Bolaven Loop Tour Laos Travel Guide
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The Bolaven Loop Tour INTERACTIVE TRAVEL GUIDE includes HYPER-LINKS for:
- Google maps
- Agoda Direct Booking
- Travel options using 12GOASIA
- Primary sightseeing attractions
- Routes and distances from central points to sightseeing attractions
- Great value for money accommodation options (mid-range and budget)
- Recommended tour operators
- Recommended motorbike rental outlets
- Recommended restaurants/eateries
- YouTube highlights videos
To help you make the most of your valuable sightseeing time, download the Bolaven Loop Tour Interactive PDF and use it as your DIGITAL TRAVEL GUIDE to plan your outings to the various sites in and around the Bolaven Plateau.
This interactive travel guide provides in-depth information, including directions and how to get there, for the highlight attractions of: Pakse, the Tad Lo area, the Tayicsua Waterfall Trail and the Tad Fane area.
The scenic waterfalls of the Bolaven Plateau
About: The Bolaven Plateau is an elevated region in Southern Laos. Most of the plateau is situated within Champasak Province, with the Eastern border protruding into Sekong and Attapeu Provinces. The plateau’s peak elevation ranges from 1,000 to 1,350 meters (3,280 to 4,430 ft) above sea level. It is crossed by several rivers and has many scenic waterfalls. The name Bolaven refers to the Laven ethnic group which has historically dominated the region. Over recent years the Bolaven Plateau has become increasingly popular as an adventure destination for the independent traveler. For those wanting to get off the beaten track of mainstream tourism, you can experience the beauty of the diverse terrain of the plateau, with waterfalls and jungle being the primary sightseeing experience.
At 120 meters, the twin falls of Tad fane are the highest in Laos
Loop Tour: This increase in popularity has seen motorbike rental companies in Pakse develop and promote a route known as the Bolaven Loop Trip. There is a number of loop options available but generally the time required is 3 – 5 days. The tours are done in standard directions and take in a number of scenic locations and waterfalls. The rental companies also provide detailed maps with guesthouse recommendations. Fortunately, the plateau, as yet, has not been developed for mainstream tourism and as such still has a feeling of getting off the beaten track.
Kabae Cave is a highlight attraction of Salavan Province
Salavan Township: Is situated 32 km north of Tad Lo Village. Note: A trip here is a detour from the standard Bolaven Loop circuit. The primary reason for a side trip to Salavan is to visit Phouphasouk National Park, a recently developed sightseeing attraction in the area. The national park is situated approximately 29 km north of Salavan Township and includes a number of interesting caves, waterfalls and hiking trails, set amongst a jungle covered, Karst terrain.
Kabae Cave: The primary attraction at Phouphasouk National Park is Phouphasouk (aka Kabae) Cave, a 4 km tunnel which has been developed for tourism. The site has a dedicated parking area, with toilets, and a cement stairway leading down to the cave entrance. The cave has internal lighting for the first 2 km and a pathway for 4 km, from the entrance.
BONUS: The Bolaven Loop Travel Guide also includes additional travel guides for: Salavan, Attapeu and the Four Thousand Islands.
Khonephapheng Falls at the 4000 Islands
The 4000 Islands (Si Phan Don): Is a magical travel destination (situated on the Mekong River) on the border area of Laos and Cambodia. It’s still an off the beaten track destination for those wanting the feel of a trip back in time to a place which as yet, is not developed for mainstream tourism. But the word is out, and increasing numbers are making their way to this idyllic spot where you can laze away days along the Mekong enjoying splendid sunsets, and a cold Beer Lao or three.
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