November - January
Southern Laos Coffee Road Trip
5 days / 4 nights
Southern Laos is home to some of the most exotic wonders of the world. From the culture to the history.
South East Asia has always been a coffee producing region. Laos has volcanic soil, suitable for great coffee plants. Southern Laos has recently experienced an increase in popularity, including specialty.
This trip has been designed over 2 years going back and forth to South-East Asia to create the ultimate best road trip for coffee lovers by coffee lovers and local people.
Day 1: Check-in in Pakse, Laos at Alisa Guesthouse or similar.
Day 2 - Day 4: Bolaven Plateau Coffee Farm visits and Waterfalls by Motorbike. We will start our adventure in Laos with a 3 days on a motorbike around the Bolaven Plateau to experience the breathtaking waterfalls and small coffee farms of the region. We will sleep in home stays and guesthouses near principle villages.
- Day 2: motorbike ride through the Bolaven Plateau and visit Tad Pasuam (Tad=waterfall). In the afternoon we will have a coffee farm your at Mr. Vieng's place - a traditional Laotian farmer cultivating coffee, peanuts, spices and more.
- Day 3: motorbike ride to Tad Soung where we will have to trek through the rocks to reach a magnificent waterfall. In the afternoon we will ride along the loop to reach Paksong where we will have a nice cup of coffee at Jhai Coffee Roasters.
- Day 4: Heading to Pakse, we will stop at Tad Fan and Tad Champi before visiting Lak40 coffee shop and farm. We will understand the coffee farming and processing details. In the late afternoon, we will head back to Pakse and rest at Alisa Guesthouse or similar.
Day 5: Coffee Journey workshop: From Seed to Cup
Depart from hotel to the coffee farm in the morning. Learn how to ferment coffee and pick the right cherries with an experienced farmer. You will also experience new farming techniques.
Lunch on the road back to Pakse.
In the afternoon, we will have an introduction to coffee roasting in small batch followed by a Coffee Brewing Demonstration and Tasting.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Accommodations on a twin/double basis as per itinerary. Extra USD 183.00pp for Single Room Supplement;
All ground transportation as per options with experienced drivers;
English Speaking Coffee expert guide
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
Some Lunches and Dinners
Accommodation on the last day
Gratuities and Personal Natures
And What is NOT included on the Inclusion List
Minimum Age and Fitness Level
You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
An average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake this tour.
Appropriate travel insurance is compulsory to participate in this tour. Evidence of travel insurance policy with the following minimum criteria will be requested ahead of the trip:
Overseas medical and dental expenses;
Coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and 24-hour emergency assistance/rescue;
Pre-trip cancellation, trip interruption and travel delay; and
Loss of baggage and personal effects.