Pakse trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Pakse

Trip Planner Asia  /  Laos  /  Champasak Province  /  Pakse

Gateway to Southern Laos

Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos. Despite its prominent standing as capital of Champasak province and title of the second most-populated city in the country, Pakse maintains a relaxed atmosphere, with bars and restaurants spreading their way along the humid riverside. Dotted with temples and French colonial era buildings, explore the center of the city by foot--many visitors spend sunny afternoons admiring the view of the converging rivers' edge with a beer in hand. Tuk tuk rides and motorcycles will take you further out to the suburbs. However, most visitors tend to stay near the river and its nearby attractions during their Pakse vacation. Use our Laos online visit planner to arrange the details of your trip to Pakse and other destinations.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Pakse

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Pakse

Where to stay in Pakse

A popular stop before exploring southern Laos, Pakse provides a small but ample selection of accommodation options, ranging from affordable guesthouses to former palaces-turned-upscale hotels. Look between the French bridge and central roundabout for places to stay in Pakse, as the majority of hotels from mid-range to budget are concentrated around this central strip and are within walking distance. The city's premier accommodation lies on the banks of the Mekong River, boasting outdoor pools and glittering views across the water.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Pakse

12 days in Laos BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Pakse BY A USER FROM THAILAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Pakse BY A USER FROM LAOS December, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Pakse & Bangkok BY A USER FROM LAOS December, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Asia BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Laos BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Laos BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Laos BY A USER FROM LAOS December, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Laos BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Laos BY A USER FROM NORWAY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Laos BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Pakse BY A USER FROM CAMBODIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans