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Take a leisurely 3-day journey down the Mekong River in Southern Laos to witness one of the region’s most remarkable treasures, the mythical UNESCO World Heritage site of Vat Phou, considered the birthplace of Khmer architecture. Featuring 12 newly renovated (2018) cabins with twin and king beds available, the boutique river-borne hotel will take you through timeless landscapes, accentuated by the stunning Si Phun Don, the “4,000 Islands,” and Southeast Asia’s largest waterfalls at Pha Pheng.

Rates from 518USD/person for a 2-night cruise
(based on 2 persons sharing the same cabin)

Find the Secret Cruise to suit you
All cruises start and finish in Pakse cruising for 3 days and 2 nights. To book the perfect cruise to suit your itinerary and for assistance with planning your pre and post cruise itinerary and stays please contact the Secret Retreats concierge on



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Your Host and The Team

“Vat Phou crews are local villagers from along the southern end of the Mekong River in Laos, providing income to communities we visit. While learning the importance of hygiene and living in a healthy environment, they are still continuing to improve their English and customer service skills through regular training programs. All crew on the boat live and work in harmony and consider one other as family. This is the beauty of the Vat Phou Cruise.”



Vat Phou Cabins (Double & Twin)

  • Vat Phou Cabins (Double & Twin)
  • Vat Phou Cabins (Double & Twin)
  • Vat Phou Cabins (Double & Twin)
  • Vat Phou Cabins (Double & Twin)
  • Vat Phou Cabins (Double & Twin)
  • Vat Phou Cabins (Double & Twin)
  • Vat Phou Cabins (Double & Twin)
  • Vat Phou Cabins (Double & Twin)
  • Vat Phou Cabins (Double & Twin)
Vat Phou Cabins (Double & Twin)
12 elegant twin shared cabins, each with a view over the river, fully air-conditioned. The cabins are fitted with dressing tables, a wardrobe, a private bathroom with a hot shower and a western style toilet. Life jackets are available in a variety of sizes including children’s sizes.

Facilities and Highlights


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Facilities and Highlights

  • Vat Phou Cruise highlight
  • Vat Phou Cruise highlight

  • All meals are included during the cruise and the galley produces the specialties from Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented.
  • The boat will stop along to Mekong to visit several sites like
    • the Vat Phou ruins, a majestic pre-Angkorian temple complex
    • the village of Tom and the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong
    • the small village of Ban Deua Tia, known for its centuries old traditional way of life
    • the island of Don Khong, the largest inhabited island in the river archipelago

Useful Information

Cruising Areas: Mekong River (Southern Laos)
Length: 34 m
Beam: 7.50m
Number of Cabins: 12
Annual Docking: June
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Hanoi
Currency accepted: USD, LAK
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:    
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on
The meeting point for each cruise is in th center of Pakse, at the Sinouk Coffee House at 9:30am. From there we transfer you to the boat.


“The Vat Phou Cruises offer a peaceful and unique way to explore the splendor of the Mekong River, the artery of life in Laos, also known as The Mother of Waters and worshiped for thousands of years. The cruise will lead you to the UNESCO World Heritage Vat Phou Temple during a 3-day voyage aboard a luxurious floating hotel between Pakse and Champasak.”
Kim, the discoverer.

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