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!


  • Secure your spot with a small deposit today
  • 100% refundable deposit for peace of mind
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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. 

Refund Policy

  • To book, pay a deposit online through South East Asia Backpacker. This deposit is fully refundable if you cancel at least 72 hours before the activity starts.
  • The rest of the payment is made directly to the operator according to their instructions.
  • Important: This refund policy applies only to the deposit made on this website. Any later payments made to the operator are subject to their own refund policy.
  • Check our customer terms and conditions for more details.

Why Book With Us?

Hi, I’m Nikki and I started South East Asia Backpacker in 2008 after my own first solo backpacking trip! My vision was to create a travel diary for everyone, a place for travellers to share their experiences from the road. After backpacking and writing about Southeast Asia for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to provide backpackers with the kind of experiences that I’d treasured myself in the region! 

Today, there is so much choice, but there are a lot of poor-quality tours and companies that offer mediocre experiences with little care for the environment. I wanted to create a selection of the best tours and activities to help backpackers avoid scams and dodgy tour companies.

Today, I run this website with my partner, Dave, from Spain, where we live with our energetic two-year-old daughter, Evie. All of the bookable activities that you will find on this website have been vetted by a member of our team and we have a friendly relationship with the operator. There are real humans behind South East Asia Backpacker and we are passionate about sustainable travel and development in Southeast Asia.

We are committed to helping travellers at every stage of the journey and understand that plans can change which is why we offer a full discount on the deposit up to 72 hours before the start of your trip, no questions asked. We offer advice on flights, visas, itineraries, hostels, backpacks, packing and more!

If you have any questions about our business or any of the tours that we provide, feel free to contact me on Whatsapp.

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.

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

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