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Where the Mekong and Xe Don rivers converge, Pakse, southern Laos' bustling hub, unfolds with a lively charm. This riverside city, built by the French as an administrative outpost, now thrives as a gateway to the region's natural and cultural riches. Pakse's vibrant markets brim with fresh produce, silk textiles, and aromatic coffee from the nearby Bolaven Plateau. Its colonial-era architecture and gleaming wats (temples) offer a blend of history and spirituality. As the day ends, sunset cruises on the Mekong reveal the city in a warm, golden glow. Pakse, with its unique mix of urban energy and regional traditions, provides a welcoming stepping stone to the enchanting landscapes of southern Laos.

EXPERIENCES

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Bolaven Plateau


Venture to the Bolaven Plateau, a region known for its lush landscapes, coffee plantations, and cascading waterfalls. Embark on guided treks, visit local villages to learn about traditional coffee production, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery and cool climate. The plateau offers a refreshing escape from the city.

Mekong River Cruise


Experience the serene beauty of the Mekong River on a private luxury cruise, taking in the captivating landscapes and local riverside life. Enjoy a leisurely journey, sipping on a refreshing beverage and watching the sun set over the water, while observing the daily life of riverside communities.

Vat Phou Temple


Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Wat Phou, an ancient Khmer temple complex, with a private guided tour. Delve into the history and architecture of this sacred site, and enhance your spiritual connection with a meditation session led by a local Buddhist monk amidst the stunning surroundings.

Coffee Plantation


Immerse yourself in the world of coffee cultivation with a luxurious stay at a working plantation in the Bolaven Plateau. Enjoy a private tour of the plantation, learning about the process of growing, harvesting, and roasting coffee beans. Savour freshly brewed, exclusive coffee varieties while relaxing in your elegant accommodation, surrounded by lush landscapes.

Lao Cooking Experience


Discover the flavours of Lao cuisine with a personalized cooking class led by a renowned local chef. Visit the vibrant Pakse market to source fresh, organic ingredients, and learn the art of preparing traditional dishes in a luxury setting. Enjoy your culinary masterpieces in a private dining area, overlooking the picturesque surroundings.

Si Phan Don archipelago


Take a guided tour of the Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands) archipelago, a picturesque area dotted with islands, sandbars, and waterfalls. Visit highlights like Khone Phapheng Falls, the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia, or spot the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in their natural habitat. The archipelago offers a unique blend of natural beauty and wildlife.