Bolaven Plateau Trekking

GDL-Champassak-4000-coffee-30A two day experience of the Bolaven plateau this trip introduces you to the art of coffee from harvesting to the gourmet’s cup. Enjoy swimming at waterfalls and learn about Lao culture in the village!

( Note: Season of Lao coffee is from November to March )

Day 1: Pakse > Bolaven Plateau > Tad Fan > Tad Ngeoung > Ban Phou 0y

Follow-the-coffee-from-tree-to-cup-3We depart from our office in Pakse at around 8:30am. We drive up to the Bolaven Plateau, which was once part of Ho-Chi-Minh trail and pass local tea and coffee plantations. Watch the fermentation of tea leaves and taste the finished product. The next stop is at the famous 120m high Tad Fan waterfall, followed by the Tad Ngeoung waterfall. The latter is a beautiful spot for swimming, taking a rest and to have lunch. We continue for another hour to Ban Phou Oy to visit Jhai’s coffee fair trade farmers’ co-op on the Bolaven Plateau. Witness the processing of coffee from planting to roasting to the final cup. In evening we enjoy local food and participate in a traditional Lao Baci ceremony prepared by the villagers at the house you are staying.

Approximately: 5 hours trekking & 2.5 hours transfer

Day 2: Ban Phou 0y > Ban Nong Luang > Dan Noy > Tad Chet Chanh > Pakse

ACoffee-Farm-Homestay-Trekking-1fter breakfast we continue our trip to visit Ban Nong Luang, a village at the edge of Dong Hua Sao National Protected Area. Here we meet our local guide for a trek to the Dan Noy limestone cliffs and having beautiful views of Champassak. See an extremely rare 1000 years old Rosewood tree. Not many trees of this species are found in this country or even in the world. Then take a short easy trek to Tad Chet Chanh (7 step fall), relax and swim in a beautiful natural surrounding. Have your lunch here. In the afternoon we return to the village and head back to Pakse.

Approximately: 5 hours trekking & 2.5 hours transfer

Transportation: Two ways are available: Tuk Tuk or Minivan. Prices accordingly.

Coffee season: from December to March

Depart From :
Green Discovery Office Pakse
Returns to :
Green Discovery Office Pakse
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
1 - easy
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private tuk-tuk
Activities :
Trekking, Coffee Discovery
Accommodation :
Best In :
Dry season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Mosquito repellent, Change of clothes for the evening
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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