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Vat Phou Cruise
Why we like it
- 3 day/2 night cruise on the southern part of the Mekong
- A relaxing way to see Southern Laos
- Converted rice barge
During the cruise you may be lucky enough to sight the rare Irrawaddy river dolphins.
In Laos, the guide added trips to the morning market and an opportunity to attend a shaman ceremony she heard about when we were in the village. I've seen some events, but I'll never forget that. I gather it's pretty rare to see it - the guide had only seen it once before.
- AF, London
The cruise visits the majestic Vat Phou ruins at Champasak, the mysterious Oum Muong ruins at Huei Thamo, the 4,000 Islands with its myriad of waterways and the Pha Pheng waterfall on the border to Cambodia.
Best time to be there
The cooler part of the dry season, November to February is when Laos is at its best, avoiding the torrential rains of the summer months, and the sweltering heat of April and May.
Luang Prabang or Vientiane via Bangkok
13 hours via Bangkok
GMT + 7 hours
Issued on arrival
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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