Southern Laos is not as popular as the north with the tourist gems of Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng or Vientiane. However, the south has some great attractions, and the Thakhek Loop is surely one of them.
This motorbike trip starts and ends in the southern town of Thakhek . It is located along the mighty Mekong next to the Thai border. This town can be reached by bus from Vientiane or Pakse. You can also get there from the Thai town Nakhom Phanom across the Mekong (accessible via some low-cost airlines).