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
  • See the ancient Phu Asa Temple
  • Explore the busy Pakse Market

tour details

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

You will be met in the morning upon arrival at Pakse airport and transfer and check in at the hotel. We then drive to Champasak to visit the pre-Angkorian Wat Phu Temple. Wat Phu, 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 then 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.
Eat breakfast at the hotel and then, if time permits, visit the Pakse Market.

Transfer to Pakse 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: PKZDLPKZ

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