Tiger Trail - We are Laos

10 days | A Glimpse of The Secret War in Laos & Ho Chi Minh Trail

Overview

TOURCODE 66208 (MTO-10-A) Description

Hop on a motorbike and journey back in time to the Vietnam War. You’ll start in Luang Prabang and set south to make your way along the Ho Chi Minh trail, part of which ran through Laos as a key supply line during the war. Visit the “Most Secret Place on Earth” – an abandoned American airbase, a war museum, and see Ban Laboy Ford- considered to be most heavily bombed place on the planet. This is definitely a tour for those history buffs out there, but wouldn’t be complete without its spectacular views of Laos’s countryside.

Level: Experienced Riders
Distance: Approx. 1100 km
Terrain: Approx. 75% off-road

Starting for 2 riders p.p. $ 2060

Itinerary

Highlights

  • Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng
  • Vang Vieng – Sayasomboun Via Long Chen
  • Sayasomboun – Khammoune
  • Khammoune – Ban Langkham
  • Ban Langkham – Xepon Via Ban Laboy
  • Xepon – Saravane
  • Saravane – Laman
  • Laman – Attapeu
  • Attapeu – Champasak
  • Champasak – Pakse 

Daily Itinerary

Day 01 Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng (200km)

Leaving Luang Prabang bright and early, we will head down some winding tarmac roads along Route 13 over the stunning Kasi Pass into Kasi. Here we will ride off-road through the Nam Ngum Reservoir area and back out a few kilometers south of Vang Vieng. We will stay overnight in Vang Vieng, once known for its party scene.

Day 02 Vang Vieng – Sayasomboun Via Long Chen Ls20a (229km)

We will need an early start today to ensure we have the time to visit the “Most Secret Place on Earth.” The riding today will be along winding dirt roads down to the district of Long Cheng before finally making our way to Sayasomboun. Here we will spend a night in a place where time tends to stand still.

Day 03 Sayasomboun – Sainamhai Resort In Khammoune (250km)

After leaving Sayasomboun, we will ride south along graded roads through the countryside before heading up through karst limestone mountains. We will take a short break along the banks of the Nam Hai River where we will dine in a spacious restaurant near the Grand Palace. This place is home to the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Day 04 Sainamhai Resort – Ban Langkham (244km)

After a short ride east along tarmac roads in the morning, we will ride south over the Nakhai Platue with unbelievably stunning views. We will then ride along down a short route before finally getting on The Ho Chi Minh Trail up to the Mua Gai Pass , where we can explore the start of these famous war-era trails.

Day 05 Ban Langkham – Xepon Via Ban Laboy (190km)

Today includes an exploration of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, river crossings and a lot of history. It will primarily be dirt roads all the way to Ban Laboy Ford, which is considered to be most heavily bombed place on the planet. We will ride through some strategic villages that were used during the war and see some bomb craters and original cobblestone paths that will transport you back in time.

Day 06 Xepon – Saravane (193 Km)

The day will start with a visit to the War Museum in Ban Dong before we take the bikes back down the trail into Saravane via Ta Oy, Today is an fascinating day with some spectacular river crossings and some routes through the jungle before we will arrive into Saravane.

Day 07 Saravane – Laman (100km)

Today will be a very easy day in the saddle. We will explore a few riding tracks before arriving in Laman for a quiet afternoon and a well-earned rest.

Day 08 Laman – Attapeu (110km)

We will travel about the same distance today as yesterday, but there are some interesting sights to see along the way, so we will have plenty of time for stops to explore areas before reaching Attapeu

Day 09 Attapeu – Champasak (140km)

A ride south past the Boloven Plateau and the Pathet Lao caves is always an exciting ride. The recent upgrades to the road has turned this area into a much better ride than in previous years. We will explore some new tracks and points of interest before arriving in Champasak to rest.

Day 10 Champasak – Pakse (80km)

This is our final day! In the morning we will ride to the famous Wat Phu archeological site, which is similar to the ancient Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. After lunch we will head to Pakse, our final destination, where we will park our motorbikes and enjoy an evening retelling the last ten days of this adventure.

Services

Included Travel Services

  • Professional tour guide
  • Motorbike: Honda CRF 250L or Honda XR250
  • Riding equipment (helmet, gloves, boots, jacket, etc.)
  • Meals and drinks as per the itinerary
  • Third Person insurance
  • Gasoline

Not Included Travel Services

  • Riding pants (we recommend a pair of jeans)
  • Personal insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Coverage for any damages to gear or the motorcycle
  • Any alcoholic beverages
  • All dinners

Info

Seasonal Considerations

Due to the nature of adventure tours and the unpredictability of the weather, the itinerary may be changed at the discretion of the guide.

 

Dates

Send request for 1 Rider

MTO-10-A
1 PAX p.P. $2864.00
2 PAX p.P. $2060.00

01.11.2016Tuesday, 1. November 2016 - Wednesday, 1. January 2020
Continuous Date

2864 USD

 

Send request for 2 Riders

MTO-10-A
1 PAX p.P. $2864.00
2 PAX p.P. $2060.00

01.11.2016Tuesday, 1. November 2016 - Wednesday, 1. January 2020
Continuous Date

2060 USD

 

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