Tad Lo

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


This village in Laos is 2km away from the point at which the bus drops you off. From here you can take a tuk-tuk for a nominal amount.

Tourist attractions

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 Lo has three waterfalls, one of which is beside the village, the second 1km away upstream, and the third is further upstream about 8km 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.

What to do

Elephant Riding

You can experience rides on elephants which can be arranged by the authorities at Tad Lo Lodge or Tim’s Guest House. The ride lasts 90 minutes.


If you are staying at Tim’s Guest House in Tad Lo you can ask the people there to arrange for trekking expeditions. These expeditions cover spots such as the waterfalls, the surrounding jungle and the homes of the Alak and Katu tribes.

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