Laos

Done Koh Island (Weaving Island)

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed/Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning or afternoon

Highlights

  • Visit the weaving centre on Silk Island
  • Travel by local boat
  • Watch the weavers at work on the silk weaving looms
  • Learn about the silk weaving process from beginning to end

tour details

Visit Done Koh and learn why it is is known as the weaving island.

Why choose this tour?

A great way to learn about Lao culture is to understand one of the traditional handicrafts, such as weaving.

tour description

Drive with guide from guests hotel in Pakse to Ban Saphay (about 15 kilometres) and then take a small boat (2 Pax per boat) about 5 - 7 minutes to Done Koh (Weaving Island).

Silk Island is home to a silk weaving village and silk centre, where you can see how the whole silk production process works from beginning to end. Observe the mulberry-chomping silk worms and golden cocoons right through to the complex manual loom weaving process. Loom weaving requires a dexterity and memory that would be the envy of many! Return transfer to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Combine with another half-day tour to Wat Phou temple or Tad Fane Waterfall
  • Add a Diethelm Moment: Arise early to observe the timeless ritual of Tak Bat or Alms Giving in Pakse
  • Extend your stay with a day, overnight or 2-night trekking and jeep coffee tour in the Bolaven Plain from Pakse
  • Extend your holiday with a deeper exploration of southern Laos and the fascinating 4000 Islands region

Includes

  • Transfers and tours with local guide in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Mineral water & Cool tower are available on the vehicles.
  • Traditional small local boat
  • Service charges and taxes

Excludes

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme

 

Tour code: EXPZHDKW

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