Cruise on a traditional boat down the Mekong River, visit temples well over 1000 years old. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Take a memorable walk through the forest and explore the impressive Phu Asa Temple and surrounding area. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, quaint villages and a cruise down the Mekong River.
After breakfast, we take a boat across the Mekong to Wat Phou, an ancient Khmer religious complex dating back to the 5th Century. This dramatically sited temple is one of the highlights of any trip to Laos. Wat Phu (meaning ‘mountain temple’), is situated on a hillside and offers stunning views over the surrounding land and Mekong River. Visitors who appreciate art and history will be amazed by the magnificent workmanship in this ruined Khmer temple complex in the form of temple pillars, barays, lintels, pediments, terrace, courtyard, walls, doorways, sanctuary, shrine, library and palaces. There is also a natural spring that is believed by locals to emit holy water. Older than the great temple complex at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Wat Phu was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002.
Lunch at local restaurant nearby. later, we return to your hotel by midday where the rest of the day is at leisure.