Laos by Bike

Handcrafted Travel
Daily Departure
  • Active Adventure
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Off The Beaten Path

Overview

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

Customizable itinerary

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
Meals: (_/_/D)


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
Meals: (B/L/_)



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
Meals: (B/L/_)

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
Meals: (B/L/_)

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
Meals: (B/L/_)

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
Meals: (B/_/_)

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.

Morning
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.

Afternoon
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
Meals: (B/L/_)



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.

Meals: (B/_/_)

Useful Information

This sample itinerary was created by our travel experts as inspiration for your next trip. Ready for your customization. You pick to suit your budget, desires, and cultural experiences. The price of this trip will vary, depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and the availability of ground services. Please click on REQUEST A FREE QUOTE (above) and give us the necessary information to enable us to send you a FREE personalized quote within 48 hours if not sooner!


Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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


Dining Experience

  • 7 hotel buffet breakfasts.
  • 1 dinner and 5 lunches at well-selected restaurants


Travel Highlights

  • 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


What’s Included?

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.

                           

Request A Free Quote

Free service. No credit card required

Reviews on Our Service

We are committed to giving our customers unforgettable experiences in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and beyond, not just something staged for tourists. Read reviews written by our customers about their experiences in Indochina after they have returned home. These include the ratings and comments on attractions, guides, activities, hotels and food.

The purpose of our trip to Vietnam was to see the areas where husband/father was during the Vietnam War.

Booking our Vietnam trip through Asia Pioneer Travel was such an easy process. Chloe worked with me to make sure our trip was what our family wanted. Everything was catered to our preferences and scheduled with such detail. Chloe was so easy to work with and was always available for questions despite the time difference. She handled everything for us; all we had to do was book our international flights. We were met at the airport and driven to our hotels at every location. Our tour guides picked us up every morning and our itinerary was planned out so that we were able to visit north, central and south Vietnam. Pretty incredible for a ten -day trip. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you again Chloe, Eric, Tony and Yen and our drivers.

Show more Show less
Carol B -
Feb 26, 2024

Unforgettable last minute trip in North Vietnam and Cambodia and amazing agent (Ms Cherry)! 100% recommended!

I had a wonderful time in Vietnam and Cambodia! It was easily one of the favorite trips I have ever had. Every sight and experience was worth it, people everywhere were nice, I loved the food and I always felt extremely safe everywhere and anytime.
I decided to leave very last minute and wasn’t sure I would be able to plan everything in time. I reached out to a few agencies, but Asia Pioneer Travel was the only one who really made the effort to help me book the trip I was looking for! Ms Cherry was an amazing agent! She was able to plan everything in very a short notice and was also able to make adjustments to the itinerary to accommodate my wishes! She was also checking on me via WhatsApp during the trip and met me in Hanoi, making sure everything was going well.
I have already recommended Asian Pioneer Travel to friends who are thinking about a trip there and I will most definitely reach back to them for my next trip to Asia!

Show more Show less
Lucia D - New York City, NY
Feb 25, 2024

Great family trip

Excellent service from Chloe helped us design a great 3 week trip for our family. Highly recommend using this company to custom design a trip

Show more Show less
Deb - Melbourne, Australia
Feb 24, 2024

Incredible tour experience

Chloe is an amazing travel planner! My husband and I had a fantastic vacation in Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City. She was extremely responsive in making adjustments to our itinerary through the planning phases. She booked beautiful hotels, reliable drivers, and knowledgable and friendly tour guides. I would recommend APT to anyone traveling to Vietnam!

Show more Show less
RK C -
Feb 23, 2024

Share your monents with us

View all

Elizabeth Tillmann – USA
3
Victoria Humpert – US
5
Terry & Bev Bateson – Canada
1
Sudhir Daftary – US
1
Ronny Sun – Taiwan & Italia
4
Karen Stone – US
1
Kristie Lily – US
1
Majid Hadavi – Canada
1