Don Khone

The sight of the Si Phan Don archipelago, or 4,000 Islands, immediately suggests a half-submerged forest, where rural Laotians navigate between boulders and aquatic foliage on their way between villages. Of these islands, Don Khone is one of the smallest, measuring only 1.8 miles by 2.5 miles (3 by 4 kilometers). With small, thatched huts framed by thick palm forests and the idyllic waters of the Mekong, Don Khone is an ideal escape from the frantic hustle of the outside world.

Experiences

A handpicked selection of experiences endorsed by our experts. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, let us know, as our extensive network of local contacts can open many doors.

Ban Saphai

Visit nearby islands and the silk weaving village of Ban Saphai to get a weaving demonstration from locals.

Colonial Don Khone

Spend an afternoon touring French colonial villas and the old narrow-gauge railway built by the French across the Mekong during World War II.

Irawaddy Dolphins

See the famed Irawaddy dolphins, an endangered species indigenous to the Mekong River area, but usually only found in Laos and Cambodia. The dolphins are often seen swimming off the southern tip of Don Khone, and seeing them unobtrusively by boat is a memorable experience.

Visitors should note that October through December is the best time of year to spot these rare creatures.

Kayaking

Kayak along a tame stretch of the Mekong with local guides, perhaps spotting a dolphin up close, or go with an experienced kayaker into more challenging waters.

Laos Regions

Explore in-depth information, experiences and highlights by navigating to specific regions using the links below on the right.

Multi-Country Specialists

Laos Goes Well With

Why Remote Lands?

Exclusively Asia

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

Travelogues

An Asia-focused magazine brought to you by Remote Lands - a platform for adventure, luxury, and authenticity from experts and explorers around the continent.

What Others Say

Here is a small selection of the kind words our clients have said about us recently.