Laos Golden Triangle Tour

, Laos, Asia

Laos Golden Triangle Tour

Laos is truly a motorcycle-centric country. Ride winding paved roads past epic limestone towers. Walk historic Luang Prabang, check out the Plain of Jars and meet the friendly people of this timeless country.

Highlights for this motorcyle tour

 

Organised by MotoQuest

Laos Golden Triangle Tour


Itinerary

Day 1 Monday, January 18th:
Arrive in Vientiane, Laos; airport shuttle to hotel, orientation dinner. Stay in Ventianne. (D)
 
Day 2 Tuesday, January 19th:
Ventianne to Vang Vieng - 96 miles
Motorcycles delivered to hotel, bike orientation, pack bags & ride to Vang Vieng. Enjoy exotic scenery: water buffuloes, rice paddies, and children waving - get used to that! Stay in Vang Vieng. (B)

Day 3 Wednesday, January 20th:
Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang - 140 miles
Ride past gorgeous limestone pillars, cross picturesque rivers and have lunch overlooking a the lush valley below. Arrive in Luang Prabang, a city suspended in time featuring dozens of temples. Stay in Luang Prabang. (B)

Day 4 Thursday,  January 21st:
1st Free day in Luang Prabang
Mekong River trip, Pak Ou caves, ride to Kuang Xi waterfalls,
French dinner  & night market. (B/D)

Day 5 Friday, January 22nd:
2nd free day in Luang Prabang
Relax and/or elephant ride & Tad Sae waterfalls. (B)

Day 6 Saturday, January 23rd:
Luang Prabang to Muang Khua - 182 miles)
Ride through more stunning country as you wind your way north to Muang Khau. This river town is known for trade and features a most interesting river country. Stay in Muang Khua. (B)

Day 7 Sunday, January 24th:
Muang Khua to Nong Khiaw
Enjoy a 4-hour boat ride on spectacular Nam Ou River. Marvel at the river life of this country and the Nam Ou River Gorge. Stay in Nong Khiaw. (B)

Day 8 Monday, January 25th:
Rest day in Nong Khiaw, enjoy a kick-back day at this quaint river village. Rent a bicycle and ride out to some historic Pathet Lao caves. Shop in the local town. Sit on your porch bungalo, and watch the river go by. Stay in Nong Khiaw. (B)

Day 9 Tuesday, January 26th:
Nong Khiaw to Xam Nua - 195 miles
Ride through Tiger country in Phou Loei National Bio-Diversity Area. Winding road, modest villages and lush forests! Stay in Xam Nua. (B)

Day 10 Wednesday, January 27th:
Free day in Xam Nuan - 70 miles
Visit Pathet Lao Headquarters & Caves. Follow a guide on your motorcycle as he explains the network of tunnels and the history of the Pathet Lao Movement. A A functioning city under stone! Stay in Xam Nua. (B)

Day 11 Thursday, January 28th:
Xam Nua to Phonsavan - 152 miles
Ride through Pine Forests over 5,000 feet! See weaver work their magic in small villages. Ride off-the-beaten-path in a world lost in time. Stay in Phonsavan.(B)

Day 12 Friday, January 29th:
Free day in Phonsavan - up to 100 miles
Visit the mysterious Plain of Jars.  Explore around the surrounding town. Stay in Phonsavan. (B)

Day 13 Saturday, January 30th:
Phonsavan to Vang Vieng - 134 miles
Enjoy more twisties and high country before descending once again into Vang Vieng. Ride out to a waterfall, after we have checked into the our hotel. Watch the sun set over limestone mountains.

Day 14 Sunday, January 31st:
Vang Vieng to Vientiane - 96 miles
Return motorcycles. Enjoy a relaxing massage at White Lotus,  included in tour package. Farewell dinner party. (B, D)

Day 15 Monday, February 1st:
Depart Vientiane; Laos, morning coffee at Scandinavian Bakery, good-byes to new found friends & hotel shuttle to airport.

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