Start­ing in Thakhek, the Thakhek Loop is one of the more adven­tur­ous attrac­tions of Laos. Tow­er­ing karst peaks, the 7.5‑kilometer Kon­glor Cave, indige­nous vil­lages, lush forests, water­falls, and count­less caves and swim­ming holes. All tak­en in at your own pace from a motor­bike. With mul­ti­ple motor­bike rental options, guest­hous­es, and places to eat through­out the 450 km loop it is a well-estab­lished and high­ly rec­om­mend­ed part of a more adven­tur­ous trip to Laos. It might just be the high­light of your whole trip!

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See the full Thakhek Loop Guide here.

Lao woman fishing near Ban Nahin

Lao woman fish­ing near Ban Nahin

Kong Lor Cave, Thakhek Loop highlight!

Entrance to Kong Lor Cave.

Curi­ous about Kong Lor? Check out the Kong Lor Cave Guide here. 

Rice fields and karst

Rice fields and karst

Village life, Thakhek Loop

Vil­lage life, Thakhek Loop

Laos Children Thakhek Loop

Lao boys always wear Batman!

Kong Lor Village

Kong Lor Village

Have ques­tions? See the Thakhek Loop FAQ page here.

Rice fields and karst at sunset

Rice fields and karst at sunset

Xieng Liap Cave Thakhek Loop

Xieng Liap Cave

Want to know more about Xieng Liap? More pic­tures and infor­ma­tion on Xieng Liap Cave on this post.

Kong Lor Village Water Buffalo

Water Buf­fa­lo, Kong Lor Village

Around Ban Natane, Kong Lor Cave

Around Ban Natane, Kong Lor Cave

Driving to Kong Lor Cave

Dri­ving to Kong Lor Cave

Dragon Cave, Mangkone Cave

Drag­on Cave, Mangkone Cave

Sunny Days on The Loop

Sun­ny Days on The Loop

Inside Kong Lor Cave

Inside Kong Lor Cave

Rainy season on the Thakhek Loop

Rainy sea­son on the Thakhek Loop

Kong Lor Village

Crop Burning near Lak Sao

Crop Burn­ing near Lak Sao

Ban Natane and surrounding villages

Ban Natane and sur­round­ing villages

Around Kong Lor Village

Around Kong Lor Village

Tham Nang Aen Cave

Tham Nang Aen Cave

Laos Woman Thakhek Loop

Laos Woman and water buf­fa­lo on the Thakhek Loop

Sunset over Ban Nahin, Thakhek Loop

Sun­set over Ban Nahin


More information on the Thakhek Loop:

Thakhek Loop Guide

Thakhek Loop Fre­quent­ly Asked Questions

Kong Lor Cave Guide (Tham Kong Lo)

Xieng Liap Cave

Bud­dha Cave, Thakhek

Tham Pa Seuam Cave