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Bolaven Plateau

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Boloven Plateau Full-Day Tour from Pakse
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Worth visiting the waterfalls! Need your own transport to really enjoy it. Not far from pakse so it can be a one day one night side trip although it's worth staying longer.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Captain hook coffee tour herbal medicine the life of ethnic group people and village tradition We provide tour coffee plantation trekking and organic bamboo coffee

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The Bolaven Plateau was a little disappointing for us. Especially compared to some of the beautiful Laos landscapes in Nong Khiaw, Vang Vieng, and around Tha Khek, the plateau was quite boring. Essentially it's a lot of agricultural land with views of nothing but the occasional small hill. There are some ok waterfalls (though we missed Tad Fan as it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Worth visiting the waterfalls! Need your own transport to really enjoy it. Not far from pakse so it can be a one day one night side trip although it's worth staying longer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A motorbike trip through the Bolaven Plateau is a great way to enjoy Laos at your own pace. Out of Pakse there are 2 suggested loops taking 2-3 days or 3-4 days depending on your pace. We did the larger loop as well as a visit to Champasak in 3 full (very full) days but we don't know how to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently took a trip to Southern Laos. Overall we were not highly impressed with Laos, so take this review with a grain of salt if you're loving your trip. We visited during Songkram (Water Festival) and I think that this has a lot to do with the negative experience. The people of the Bolaven region had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Most reviewers talk about their bike loop but I didn't research that much beforehand so to rent one. Instead I took the tour on offer from the Lao Adventure Travel Co located on road 13 close to the Lao Development Bank. The price was 150,000LAK which I found pretty good considering it covered all entrance fees and water. We only... More 

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

I've been alone by motorbike on that plateau to spend few days building a camp in the forest. Nature is beautifull there with increadible fauna and flora diversity. Don't miss the waterfalls! But that's almost impossible, you will find some all around you. On the way from Pakse, you can buy food and tools (machete) in different villages along the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We rented our bikes from Ms. Noy and attended the briefing at 6pm for an detailed description of the tour itself. Since we had time, we did the small loop in 3 days / 2 nights, although 1 night in Tad Lo would also be possible. The first day driving is rather boring but offers some nice views from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is an enchanting area! As the road climbs, you pass through a series of villages that make baskets, knives, and grow pineapples, bananas, tea, and coffee. Beyond that are the waterfalls. We visited Tad Fane (mostly a photo opportunity) and Tad Gneuang (aka Tad Yeuang) which is a great stop for a great waterfall experience and lunch (delicious restaurant).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Instead of staying for 2-3 days I got stucked here for 2 weeks. Beautifull sky and clouds, all the time time kissing the peaks of Bolaven plateau; brown lao villages and red earth dusty roads, leading to the waterfalls; rice fields and freely runing baby animals - little pigs, goats, dogs; coffee plantations, suggesting small coffee stops on Your way.... More 

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