Just four kilometres on from Tad Lo (the usual first overnight stopover of those doing the Bolaven Loop) is the junction at Ban Beng, where most on motorbike turn east to continue the clockwise loop. However, to reach Salavan District, head straight on the sealed road, descending from the temperate high plateau down to the hot, flat plains, after 24 km you will arrive at your destination. There are many dirt roads here, best to see Salavan using a dirt bike.