Day 01: Vientiane – Bolikhamxay, Kong Lor Cave (Lunch)
Transfer by car to Khammoune province on road south 13. Our stops will include Wat Phabat (Buddha Foot Print) and Pak Kading, a small town along the road. Admire a beautiful limestone viewpoint overlooking the beautiful scenery of mountain and unspoiled forest. we will depart to a secret garden: the famous limestone forest of Phou Hinboun. Check in to our guest house, our guide then will walk you to village nearby visiting Tobacco farmers and observing daily life of locals here.
Approximately: 6hours of driving
Overnight stay in Khammoune
Day 02: Kong Lor Cave – Khammouane, Thakek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After our breakfast, A short briefing will be made before entering into the cave, with our experienced boat man. This 7,5km underground boat river trip inside the cave tunnel is really a unique experience and you will be amazed by this circuit passing from huge chambers to middle sized caves till getting out of the cave besides Ban Nathan village. Rest and return on the same way. Lunch will be served at local restaurant nearby
Afternoon, continue our trip to Khammouane province, also known as Thakek. Khammouane is a land of rugged karst mountains which were once the refuge of a succession of ethnic groups fleeing the Haw invasions in the north during the 19th century. The famed Mu Gia pass at the end of route 12 was one of the main transit points of the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail during the Indochina Wars. The province has many remaining buildings that date to the colonial period, especially in the provincial capital of Thakhaek.
Approximately: 3hours of driving
Overnight stay in Thakhek
Day 03: Thakek – Savanhnakhet (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, we will visit the Sikhotthabong Stupa. Finish our trip by walking around Thakek to see the most notable French colonial houses.we then travel further down south to Savannakhet. The area of Savannakhet Province has been inhabited since ancient times, being benefited from the Mekong River and its tributaries. People here has cultivated rice in the largest plain in the country, and fostered rich arts and culture. A visit the home of Lao PDR’s first Prime Minister Kaysone Phomvihane, the 16th century Buddhist Temple Vat Xaiyaphoum, Saint Theresa Catholic Church, and plenty of colonial-era structures. Not to be missed, it is a trip to visit Pra That Ing Hang.
Approximately: 2hours of driving
Overnight stay in Savanhnakhet
Day 04: Savanhnakhet – Pakse, Champassak (Breakfast, Lunch)
Leave your hotel in the morning for a drive to Pakse, the capital of Champassak. Pakse is the most populous city in the southern provinces of Champasak, making it the third most populous city in Laos. Not to be missed on our way, it is a stop at Ban lak35 (km35) to try a charcoal grilled chicken, with its typical chilli paste and making it even better that is to have them with hot sticky rice. Arrive in Pakse then end of service.
Approximately: 3hours of driving / 215Kms in distance
Overnight stay in Pakse
* Clients can choose to spend few more days here, please check rates for additional programs.