Vat Phou Cruise

Vat Phou Cruise offers a scenic river journey that starts and finishes in Pakse in the southern Laos.


The cruise highlights the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Vat Phou ruins at Champassak, the mysterious Oum Muong ruins at Huei Thamo, the 4,000 Islands with its winding waterways, and the Phapheng waterfall at the border of the Laos and Cambodia. And you may possibly spot some Irrawaddy dolphins along the way.


Originally a ferry that carried teak wood between Vientiane and the south of Laos, it was then lovingly converted into a floating hotel in 1993, cruising up and down the Mekong river.



The lower deck has 10 cabins, the kitchen and evening air-conditioned dining room. The upper deck has 2 cabins, the bar and a two large open air shaded decks – one at each end of the boat.


So the Vat Phou has 12 elegant twin shared cabins, each with a view over the southern Mekong River. Cabins are fully air-conditioned, and a fan for optimum temperature control. The private bathrooms have a hot shower and a western style toilet for your convenience. 





Its restaurant serves a mixture of local Laotian, Vietnamese and Thai cuisines. Water, tea and coffee are complimentary during the cruise. The bar on deck is serving wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks.





Vat Phou Cruise offers 3-day/ 2-night itinerary that travels between Pakse and 4000 islands, by going down or up the Mekong River in southern Laos.





The front upper deck has rattan armchairs, sofas, coffee tables and lounges. This area is perfect for lying back to read a book, taking photographs of life along the Mekong River or having an afternoon nap. The rear upper deck has chairs, sofas and coffee tables.  Life jackets are available in a variety of sizes including children’s sizes.





  • Passengers: 24
  • Cabins: 12
  • Decks: 2
  • Crews: 15
  • Length: 34m
  • Width: 7,5m