3 Day | River Valley Drive
A refreshing exploration of rivers and waterfalls with Lao flavours
LEVEL All levels
DISTANCE Approx. 520 km
TERAIN 65% off-road (Day 1), 40% off-road (Day 2), 75% off-road (Day 3)
DAY 1 | LUANG PRABANG – MUANG NAN – KUANG SI – HILLSIDE RESORT
Your motorcycle tour begins with a leisurely drive out of town and up to the local village of Muang Nan. On this route you will be able to take a break at the stunning Kacham waterfall. Once you have arrived at Muang Nan, you will enjoy local Lao cuisine and meet the Lao Loum or Khmu people from this welcoming village. The motorcycle journey continues with a breathtaking ride along the Mekong River with a few river crossings. Driving your motorcycle through these small rivers is a great way to cool down from the mild heat in Laos. You will be able to pass by various small villages and open farmlands before stopping at the famous Kuang Si waterfall. A trip to Laos is not complete without a stop at this enormous, cascading waterfall! You will also get to visit the Free the Bears rescue center. Your first day concludes with an overnight stay at the Hillside Resort just outside of Luang Prabang.
DAY 2 | HILLSIDE RESORT – PAK OU – BAN NAGNAN – NONG KHIAW
The following day you will head out on your motorcycle to Nong Khiaw on rough roads with breathtaking landscapes. There will be a stop along the way at the Mekong River, where you will cross by ferry to view the historic and religious Pak Ou caves. These caves are home to hundreds of sculptures of the Buddha deity in all shapes, sizes, and positions. You will proceed toward Ban Nagnan to observe the continued tradition of silk weaving and silk dying from natural materials. You will arrive in Nong Khiaw for a taste of Lao cuisine, a chance to meet local people, and to spend the night along the riverside. Nong Khiaw is best known for its bridge across the Nam Ou River, which provides or a spectacular view of the Lao landscape.
DAY 3 | NONG KHIAW – VIANG KHAM – PAXENG – LUANG PRABANG
At daybreak the final morning, you will jump on your motorcycle and head toward Viang Kham on some dirt road with dramatic mountain ridges. The road will dip down where you will approach Paxeng and ride along the Nam Ou River. Having 49 officially recognized ethnic groups in Laos, you may be able to meet some Hmong, Lao Loum, and Khmu ethnic groups if you linger around the local village of Paxeng. However, you will spend most of your final day on your motorcycle enjoying the gorgeous scenery. Your three-day journey concludes in the late afternoon when you arrive in Luang Prabang.
PRICE (USD) 1 PAX pp $750.00 | 2 PAX pp $660.00 | 3 PAX pp $600.00 | 4+ PP pax $540.00
TOUR CODE: MTO-3-A
– Professional tour guide
– Motorbike: Honda CRF250L or YAMAHA XT 125
– Riding equipment (Helmet, gloves, boots, jacket, etc.)
– Third person insurance
– 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
– 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 any 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
– Single room surcharge on request.
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