Asia Van Transfer operates a direct minivan service which travels north from Kratie following the path of the Mekong River up to Don Det in the 4,000 Islands Region of Laos. Travelling on this direct minivan service is a lot easier than trying to travel on series of public bus services or to trying to get the required special permits to travel by river up into Laos.
Travel Times to Don Det
There is single daily direct minivan service from Kratie to Don Det which you can book online.
Asia Van Transfer
This service is 14 seat minibus.
Buy Tickets to Don Det
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Kratie to Don Det.
Minivan services to Don Det depart from the Western end of Road No.6 in Kratie.
Don Det ATV Bus Stop
ATV minivan services from Kratie arrive in Don Det in the main village at the north end of the island near the Nouphit Guesthouse.
About Don Det
Don Det is one of the four large islands in the Si Phan Son, or 4,000 Islands, region of Laos with accommodation. Don Det is the most popular of these four large islands with younger travellers and it has similarities to Vang Vieng before 2012, when the authorities decide to regulate the bar scene there. There is little visible regulation in Don Det and younger visitors staying in the north of the island often party until late in the evening and then spend their days in hammocks smoking and drinking. There is a lot of cheap accommodation in Don Det. For a more luxurious and family friendly holiday travellers would be better off staying in the neighbouring island just to the south, Don Khone.
River view in Don Det, Laos
Don Det is a river island near lots of other river islands. There are few large structures on any of these islands and no noteworthy temples or historical sites to visit. The main draw of coming to the area is the idyllic river side views and, for many visitors to Don Det, ‘the party scene’. In terms of things to do there are waterfalls to visit, boat trips to see the elusive river dolphins and other islands, and some very pleasant cycle tracks running the length of Don Det and down to Don Khone. If you are looking for interesting activities to keep you busy every day then a day or two in Don Det is probably long enough, however, if you are looking to read books or simply contemplate life looking at the river then you may want to stay longer.