Welcome to Sekong

This may change in the next few years when a new bridge shortens the route from Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, to the Vietnamese port of Danang, facilitating access to gold and other mines on the Dak Cheung Plateau. A border crossing open to foreigners should also be part of the equation.

By population Sekong (ເຊກອງ) is the smallest of Laos' provinces and also the most ethnically diverse: almost all of its 90,000 inhabitants are from one of 14 different Mon-Khmer tribal groups, with the Alak, Katu, Talieng, Yai and Nge the largest. These diverse groups are not Buddhists, so you won't see temples. Rather, their belief systems mix animism and ancestor worship. Sekong is also one of the country's poorest provinces.

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$256 Day Trips & Excursions

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 PakseTad fane Boloven plateauTake a homestayDay2:Tad lo Tad phasuam

$65 Cultural & Theme Tours

Monks & Charities of Vientiane

Note: This half day tour starts in the morning at 08:30 or in the afternoon at 13:30. Step away from the tourist sites today. Gain a deeper understanding of life in Laos- the day-to-day challenges facing the people and the resilient nature with which they persevere.  The first visit is to Wat Sok Pa Luang, an oasis of tranquillity located near Vientiane’s city centre. This temple is home to more than a dozen monks of all ages and backgrounds, many of whom live here due to their families’ financial struggles. After making a donation of fruit or other foods, sit down for a chat with the monks. Learn about their daily lives- the role they play in the community and also their personal stories of growing up in Laos. This is a fascinating way to connect with the Buddhist culture. Continue to Phaeng Mai Gallery and explore the traditional textiles of the Lao people. This shop specializes in high quality silk products and supports several families in the process, from the northern province of Luang Nam Tha and the southern provinces of Attapeu and Sekong. Another stop will be made at the Lao Disabled Women Development Centre, a not for profit organization advocating for the rights of disabled Lao women. Meet with some of the participants and be inspired by their drive to improve their lives. Learn more about the activities of the centre and how they promote vocational training as a way to be self-sufficient. The final visit of the day is to COPE. The American-Vietnam conflict has had a lasting effect on Laos due to the large number of unexploded ordinances (UXO) left behind. COPE provides rehabilitation services for those affected by landmines and other UXO. Their informative centre provides a greater understanding of the war’s impact on Laos both in the past and the present.Having gained a better understanding of Lao culture, the tour comes to a close.