Saravan is a province of Southern Laos. It's best known for its wild and mountainous terrain, waterfalls and diversity of ethnic minority communities.
- 1 Saravan — provincial capital: A sleepy, unassuming town.
- 2 Lao Ngam : There's not much tourism draw to Lao Ngam, however, the NGO Village Focus International has a 35 hectare farm, called the Green Earth Centre, used as a living agricultural lab to help local villagers improve farming practices and improve livelihoods.
- 3 Ta Oy
- 4 Toomlarn
- 5 Lakhonepheng
- 6 Vapy
- 7 Khongsedone
- 8 Sa Mouay
Traveling farther east from Saravan becomes challenging due to the mountainous terrain and poor roads, especially in the rainy season. However, moving on to places such as Taoy can be very rewarding due to the wilderness and many ethnic minority villages in this area.
The sleeper bus from Vientiane departs at 20:30 and arrives in Saravan Capital the next morning at about 10:00, passing through Pakse on the way. Buses from Pakse take about 3 hours to get to Saravan Capital or 2 hours to Tad Lo.
Tad Lo (waterfall) Tad Suong (waterfall)
About 6 buses depart Saravan Capital headed to Pakse per day. These pass few Tad Lo and Lao Ngam on the way.