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Full Day Bolaven Plateau

  • Itinerary includes Bolaven Plateau highlights
  • Local agriculture: Tour of tea and coffee plantations
  • Learn about traditional life and customs in local villages
Full Day Bolaven Plateau
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Full Day Bolaven Plateau
From $65.00
Visit the plantations, waterfalls, and villages of the Bolaven Plateau on a full-day tour from Pakse, and enjoy a day of cooler temperatures and lush landscapes that make a refreshing break from the low-altitude heat. With all transport by climate-controlled minivan, you’ll have a comfortable ride to Tad Fane waterfall then learn about Laos’ minority cultures, join an optional hike, and watch local weavers before returning to Pakse.
What to Expect
Depart from your hotel on request this tour takes in the full circuit of the Bolaven Plateau. As soon as you leave Pakse the road climbs in elevation as you ascend onto the Plateau. The area of Volcanic Rock makes for suburb tea and coffee plantations which thrive on the rich soil and the cooler climate. Visit tea and coffee plantations and learn about their processing before carrying on to Tad Fane Waterfall. Tad Fane waterfall sits at an elevation of 1100m and has two stunning cascades dropping 120m off the edge of the plateau.
A further 2km from Tad Fane which makes for a pleasant walk or drive through the coffee plantations is Tad Yuang Waterfall which makes a great spot for a swim or a photo. Continue north along the Plateau travelling past Paksong and into Salavan Province. The next stop is the Katu Village of Kok Pungtai here you can learn about this ethnic group and their tradition of building their coffins before they die. Enjoy lunch before visiting Tad Lo.
From Tad Lo spend your time at the waterfall or take an optional walk to a Laven Village about 2km upstream of Tad Lo. Here you will learn about the culture of this tribe and their focus on the centre of the village for spiritual worship. Although you may be tempted to stay on in this stunning place there is one more village stop on this circuit before arriving in Pakse. The ethnic village of Lao Ngam is home of the Katu people and has a strong tradition of silk weaving, the many beautiful cloths on show are for sale and make great souvenirs. You can also watch the local women weaving the cloth.
Reviews (10)
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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile
Just perfect

I had 4 wonderful days with xplore asia. Our tourguide Sack and our driver were wonderful. The trip is well organized but you feel never in rush and I saw everything I wanted to see, boloven plateau, vat phou, 4000 islands with his huge waterfalls...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank enila07
Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile
Day trip you can book anywhere

We went to this agency because of the good reviews on TripAdvisor but we don't see what's so great. Pretty much every trip they had was way beyond our budget (starting at a 100 usd) except the day trip to the Bolaven plateau, so we...More

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank avandek
Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile
2day bolaven plateau

Usually xplore asia offers a one day bolaven plateau tour. In advance I requested if two days are possible. Response came directly , the tour did sound reasonable ... We joined the day tour till tadlo, stayed there, did a trekking the next morning and...More

5  Thank buzzHH
Reviewed December 11, 2013
Four wonderful days in Southern Laos

Xplore Asia put together an itineary for me in just a few days. Four different hotels, 9 different stops, car and driver . . . four packed days. All arranagment went smoothly -- on time as promised. THey even tried to amend along the way...More

Date of experience: November 2013
6  Thank Gregory M
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Did a two day one night trip from Pakse up around the Bolaven Plateau in late Nov 13. Well looked after for the trip with a very capable guide (Ms Noi) albeit a somewhat conservative driver (safe which was good, but slow at times).Good comfortable...More

Date of experience: November 2013
3  Thank TerLid
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