Tiger Trail - We are Laos

7 Days Secrets in the east and plain of jars exploring valleys in the north


TOURCODE 69342 (MTO-7-ADV) Description

Level: Experienced
Distance: Approx. 1800km
Terrain: 70% off-road (Day 1), 90% off-road (Day 2), 90% off-road (Day 3), 50% Tarmac (Day 4), 80% off-road (Day 5), 85% off-road (Day 6), 80% off-road (Day 7)


Daily Itinerary

Day 01 Luang Prabang - Oudomxay

We’ll depart from Luang Prabang in the morning, taking a short blast up Route 13 northbound. We’ll soon turn onto dirt roads, following a winding valley through the mountains. This route has all of the elements to make a great first day on the bike — thrilling twists around rivers and quick turns through small villages.  We will return back to pavement for a short ride toward the town of Oudomxay for the night. 

Day 02 Oudomxay - Bounthai 

Today makes for a stunning ride through the mountainous area of Bounthai, a quiet town just 100kms away from Phongsali, the northernmost province of Laos. The route passes through many diverse ethnic groups that live up in these highland areas. We will pass through lush rice fields and winding roads as we ride through this beautiful area toward Bounthai.

Day 03 Bounthai – Muang Khua 

Today’s ride will feature hair-raising single trail sections that are hardly used, and rickety bridges crossing a few rivers on our way to Muang Khua, Phongsaly. There’s a second route option that we may take depending on how intense you wish to make the ride this day.

Day 04 Muang Khua - Viengthong

After breakfast, we will head out in the morning for a 80km ride off-road before switching back onto tarmac roads. This paved route has enough twists and turns with extended views of the mountains around to make for an interesting ride. Take a dip in the local hot springs to relax those aching muscles upon arrival in Viengthong.

Day 05 Viengthong – Xam Nuea 

Today will be almost entirely off-road as we ride out to the most secret mountain in all of Laos: Lima Site 85. This area was used by the Hmong ‘secret army’, the CIA, and the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Riding a motorbike through this area is awe-inspiring as it features some of the best trails through picturesque valleys and mountain ranges.

Day 06 Xam Nuea – Phonsavan

Today will be another big day as we ride along stunning trails that cut through the mountain side, providing some of the best views in Laos that will leave you amazed. We will cross some rivers along the way as we pass through remote sections of the province before arriving north of Phonsavan.

Day 07 Phonsavan – Luang Prabang 

While this is the final day of the tour, it will not disappoint. We begin in the morning hitting the trail back to Luang Prabang, featuring stunning paths that take us through the plains of Phonsavan. We will soon return back to riding through mountainous areas as we head back to Luang Prabang for a well-deserved beer.

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 CRF250L or YAMAHA XT 125
  • Riding equipment (Helmet, gloves, boots, jacket, etc.)
  • Breakfast
  • Third person insurance
  • Gasoline
  • All sightseeing as described in program above
  • Accommodation in hotel/guesthouse (Twin shared)
  • Admission fees to sights described above
  • Lao PDR government tax and service charge

Not Included Travel Services

  • Riding pants (we recommend a pair of jeans)
  • Personal insurance (this at your own risk)
  • Coverage for any damages to gear or the motorcycle
  • Lunch, Dinner and alcoholic beverages
  • Air ticket
  • Visa fee (approximately US$30/person, depending on nationality)
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expense and other expensive not described in the program above
  • Single room surcharge on request.


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.

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