Don Det (Laos) Reviews
Description:Country: Laos / World Region: Asia / Don Det is an island in Si Phan Don in Laos
Newest Review: ... that the island is pitch black. A torch is absolutely essential! The cheapest bungalows start at around 20,000 kip in low season, which is cheap even by Lao standards. Generally think no more than about 4 or 5$ for a double. Many of the riverside guesthouse bungalows have hammocks where you can watch the world go by on the river. Most guesthouses also double as resturant/bars. There is ... more
Customer Don Det (Laos) Reviews (2)
by - written on 01/06/09 (Very useful, 138 readings)
Don Det is a river island located in Southern Lao on the border with Cambodia. Don Det is actually just one island out of about 4000 on this part of the Mekong. At no other part of the Mekong does the river run so wide. Here it's a few kilometres from one side to the next. To get here from Pakse, the region capital, it takes about 3 hours by minibus, a little longer by local transport. Coming from Stung Treng in Cambodia takes about 2 hours by minibus or more once you take into account waiting times at immigration at the border where you can get visas for both countries on arrival. Any minibus or tuk tuk will drop you off at a small beach ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/05/09 (Very useful, 41 readings)
Don Det is one of the two biggest Islands of 'the 4000 Islands' in the south of Laos, a stretch of the Mekong river at the Laos/Cambodia border. There some bigger, inhabited island but mostly it consists of tiny small landforms and sandbanks. If you are coming from Laos you can get a bus from the capital Vientiane to Pakse. From Pakse you can get a Minibus that brings you to the ferry to Don Det. Book it with a travel agent and negotiate the price a bit, that's easier than organising it yourself. Bus Vientiane-Pakse 135000kip Pakse-DonDet - 55000kip If you come from Cambodia book it in advance with a travel agent. There's no way of organising ... Read the complete review
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