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  • Waterfalls of the Bolaven Plateau
    3.5 stars

    In the far southern reaches of Laos, just to the east of the major city of Pakse, is the famous Bolaven Plateau, home to dense jungle, sprawling coffee plantations and fantastic waterfalls ... read more

  • Exploring Laos' Bolaven Plateau
    3.5 stars

    One of the most rewarding experiences on offer in Southern Laos is a motorcycle trip through the Bolaven Plateau ... read more

  • Southern Laos by scooter
    3.5 stars

    During our recent trip through Southern Laos we hired one of those Chinese Honda Dream rip-offs from Mr Vong at Sabaidy 2 Guesthouse in Pakse ... read more

  • Ban Saphai
    4 stars

    The small island on Don Kho, 17 kilometres north of Pakse on the Mekong river, is home to Saphai village (Ban Saphai), which is renowned for its silk weaving and provides an excellent opportunity for a daytrip or overnight stay from Pakse. It was settled by a group of families from Attapeu hundreds ... read more

  • Tad Fane
    4.5 stars

    Just past kilometre 38 along the road to Pak Song is Tad Fane -- a picturesque twin set of waterfalls spilling 200 metres down into a deep abyss. The falls are located in the jungle of Dong Hua Sao, which is a National Biodiversity Conservation area. Overlooking the falls is a single resort, ... read more

  • Tad Yuang Gneuang
    3.5 stars

    Just two clicks up the road from Tad Fane, this waterfall is the king of waterfall development on the Bolaven. It's a stunning spot, brilliantly green, and although the waterfall is not the highest in the area, it's wide and impressive. It's easy to access from the road -- the path leads first to ... read more

  • Tad Champee
    3.5 stars

    The turnoff for this waterfall is located about two kilometres further on from the Uttayan Bajiang turn off on the road to Tad Lo. It's then a 10 kilometre journey down a flat dirt road. At the motorbike parking area you'll be asked to pay 5,000 kip. The waterfall is mediocre to look at and simply ... read more

  • Uttayan Bajiang
    3.5 stars

    Located on Route 20, 14 kilometres from the intersection with Route 16, Uttayan Bajiang is an interesting stop on a daytrip from Pakse or as part of a multiday loop. It's a self-described nature resort which includes a waterfall, great restaurant which is extremely popular with groups, mock ... read more

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