Day 2: Around 4000 Islands (Si Phan Don) Li Phi Falls – Mekong Dolphins - Colonial Bridge
After breakfast enjoy a trip by boat to the largest waterfalls in Asia! Khone Prapeng & Li Phi Falls were the major obstacles which thwarted the French in their efforts to open the Mekong River to navigation. Here also live some 50-100 Irrawaddi (freshwater) dolphins. If lucky, you'll have the chance to see them! Lunch is in a local restaurant. See the small gauge railway and Colonial Bridge built by the French to circumscribe the falls. Then return to the island to spend the afternoon at leisure or exploring the island on your own. Dinner is on your own
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Accom: Villa Muang Khong
Day 3: 4000 Islands – Tea & Coffee Plantations on Bolovens Plateau – Tad Fane & Tad Lo Waterfalls – Hill Tribe Village visit (if appropriate) – Tad Lo
After breakfast, return to Pakxe and continue to Bolovens Plateay. The Bolovens plateau is an extinct volcano with a high enough altitude to be notably cool that the town below. Here visit a tea and a coffee plantation and taste the tea & coffee grown by local farmers. Continue to visit Tad Fane waterfall; thin ribbons of water plunging hundreds of feet into a ravine. Local hill people recount a story of local hunters ambushing a deer at the falls, thus giving its name (Tad = Waterfall, Fane = Deer). Continue to the wide, roiling and thundering Tad Lo falls for lunch. This route also passes minority Hill Tribe villages (‘Kha’ and other ‘Lao Thung’ tribes live in this area). If Time and appropriate opportunity permitting, stop to visit one of these villages. By late afternoon check-in your resort and relax. Dinner is in a local restaurant.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accom: Tad Lo Resort