Wat Phou Heritage Boat Tour
Cruise down the Mekong River to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ancient Wat Phou
Cruise down the mighty Mekong River, learning about its vital role in the culture and livelihoods of the people who live on its banks
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wat Phou and discover the ruins of an ancient Khmer temple
Join us on a cruise down the Mekong River to explore the ancient temple of Wat Phou. We will travel down the Mekong River on a longtail boat to explore the ancient Khmer temple complex, dating back to the 5th Century CE. Along the way we will learn about local life and how it relies on the Mekong River.
What Will You Do
We leave Pakse on a long tail boat and start making our way down the Mekong River. Along the way our guide will explain the importance of the Mekong to the local people who depend on it for fishing, farming and transport. On the way we stop to visit a small temple, overlooking the Mekong. We continue, watching local life along the Mekong River before we have lunch at Champassak. After lunch, we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wat Phou. We will spend some time here exploring the ancient temple, learning about the Khmer Empire and the different religions that have impacted this area. We then return to Pakse in a private minivan and will arrive in the late afternoon.
Approximately 2 hours boating, 1 hour driving, and 2 hours sightseeing
What to expect:
This is a sightseeing tour and does not require a high level of fitness. However you will be outside for many hours and will need to walk on some uneven surfaces while at Wat Phou.
|Departure||Roughly at 8:30 am from Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|Return||Roughly at 4 pm to Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|What to bring||Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes, refillable water bottle, swimming clothes|
|What is included||English speaking guide, lunch, drinking water, transport, government taxes, all entrance fees|
We try to avoid plastic as much as possible, that is why we encourage you to bring your own 2L capacity refillable bottles. You will probably need at least 1.5 L to reach the view point, and another 1 L, that you can refill there, for the way down.
We will have two refill my bottle points during the trip. First, at our sales office, where you will be able to refill your bottles before the tour. Second, at the hat (the view point), where we will arrive around 1:00 pm after the trekking and via ferrata.
If you don’t have enough capacity, at the sales office we sell the 75 CL GDL aluminium bottles for 8 $. Don’t miss them!
If you still need to use plastic bottles, we will have them available for you.
Help us to become a plastic free company!
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