Bolaven Plateau - Ho Chi Minh Trail

GDL-Champassak-4000-islands-1-18This 3 day excursion in and around the Bolaven plateau gives you varied and lasting impressions of its beautiful country side, famous waterfalls, fertile farmlands, high-grade Lao coffee plantations, and hill tribes of the Mon-Khmer ethnic group in southern Laos. It is known for being one of the most heavily bombed areas during the Indo-China war and for being part of the famous Ho-Chi-Minh Trail.

Day1 : Pakse > Bolaven Plateau > Waterfalls & Ethnic Villages > Attapeu

We’ll depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Green Discovery Laos office in Pakse and drive up to the Bolaven Plateau and later to the Tad Phaseuam waterfall. We enjoy an easy trek around villages of ethnic minorities like Laven, Alak, Taoy and others. We then continue to travel to the Tad Lo waterfall where we stop for lunch. After lunch we drive to Ban Thatang through banana and coffee plantations and head east towards Sekong, the administrative capital of Sekong province. We will stop at some ethnic minority villages and a local market, and continue our way to Attapeu province. The night we spend in Attapeu town.

Approximately: 5.5 hours transfer, 2 hours walking.

Day2 : Attapeu > Moung Xansay > Ho Chi Minh Trail > Sekong

Today we explore the ancient town and beautiful countryside of Attapeu, where we will come across many different people of ethnic minorities like the Aluk, Laven, Katang, Nge, Taoy etc. Some elderly of these people still have their faces tattooed and wear big earrings. We stop for lunch again in the town of Attapeu. In the late afternoon we drive about 35 km off-road to Moung Xansay to visit the Boom Museum and the war remnants. Then we will drive along the Ho-Chi-Minh trail to visit the ancient temple of King Xaysettha before making our way to Sekong province. At Sekong province, we will visit two waterfalls, Tad Xay and Tad Wakhun before heading to our guesthouse to rest for the night.

Approximately: 4 hours transfer, 3 hours walking.

Day 3 : Sekong > Bolaven Plateau > Paksong > Waterfalls > Pakse

After breakfast, we start by visiting a local market at Sekong and Ban Kundong to visit ethnic villagers. We then continue on our way to Paksong and have a stop-over in Sisouk coffee farm to enjoy fresh coffee. We spend more time at Paksong where the town is the district capital is located right at the center of the plateau and we explore the town’s lively market. We will have lunch at the Tad Ngeuang waterfall. After lunch we travel to Tad Fane waterfall and taste some Lao tea or coffee along the way back to Pakse.

Approximately: 5 hours transfer, 2.5 hours walking.

Depart From :
Green Discovery, Pakse office
Returns to :
Green Discovery, Pakse office
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
3 Days
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Minivan
Activities :
Trekking, Sight seeing, Cultural Experience, Coffee Discovery
Accommodation :
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Mosquito repellent
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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