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. 830 km
Terrain: 20% off-road (Day 1). On road (Day 2), 60% off-road (Day 3), 20% off-road (Day 4). Option of more Off-road is available for experienced rider.
Tour codes : MTO-4-A1 (Homestay) or MTO-4-A2 (Guesthouse)
- Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Ban Nayang - Ban Payong/Nong Khiaw
- Oudomxay – Luang Namtha
- Hongsa – Luang Prabang
Day 01 Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Ban Nayang - Ban Payong/Nong Khiaw (D)
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 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 Nayang, where you will observe the continued tradition of silk weaving and silk dying from natural materials. Your night consists of an authentic homestay with a local family in Ban Payong, 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 Payong/Nong Khiaw – Oudomxay – Luang Namtha (B)
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 (B)
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 – Luang Prabang (B)
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 and 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.
What is included?
- Professional English Speaking Guide
- Dirt Bike - Honda CRF250
- Riding Gear (Helmet, Glove, Boot, Jacket and Protection Gear)
- Third person insurance
- Accommodation as described in the itinerary
- Meal (s) as described in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Entrance fee as described in the itinerary
- Tax, service charge and permits
What is excluded?
- Riding Long Pants (we recommend a pair of jeans)
- Personal insurance (this at your own risk)
- Coverage for any damages to gear or the motorcycle
- Air ticket
- Visa fee (approximately US$30/person, depending on nationality)
- Travel insurance of any kind
- Tip, drinks, personal expense and other expenses not described in the itinerary
- Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
Due to the nature of adventure tours and the unpredictability of the weather, the itinerary may be changed at the discretion of the guide.
Accessibility: Our trips are generally unsuitable for people with reduced mobility and other disabilities. Please contact us to discuss if this trip is suitable for your specific requirements.