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The 4000 Islands – Laos

A day trip from Pakse to 4000 islands (Si Phan Don) which derived from the mega Mekong River spreading itself out, choosing hundreds of routes and forming a vast area of river islands.

Private transfers
Professional guide Meals (Lunch)
Boat cruises Entrance fees
Internal and external flights
Personal expenses
Visa fee
Travel insurance

This day tour takes you to the ‘4000 Islands’, the widest part of the Mekong on the southern tip of Laos. Visit the old French bridge at Don Det, the Somphamit gorge of Don Kone and the amazing Khonephapheng waterfall. Highlight of the day is spotting the rare and globally endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins.

Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Pakse around 8:00 to depart for a full day exploring the area known locally as Si Phan Don (‘4000 Islands’). In this beautiful area the Mekong River reaches 14 kilometers wide and thousands of small islands dot the waterway.

Travel first by car for around 2 hours to the village of Ban Nakasan. From here you will take a local boat to the peaceful island of Done Khone, where plantations and simple villages are almost all you will find. We recommend bicycles as the best way to explore or a tuk-tuk if you prefer.

Start with a short boat trip will give you the chance to spot the rare Irrawaddy Dolphin. Visit the impressive Lippi falls, which are on the west of Don Khone, very close to the Cambodian border. Their original name, Tad Somphamit, means “trap spirit” and the locals revere these falls as they believe they act as a trap for bad spirits.

The islands played an important role during the French Colonial rule as they linked Laos to Cambodia and southern Vietnam. To overpass the waterfalls, a railway and bridge were built, the perfect place to take your time and soak in the view.

Continue your exploration and ease in to the slow pace of life, observing locals and taking your time. Lunch will be included at a local restaurant. Return to the mainland by boat and then transfer back to your hotel. End of services.

4000 Islands Laos
4000 Island
Don Khon Island
Don Khone
Lippi falls

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