Day 1: Pakse - Champasak - Vat Phou (L, D)
Early morning 10h30 departure from Pakse to Champasak, heading south aboard a local longtail riverboat, zigzagging through mild rapids and sand banks, arriving at Champasak in time for a riverside lunch, followed by a guided tour of the mysterious pre-Angkorian 10th century temple of Vat Phou, the boat's namesake. As dusk falls board the Vat Phou for a relaxing cruise down-river, enjoying 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: Huei Thamo - Oum Moung Temple - Khong Island (B, L, D)
Breakfast on board as we set sail for the village of Huei Thamo, only a few minutes walk away from the spectacular hidden forest temple of Oum Moung. Afterwards rejoin the boat for a cruise southwards and lunch on the deck, while we continue our leisurely sail further south to the wild paradise of the "4,000 islands", arrived in the afternoon closed to Khong Island (the birthplace of the President of the Peoples republic of Laos) at Ban Dua Tae, and visit this traditional Laotian Village where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries. Back on board for quiet dinner, under the stars, serenaded by the songs of the buffalo toads.
Day 3: Ban Veuthong - the "Niagara of the East - Xieng Di - Pakse (B, L)
Breakfast on the deck, while cruising to the small village of Ban Veuthong where we will board a small long-tail boat to Khone Island. After visit, take a long tail boat back to the main land for lunch amid the by-gone splendid of another age; colorful French colonial houses and an old customs post, alongside a stone quay. Take a minivan to amazingly scenic splendor of the Khong Pha Peng waterfall, "the Niagara of the East", close to the Cambodian border. Back to "civilization, for the two hours ride to Pakse, arriving in the afternoon, about 15h50.