Sightseeing Bolaven Plateau

Immerse yourself in a world of waterfalls! The Bolaven Plateau is famous for its cool climate and stunning waterfalls. Numerous ethnic minority peoples settled here over the centuries. On its fertile volcanic soils high grade coffee plantations abound

Approximately: 1.5 – 2 hours trekking, 5 hours sightseeing and transfer

Day 1: Pakse > Tad Fan> Tad Yueng > Paksong Market > Tad Pha Suam Waterfall > Pakse

Follow-the-coffee-from-tree-to-cup-3We departure from our Pakse office at 8:30am and head out of the city to the north for around 19km. Here we stop to see how the local people make knives using traditional methods. Continuing onwards for a around 40 minutes brings us to a local tea and coffee plantation, here we will watch how they make a different types of tea and coffee, after which we will be able taste test the finished product. Continuing onwards we arrive at the fabulous 120 meter tall Tad Fan waterfall, here we spend some time to relax and take in the beautiful scenery before trekking onwards through the dense forest. Along the way we will see many different types of birds and if lucky monkeys and even wild goats may be spotted!
Bolaven-Waterfalls-2We stop for a picnic lunch at Tad Yeaung waterfall which is a beautiful swimming spot! After enjoying our lunch we take some time to swim and relax for a while before taking a short walk to some nearby coffee farms above the waterfall. Returning back to the base of the waterfall we board our awaiting vehicle and drive up to a highland area of the plateau to visit a local market at the small town of Paksong which is home to people of the Mon-Khmer ethnic minority. After spending some time to look around the market we hit the road once again and head towards Tad Pha Suam waterfall, along the way we visit several different ethnic minority villages including Laven, Taoy and Aluk as well as a stopping off at a traditional marriage house and weaving museum before arriving at the waterfall. Tad Pha Suam waterfall offers some excellent photo opportunities and is a great place to relax amongst nature. After enjoying our time at the waterfall we return back to Pakse at around 4:30pm.

Approximately: 1.5 – 2 hours trekking, 5 hours sightseeing and transfer

Note about seasons: Trekking is only possible during the dry season.

Depart From :
Green Discovery, Pakse office
Returns to :
Green Discovery, Pakse office
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
1 - easy
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Minivan, 4x4 Vehicule
Activities :
Trekking, Sight seeing, Coffee Discovery
Best In :
Dry season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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