Waterfalls Hopping in Bolaven Plateau
Tourists visiting Laos should never have second thoughts of leaving Vientiane or Luang Prabang and head to the more exciting, adventure places filled with unlimited chances to explore -- one experience that should not be missed is waterfalls hopping in Bolaven Plateau.
One of the main features of the Bolaven Plateau loop is its waterfalls — falls that range from small to towering, all surrounded by pristine rainforests and jungles. Brave the bumpy Bolaven Plateau roads and prepare your camera as you visit several falls such as the multi-tiered Tad Yuang where you can take a quick, refreshing swim, and the majestic Tan Fane falls with its huge 120-metre drop that often leaves tourists in awe. Drive a little more to get to Tad Pa Suam, a great place where you can relax and take a break while admiring the collection of small, multi-tiered falls that look straight out of a movie scene.
The waterfalls are located along the Bolaven Plateau loop, Champasak Province, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The waterfalls can be accessed any time of the year.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fees to the falls range from LAK 5,000 to 20,000 (USD 0.60 to USD 2.4).
How to Get There
- If you are coming from Vientiane and Savannakhet, you can fly to Pakse via Lao Airlines.
- You can also take the bus from Vientiane.
- Hire a motorbike to Bolaven Plateau.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
If you’re planning to visit all the waterfalls, you can do it in a day.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The falls always look best during the rainy season. Visit Bolaven Plateau between May and November.
Resorts near the waterfalls have restaurants which offer simple but delicious Lao and Western food. Price for food can range from LAK 20,000 to 40,000 (USD 2.4 to USD 4.8). Tourists on a budget can also bring their own food and drinks or buy from the fruit stalls in the area.
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Resorts near the falls also offer accommodations — usually bungalows — to those who want to stay the night. Rates range from LAK 20,000 to 50,000 (USD 2.4 to USD 6).