Although Savannakhet has a handful of tourist attractions, its main strength actually lies in eco-tourism, especially trekking through its provincial protected area, Dong Natad. A journey through remote villages is an unforgettable experience. Aside from observing wild animals in the forest, visitors will learn about herbs and forest flora that villagers use for various purposes.
An exciting adventure on dirt paths along the Laos and Vietnam borders, the Ho Chi Min Trail tour is also worth checking out. Nothing beats Laos massage after a tiring day and simply people watching and observing the easy going local lifestyle more than makes up for the area’s lacks of sites to visit.