Bolaven Plateau – motorbike and Zipline

This post arrives very late, I was waiting for photos which were on Linda’s computer.

Anyway. We have been more or less 5 days in Pakse. We spent the time visiting the surroundings by motorbike on the Bolaven Plateau, visiting the ruins of Wat Phu a minor city of the Angkor emperor.

We spent two days by motorbike around the Bolaven Pateau with very disorganized and unprepared for the colder temperature than in Pakse and we had to find a solution for that.

We decided to spend 214$ each for the tree top experience, which is about two days of zip-lining at the edge of the plateau. The plateau is an elevated land. It is a flat topped table standing above the surrounding area with very steep slopes. Because the steep sloop mostly vertical the area is full of waterfalls. The zip-line area is situated in a remote area along one of this waterfall. Reach the area requires 2 hours of walking in the forest from the last village of a dirty road. Quite remote then.

The experience it’s expensive but worth the money. It’s one time experience and includes sleeping in the forest on a tree house and a “via ferrata”. There is a version of tree days but I thing that two days are enough.

 

By motorbike:

Visit at the coffee plantation

 

 

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Drying the coffee under the sun

 

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The dry coffee before the toasting

 

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The coffee as we know it

 

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The waterfalls:

 

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On the way:

 

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The fall on slippery road

 

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Asking for directions

 

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Building a bridge

 

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Under construction

 

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What is he talking about?

 

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Looking for leeches

 

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Solution against the cold

 

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Solution against the cold

 

Tree top experience. Zip Line.

 

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The longest zip: 400 mt

 

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The tree house where we slept

 

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The bed

 

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Via ferrata

 

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About waltersupertramp

Sono nato nel 1978 in provincia di Cremona. Nella vita si cambia, ma un aspetto di me non è mai cambiato: la voglia di scoprire cosa si nasconde dietro la prossima curva, dietro la collina, la linea d' alberi, oltre l' orizzonte. Molte sono le motivazioni che mi hanno spinto ad imboccare questa strada. Ma questa mia caratterisca è sicuramente alla base di tutto. Riflettendoci è la caratteristica che più sento mia.