Hmong Travel invites you for one of the most exciting experiences you will have in visiting some of the best areas in Laos. You will visit remote villages, get in contact with Akha ethnic minorities and have cultural encounters, taste the local cuisine, and also have the time of your life. Come and join an adventure that will fill you with adrenaline, good energy, and awesome memories!
During this motorbike tour, you will be staying at hotels provided by Hmong Travel Reservation and local guest houses.
This tour is suitable for medium and good riders who wish to explore Laos in depth. As most of Hmong Travel's tours, this one shows you some of the best areas in Laos. You will visit remote villages, Khamu, Hmong, get in contact with Akha ethnic minorities, experience a truly enriching bath with an elephant, sleep in remote villages, have cultural encounters, and also enjoy a relaxing time in a beautiful resort.
You will enjoy stunning sceneries from Vientiane to Vang Vieng, passing through remote villages and make a stop at Vang Vieng in the afternoon.
You will depart from Vang Vieng and enjoy a long ride on the beautiful and mythic road 13, driving to Jars plain in XiengKuang province. You will arrive in the mysterious Phonsavahn in the late afternoon.
You will depart from Phonesavanh. On the way, you will see many villages and experience the minority's daily life.
Vien Thong to Nong Kiaw will be set up along the Nam Ou River.
You will leave the following morning to Muang Khua. You will be invited into the home of a local family for an unforgettable homestay experience. The family will prepare traditional meals for dinner and breakfast, and you will gain a deep understanding and insight into the culture and remarkable history of the Akha group.
After you wake up, you will head out on your motorcycle along some mountain roads. You will stay overnight at a guesthouse in one of the various local villages.
After finishing your breakfast, you will ride out towards Luang Namtha. This route features some breathtaking sceneries and gorgeous landscapes along the way. Your accommodation for the night will be at a local guest house.
On the eighth day, you will embark towards Pakbeng on winding, dirty roads. You will travel through a diverse number of remote villages in this region. It will be a long day out on the bike, but the combination of pristine Lao landscapes and off-road riding will make it well worth the trip. Your day will conclude in Pakbeng with an overnight stay at a local lodge.
As the sun rises, you will head out from Pakbeng to Hongsa, another small village with a bustling market. You will stop for a quick meal before continuing to Sayabouri. Once you arrive at Sayabouri, you will be accommodated at the Elephant Conservation center. Here you will be able to ride, feed, bathe and befriend these gentle giants.
On your final day of this tour, you will depart from Saybouri towards Luang Prabang. You will pass through Muang Nan, a local village where both Khmu and Lao Loum ethnic live. Continuing on from Muang Nan, you will ride out along the mighty Mekong River where you will have a few river crossings. The terrain will consist of dusty roads along stunning farmlands and fields of teak trees. You will return late in the afternoon to Luang Prabang.
During your tour, you will visit multiple locations. You will enjoy the view of the Karstic Mountains which surround the city and Nam Song River. You will also visit the Tham Piew Cave, where 374 people died during the war in Vietnam. You will enjoy some jungle sceneries along the road and make stops in local Khmu villages or visit a famous cave in Nong Kiaw's backcountry.
You will also be able to visit Hmong villages along the way, and maybe learn a few words in their native language. And for the end of the tour, you will have the chance of getting up close and personal with an elephant. You can also visit their medical center to learn more about the Laos elephants.
For the 10 days tour, you will be going through several locations in Laos such as Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Plain of Jars, Phonsavahn, and Vieng Thong. Then, you will explore Nong Kiaw, Muang Khua, Luang Namtha, and Pakbeng. From there, you will move on to Hongsa, Sayabouri, Muang Nan, and Luang Prabang.
Laos is one of the most ethnically diverse countries on the planet. The government officially recognizes 49 distinct ethnic groups. Theravada Buddhism is central to Laos's cultural identity. The national symbol of Laos is the That Luang stupa, a stupa with a pyramidal base capped by the representation of a closed lotus blossom which was built to protect the relics of Buddha. The shrine has been rebuilt several times since being created in the thirteenth century by Khmer, with the largest expansions by King Setthathirath in 1500.
This town is in the Phonsaly province and is home to the Akha people. Living at a high elevation in the mountains of Laos, the Akha ethnic group wear some of the most elaborate and colorful clothes.
Pakbeng is a remarkable village with a temple in the hills that dates to the Kingdom of Lanna.
You will enjoy three meals a day, alongside water as a drink. The meals are inspired from Laos's cuisine, using local ingredients. Visitors will be able to come and taste the food and learn about the special flavors that comprise the local cuisine. As a way to refresh yourself, you will have at your disposal water.
During this tour, you will get the chance to explore the local bustling markets at Luang Namtha or even take a boat ride along the Namtha River.
Please book your flight to arrive at Wattay International Airport (VTE). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Hmong Travel will pick you up from the airport. The airport is situated four kilometers from the city center.
You can take the Laos international bus service.
You can take a train from Thanaleng, leaving from Bangkok to Laos.
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