Island.

Day 4 - Don Daeng (B,L)
This morning pedal your way along shady paths as you take a biking tour around Don Daeng Island. Talk to friendly locals, relax on sandy beaches, and enjoy the laid back pace of southern Laos life. As the evening approaches, return to La Folie for a swim or relaxing massage.

Overnight in Don Daeng Island.

Day 5 - Don Daeng - Pakse Departure (B)
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before transfer back to Pakse to connect with your onward travel plans.