Bolaven Highlight & Home-stay Experience

GDL Champassak 4000 islands 1 23Cool down in the highlands! Drive up to the Bolaven Plateau, a place high above the Mekong Valley known for its temperate, coffee plantations and waterfalls. Rivers run off this high plateau in all directions and then plunge out to lush forests in a series of spectacular cascading waterfalls.

Day 1: Pakse  Paksong > Tad Fan Waterfall > Tad Yeung > Ban Kun Done

We depart from our office in Pakse and drive for around 19km to a small village which is famous for knife making, we spend some time here to see how knives are produced using traditional techniques before continuing onwards for another 14km to visit some tea plantations, here we see how tea is grown and produced, after which we carry on once again until arriving at the stunning Tad Fan waterfall. Here we take some time to look around and explore the local area which is home to coffee plantations, after which we head on to Tad Yeung waterfall which is where we shall enjoy lunch and take some time to relax or swim etc..
In the afternoon after we head onwards to the fascinating Paksong Market which sells a great variety of different products and is a great place to look around! After spending time at the market we head on to the ethnic Mon Khmer village of Ban kundone ,for a night where we do the Home stay we learn and see the people weaving in the village this group are of Cambodian heritage and have a completely different culture and language to that of the majority Lao people.

Approximately: 5 hours driving, 2 hours walking

Day 2: Kun Done > Ban khiengTang Lae village > Pha Suam Waterfall > Pakse

After enjoy breakfast with the family before discover of many different minority villages of Mon-Kmer Alak. Oiy Ngae. We continue heading to Tad lor waterfall where we start our trek passing Tad Hang waterfall to Ban Khieng Tang Lae village, Ngae minority group where we can see different life style of each minorities. After enjoying lunch at local restaurant, we continue onwards to Pha Suam Waterfall. We return back to Pakse in the late afternoon.

Approximately: 3 hours driving, 2 hour trekking, 1 hour sightseeing

Transportation options: There are several different transportation options, please see the prices for more info.

Depart From :
Green Discovery, Pakse office
Returns to :
Green Discovery, Pakse office
Province visited :
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Minivan, Private tuk-tuk
Activities :
Trekking, Sight seeing, Learning aboy elephants, Coffee Discovery
Accommodation :
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream
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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