Halong Bay Boat in Laos

Vat Phou Cruise

Cruise company: Mekong Cruise
Cruise type: Cheap, Sharing, 12 cabins
Destinations: Laos - Laos
Vat Phou was designed in 1933 which is a luxury bateau as a floating hotel. The boat is appointed with everything for your comfort, safety and enjoyment.
Destinations: Pakse - Champasak - Vat Phou Temple - Huei Thamo- Oum Muong Temple - Khong Island - Don Khone - Pha Pheng Waterfall - Pakse

Itinerary

Day 1 : Pakse - Champasak - Vat Phou Temple (B, L)
  • After meeting at the Sinouk Coffee House in central of Pakse at 9:30am, we transfer you to our cruise boat via long tail riverboat, for your 2.5 hour journey to Champassak. Upon boarding at the Vat Phou boat, we help you to your cabins to unpack, before serving lunch on deck. All meals are included on the Vat Phou Mekong cruise and our galley produces the finest of Laotian, Vietnamese and Thai dishes, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented.
  • The highlight of the afternoon is the Vat Phou ruins – the majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple complex and our boat’s namesake. You have time to visit the museum at the ruins site, walk up to the highest temple and take as many photos as you would like. As dusk falls, we transfer you back to the Vat Phou boat for a chance 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 2 : Vat Phou - Huei Thamo - Oum Muong Temple - Khong Island (B, L, D)
  • Breakfast is on board as we set sail for the village of Tomo. This is a small village a few minutes’ walk away from the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong. Afterwards we rejoin the boat to continue our cruise southwards. Lunch is on the deck, while we leisurely sail closer to the wild paradise known as the 4,000 Islands All meals are included on the Vat Phou Mekong cruise and the galley produces the finest of Laotian, Vietnamese and Thai dishes, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented.
  • 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 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.
Day 3 : Don Khone - Pha Pheng Waterfall - Pakse (B, L)
  • While you have breakfast on the deck the Vat Phou boat cruises down the Mekong to the small village of Ban Veuthong, where 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. Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant on Don Khone Island along the banks of the river.
  • This afternoon you will visit the Khone PhaPheng waterfalls, the “Niagara of the East”.  After your visit to Phapheng waterfall you will be transferred back to Pakse by bus where the tour will end.

Price & Booking

Include

  • 3 days cruise with stops and visits as mentioned in the program with English speaking guide.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation on board.
  • Meal plan as mentioned in the tour program.
  • Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and meals.
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • Services of qualified crews during the cruise.
  • Group insurance.

Exclude

  • Visa approval and fees for Laos.
  • Transfer from hotel / airport to pier in Pakse or v.v.
  • Other drinks and meals not mentioned in package.
  • Other personal expenses
Remark
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • Surcharge 20% on Christmas (24/12/2016) and New Year (31/12/2016) & Surcharge 10% on Lunar New Year on Feb 19, 20 & 21
Destinations: Pakse - Phapheng Waterfall - Khong Island - Huei Thamo - Oum Muong temple - Vat Phou temple - Champasak - Pakse

Itinerary

Day 1 : Pakse - Phapheng Waterfall - Khong Island (L. D)
  • After meeting at the Sinouk Coffee House in central Pakse at 9:30am, you will board a bus to travel Route 13 to the historically significant PhaPheng waterfalls. Visit the Khong PhaPheng waterfalls, the “Niagara of the East”. You will then be driven by bus to the Nakasang Pier; you board a small wooden boat, which will take you to Don Khone Island for lunch at local restaurant on the banks of the river. You will visit the old French railway, the French colonial house and walk across the bridge that links Khone and Det Islands.
  • After this fascinating glimpse into the not so distant past, your small wooden boat continues cruising among the 4,000 Islands to the Vat-Phou boat at Ban Dong Veuthong in Don Khong Island. At 17:30 pm, check into your cabin while the boat sets off. Enjoy dinner onboard as the sun is setting.
  • We will dock riverside for the night.
Day 2 : Khong Island - Huei Thamo - Oum Muong Temple (B, L, D)
  • Breakfast is on board the Vat Phou boat as we set sail to Ban Deua Tia. You will walk through this small village, seeing century’s old traditions still being used. You will also visit the school and share some time with the local students. The Vat Phou boat then continues to cruise north on the Mekong, past the island of Don Xai, and many other small islets in the river archipelago.
  • Lunch is on the deck, while we leisurely sail up the Mekong River. All meals are included on the Vat Phou Mekong cruise and the galley produces the finest of Laotian, Vietnamese and Thai dishes, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. Late afternoon we disembark from the boat to walk through the village of Tomo and the mysterious Oum Muong forest temple, just a few minutes’ walk way.
  • Dinner is aboard Vat Phou, and then you have the rest of the evening to relax and enjoy the silence.
Day 3 : Vat Phou - Champasak - Pakse (B, L)
  • While enjoying breakfast on board, the Vat Phou continues its Mekong cruise to Champassak. The highlight this morning is the Vat Phou ruins – the majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple complex and our boat’s namesake. After your visit of Vat Phou temple, you return to the boat for one last meal as we cruise to our final destination.
  • A long-tail boat will return you to Pakse, arriving around 4.00pm in the afternoon. This is the end of your cruise, and the beginning of whatever is next on your itinerary. (There is a possibility to connect with the flight from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok the same evening).

Price & Booking

Include

  • 3 days cruise with stops and visits as mentioned in the program with English speaking guide.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation on board.
  • Meal plan as mentioned in the tour program.
  • Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and meals.
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • Services of qualified crews during the cruise.
  • Group insurance.

Exclude

  • Visa approval and fees for Laos.
  • Transfer from hotel / airport to pier in Pakse or v.v.
  • Other drinks and meals not mentioned in package.
  • Other personal expenses
Remark
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • Surcharge 20% on Christmas (24/12/2016) and New Year (31/12/2016) & Surcharge 10% on Lunar New Year on Feb 19, 20 & 21
Cabin size: 12.0 m2
Bed size: Twin Bed
The Vat Phou boat has 12 elegant twin shared cabins, each with a view over the southern Mekong River in Laos.
Cabin Amenities (all cabin types)
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • Hot water
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe
Services & Facilities
General
  • 24-hour Security
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
  • Services
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Library
  • Restaurant
Dining Room & Bar
  • The kitchen/galley and the evening air-conditioned dining room located at the lower deck. We have the bar on the upper deck where our staff can serve you tea, coffee or drinking water, which are all included free during the cruise. You are also able to purchase beer, soft drinks, wine and spirits. Breakfast and lunch are usually served here, watching the sun dance on the water’s surface.
  • Fishing
  • Swimming

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