Bolaven Plateau is elevated and owns mountain ranges, spectacular waterfalls. Likewise, Bolaven Plateau also is famous for numerous coffee, tea plantations, and many ethnics group with unique features, customs. Here is the best things to do in Bolaven plateau:
Refreshing at waterfalls
Bolaven Plateau owns a bunch of waterfalls that are considered as the most captivating of waterfalls of Laos. Among them, these would stand out:
Tad Fan Waterfall
The twin stream that pours down from the 120-meter straight cliff, also known as Laos most beautiful waterfall. Moreover, the surrounding view is breathtaking, lush green plants and trees cover the entire area.
Address: Route E16, Paksong, Laos
Tad Yuang Waterfall
A 40-meter tall cascading waterfall is stunning from the first glimpse. With a spacious water pool at the waterfall feet, people can relax and splash in the tumbling water. Guest cottages, eateries are around.
Address: Ban Lak 40, Road 23, Paksong, Laos.
The 10-meter tall waterfall is like a curtain that covers the cave behind. Providing a nice spot for swimming and relaxing.
Address: Between Pakse and Paksong at KM 38.
Tad E-tu Waterfall
It lies below a resort, embraced by gorgeous natural jungles.
Address: Ban Luk 25, Paksong, Laos
A splendid waterfall that pours out from the end of a 15-meter-tall red cliff. The view is stunning when observing from the wooden bridge that crosses the stream.
Address: 33km to the North of Pakse, Bachieng District.
Visit other waterfalls across the plateau
Other attractive waterfalls of the Bolaven Plateau include the nearby triple beauties of Tat Lo, Tat Hang, and Tat Soung. Some walking is needed to get to the falls, but the effort is more than worthwhile. You can reward yourself with a refreshing swim at Tat Lo too.
The gorgeous homestay of Tayicseua has an impressive 15 waterfalls on its land! Do note that you’ll have to do a fair amount of walking and climbing to see most of them. Don’t miss the largest waterfall of the plateau either: Tat Katamtok.
Spending a couple of days and taking loops around the region is an exciting experience that a scooter-traveler would love to be through. Join the group or ride with your friend will be best to enjoy the ride. By motorcycle, you can reach many tourist attractions of Bolaven Plateau in no time. To supply guest needs, there are many agents provide the services with reasonable price, hotel, and guesthouse also available as well. During your trip, the fuel is own you, remember to wear a helmet or you will be fined.
Visiting coffee and tea plantations
The fact that Paksong district is the residence for over 5000 families that grow coffee and tea leaves, and so, this is why they declared Plateau as the coffee, tea heaven. When making a tour to the organic coffee/ tea farm, you can observe the local plating, hatching and producing the product, join a hand with them if you would love to. The best part is that you can taste the delicious coffee and tea produced right at the plantation, sure it will have the taste of fresh, pure coffee, tea flavor.
The farm is easy to find as there is a large number of them. People also organize a tour to the plantation, a reasonable price at 3$, including tickets and coffee, tea tasting.
Trekking to ethnic villages
Bolaven Plateau is dotted with gorgeous ethnic villages that possess a unique culture, which is also the purpose of the trekking tour. During your way, be pleased with tranquil, pristine natural views and the fresh air. Visiting one village to another, you will recognize the typical feature that is breeding cattle and growing plants, the people there live in little cozy stilted houses and wear traditional ethnic costumes. The villagers are friendly and hospital, taking a picture with them would be great to have in your album.
Browsing in the market
There are some local markets that scattered around the area, near the large villages. Besides selling the fresh good for the daily menu, they also provide local handicrafts and lovely souvenirs like necklaces of tribal style, bracelets, copper statues, handy bags, baskets, wallets, tartan silk, etc. The market is the gathering point to the people in the region, so if anywhere that is considered noisy, crowded and vibrant in Bolaven Plateau, it would be the market.