Best Northern Laos Loop
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- Visit ethnic minorities of Laos such as Khamu and Hmong people, etc to get truly understand about their lives and practices.
- Enjoy Lao beer while watching the dreamy sunset.
- Have stunning party in the turquoise Blue Lagoon or discover the caves in Vang Vieng town.
- Have a swim at the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls.
5 years old
This adventure tour by motorbike will offer you a great opportunity to discover Laos, a peaceful country at its attractive sites including hill tribes, impressive waterfalls and caves…
Luang Prabang to Xieng Muark – Off-road 70% – approx. 150km (L)
The first day will begin with a ride on good roads. The journey will lead you through the countryside landscapes along the Mekong River. Stop en-route and enjoy the “Feur” noodle soup for lunch. The afternoon trial will be the mixture of basic and mountain roads to our destination. Enjoy the first night at the hotel.
Xieng Muark to Nong khiaw – Off-road 70% – approx.180km (B, L)
The second day requires a good physical condition, but in exchange will be a fabulous day following a long way in the middle of mountains. Travelers will have chance to meet 2 groups of ethnic in the region, Khamu and Hmong people. The Khamu live in mid-mountain while the Hmong live in isolated mountains, separated with our modern world.
This adventure will be almost 200 km of which 140 km are to slalom between mid-mountain and high mountain villages on the ridges. The stopover will be the small town of Nong Khiaw located along the Nam Ou River. Spend overnight in the town.
Nongkiaw to Muang Khoua – Off-road 90% – approx. 100km (B, L)
After breakfast, we will visit another hill tribe minority living in the region, the Thai Lu. This ethnic lives only by their manufacture in which costumes and clothes are handmade, vegetable and flowers are planted in the garden around the village. Each traditional house is built with a large wooden beam which is a sign of strength for the villages.
Then ride your bike up to the altitude of 1400m by small paths curving around the unknown mountains in the north of Laos. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way among the majestic sceneries. The evening will be quiet in the small village of Muang Khua located within 100km from Vietnam.
Muang Khua to Luang Namtha – Off-road 80% – approx. 210km (B, L)
Night: Zuela Guest house. Cozy red bricks guest-house
This safari motorcycling day was tailored by our team in 2011 for the first time.
Mixing regular road and going to though off-road with rest stops in mind, but there is very little “down time” during this extreme adventure day tour overall. One of our favorite days, you will be completely lost into the Akha hill tribe world. An unforgettable riding day rarely obtained by any typical motorcycle traveler for his riding experience in enduro in Asia.
Luang Namtha to Muang Sing – approx. 100km (easy ride day) (B, L)
A taste of China! After strolling around a morning market, we will take the road to Boten for a short visit of this strange old casinos town which built up in such a short time by Chinese people. After that, we will ride to Muang Sing crossing the beautiful road along the Chinese–Lao border. We will stop at the waterfalls located in the national park then take a ride around remote areas in the north Laos. Overnight in the town of Muang Sing.
Muang Sing to Vieng Phuka – Off-road 70% – approx. 160km (B, L)
This day will be heading to the Myanmar border, almost to the Golden Triangle limits. After a few hours riding on proper road, we will start to turn from Myanmar border forest through northeast jungle of Laos. This will be an adventurous trial takes you through scenic landscape of the high land. Approximately time ride is 7-8 hours riding, you will never forget it! Night at the hotel in Vieng Phuka.
Vieng Phuka to Nale – Off-road 80% – approx.110km (B, L)
This day will be an easy ride. Ride you motorcycle on the picturesque roads before reaching Nale, a small fishing village where we will stay overnight. Enjoy a lunch with local dishes on the riverside. Then take a trip to discover the caves. For anyone want to take a bath at the spring, don’t forget to bring your swimming wear. Spend a night at a local guesthouse in the village.
Nale to Pakbeng – Off-road 50% – approx.140km (B, L)
The day will be the chances to discover the Lao awesome sides. Not only the interesting flora and fauna, this 6 hour motorcycling will also take you close to the diversity of ethnic groups in Laos. Enjoy Lao beer while watching the dreamy sunset will be memorable experience in you adventure. Night at a hotel in Pakbeng.
Pakbeng to Hongsa – Off-road 90% – approx. 220km (B, L)
The ninth day on a motorbike will take you one of your “best ever” travel experiences. During the day, you will have a fantastic boat trip on the Mekong River from Pakbeng to the town of Hongsa. Enjoy the night there and wait for the interesting experience at the morning market in the following day.
Hongsa to Sayaboury – Off-road 80% – approx. 130km (B, L)
Another highlight of this tour is a different trial along the Thai border. You can visit some hill tribe villages on the way to witness the local lifestyle. In the late afternoon, you can take a ride around the town of Sayaboury, the laid back countryside of Laos, and probably stop at the traditional massage. Spend a night in the town.
Sayaboury to Vang Vieng – Off-road 20% - 150km (B, L)
This unique motorbike adventure will lead you to the typical town of Vang Vieng where you can have stunning party in the turquoise Blue Lagoon or discover the caves. After a cool riding day mostly on good road we will visit the area surrounding Vang Vieng. Enjoy the night in the town.
Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang - approx. 200km (B, L)
This morning we can start after some time relaxing on this amazing landscape around the hotel. Take the way back into the mountain road 13 of Laos. After hours riding within 5-7 hours, we will reach the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang. Stop at the Kuang Si Waterfalls on the way for a well-deserved swimming.
Then a Tuk-tuk will send you back to your hotel in Luang Prabang.
End of the tour!
- Mechanic member of our team with his bike, gasoline, accommodation (add $150/day)
- Professional tour guide with his bike& his gasoline
- Your motorbike: Honda CRF 250 or Honda XR 250
- Your accommodations in hotel or guest-house during the trip
- Meals as mentioned on the itinerary
- River crossing & waterfalls fees
- All equipments helmet, mask, gloves, boots, and jacket – NO PANTS just jeans
- Luggage storage at Luang Prabang
- Your personal insurance (we highly recommend you to take travel insurance before to start your journey in Asia)
- Gas fuel
- Soft drinks during the trip
- Your personal expenses
- Coverage for any damages to motorcycle (unfortunately there is no insurance in Laos to cover this)
- Support vehicle for your luggage (we can add on request $150/day)
For cancelations made 7 days before the tour start, customers will receive 30% refund. Cancelations within 7 days of the start date or during the tour won’t be refunded.
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