Don Khon Description:
Don Khon is one of the three main islands with accommodations in the 4,000 Islands of Southern Laos.
Neither as large as Don Khong, nor as popular as Don Det, Don Khon Island is the favorite place to stay in Si Phan Don (4,000 Islands) for guests on our luxury tours of Laos. The stunning Li Phi waterfalls are located on Don Khon Island, and make for an excellent bike ride. Cruises along the Mekong River to spy the endangered Irrawaddy River Dolphin pods that live near the island are a favorite excursion for travelers visiting the area.
Best Time to Visit Don Khon:
For the best weather, plan on visiting Don Khon and the 4,000 Islands between November and May when the temperatures are mild. Warmer weather comes in with June and lasts through October, but the extra precipitation that falls during the latter portion of the year swells the Mekong and causes the jungles and fields in the area to bloom with bright green life.
How to get to Don Khon:
Don Khon is one of the 4,000 Islands in the southern Laotian province of Champasak. Our guests reach the islands after a direct flight to the city of Pakse to the north, and then travel overland in a private vehicle to the city of Ban Nakasang where they transfer to a private watercraft that reaches the island of Don Khon in about half an hour.
Don Khon Highlights:
Don Khon’s pastoral settings, bucolic atmosphere, and charming accommodations often lure travelers into altering their travel plans in Laos. The time you spend swinging in a hammock admiring the view of the lazy Mekong River will be some of the most cherished moments of your travels in the country.
Western clothing choices are fine to wear while exploring the island, but swimwear is recommended when taking Mekong River cruises to spot the pink Irrawaddy Dolphins that inhabit the waters around Si Phan Don.