This excellent and varied day tour is not only our favourite daytrip in Laos’ 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don), but one of our faves anywhere in Laos. It’s a combined kayaking, dolphin spotting and waterfall visiting tour and a very good example of a package tour actually well worth signing up for: however independently intentioned you may be, this is simply not possible to organise on your ... Read more about Kayaking to Cambodia .
Deep in the most southern reaches of Laos, in a narrow section of the country where it can feel like there is more river than land, are the somewhat mythical 4000 Islands. Held up as a rite of passage for those travelling along the banana pancake trail, Si Phan Don as it’s known in the local lingo is a section of the Mekong River that fans out into a 10 kilometre-wide labyrinth of shallow ... Read more about 4000 Islands, but which one is best? .
As if long periods of swinging lazily in a hammock, punctuated by the excitement of taking a four-metre plunge into the Mekong, weren't enough to occupy anyone, you can also rent an inner tube for 10,000 kip and slowly drift down the Mekong for a few hours. People usually start at the northern boat landing or their sunrise-side guesthouse and go as far as Santiphab on the far side of the ... Read more about Don Dhet .