Tiger Trail - We are Laos

2 days | Venture through lush mountains, bustling markets, and meet Lao elephants

Overview

TOURCODE 66234 (MTO-2-C) Description

Start in Luang Prabang and drive out to the turquoise waters of the famous Kuang Si waterfall. You'll travel onwards to Muang Nan and then Hongsa. Along the way, you'll meet people from the various ethnic groups of Laos before settling in for the night in a cosy guesthouse. The next morning, you'll hop on your bike to visit a vegetable market, before getting back onto the scenic dirt trails, with beautiful mountain views and possible encounters with elephants. Stop for a refreshing traditional Lao lunch before arriving back in Luang Prabang.

Level: Intermediate - Experienced
Distance: Approx. 300 km
Terrain: 60% off-road (Day 1), 50% off-road (Day 2)

Itinerary

Highlights

  • Luang Prabang - Kuang Si - Muang Nan - Sayabouly - Hongsa
  • Hongsa - Luang Prabang

Daily Itinerary

Day 01 Luang Prabang - Hongsa

Your motorcycle expedition starts in Luang Prabang before you drive out to view the famous Kuang Si waterfall. This waterfall is a landmark destination in Luang Prabang due to its sheer size and turquoise-colored water. The terrain on this leg of the tour consists of mountainous dirt roads before you approach Muang Nan to experience village life. There are over 49 official recognized ethnic groups in Laos, and you can meet the Khmu or Lao Lom in Muang Nan. After interacting with local people, you will ride your motorcycle out to Sayabouly, a charming town filled with many temples and surrounded by beautiful limestone mountains. If your tour is in February, you may be able to experience their annual Elephant Festival, which attracts over 50,000 visitors from surrounding areas. After a quick stop at Sayabouly, you will continue your voyage to the northwestern town of Hongsa. You will be accommodated at a comfortable guest house in Hongsa, and enjoy delicious Lao cuisine.

Day 02 Hongsa - Sayabouly - Muang Nan - Kuang Si - Luang Prabang (B)

As the sun rises the next morning, you will traverse through the bustling Hongsa market and observe vegetables, fruits, and various Lao food on display. You will continue your motorcycle adventure by riding out on scenic, dirt mountain roads where you may encounter a few elephants. You will then proceed toward Luang Prabang, including a stop to enjoy a traditional Lao meal and experience the welcoming spirit of those living in nearby villages. Your two-day journey ends after you cross the Mekong by ferry back into Luang Prabang.

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. 

Services

What is included?

  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Dirt Bike - Honda CRF250
  • Riding Gear (Helmet, Glove, Boot, Jacket and Protection Gear)
  • Third person insurance
  • Meal (s) as described in the itinerary
  • Gasoline
  • 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

Our statement on elephants in tourism.

Info

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.

Dates

1 Rider

01.01.2019Tuesday, 1. January 2019 - Saturday, 31. December 2022
Continuous Date

500 USD

 

2 Riders

01.01.2019Tuesday, 1. January 2019 - Saturday, 31. December 2022
Continuous Date

440 USD

 

3 Riders

01.01.2019Tuesday, 1. January 2019 - Saturday, 31. December 2022
Continuous Date

400 USD

 

4 Riders

01.01.2019Tuesday, 1. January 2019 - Saturday, 31. December 2022
Continuous Date

360 USD

 

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