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 > Sekong

We’ll depart at 8:30 a.m., drive up to the Bolaven Plateau and later to the Tad Phaseuam waterfall.. then we continue to travel to the Tad Lo waterfall We enjoy an easy trek around villages of ethnic minorities like Laven, Alak, Taoy and where we stop for lunch. After lunch we drive to Thatang through banana and coffee plantations, stop in Ban katu village Ban kudon and head east towards Sekong, the administrative capital of Sekong province. We will stop at local market, then go to local hotel where we spend the night.

Approximately: 5.5 hours transfer, 2 hours walking.

Day2 : Seong > Moung Xansay > Ho Chi Minh Trail 

Today we drive to see two different waterfall Tad Fat and Tad Huekun before head to attapue explore the ancient town and beautiful countryside of Attapeu, where we will come across many different ethnic minorities like the Aluk, Laven, Katang, Nge, Taoy etc. Some elderly 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 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 back to before heading to our guesthouse to rest for the night.

Approximately: 4 hours transfer, 3 hours walking.

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

After breakfast, we start the day by visiting Tad katumtok  waterfall on the way to paksong and have a stop-over in big coffee farm paksong high lands  to enjoy fresh coffee. We spend more time at  to explore the town’s lively market, in the heart of the Bolaven plateau. We will have lunch at the Tad Ngeuang waterfall. After lunch short trekking to  Tad Fane waterfall we enjoin the beautiful view and the high watergall in bolaven  take  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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