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Vat Phou Cruise

Cruise the “Mother of Waters” to the wild paradise of the “4,000 islands” on the Vat Phou, your comfortable floating air-conditioned teak hotel, with twelve cabins, each with twin beds and private hot and cold running water bathrooms.

Shaded upper deck for lounging, restaurant on board serving the finest Laotian, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Beers, wines and spirits available on order.

Cruise Down River:
Day 1: Xieng Di / Khone Island1

On arrival at Pakse, drive to the spectacular roaring falls of Khone Pha Pheng, the “Niagara of the East” and the fishing village of Xieng Di for lunch at local restaurant and where you will board a long tail boat for a visit to Khone Island. After visit, take long tail boat to the Khong Island village of Ban Veuthong, where you will board the waiting Vat Phou for a sunset cruise and dinner, docked riverside for the night.

Day 2:  Khong Island / Oum Moung Temple / Huei Thamo (L/D)

Breakfast on board Vat Phou as we set sail to Ban Dua Tae, and visit this traditional Laotian Village after the visit we sail North, past the island of Don Xai, and into a myriad of islands of all shapes and sizes, the wild paradise of ‘4,000 islands.’ Enjoy the lunch during cruising North to the island of Don Daeng, to visit the village of Huei Thamo and the mysterious Oum Moung forest temple, just a few minutes walk way.  Dinner.  “Under the stars”, aboard Vat Phou.

Day 3: Ban Wat Luang Kao / Vat Phou / Champassak (B)2

While enjoying breakfast on board, the Vat Phou continues its cruise to Ban Wat Luang Kao, where you will join a guided tour by bus to the tenth century pre-Angkorian temple of Vat Phou, after which you will return by bus to Champassak in time for lunch, and the final cruise to Pakse, with arrival in the afternoon.
We hope that you have found your cruise to be as magical as we believe it to be, and that the memories you take back will remain with you forever.

Group / Cost in US$ per pax 1 pax 2 pax 3 – 4 pax 5 – 9 pax 10 – 14 pax
1 Oct- 30 Apr 628 558 553 528 523
1 May- 30 Sep 572 497 487 477 472

Price include:

· 3 days cruise with stops and visits en route
· 2 night accommodation on  Vatphous cruise
· Meal plan as mentioned
· Entrance fee at Tam Ting and police fees along the trip
· 1 FOC half twin for 15 paying persons
· Assistance of English-speaking cruise escort during the cruise (no guide on board)

Price exclude:

· Transfers to and from Departure / Arrival in Pakse / airport transfers in Pakxe
· Visa approval and fees for Laos
· Personal insurance

Note: From 01 June ’07 to 30 June ’08, there is no operation.
Low season from 1 Nov  to 30 April
High season from 1 May to 31 August