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Outside the island

Tree-top Explorer

The Tree-top explorer experience is a 2 days-1 night trip deep into the Bolaven Jungle (for athletic adventurers).

The first day consists in trekking and a dozen of zip lines to go down the Monkey waterfall. By the end of the afternoon, you reach the treehouse and shelter where you will spend the night, surrounded by waterfall and jungle sounds.

The second day consists in zip lining over the jungle, before canyoning and trekking back to the village by the end of the afternoon.

A truly unique experience in Southern Laos, easily combined with La Folie Lodge on Don Daeng island (transfer to Pakse in the morning, pickup by our partner to Pakxong).

The more participants the cheaper the rate. Contact us or your travel agent to include this experience while staying on Don Daeng island!

Mystic Mountain

The Mystic mountain jeep tour takes you off the beaten track with 1970’s Jeeps.

The tour takes you to remote villages, coffee plantation, and a waterfall where you can swim.

This full day/2 days experience can easily be combined during your stay on Don Daeng island!

Kayaking in the 4 000 islands

Nothing more relaxing than kayaking through the beautiful 4 000 islands.

This day tour is similar to the classic day trip to the 4 000 islands, but you get to do some of it in a kayak!

Visit the Li-Phi waterfalls, Don Khon island, the old french train, and kayak down the Mekong to an area near the Cambodian border.

If you are lucky you may even have a chance to spot the Irrawaddy dolphins.

Vat Phu temple

The beautiful and romantic Vat Phu temple is one of Southeast Asia’s best example of both early and classic Khmer architecture.

Built between the 6th and 12th century, it is located on a hillside offering stunning views over the surrounding lands and Mekong River.

Vat Phu, a very important and venerated religious center, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001.

Champasak town

Discover Champasak Ancient Town, its pretty wooden houses in Lao traditional style mixed with French colonial architectures.

Enjoy a break by the Mekong at one of the local restaurants, and take the time to visit our partner’s boutique “Chez Maman”, who offers an amazing variety of handicrafts from all over Laos.

On every Friday morning from 4 am to 8 am, the Morning Market offers local products.

Bolaven plateau

The Bolaven Plateau, famous for its coffee and tea plantations, is located in an ancient volcano that erupted millions of years ago. The area spans 50 km of Southern Laos’ most vegetated area.

From an altitude of 800 to 1350 meters, The Bolaven is green all year round and cooler than the rest of Laos and Thailand.

Surrounding the plateau there are a number of ethnic villages who grow their own coffee, protected national parks, dramatic waterfalls, remote hill tribes, dense jungle and a taste of some of the world’s most precious coffee beans.

Si Phan Don (4 000 islands), Li Phi and Kone Papeng falls

In Southern Laos, close to the Cambodia’s border, a multiplicity of big or smaller islands are located on the Mekong River. Their Lao name is Si Phan Don, which literally means 4 000 islands.

Si Phan Don represents an essential ecological area of the Mekong River. The braided channel slowly winds its way through a region that provides the highest number of fish consumed in the country and is home to the globally vulnerable Irrawaddy river dolphin.

On Don Khone island, if time allows, do not miss the charming Li Phi falls, but avoid bathing from the tempting small beach, strong current could cause drowning. Lower South, the prestigious and impressive Khon Papeng falls will never be forgotten if you have a chance to visit.

Tomo temple and neighbouring villages

Guests can take a boat in front of the lodge to cruise down the river to the far end of the island, and visit Tomo ruins, a remain of a pre-Ankorian Umong Temple, in the middle of a very wild but romantic forest.

According to archaeologists, this temple is considered to have been built in nearly the same century as the Wat Phou temple, but a lot more remains to be discovered.

This trip would include a stop at Ban Tomo village and Ban Than Thip, charming small villages difficult to access by road on wet season.

Elephant village and trekking

Ban Kietnong village or Elephant Village is located in Xe-Pian, a vast National Protected Area established to conserve biodiversity and considered to be one of the most important conservation areas in Indochina.

Most visitors to the Elephant Village ride an elephant through the village to the top of Mt. Asa, where you can enjoy a a view, when the day is clear, on beautiful mountains, rice paddies and fabulous marshland. You will also visit unusual and mysterious archaeological ruins.

If you feel more adventurous, we also can arrange a trek through the Xe-Pian conservation area.

Champasak Spa

Just on the opposite bank of the Mekong, Champasak Spa is a charming and professional wellness center.

In a beautiful traditional wooden house set in a tropical garden, alongside the Mekong river, the Champasak Spa offers treatments and massages.

Champasak Shadow Puppets theatre

Composed of 14 artists (musicians, singers, comedians and puppet players), the Shadow Puppets Theater in Champasak Town presents a delightful show several nights each week during the dry Season, from mid-October to mid-April. Many of the puppets date back to the 1950s.

Pakse golf

Located just outside the town of Pakse, this is an entertaining 18 holes golf course. Caddies, carts and golf bags can be rented on site. No place for slice nor hook !