2-Day Taste of 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 Vat Phu Temple, with its spectacular views
  • See the ancient Phu Asa Temple
  • Explore the busy Pakse Market

tour details

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

Meet in the morning after arriving at the Pakse Airport or at the Chong Mek checkpoint border and then transfer and check into the hotel. Transfer to a local pier and then board a longtail riverboat for a short cruise on the Mekong River toward the former royal capital of Champassak.
Continue by car to the pre-Angkorian Vat Phu Temple (6th to 13th centuries), which was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002. This temple lies on a hillside and offers spectacular views over the surrounding plains and the Mekong River. Afterward, enjoy lunch at local restaurant and then continue by car to Ban Khiet Ngong Village.

After arriving enigmatic Phu Asa Temple, which lies amidst the dense jungle, return to Pakse and then have dinner and retire for the evening.
Eat breakfast at the hotel and then, if time permits, visit the Pakse Market.

Transfer to the airport or to Chong Mek border for departure.

Notes: Small deviations in the tour programmeme are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road and/or river conditions and room availability.


  • 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: PKZTPKZ2

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