Pakze

Pakse in Laos was founded by the French in 1905 as an administrative outpost, Pakse sits at the confluence of the Mekong River and the Se Don (Don River) and is the capital of Champassak Province. The town has grown quickly become the 2nd biggest town in Laos with many tourists attractions. This town is facilitating brisk trade with Thailand. Its position on the way to Si Phan Don in the far south, the Bolaven Plateau and remote provinces to the east, and Thailand to the west means anyone choosing to travel in the south will almost certainly spend time in Pakse. The centre of Pakse retains the sort of Mekong River–town lethargy found in Savannakhet and Tha Khaek further north. Fewer colonial-era buildings remain, though do look for the Franco-Chinese–style Chinese Society building on Th 10 in the centre of town.

Pakse on the bolevan plateau is a must see for any waterfall lovers. One can visit the dramatic twin falls of Tad Fane, visit a few tea and coffee plantations, for which the area is famous for, then stop by a few interesting hill tribe villages, before finishing up the day by overnighting at Tad Lo Resort, a lodge built right next to a picturesque waterfall. Wat Phu temple is a pre Angkor temple, that is situated atop a large hill, offering spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. the 4000 islands region in the far south will offer your clients a glimpse into the friendly and laid back people that reside in these parts. the area has a smattering of history from its French colonial period and boasts one of the largest and most spectacular falls in Asia, the mighty Khone Phapeng. last but not least is Xe Pian National protected Area, a wetland area that is a haven for wildlife and bird watching in particular. Here you can stay at the fantastic Kingfisger Eco lodge, which offers extremely comfortable and stylish accommodation in beautiful surrounds. Numerous activities exist, such as elephant riding, forest trekking and bird watching.