Kayaking the 4000 Islands | 1 Day | from DON DET, LAOS

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  • Explore the magical 4000 Islands on a kayaking adventure from Don Det!
  • Visit the biggest waterfall in Southeast Asia: Khone Phapeng.
  • Get your blood pumping with some exciting river rapid kayaking!
  • Read the review of this kayaking trip here!


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Explore the beauty of The 4000 Islands by kayak!

Pick-up: Please meet in the Don Det Paradise Restaurant by 8.30 am. Breakfast will be served here.

Drop-off: The Don Det Paradise Restaurant at around 4.30 pm.


After you have eaten breakfast, you will depart for your kayaking adventure. You will begin paddling at around 9.30 am. First, you will receive some basic paddle instruction and also some safety information.

You will paddle to the west of Don Set before exploring some small islands to the north of Don Khone. This part of the trip will take around 40 minutes.

There will be some small rapids to start with but after mastering these, you will enjoy some more exciting rapids (grade 2-3). Dry bags will be provided to keep your belongings dry in the kayaks! 

There will be a short walk to Khon Pa Soi Waterfall where you will stop for around half an hour to enjoy the views and explore.

Close to the border, you will have a BBQ picnic lunch. There is also some extra time to swim in an idyllic swimming spot. It is a little off the beaten track so you are likely to only see fishermen around the area. 

Once you have filled your stomach and are feeling refreshed after the lunch break, you will continue to paddle downstream for around 40 minutes, arriving at Veun Kham village. From here, the car will take you to the mind-blowing Khone Phapeng Waterfall. This is the largest waterfall in the whole of South East Asia! 

After visiting the waterfall, you will be driven to Nakasang, where you’ll get back in your kayak for the final time to paddle your way back to Don Det. 


Green Paradise Travel

The South East Asia Backpacker Community have tried and tested adventures across the region and handpicked a selection of only the BEST companies to work with.

Why we chose Green Paradise Travel

Green Paradise Travel are a local eco-tour operator based in Don Det, Four Thousand Islands, Laos. Their passion is providing visitors to Laos with environmentally sustainable travel experiences, particularly in the Southern part of the country which sees fewer tourists than the North.

Green Paradise Travel employs only local people, providing jobs for poorer communities in Southern Laos. They use insider local knowledge to create off the beaten track adventures and proudly share Laotian culture and history with visitors.

While travelling with Green Paradise Travel you may find yourself watching Irrawaddy dolphins on a kayak, gazing at views from the top of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vat Phou, sipping organic coffee from the Bolaven Plateau, swimming in Southeast Asia’s biggest waterfall or getting to know the ethnic minority people of Laos.

Their tours are always arranged in the most eco-friendly way possible by their super friendly and helpful tour operators and guides. We are sure you will have a wonderful experience with them!

1 review for Kayaking the 4000 Islands | 1 Day | from DON DET, LAOS

  1. MJ

    Trip was well organized and the guides from Green Paradise travel took good care of us! Strongly recommended!

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What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • BBQ Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Kayak hire
  • English speaking guide
  • Dry bag (10L or 15L)
  • Lifejacket
  • Return transport
  • Entrance fees, government taxes, permits


When does this trip run?

This trip runs year round.

What time is pick-up/ drop-off?

Pick-up is around 8:30 am and you will arrive back in Don Det around 16:30 pm.

What should you bring?

  •  Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Clothes and shoes that can get wet
  • Swimwear
  • Flip-flops
  • Camera/waterproof camera

How many people fit into a kayak?

The kayaks fit two people.

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is more than 48 hours before the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
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