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.
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.
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.
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.
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Auberge Sala Don Khone
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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.
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It wasn’t until recently that kayakers mapped the waterways of Si Phan Don – the “4,000 Islands” of the Mekong’s lower reaches. Kayaker John McMahon goes exploring.
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