We travelled the Bolaven Plateau by motorbike and we very much enjoyed it. The main roads are paved and mostly in good condition. The scenery is diversified and interesting.
The waterfalls at Tad Fane are spectacular and the walk to them is very worthwhile as you can swim at the top of the 225m fall, 5 metres from the drop!!!! The resort at Tad Fane is in need of a lot of TLC even by Laos standards.
We took a day trip from Pakse - but wish we had stayed the night up here or at Tad Lo. We visited coffee and tea places, had lunch at a nice place. We visited a real ethnic village, which was really interesting, although not sure how welcome we were as felt like we were invading peoples homes. I took... More
I am an Aussie who lives on the Bolaven Plateau, on the outskirts of Paksong. My wife and I started buying land here about 5 years ago because the entire area reminded me very much of some of my favourite places in Australia - Atherton Tablelands, D'Aguilar Range, Mt Tambourine & Springbook. The rolling green hills, patches of near-virgin jungle,... More
My partner and I rode motorbikes out from Pakse and stayed at the Vangai Guesthouse which is on the left as you get into Paksong at the 49 km marker. Next door is a great restaurant, the 'Paksong Cyber Cafe and Food' run by Bambi, a very friendly Vietnamese woman who speaks good English. She is happy to chat to... More
A huge plateau, average height about 1000 mts, between the Mekong and Sekong river valleys. Very rainy, part jungle and part plantations (cofee, vegetables, durian, other fruit). Lots of opportunities of buying excellent fruit from stalls along the roads. The only paved road across the plateau is Pakse-Paksong-Tha Theng - Sekong/Salavane. The Paksong - Sekong/Attapeu road connection is spectacular but... More
While in Pakse, Laos, this was one of the main things I wanted to check out, and luckily there were 2 others who were at the same hostel (Sabaidy 2) who wanted to do it as well. This was a full day outing on the Bolaven Plateau, for 250,000Kip each (about $31.25 USD), less if you have a larger group,... More
An absolutely incredible place. Little guesthouse resorts, set on coffee farms, on the cliffs above amazing waterfalls! Wonderfull Lao food, and friendly people. A little cooler than the Mekong river valley. Paksong is a small town with not many tourist facilities, but very friendly and welcoming. Spent a night at the E-Tu Waterfall Resort, about an hour from town. Basically... More
We were lucky enough to find an independant driver/guide who took us up to the plateau for the day. The tour went to several waterfalls, a tea plantation and two coffee plantations. The highlight was a visit to a Katu village where we spent some considerable time learning about their culture and traditions and where I was able to bathe... More
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