Chiengkhong (Thailand) Cycle Luang Prabang (Laos) – 10 days

 

Day 1: Chiengkhong (Thailand) – Viengphoukha (Laos)
Cross the border from Thailand to Laos, after immigration formalities in Laos, transfer from border 30 km, the rest of 90 km we ride through the hill tribe villages of Kamu and Lolandders. Lunch in the shade under trees by the road wherever we feel hungry. Lunch is prepared by our guide and helpers. We arrive at the small town of Viengphoukha in the late afternoon.Ride:  90 km on good quality asphalt road.
Accommodation: primitive guesthouse
Meals:  (L/D)
Day 2: ViengPhouKha – LuangNamTha
We have breakfast at local restaurant. Our guide will help the restaurant prepare for the group. The riding distance today is only 51 km, on an undulating road, not as difficult as day 1. We also ride through hill tribe villages with a lot of children running out from their houses, greeting us “SABAIDEE” in Lao language (“HELLO!) We arrive and have lunch in LuangNamTha at noon.
Ride
:  51 km on good quality asphalt road.
Meals B / L / D)
Accommodation: Dokchampa hotelDay 3: Luangnamtha – Muangsing – Luangnamtha
Ride from guesthouse to a small town of Muangsing, close to the Chinese border. Today’s ride will take us through the most jungle covered mountains anywhere on the route, the road crosses two valleys LuangNamTha and Muangsing, so there will be some climbing, lunch in a restaurant, hill tribe village, and a drive back to LuangNamTha, where we will stay overnight at a boat landing guesthouse.
Ride
: 60 km on good quality asphalt road
Meals:
(B / L / D)
Accommodation
: Dokchampa hotel

Day 4: Luangnamtha – Udomxai
Transfer the first 43 km from the guesthouse to the junction to China, ride 84 km to Udomxai. Today we ride through the villages of Thai Lu, Kmue, and Hmong ethnic groups. The variety of these groups throughout the hills of the north of the country is a highlight of this trip. Lunch is prepared by our guide and helpers. We will eat when we feel hungry and will have lunch by the road under a tree. We arrive Udomxai in late afternoon.
Ride
: 84 km on good quality asphalt road
Meals: B / L / D
Accommodation: Villa Keosermsack

Day 5: Udomxai Muangkhua
After breakfast, we head west toward the Vietnam border. Though the route is a gradual descent it ascends in some places. It is not too steep however. There are some excellent photo opportunities of the friendly Khmu tribe and their families. Lunch is prepared by our guide and helpers. We will find a nice spot for lunch stop by a stream. Today is a great day of riding.
Ride from Udomxai to MuangKhua, stay overnight at Xernaly Hotel
Ride:
103 km
Meals: (B / L / D)
Accommodation: Xernaly Hotel

Day 6: Muangkua – Pakmong
After breakfast we get on the long tail boat on Nam Ou River. The boat journey takes us down one of the most beautiful River stretches in Laos. The lime stone mountains become steeper the further south we go. The amazing landscape is quiet and relaxing. After 4 hours we arrive Muang Ngoi village. Muang Ngoi Village was the capital district of LuangPrabang province controlled by communists before 1975 during the Indochina War. We lunch at a restaurant. After lunch we continue another an hour to Nongkiaw. We start riding from Nongkiaw. After 30 km we reach the junction of Pakmong village, where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Ride: 30 km
Meals: (B,L,D)
Accommodation: Guesthouse

Day 7: Pakmong – LuangPrabang
After breakfast we turn right at the junction and again ride along Route 13 north head to LuangPrabang. Today is the longest day, the road ascends and descends but it is not as long as day 6. At kilometer 30 to LuangPrabang we turn from road 13 to a dirt road toward the Mekong River at Pak Ou village and visit Buddha caves. Riding is optional for the last 30 km to LuangPrabang.

Ride: 110 km
Meals: (B / L / D)
Accommodation:  Villa Phoumalin

Day 8: LuangPrabang
Day free in Luang Prabang.
Meal:
(B)
Accommodation: Villa Phoumalin

Day 9: Luang Prabang
After breakfast, cycling outside of the city to the Kuang Si Waterfalls (30 km /18 miles) or quieter roads looping through the countryside, by preference.
After leisurely hike up to and swimming in the falls, continued biking in the scenic rural areas nearby passing through several villages and pausing to visit a local family and school as well as cottage industries until mid-afternoon.
Optional cycling or driving back to Luang Prabang

Meals: B
Distance: 30 km
Accommodation: Villa Phoumalin

Day 10: Luang Prabang – Departure
After leisurely breakfast, transit to airport for your flight back to your country.
Meal:
B

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Included:

–          English speaking guide

–          Support van

–          Drinking water

–          Seasonal fruits

–          Meals as mentioned

–          Accommodation as mentioned

–          Entrance fee to the tourist sites

–          Government tax

 

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