Welcome to Southern Laos


Kayaking or bicycling around these bucolic islands is the signature southern Laos experience, but the rest of this incredibly diverse region – home to Angkorian temples, highland cultures, huge waterfalls, prime trekking, and raw off-the-beaten-track experiences – remained off the radar until recently. Exploring the area by rented motorbike makes for a very rewarding trip.

No longer just the realm of backpackers, southern Laos now has a scattering of upscale rural lodges and boutique hotels. New highways and dams are changing the landscape forever, so hurry up and get here now.


Top experiences in Southern Laos

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Southern Laos activities

$275 Shows, Concerts & Sports

3-Day Guided Trekking Adventure in Pakse

Day 1 – Trekking Pakse to Xe Pian NPAPick up at your hotel in Pakse city centre in the early morning, transfer to Kingfisher Lodge where you have a brief before the overnight trek. You then take a walk up to Phou Asa and admire the panoramic views of the Kiat Ngong Wetland and village, walk to see the footprint cave about 2km further on and continue walk about 3 hours more to where we will stop for lunch at 13:00 at a great view point overlooking the Mekong River valley and lowlands. Along the way our skilled guides will highlight points of interest in the forest and demonstrate the uses of certain items including cooking in bamboo. After lunch continue enjoying the view as we continue walking to Chan Deang waterfall about 5km further and our camp for the night. We should arrive about at 3pm and begin setting up the camp. You can help or our guides will do it for you. Our local guides will prepare you a tasty dinner while you relax the meantime, depending on the season take the chance of a cooling dip in the waterfall. Meal: Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Basic tented forest camp Day 2 – Trekking back to Kingfisher Lodge This morning your guides will prepare breakfast for you at 7:30 - 8:00 am, after breakfast we will walk 1km up to a little hill to a viewpoint and have a short break before continuing for other 4km to reach our picnic point at Mak Fang, after a delightful picnic and rest we walk back through the forest back to lodge arriving at approximately 16:00pm. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Kingfisher Eco Lodge / Comfort BungalowDay 3 – Departure Transfer to airport for departure flight. Meal: Breakfast  

$42 Cultural & Theme Tours

Marvelaos Package -Savannakhet

Leave from Marvelaos Office at 9am with a guide (Lao, Thai, English speaking) and your car/van driver. Drive leisurely through the Savannakhet Province countryside, learning about village and farming life as you go. Your first stop will be Monkey Forest, where you can wander freely amongst hundreds of native monkeys (and a few goats and chickens too!). Next, you'll visit the temple, 18th century library, and Buddha collection at Ho Tai Pidok. Circle back through Monkey Forest on your way to Suy Reservoir where you can eat lunch and watch the fishermen at work. Your final stop on this tour will be Savannakhet's most famous stupa- the sacred That Ing Hang- where you'll walk around as you learn about Buddhist religious practices and beliefs.

$250 Cultural & Theme Tours

Marvelaos Package-Champasak

Champasak is Located in southern region of laos, there is many things to do and see when you visit. This case we start from pakse to wat phu, Then go to Khone Island. Of course there's much more to these two islands. Heading south from Ban Hua Det (Hua Det Village), the guesthouses thin out and the icons of rural island life – fishermen, rice farmers, weavers, buffalo, sugar palms – are on full display. Chill in a hammock, wander aimlessly around the islands or languidly drift downstream in an inner tube in the turquoise arms of the Mekong. The serenity continues across the French bridge on Don Khon, but down here there are also some gorgeous waterfalls to visit, sandy beaches to lounge on, dolphins to spot and even a little patch of wilderness to explore.From 8am - 5pm- Khonephapheng Falls (inc. lunch)- Don Khone/Don Det Island- Liphi Falls- Old French locomotive train and dolphin- Sightseeing Pakse (inc. dinner)                                       =>Day Two:From 8am - 5pm- Tadyeung Falls- Tea & coffee plantations- Tadfane Falls (inc. lunch)- Phasuam Falls- Sightseeing Pakse (inc. dinner) ☆Tour includes:All admission feesTwo meals/day & drinking water (Lunch and Dinner)Private vehicleAccommodation (2 Nights at Champasak Grand Hotel)Boat serviceDolphin sighting serviceEnglish speaking guide.

$121 Day Trips & Excursions

Half Day The World Heritage Site, Wat Phu lunch included

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Wat Phou is a spectacular pre-Angkorian temple that sits amidst the rice fields and waterways of southern Laos. The temple was constructed in three levels: the bottom level is focused on the baray (water reservoir) and promenade, the second level features quadrangular pavilions and alleries of carvings, and the top level is the sanctuary itself. The temple was built by the rulers of the Khmer empire before the construction of Angkor Wat.The temple served as the most important economic and political centre of the region and still is one of the Lao people’s most revered temples.08:00 show you some nice remnants of the French period before transferring by road to Wat Phou09:00 departure pakse10:00 get wat phu11:00 Leave from wat phu12 lunch and transfer to hotel

$56 Transfers & Ground Transport

Pakse Airport to City Center Roundtrip

Pakse is one of the largest towns in Laos and a major transportation hub for southern quarters of the country. Oncethe capital of southern Laos you should fly into Pakse International Airport to reach the scenic Bolaven Plateau or Si Phan Don. In 2010 the airport was closed for major construction works and reopened later that year to once again receive scheduled flights from Vientiane, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap.We are always ready to bring you When you let we know your flight's name and time, we have driver drop-off over there to transfer you from the airport to your hotel and from hotel to the airport

$28 Transfers & Ground Transport

Pakse Airport to City Center One Way

Pakse is one of the largest towns in Laos and a major transportation hub for southern quarters of the country. Oncethe capital of southern Laos you should fly into Pakse International Airport to reach the scenic Bolaven Plateau or Si Phan Don. In 2010 the airport was closed for major construction works and reopened later that year to once again receive scheduled flights from Vientiane, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap.We are always ready to bring you When you let we know your flight's name and time, we have driver drop-off over there to transfer you from the airport to your hotel. we spent the times around 20 minutes, you can get center of town.