River Life Excursion
This excursion is an invitation from local villagers for you to discover and immerse yourself in their culture and lifestyle. You’ll be taken by boat through the maze of channels that wind their way around the 4,000 Islands. You will get a sense of the sheer size of the area, and you may be able to spot water buffalo or other animals along the way, so keep an eye out!
Southern Laotians are known for their laidback attitude, friendliness and hospitality. You will experience the best of this as you embark on an authentic and intimate tour with no more than four other people. This will be one of your very special memories of Laos! You will also be supporting a grassroots tourism venture that directly benefits the local people.
See and do:
- Visit a local Buddhist temple and learn about the importance of religion and beliefs in Lao culture
- Get up close and personal with the 4,000 Islands from a local perspective on this small and intimate adventure – ask your guide lots of questions!
- Learn how the villagers weave fishing nets, make colourful sticky rice baskets, and cook tasty sticky rice
Food and drink:
You will receive drinking water and seasonal fruit
What to bring:
As you will meet villagers, monks and fishermen, please wear appropriate clothing and ensure you cover your shoulders and knees. In addition, you may want to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
Organised for you:
As this excursion is currently being developed, it is only possible to reserve this excursion on a short notice (maximum a week before) or walk-in basis for groups of maximum 5 people. You can book this excursion with the more upmarket guesthouses or hotels who have a small travel agency on Don Khone or Done Det or directly with Wonderful Tours on Don Det island.
Mr. Vixay, Wonderful Tours
Phone: +856 20 5581 4925
Since this is a new tour (only been offered since 2015), the tour guide would appreciate your feedback. It would be very helpful if you could return the questionnaire you will receive at the end of the tour to the guide.