Welcome to Si Phan Don


Down here the Mekong bulges to a breadth of 14km – the river’s widest reach along its 4350km journey from the Tibetan Plateau to the South China Sea – and if you count every islet and sandbar that emerges in the dry months the name, which literally means ‘Four Thousand Islands’, isn't that much of an exaggeration.


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$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.

$88 Day Trips & Excursions

A DAY IN THE 4000 ISLANDS

Note: This tour can start/end in either Pakse or Champasak. Take an adventure through Si Phan Don, the Mekong River’s 4000 Island region. Start with a drive to Ban Nakasang village followed by a short boat trip to Don Khon, one of the largest inhabited islands. Bike around the island, passing fading colonial buildings, rice paddies and other farms. Cycling is a great way to see the traditional lifestyle of Southern Laos’ people. There are plenty of chances to stop for photos or to talk with the friendly residents. Continue to the western side of the island to visit Lippi Waterfalls. Near the Cambodian border, the local people believe these falls trap bad spirits. There is a short stretch of railway track, built during the era of French colonial rule, which makes a perfect viewing platform. Return to the boat and cruise around the Mekong River. This stretch of the river is around 14 kilometres wide and filled with more than 4000 islands, thus giving the region its name. There is plenty to see- from beautiful riverside villages to local fishing boats plying the water. The rare Irrawaddy Dolphin also resides in this part of the Mekong and, from time to time, they can be spotted near the surface. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch, soaking in the tranquil surroundings while dining on freshly prepared Lao dishes. Then transfer to the mainland and return to town in time for sunset.

$1784.15 Classic

Cambodia & Laos Mekong Adventure

From Angkor Wat to remote river towns, journey down the Mekong and into the heart and soul of Southeast Asia. Our Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will share with you the region’s cultural treasures and natural splendours. Explore the many temples and, if you’re lucky, spot a rare Irrawaddy dolphin. Experience the highlights with a chance to get off the beaten track and explore the remote islands of Don Khong. With local transportation and authentic accommodation, like a rural homestay, this adventure offers an intriguing blend of included activities and free time for personal discovery.

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