Welcome to Salavan


While more than half of the population of Salavan Province is ethnically Lao (Loum and Soung), few are native to this area. The remainder of the 350,000 inhabitants belong to various Mon-Khmer groups, including the Tahoy, Lavai, Alak, Laven, Ngai, Tong, Pako, Kanay, Katu, Kado and Katang, the latter being expert weavers.


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2D1N Home Stay at Minority village

Boloven plateau is the place famous about coffee product in laos and here the weather is very good and must be don't forget to visit a local coffee plantation to learn about this famous Laos treat and witness the unique lifestyle of the plateau’s hill tribe people. Home stay: Bolaven Plateau, when we are going to Tad Lo will pass Ban Houy Houn immediately after the borderline of Champasak to Salavan province on Road 20th. Those with extra days should consider staying here the first night rather than rushing through. The affable English-speaking Mr Vieng has created a homestay with simple accommodation along with a lovely shaded cafe area in his home with hammocks and handcrafted tables and chairs. Here coffee grown from his own nearby plantation is served. There are four clean rooms in one wooden bungalow. They are simple and perfectly adequate for a night, with sturdy floorboards, a mosquito net, fan, light and window. If full, there are hammocks in the large covered porch. The facilities are a basic Lao-style outhouse/bucket shower room with squat toilet. Mr Vieng does guided visits to the coffee plantation for only 15,000 kip, and feel free to ask him questions about the Katu, a Mon-Khmer ethnic group found in Salavan, Sekong and Champasak, as well as Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue provinces of Vietnam. Among the many distinctive facets of the culture, the Katu (also spelled Katou, Ca Tu, Cotu, Kado) are animists and the spirit world, shamans and religious rites such as an annual buffalo sacrifice play an important role in their life. Tad Lo is a watering place, literally and figuratively. There are three waterfalls in this village: Tad Suong, Tad Lo and Tad Hang. Most of the local community is built up around this area. If you want to take a quick swim Tad Hang is the best bet for you. The water is not too rough as long as you stay away from the falls themselves. Fishing is very common and though the water is not crystal clear, it is not unhealthy. If you cross Saise Resort over the bridge you should reach Tad Lo waterfalls. Although you may not be able to take a dip in the rocky waters of this fall, spend some time sitting on the bank and enjoy its view. Tad Suong is furthest from the village and the most beautiful out of the three. It is a brilliant experience to watch the water splash down through the sharp gorges of the fall. Tad pha suam is a wide 6m high water that stretches around a U shaped cliff. Its name suam, “suam is mean room in lao” the fall flow year round from the houay champi river as it descends across the bolaven plateau from the north salavanh province. You can Swimming in the large nature lock pool beneath the falls. Day1: Departure from Pakse Tad fane Boloven plateau Take a homestay Day2: Tad lo Tad phasuam

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