Laos by Bike
- Active Adventure
- Culture & Heritage
- Off The Beaten Path
Day 1 – 2: Luang Prabang
- Arrive in Luang Prabang, have a welcome dinner
- Ride to the scenic Kuang Si Waterfalls, enjoy a swim in the clear–water basins of the Waterfalls.
Day 3 Luang Prabang – Kiu Kacham – Kasi (48 – 95km)
- Transfer to Kiu Kacham. Ride 1000 – 1400m to Phou Khoun to enjoy great view of Kasi Valley
Day 4 Kasi – Vang Vieng (58km)
- Bike through amazing scenery and descend slowly into the lowland along rivers, limestone formations, and caves of Vang Vieng
Day 5 Vang Vieng – Ban Keune (55km) 2
- Cycle to Nam Ngum Lake. Ride a boat in 2 hours then paddle through the countryside to reach Ban Keune
Day 6 – 8 Ban Keune – Vientiane – departure
- Cycle on dirt roads through paddy fields with stunning views in the Phou Khao Khouay mountain range to the village of Thangon before entering the capital city of Laos: Vientiane.
- Discover Vientiane capital: Patuxai Monument, ancient temples, Lao National Museum, Central Market, the Mekong Riverside
For those who appreciate a combination of cycling and comfort, this trip is perhaps the best tour offered in Laos. Biking is the most pleasant way to explore the wonderful land of Laos. Cycle with us to discover hidden places, encounter new cultures, and experience nature on two wheels. Ride your bike around the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang and see its splendid scenery. The sight of Kuang Si waterfalls and endless lush forests around the town will definitely wow you. Next, enjoy the breathtaking mountain views between Kiu Kacham and Vang Vieng. Cycle to the ‘sea of Laos’ – Lake Nam Ngum. Cycle through the street of Vientiane, the tranquil capital, and visit its attractive sites. You’ll understand more about the life of the locals and meet the most amazing and friendliest Laotians as you travel through the country on your bike.
Saibaidee! Welcome to Luang Prabang, Laos.
Upon arrival at Luang Prabang Airport, your private guide and driver are waiting to meet you, holding up a welcome signboard with your names on it and take you directly to your hotel.
After checking-in, you will have time to relax and adjust to the pace of Luang Prabang. There will be a short tour briefing this evening with your guide followed by a welcome dinner at Friends Restaurant, KhaiPhaen. It’s a social enterprise based restaurant that empowers disadvantaged youth with vocational training amongst other support.
Please note: You must have both a passport and a visa to enter Laos. And your passport must also have at least six months’ validity remaining beyond the date that you enter Laos. You can get a visa on arrival in Laos. Make sure you have two passport-sizes photographs.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Today you will start your great adventure with an easy ride to the scenic Kuang Si Waterfalls through Khmu and Hmong ethnic villages. Enjoy a swim in the clear-water basins of the Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Wake up early and head by Tuk-Tuk like a local to the peninsula to witness and attend almsgiving. Every morning, hundreds of monks from the various monasteries walk through the streets collecting alms. This ancient ritual is locally known as “tak bat”. After the ritual, return to the hotel for your breakfast.
After breakfast, A 2-hour transfer by minivan will bring you to Kiu Kacham, at an altitude of 1350 meters. For the first part of this stage, you ride between 1000 and 1400 meters to Phou Khoun. After Phou Khoun, a long descent with great views brings you to the valley of Kasi (those preferring a shorter distance will start cycling in Phoukhoun, instead) where you will spend the night.
Overnight in a local guesthouse
Your next destination is Vang Vieng, a tourist-friendly destination located in a beautiful setting between steep limestone rock formations. Today you will be biking through amazing scenery and will descend slowly into the lowland along rivers, limestone formations, and caves.
Arrive and check into your riverside resort.
Note: You can add an extra day to Vang Vieng for an Elephant Experience of a Lifetime.
Overnight in Vang Vieng
Continue your journey, you will cycle to the ‘sea of Laos’: the 250 square kilometer artificial Lake Nam Ngum. Upon arrival, embark on a 2-hour boat ride to the dam, where you will discover some great fish restaurants. After lunch, continue to paddle on a quiet back road through small, hidden valleys and authentic villages.
Arrive Ban Keune in the afternoon and check into your resort on the banks of the Nam Ngum River.
Overnight Ban Keune
Today, you will conquer the last part of this adventure. You will cycle on dirt roads through paddy fields with stunning views in the Phou Khao Khouay mountain range to the village of Thangon before entering the capital city of Laos: Vientiane. You will pass through the suburbs as you cycle to the centre of this historic, lively city situated along the bank of the Mekong.
Arrive and check into your hotel in the afternoon. Then spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Overnight in Vientiane
The capital city of Laos, Vientiane, still feels like a sleepy city with relaxed charm, tree-lined boulevards, fascinating temples, and colorful markets. This city conjures up exotic images, with the curious mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French influences.
After breakfast, meet your guide for the exploration of this charming city. Begin with a visit to Patuxai Monument, also called Anousavari, and enjoy a panoramic view over the city from the top. It is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe that is located at the top of Lan Xang Avenue, the Champs Elysees of the Lao capital.
Next, proceed to Vat Sisaket, the only temple left intact after the Siamese invasion in 1828. It shelters hundreds of statues of Buddha within its walls.
Continue with Wat Prakeo, now used as a religious museum where you can see Lao and Khmer works of art. It used to host the “Emerald Buddha” that is now on display at Bangkok’s Royal Palace.
The final visit of the morning tour is the iconic Pha That Luang, a gleaming golden stupa which is perhaps the most important national monument in Laos.
After lunch at a local restaurant, you will uncover other important sites including Buddhist monasteries of Wat Ong Tue and Wat Haysoke. Next, visit Lao National Museum, the charming French Colonial Architecture building, and Wat Si Muang, a Khmer temple with a fascinating legend that still holds great significance among the Laotian community.
End your day at the Vientiane Central Market of Talat Sao and Talat Kouadin, where major goods are traded, including fresh food, household, textiles, gold, and silver. You may even see ancient souvenirs on display.
The rest of the day will be at your leisure.
Overnight in Vientiane
Your private transfer greets you at the hotel after breakfast and escorts you to Wattay International Airport where you board your flight home or travel on to more adventures, we will help you with the planning.
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- Visit the evergreen nature of Kuang Si waterfalls
- Tuk-Tuk like a local to the peninsula to witness and attend almsgiving
- Biking to Vang Vieng through amazing scenery and will descend slowly into the lowland along rivers, limestone formations, and caves
- Visit various temple and museum in the laid-back capital of Vientiane
- 7 hotel buffet breakfasts.
- 1 dinner and 5 lunches at well-selected restaurants
- Your own private guide and driver for in-depth cultural touring based on your interests
- Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our locally born travel specialists
- Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and preferences
- A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, hand-picked hotels and restaurants, private airport transfers, internal transportation, and entry visa assistance…etc
- Around-the-clock support from your travel designer and concierge before, during and after your trip
Private English speaking guide, accommodation, private tours and transfer, A/C vehicles, some main meals, all entrance fees, tax, and service charge.
What’s Not Included?
Your international flights from and to Laos, the entry visa to Laos, personal expense, tips to guide and driver.
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