Tad Lo in Laos

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Tad Lo in Laos
Tad Lo in Laos

Introduction

Tad Lo is located in Salavan province, but most commonly visited on trips based from Pakse, 85 kilometres away via the Salavan Road. It’s something of a budget travellers’ paradise and more and more backpackers are onto this fact, visiting both by motorcycle and public bus. Tad Lo is really a series of three falls-Tad Suong, Tad Lo and Tad Hang, around which most of the accommodation is grouped, in the village of Ban Saenvang.

Located in Salavan Province, Tad Lo is a trekking stopover for travelers and is especially popular with those on a budget
Located in Salavan Province, Tad Lo is a trekking stopover for travelers and is especially popular with those on a budget

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Activities

If you want to take a quick swim, Tad Hang is the best 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 Lo waterfalls
Tad Lo waterfalls

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 Lo has three waterfalls, one of which is beside the village, the second a kilometre away upstream, and the third is further upstream about eight kilometres away. If you walk along the left bank of the river you should be able to find your way through the jungle path to the second waterfall. The sound of the waterfall will guide you down to the base of the waterfall along the manmade flight of stone steps. Here you can take a swim as well.