TOURCODE 66208 (MTO-10-B) Description
Hop on a motorbike and ride on one of the most spectacular winding roads in Laos through the Kasi pass past mountains and picturesque valleys below. You discover the mysterious plain of jars in Phonsavanh and Long Chieng one of the most secret places on earth. Visit Lima Site 36 and relax in hot springs. Discover the Akha tribes and colourful ethnic costumes and traditional meals. you'll enjoy many winding dirt roads and the Sayabouly Elephant Conversation Centre before returning to Luang Prabang. A 10 day adventure packed with everything norther Laos has to offer.
Level: Intermediate - Experienced
Distance: Approx. 1922km
Terrain: Approx. 100% On-road (Day 1), 100% On-road (Day 2), 80% Off-road (Day 3), 100% On-road (Day 4), 80% Off-road (Day 5), 75% Off-road (Day 6), 50% Off-road (Day 7), 60% Off-road (Day 8), 100% On-road (Day 9), 45% Off-road (Day 10)
- Day 01 : Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng
- Day 02 : Vang Vieng - Phonsavanh
- Day 03 : Phonsavanh - Vieng Thong
- Day 04 : Vieng Thong - Nong Khiaw
- Day 05 : Nong Khiaw - Muang Khua
- Day 06 : Muang Khua - Boun Tai
- Day 07 : Boun Tai - Luang Namtha
- Day 08 : Luang Namtha - Pakbeng
- Day 09 : Pakbeng - Sayabouly
- Day 10 : Sayabouly - Luang Prabang
Day 01 Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng (230km)
We will start out riding the paved road from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. This route has one of the most spectacular roads in Laos. The road winds and snakes for miles, which makes for a superb riding experience. You will also pass through local villages along the Kasi Pass, where you can see the front door of homes perched right along the edge of the road before the mountains drop off into picturesque valleys below.
Day 02 Vang Vieng – Phonsavanh (160km) (B)
Today we will be heading off road for the day, passing through one of the most secret places on earth: Long Cheng LS20A. In Phonsavanh, we will visit the popular Plains of Jars archeological site, where huge jars had been carved out of a single piece of rock. Archeologists have recently discovered human remains at the Plain of Jars that are estimated to be roughly 2,500 years old.
Day 03 Phonsavanh - Vieng Thong (250km) (B)
Today is another full riding on dirt roads, winding up through the mountains north of Phonsavanh. We will take a quick detour to Lima Site 36 before finishing the day off in the natural hot springs at Vieng Thong. Vieng Thong is the gateway to the Nam Et-Phou Louey national protected area, one of the last remaining home for tigers in Indochina.
Day 04 Vieng Thong - Nong Khiaw (244km) (B)
Ride along beautiful winding roads to the idyllic riverside town of Nong Khiaw, located along the Nam Ou River. We will also visit an ethnic group residing on a hilltop nearby.
Day 05 Nong Khiaw - Muang Khua (120km) (B)
You will pick up on your route up to Muang Khua the following morning. This town is in the Phongsaly province, and is home to the Akha people. Living at a high elevation in the mountains of Laos, the Akha ethnic group wear some of the most elaborate and colourful clothes. This route features some thrilling single-track routes for an unforgettable adventure.
Day 06 Muang Khua - Boun Tai (180Km) (B, D)
Carrying on from the day before, we will ride out to the local Akha village of Boun Tai. You will be invited into the home of a local family for an unforgettable homestay experience. The family will prepare traditional meals for dinner and breakfast, and you will gain a deep understanding and insight into the culture and remarkable history of the Akha group.
Day 07 Boun Tai - Luang Namtha (150km) (B)
After enjoying a freshly-prepared breakfast, we will take the bikes through the scenic countryside to Luang Namtha. This route features some breathtaking scenery and gorgeous landscapes along the way. If you arrive at Luang Namtha early, you can explore through their two bustling markets, or take a boat ride along the Namtha River (price not included).
Day 08 Luang Namtha - Pakbeng (200km) (B)
Today you will embark toward Pakbeng along winding, dirt roads. You will travel through a diverse number of remote villages in this region. It will be a long day out on the bike, but the combination of pristine Lao landscapes and off-road riding make it well worth the trip. Pakbeng is a remarkable village with a temple in the hills that dates to the Kingdom of Lanna (Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields). Your day concludes in Pakbeng with an overnight stay at a local lodge.
Day 09 Pakbeng - Sayabouly (178km) (B, L, D)
As the sun rises, you will head out from Pakbeng to Sayabouly. Once you arrive at Sayabouly, you will be accommodated at the Elephant Conservation Center. Here you will be able to feed, bathe, and befriend these gentle giants. A trip to Laos is not complete without getting up close and personal with an elephant. You can also visit their medical centre to learn more about Lao elephants.
Day 10 Sayabouly - Luang Prabang (200km) (B)
This is our final day! Enjoy Elephant conservation Center activities in the morning take some mahout lessons and visit the medical center. We will depart from Saybouly toward Luang Prabang. The terrain will consist of dusty roads along stunning farmlands and fields of teak trees. The tour concludes once you return late in the afternoon in Luang Prabang.
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.