This tour explores the quiet back roads of South Laos from the amazing waterfalls to the rare Irrawaddy dolphins and to the cultural Khmer temples.

Destination Laos
City Various
Departure Location Ubon Ratchatani
Visits Small ethnic villages and islands
Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights

Tour Schedule

Tour Dates: Departs Daily


Day 1: Ubon Ratchatani – Khong Jiam (D)

Make your way to Ubon Ratchatani, accessible by plane or train from Bangkok. If you arrive early, you’ll have time to unwind poolside before a trip briefing and dinner.

Day 2: Khong Jiam – Don Daeng (B, L, D) Cycle 48km
Transfer to the starting point of the trip. Begin cycling, passing through the former colonial town of Champasak which stretches along the Mekong River. Ride to Wat Phu, a Khmer Hindu temple complex dating back to the 5th century.

Day 3: Champasak – Don Khong (B, L, D) Cycle 44km

Today incorporates catching ferries and cycling. Highlights include Don Daeng Island; the village of Ban Niet Ngong to see Phu Asa, a curious site of stone towers; and Don Khong.

Day 4: Don Khong – Don Khone (B, L, D) Cycle 45km

Today, island hop! Catch ferries to discover and ride around four islands on narrow dirt tracks. Upon crossing over to Don Khone, enjoy a leisurely cruise in search of the nearly extinct Irrawaddy dolphins.

Day 5: Don Khone – Bolaven Plateau (B, L, D) Cycle 40km

Cross the Mekong River and ride to Khan Phapeng waterfalls – this natural phenomenon splits the Mekong and is referred to as above and below the falls. Later, transfer to the coffee growing area of Laos, the Bolaven Plateau.

Day 6: Bolaven Plateau – Tad Lo (B, L, D) Cycle 30km

Ride on to Tha Teng passing villages and cheering children. Stop at an ethnic village to see how coffee is roasted and why there are empty coffins under the houses. An easy downhill will see you arrive at Tad Lo waterfalls – enjoy an alfresco dining experience overlooking the falls.

Day 7: Tad Lo – Pakse (B, L, D) Cycle 55km

Leaving the Bolaven Plateau, ride on an undulating road that has a few surprises. Arrive at Tad Pha Suam and see different styles of Laotian homes. Transfer to the riverside town of Pakse followed by a farewell dinner.

Day 8: Pakse – Ubon Ratchatani (B)

Today, drive back to the border and cross into Thailand in time to catch afternoon flights.

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