6 Day | Jars and Caves
A stellar ride along jungle trails, to the Plain of Jars, and to underground war caves
DISTANCE Approx. 900 km
TERRAIN 80% off-road (Day 1), 95% off-road (Day 2), 90% off-road (Day 3)90% Tarmac (Day4) 90 %off road (Day 5) 85% off road (Day 6)
DAY 1 | LUANG PRABANG – LUANG PRABANG
We will begin this tour by riding out on a loop around the mountains located just north of Luang Prabang over the mighty Mekong River. We will visit an ethnic Hmong village for lunch and ride along some superb mountain trails before returning back, to town for the night.
DAY 2 | LUANG PRABANG – PHONSAVAN
Now that we caught of glimpse of what Luang Prabang has to offer, we will jump straight onto dirt trails today heading south towards Phonsavan, known as the “hills of paradise” in Lao. Some stunning mountain trails give way to a wide open track through the beautiful countryside with ferry crossings and remote villages along the way before we arrive in Phonsavan in the afternoon. Phonsavan is home to the famous ‘Plain of Jars’, a megalithic archeological site that cannot be missed.
DAY 3 | PHONSAVAN – VIENGTHONG
Today features single trail sections that ascend and descend into bamboo tunnels. The route to Viengthong has some challenging twist and turns that will take us up to the old United States’ airbase, LS36, and to the steel drum village of Ban Na Khang. We will stay overnight in Viengthong.
DAY 4 | VIENGTHONG – XAM NUEA
Heading out of Viengthong today will mostly feature tarmac roads. On arrival in Xam Nuea, we will visit the Viengxay Caves, or the ‘Victory caves’ as some refer to it. These caves feature an extensive underground network of tunnels in the limestone mountains that were used by the Pathet Lao during the Vietnam War to run their operations and to hide from American bombing missions.
DAY 5 | XAM NUEA – VEINGTHONG
Today will almost completely be off-road as we wind our way past the most secret mountain in 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 the valleys of picturesque mountain ranges. We will stay overnight in Viengthong.
DAY 6 | VIENGTHONG – LUANG PRABANG
After breakfast, we will head back along routes through the countryside with a mixture of trails through some more remote sections of the country. This is a big day with at least 175 kilometers of off-road riding, river crossings and challenging trail through the mountain before returning back to base in Luang Prabang.
PRICE (USD) 1 PAX pp $1,683.00 | 2 PAX pp $1,281.00 | 3 PAX pp $1,164.00
TOUR CODE: MTO-6-ADV
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