TOURCODE 66275 (MTO-4-C) Description
Combining the best of both experiences, this tour offers the opportunity to spend time driving a motorbike on the open roads of Northern Laos, but will also give you the exhilarating experience of exploring the best of Laos's natural spaces, by night. You'll stay in the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area in an eco-lodge and have dinner fireside. Explore the forest with your guide as they point out wildlife within the lush jungle as float by on your evening boat ride.
Level: All Riders
Distance: Approx. 600 km
Terrain: Approx. 50% Off-road (Day 1), Night Safari (Day 2), Night Safari (Day 3), 100% Off-road (Day 4)
- Luang Prabang - Viengthong
- Nam Nern Night Safari
- Viengthong - Luang Prabang
Day 01 Luang Prabang - Viengthong
We will begin the tour by riding northeast out of town on a short stretch of tarmac before switching over to a stunning graded section through the Lao countryside. Then we will switch back onto the tarmac for roughly 70km into Viengthong (Muang Hiem), where we will check into our guesthouse for the night.
Day 02 Viengthong - Nam Nern Night Safari
In the morning, we will drive out from Viengthong to a small ethnic Khmu village, where the Nam Nern Night Safari tour begins. After a short explanation, we will head upstream in boats driven by local villagers. We’ll reach the ecolodge for lunch, and after a short rest in the forest, we will continue upstream. We will view a salt lick, have a fireside dinner, and slowly drift back downstream at night for some wildlife spotlighting.
Day 03 Nam Nern Night Safari - Viengthong
After spending the night in the eco-lodge located in the protected area forest, we will take a morning walk around the area where a local Khmu guide will give an explanation of medicinal plants and show you the remains of centuries-old village. After breakfast we will go back downstream by boat to where we began the tour, 24 hours after having left.
Day 04 Viengthong - Luang Prabang
Today will be a full day riding out on the tarmac toward Luang Prabang. We will stop halfway in Nong Khiaw for lunch before switching onto Route 13 for a winding, scenic ride back to town. Alternatively, we can return back on the same road that we rode to Viengthong.
Due to the nature of adventure tours and the unpredictability of the weather, the itinerary may be changed at the discretion of the guide.
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
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