Misty Mountain Coffee - Jeep Safari
An original way to discover the cool, green mountains of the Bolaven Plateau. Explore coffee plantations, remote waterfalls, and Laven and Suay villages by jeep and on foot for an unforgettable experience. An alternative to the typical Bolaven Plateau itineraries, this tour is an adventure into a part of the region far from tourist crowds.
Only 1 hour (50km) by car from Pakse, the region of Paksong offers an immersion in nature. During the journey Mr. Khamsone – your English speaking guide and a coffee farm owner himself – will share with you the secrets of coffee production from field to cup, finishing with an unmissable tasting session of several locally grown varieties. Trek through the plantations then enjoy a picnic lunch by a mountain river. In the afternoon, travel by jeep along rural roads to visit vegetable fields and swim at impressive waterfalls in the far reaches of the plateau.
This tour is possible at any time of year but is particularly recommended during the dry season, November – June, as you will be able to see every stage of coffee production at this time. In the rainy season the coffee fruit is still green so only the first steps of the process can be observed. The other highlights – waterfalls, local villages and the stunning natural beauty of the area – can be enjoyed all year round.
Expert Guide: This tour has been created by one of Southern Laos’ top English speaking guides. His family has been working with coffee for more than 40 years – he was born in the Bolaven plateau and is a passionate and extremely knowledgeable advocate for the region.
See & Do:
• Discover the secrets of coffee production from field to cup, in beautiful natural surroundings
• Visit Laven and Suay villages where local people will give you a true Southern Laos welcome
• Take a swim in the cool waters below spectacular mountain waterfalls in the less travelled reaches of the Bolaven Plateau
Food and Drink:
Wonderful, home-cooked Lao food, prepared by Mr Khamsone’s wife at their homestay on the coffee plantation; delicious local coffee, expertly prepared by Mr Khamsone himself. Bottled drinking water is readily available.
How to get there:
Trips start from Paksong town, where you will be picked up by Mr. Khamsone or one of his team members. Paksong is 1 hour by road from Pakse in a private car, or a minivan of a local travel agent or 1-2 hours by public bus. It is also possible to arrange pick-up in Pakse. For more information please contact Mr. Khamsone.
Phone +856 20 99 661 333 Email mysticmountaincoffee hotmail.com or skhamsone yahoo.com