Pakse Waterfalls bicycle Tour
Heading out from Pakse, the biggest city in southern Laos, we loved this three day round trip that took us past some spectacular waterfalls as well as small local villages and coffee farms.
The ride was relatively easy because of the short distances, smooth asphalt roads and lack of steep hills.
- The first leg took us 70 km from Pakse to Paksong. It’s an easy ride that gives you time to explore the smaller villages in between.
- The second leg from Paksong to Tad Lo was just 42 km. Once in Tad Lo, you have the option to take an hour long elephant ride around some of the waterfalls. Just find the Tad Lo Lodge for the details. If you’re not into jumping up on the back of the elephant, you can also check out the elephant bathing every afternoon at about 4:30 at the Tad Lo Lodge.
- The final ride back to Pakse from Tad Lo is the longest of the three at 85 km. All in all, a fun and relaxing trip.
I’ve listed a few of the waterfalls that we really loved, and hope you get to see them as well! There are plenty of great photo opportunities at each, and well worth the stops.
Tad Fane Waterfall
- Tad Fane waterfall takes a beautiful 120 meter plunge and is surrounded by dense jungle. Our favorite!
Tad Yuang (also spelled Tad Gneuang)
- This waterfall takes a tumble over a 40 meter sheer cliff, where it collects in the pool below.
- Give yourself some time to chill here. You can relax along the river, go for a cool swim, or maybe take a walk behind the falls.