Get off the beaten track and discover why Southern Laos is the intrepid traveler’s destination. Explore the ruins of centuries-old temples half shrouded in jungles, and the surviving relics of French colonialism.
Bask in the natural beauty of Southern Laos’s maze of islands in Si Phan Don. Look out for the rare Irrawaddy dolphins and embark on a trip of the gods with a sunset cruise or just relax in a hammock by the river and watch the world go by.
Get adventurous and trek through the jungle and ride your bike across red dirt roads to ancient ruins in lost forests. Take it up a notch and fly over the treetops on a zip-line, or kayak down whitewater rapids. Then, calm yourself in the cool, fresh air of the Bolaven Plateau. Explore a dozen or more magnificent waterfalls and visit the nearby coffee plantations to learn to roast a perfect cup.
Delve into the culture and local ways of life in the ethnic villages. These are the great artisans of Southern Laos, passing their customs and skills down through the generations. Witness the creation of shadow puppetry, stone and wooden carvings, and hand woven textiles; these are but a few of the treasures of Southern Laos. For a short impression of what to experience in Southern Laos please click the link to this slide show