This comprehensive program includes the popular northern cities and the more remote southern countryside, an area many visitors never see. Start with introductory touring in Luang Prabang and then Vientiane before heading south to Don Khong. Explore the archaeological splendors of Wat Phu along the way. Enjoy an overnight here among the infamous 4,000 islands famed for its lush vegetation, wildlife and laid-back atmosphere. Then spend a night in Pakse before traveling overland through the Bolaven Plateau, a fertile coffee and tea growing area until you reach Tad Lo. Spend three nights in this remarkable town, visiting the surrounding countryside, countless waterfalls and tribal villages. Conclude your journey in Pakse, the capital of the old Lao Kingdom, where you will spend two nights exploring the highlights of this town, including a visit to surrounding tribal villages and an elephant trek through the wetlands.