2-Day Pakse Stopover

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Tour type

Tour Level: High level

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 2 Days

tour highlights

  • Take a longtail boat ride on the Mekong River
  • Visit Wat Phu Temple, with its spectacular views
  • Explore the ancient and enigmatic Phu Asa Temple
  • Wander around the Pakse Market

tour details

Explore Pakse, the gateway to southern Laos, and visit the surrounding cultural and historic attractions.

Why choose this tour?

One of the best ways to connect with the spirit of Laos is to explore an ancient temple complex.

Arrival in Pakse

You will be met in the morning upon arrival at Pakse International Airport and transfer and check in at the hotel. We then drive to Champasak to visit the pre-Angkorian Wat Phu Temple. Wat Phu, is a World Heritage Site that means ‘mountain temple’. The temples in this complex are dated between the 6th and 13th centuries. Located on a hillside, Wat Phu Temple will provide you with spectacular views over the surrounding plains, rice paddies and the Mekong River.

Lunch is at a local restaurant.

Continue by car to Ban Khiet Ngong village and take a walk through the forest to reach your final destination - the enigmatic Phu Asa Temple, which lies amidst dense jungle. Return to Pakse.

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Estimated driving time/distance:
2 hours/100km

Meal included:
Lunch at a local restaurant
Dinner at the accommodation
Pakse – Departure

Breakfast is at the hotel. If time permits, visit the colourful Pakse Market. Transfer to Pakse International Airport.

Meal included:

customise the tour

  • Add a Diethelm Moment: Arise early to observe the timeless ritual of Tak Bat or Alms Giving in Pakse
  • Extend your holiday with a deeper exploration of southern Laos and the fascinating 4000 Islands region


  • Accommodation in shared double/twin room with air conditioning (AC) and private bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= Breakfast, L= Lunch & D= Dinner
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking guides in private air conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Mineral water available in the vehicles


  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from Laos (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Lao Pimai (New Year)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditures, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities, etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking or when available
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme


Upon request, a licensed French, German, Spanish or other language-speaking guide can accompany participants for the whole duration of the trip at an additional cost.

Tour code: 2PCTEC

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