As the Mekong River travels south it bulges and expands, eventually stretching 14kms wide and covering the landscape in waterfalls and strong currents.
Nestled into this southern stretch of the river are thousands of peaceful islands, some just sandbanks, others dotted with tiny villages and plantations. Take a private boat to the peaceful islands of Done Det and Done Khone and spot rare Irrawaddy dolphins on route.
These dolphins look more like orcas than other dolphin species, yet they’ve still got a wonderful sense of play and impressing a watching visitor. Only around 7000 remain, almost all of them living in this part of the Mekong.
Arrive on an island and bicycles provide the perfect way to explore, allowing you to cycle past bamboo stilt villages, wandering livestock, elegant fishermen, and hundreds of provocatively simple scenes.