Vat Phu Cruise (2 nights) & La Folie Lodge (2 nights)

Day 1

Pakse Airport – Champasak: Welcome to Southern Laos

Check-in @ La Folie Lodge

Private Transfer to the Lodge

Pickup and private transfer from Pakse International Airport to the Lodge: 30 mn minivan + ~ 15mn boat.

Discover Don Daeng island’s peaceful atmosphere and the Lodge’s facilities: Pool, Spa, botanical garden, or take a bicycle to explore the villages nearby.

Dinner at La Folie Lodge

Sunset Aperitif: Local beer, house-wine, signature cocktail and local peanuts.

La Folie Kin Namkan set menu: Lao style shared dishes.

Location: By the pool, terrace, or at the restaurant.

Dinner and Aperitif included.

Day 2: embark on the Vat Phu Cruise

La Folie Lodge – Embarkation point – Vat Phu

9h30 – 11h30 (upstream / downstream)


Breakfast at la Folie Lodge.

Transfert to the Vat Phu cruise boat.

Settle in your cabin.

Lunch on the Vat Phu Cruise.




Vat Phu, the mountain temple

the majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple complex that gave its name to our boat. Visit the museum at the ruins site, walk up to the highest temple and take some photos…
As dusk falls, we transfer you back to the Vat Phou boat to enjoy the tropical sunset on the deck. Dinner is served on board, while the boat docks for the night alongside a remote Laotian village.


Day 3: Vat Phu Cruise

Tomo – 4 000 islands

(breakfast – lunch – dinner onboard)

After breakfast on board, we set sail for the village of Tomo, a few minutes walk away from the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong. Afterwards we rejoin the boat to continue our cruise southwards. At 12.30, lunch is on the deck, while we leisurely sail closer to the wild paradise known as the 4 000 Islands Late afternoon we disembark from the boat to walk through Ban Deua Tia, a small Laotian Village where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries, you will also visit the local school and share some time with the students. Our day’s cruise finishes around 16.30, at the most northern tip of Don Khong, the largest inhabited island in the river archipelago. After dinner, the evening is yours to relax and enjoy.
Accommodation: Vat Phou Cruise (Cabin)

Day 4: Vat Phu Cruise

Ban Veuthong – Don Khone – Don Det – Khone Phapeng waterfalls

(Vat Phu Cruise – La Folie)

“The Niagara of the east”

The Vat Phu boat will depart at 7.00 and while breakfast is served, we will cruise down the Mekong to the small village of Ban Veuthong. Here you board a small boat to meander among the 4,000 Islands to Khone Island. You will visit the old French railway, the French colonial house and walk across the bridge that links Khone and Det Islands. At noon, we have lunch at a local restaurant on Don Khone Island along the banks of the river.

During the afternoon you will visit the Khone PhaPheng waterfalls, the “Niagara of the East”. Then around 16.00, you will be transferred back to Pakse by bus where the tour will end. We will pick you up at the intersection of Kilometer 30 back to La Folie lodge.

Dinner set menu & à la carte included at La Folie Lodge

Day 5: La Folie Lodge & Departure

La Folie – Pakse International Airport (private minivan A/C included)

Your day – A la carte

Reconnect with yourself on Don Daeng island. Discover the botanical garden, enjoy a massage at the Spa, or discover the island with the bicycles.

You are free to spend your time however you wish at the resort or outside the island, until your departure to Pakse Airport.

Breakfast included.

Lunch set menu or à la carte included.

Spa treatment included.

From October 1st until March 30th

2 nights Vat Phu Cruise + 2 nights La Folie Lodge = 809 USD per guest.

From April 1st until September 30th

2 nights Vat Phu Cruise + 2 nights La Folie Lodge = 558 USD per guest.

Bookings & information: Vat Phu Cruises.

More information:

Operated with minimum 4 participants onboard. Prices listed are for double occupancy. There is an extra charge for single travelers.

For safety reasons and according to weather conditions, the program may be amended without prior notice.

Optional visit is only a tour guidance for you to visit depending on our program timing and at your own arrangement.

Child aged 2-12 years old discounted 50% when sharing room with parents. Infants (under 2 years old) are free of charge.

”The cruise itineraries can be changed or reversed without prior notice.”

3 days cruise with stops and visits as mentioned in the program with English speaking guide.

2 nights accommodation on board.

2 / 3 nights at La Folie Lodge.

Private Minivan A/C transfer from / to Pakse Airport.

Meal plan as mentioned in the tour program.

Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and during meals.

Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.

Services of a qualified crew during the cruise.

Group / individual insurance.

Flight tickets.

Visa approval and fees for Laos.

Other drinks and meals not mentioned in package.

Other personal expenses.

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