Tiger Trail - We are Laos

4 days | A grand journey of village life, historic caves, & vast landscapes

Overview

TOURCODE 66204 (MTO-4-A) Description

Start in Luang Prabang and set on an exhilarating ride through some of the more remote parts of northern Laos. Your trip will be filled with stunning views of the countryside. See your way through, farms, villages, and plantations as you wind your way alongside rivers and mountains. You’ll get the opportunity to visit famous landmarks like Pak Ou caves, walk through local markets, and observe the Lao silk and cotton weaving process. Each night, you’ll stay either in a local homestay or lodge and experience traditional Lao cuisine.

Level: All riders
Distance: Approx. 820 km
Terrain: 20% off-road (Day 1). On road (Day 2), 80% off-road (Day 3), 20% off-road (Day 4)

Starting for 2 riders p.p. $ 1089

Itinerary

Highlights

 

  • Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Nong Khiaw – Ban Nagnan
  • Ban Nagnan – Oudomxay – Luang Namtha
  • Luang Namtha – Pakbeng
  • Pakbeng – Hongsa – Sayabouri – Muang Nan – Luang Prabang

 

Daily Itinerary

Day 01 Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Nong Khiaw – Ban Nagnan

Your motorcycle tour begins in Luang Prabang before heading up north toward Nong Khiaw along some magnificent dirt and asphalt roads. You will cross the mighty Mekong River by ferry and visit the historic Pak Ou caves along the way. Thousands of Buddha sculptures have been added to the Pak Ou caves over the years, making it an important site for Buddhism. You will then continue your motorcycle ride toward Ban Nagnan, where you will observe the continued tradition of silk weaving and silk dying from natural materials. Your night consists of an authentic home stay with a local family in Ban Nagnan, where you will enjoy freshly cooked Lao food and have a deeper understanding of their unique way of life. If you are not interested in the home stay experience, we will accommodate you in a nearby guesthouse in Nong Khiaw.

Day 02 Ban Nagnan – Oudomxay – Luang Namtha 

The next morning you will ride out through the breathtaking Lao countryside on tar roads to Oudomxay. This province is known its mountainous roads, providing a scenic adventure in Laos that cannot be beat. You can stop in any local village in Oudomxay, where you will enjoy a quick bite and meet friendly people willing to share stories with you. Once you arrive in Luang Namtha in the late afternoon, you will be accommodated for the night at a local guest house.

Day 03 Luang Namtha – Pakbeng

 

The third day of your motorcycle tour begins in Luang Namtha, where you will take your motorcycle off-road toward Pakbeng. This leg of the journey is more challenging, however it is well worth it because you will be able to access local villages and remote towns that experience very few tourists. You can interact with friendly people who come from various ethnic groups along the way. When you arrive in Pakbeng, you will be accommodated at a comfortable lodge that is within walking distance to the Mekong River.

Day 04 Pakbeng – Hongsa – Sayabouri – Muang Nan – Luang Prabang

 

On your final day, you will leave early from Pakbeng and ride out on your motorcycle to Hongsa. Hongsa is a remarkable village that has two bustling markets packed full of freshly prepared Lao food. You will continue through Hongsa to Sayabouri, another fascinating town with ancient Buddhist temples and stupas. After Sayabouri you will traverse the Mekong River and drive through Muang Nan, a quaint village with hospitable people. On the final stretch back to Luang Prabang, your will ride out on dusty roads along the Mekong River with a few river crossings along the way. Your four-day motorcycle ride concludes once you arrive in Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.

 

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.

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

Luang Namtha – Pakbeng

Dates

Send request for 1 Rider

MTO-4-A
1 PAX p.P. $1493.00
2 PAX p.P. $1089.00

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

1493 USD

 

Send request for 2 Riders

MTO-4-A
1 PAX p.P. $1493.00
2 PAX p.P. $1089.00

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

1089 USD

 

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