Hanoi Biking To LuangPrabang Via Ho Chi Minh Trails - This mountain biking cycle exploration of Ho Chi Minh Trails, starts in Hanoi Capital and ends in the Luang Prabang city in the north of Laos. Along the way, we pause to visit the main sites in Hoa Binh, Phong Nha cave, Vang Vieng …, and finally beautiful Luang Prabang old city. What makes this tour special is our route hardly touches the frenetic Highway 9, as we ride along quiet or little-used roads to discover the real Vietnam. Taking time out of the saddle we have excursions by boat to Phong Nha cave.

Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival

Pick up from the airport to the hotel for check-in. Free to explore Hanoi on your own.

Summary

Accommodation: ATS Hotel 3*

Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau

Have breakfast at your hotel, check out and pick up at 7:30 Am and drive to Luong Son and cycle through Bai Chao villages to Cao Phong – Hoa Binh province. Cycling to Thong Khe Pass. Have lunch on the way then ride on a single track through Thai minority villages along Hoa Binh lake. Ride past terraced fields and beautiful valleys. Overnight in a stilt-house of a Thai-tribe village. O/N in Poom Coong Village.

Summary

Cycling distance: 75 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 3: Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Ngoc Lac

Early morning starts cycling from Mai Chau villages and beat the heat of the day. The route takes us away from the river and appears to contour through the same range of mountains that stretch from Mai Chau to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. The road gets more beautiful the closer you ride to Pu Luong with looming karst limestone cliffs and lush vegetation. The route is tarmac all the way but quite hard riding due to the undulating terrain. Reach to Ho Chi Minh and then transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Summary

Cycling distance: 90 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Gold Time Hotel

Day 4 : Ngoc Lac – Thai Hoa – Tan Ky

Early morning starts to beat the heat of the day. The route takes us away from the river and appears to contour through the same range of mountains that stretch from Cam Thuy to Thai Hoa on Ho Chi Minh trails. The road gets more beautiful the closer you ride to Ngoc Lac with looming karst limestone cliffs and lush vegetation. The route is tarmac all the way but quite hard riding due to the undulating terrain. We ride for the first time on the newly built two-lane Ho Chi Minh Highway. It hardly warrants two lanes as there is no traffic! The road makes for smooth fast riding, and for those who prefer there is always the old highway dirt and gravel – that weaves around the new highway allowing for plenty of exploring possibilities along the way. Ride to Muc Son, on the banks of River Song Chu. On the outskirts of this small town are the famous Kan Linh historical relics – a pagoda where the first king of the Ly dynasty, Le Thai To, ruled, in 1428. Continue riding on the trail to Yen Cat. The distance covered today is quite long and there will be the chance to transfer some sections by the backup vehicle to rest weary legs. There are fewer villages today as the route cuts through forests and jungle. Lunch en route. Overnight Thai Hoa guesthouse. 90+ km.

Summary

Accommodation: Km0 Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 100 Km

Day 5: Tan Ky - Huong Khe

Continue riding the incredible Ho Chi Minh Trail. Have lunch in Pho Chau town, on the way stop to visit some villages or markets. Transfer to Huong Khe town for check-in Hotel. Overnight in Huong Khe.

Summary

Accommodation: Duc Tai Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 90 Km

Day 6 : Huong Khe – Phong Nha National Park

Huong Khe the mountains rise and the road winds up, down, and along the hillsides. The scenery is spectacular, the road tranquil. Ride up to 80km then transfer the last few km to Phong Nha National Park. The park contains one of the most spectacular caves in Vietnam, It is a true speleological wonder. Visit the cave by boat then wander through the cavern, past the foundations of ancient Cham ruins. Pause to admire the incredible formation of stalactites and stalagmites. Formed approximately 250 million years ago Phong Nha was used as a hospital and ammunition depot during the war, the entrance still showing evidence of fighter aircraft attacks. There are community projects underway with Flora and Fauna International and it may be possible to visit village initiatives and learn more about the forests of the National Park. Overnight at the National Park. 70 km.

Summary

Accommodation: Saigon – Phong Nha hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 80 Km

Day 7 : Phong Nha National Park – Khe Sanh

Explore Phong Nha Cave in the early morning by boat. Continue riding on the Ho Chi Minh Trail across the DMZ (better known as the 17th Parallel,) to Cam Lo. The road is now quite flat and makes for good cruising! Stop en route to visit Truong Son Cemetary, a memorial to the tens of thousands of North Vietnamese soldiers who were killed in the Truong Son Mountains along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Fourteen miles further on is the town of Cam Lo – the Trail here intersects a strategic feeder road (H9) from Dong Ha and at this junction part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail heads across the country into Laos. Transfer to Khe Sanh visiting war relics en route. Overnight Hotel in Khe Sanh.

Summary

Accommodation: Green Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 80 Km

Day 8 : Khe  Sanh – Dansavanh border – Muangphin

Breakfast 7:30 transfer to Lao Bao border to Cross Lao Bao border from Vietnam meet Lao guide at Lao immigration after immigration formalities start riding from the border along with road No. 9th, known as Ho Chi Minh trail during Vietnam War. Stop for lunch in a small town of Sepon district, after lunch we continue riding through the Lao tribe villages, the road is flat; we finally reach our destination of a small of Muang Phin where we stay overnight.,This road was a strategic road when the French attacked Laos and during the Indochina war when North Vietnam attacked South Vietnam, a communist army from North Vietnam came through Laos to South Vietnam, called the Ho Chi Min trail, America dropped a lot of bombs to stop North Vietnamese army but not a success, in 1975 communist took over South Vietnam and Laos land mine scattered around the village and jungles

XEPON: is a pleasant rural stopover for those in transit on the route to Vietnam or Savannakhet. The original town of Xepon was destroyed during the war – along with every house of the district’s two hundred villages and was later rebuilt here 6km west of its original location, on the opposite bank of the Xe Banghiang River. The old city (written as “Tchepone” on some old maps) had been captured by communist forces in 1960 and became an important outpost on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. As such, it was the target of a joint South Vietnamese and American invasion in 1971, aimed at disrupting the flow of troops and supplies headed for communist forces in South Vietnam.,Muang Phin: An imposing Vietnamese-built monument to Lao-Vietnamese cooperation during the Indochina wars stands in Muang Phin, 155km east of Savannakhet and 34km west of Sepon. Done in the stark ‘Heroes of Socialism’ style, the monument depicts North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Pathet Lao (PL) soldiers waving an AK-47 and Lao flag aloft.

Summary

Distance: 80 km

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Day 9: Muangphin – Xeno

We have breakfast at a local restaurant arranged by our guide, we continue on road No. 9th head west in the direction of Thailand through the hill tribe villages and paddy fields, we stop for lunch at the local restaurant or by the road under the tree, we finally reach our destination in XENO, the crossroad to Thailand, Vietnam, south Lao, and north Laos,  SENO was named by French, when French attacked Laos, this junction of the small town was the headquarter of the French military, to fight with Lao army from Cambodia through the south of Laos, in French S: Sud (south) E: Est (east) N: Nord (north) O: Ouest (west) = SENO

Summary

Distance: 125 km

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Day 10: Xeno – Thakhek

After breakfast we turn right to head north on road No. 13th south, this road is the main road from China in northern to Cambodia in southern Laos, southern Laos is lower than northern Laos so road No. 13th south is almost flat. We stop for lunch at a local restaurant and keep riding to our destination of the old town of Thakhek, after checking in hotel you are free to explore a small town by the Mekong River, with remaining colonial buildings in the center of town, When Vietnamese and Lao leaders, led by Prince Suphānuvong decided to defend the city of Thakhek against French forces. On 21 March 1946, under the command of Jean Boucher de Crèvecoeur, European and Lao troops in the Forces du Laos, supported with artillery and airpower, attacked their adversaries in what was a short-lived but intense urban battle. British-supplied Spitfires wreaked havoc on the Vietnamese–Lao troops as they tried to withdraw from the city under heavy fire and across the Mekong to safety in Thailand. The French opened fire from the banks and sent Spitfires to machine-gun from the air hundreds of boats and pirogues trying to transport troops and civilians to safety across the river in Thailand. Suphānuvong himself was injured while trying to escape.

Summary

Distance: 100 km

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: hotel

Day 11: Thakhek – Pakistan

After breakfast we ride from our hotel to road No. 13th south, after 8 km we stop at the ancient wall, according to the history, King Sikhotabong build the great wall around town to protect the town from the enemy, only some short parts remain for new generation most are destroyed for construction. , We stop for lunch at the local restaurant and ride along with the road to head north to our destination of Paksan Province.

Summary

Distance: 187 km

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: Soumontha hotel

Day 12: Paksan – Vientiane

After breakfast at your hotel, we start riding from the hotel on road No.13 and head north to our destination of Vientiane capital; riding today is all flat, the road sometimes follows the Mekong River that shares a border with Thailand on the other side, we reach the junction and regroup there, optional riding or transfer to hotel in the center town depending on the time we arrive.

Summary

Distance: 145 km

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: Vansana hotel or similar

Day 13: Vientiane – Thalat

We ride from your hotel in Vientiane capital head north to Thalat pass the NamNgum dam, the ride today is all fairly flat from the town is more traffic but no problem for riding, after 30 km from town is less traffic, we ride through the villages and rice fields, we bring lunch pack from the hotel and we stop for lunch at the small shop at the village along the way when we fill hungry. There are a few short climbs before we reach our destination at Tha Lat. The Lat is one district of Vientiane province, no tourists stay overnight in this town except tourists traveling by bicycle, this town is known as Nam Ngum dam, the first dam in Laos operated hydropower for most of the country and also exported to Thailand.

Summary

Altitude: Vientiane = 180 m. Thalat = 190 m. ,Ride: 93 km

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: Lon Ngum view resort

Day 14: Thalat – Vangvieng

We have a long ride today and the heat may be the factor so we will want to leave early. We start riding from our hotel to Phonhong district where the road meets road No. 13 north at the junction, we turn to the north direction, after the first 23 km on the flat road we cross the range of Phoupanang mountain continue along the route 13 and stop for refreshment every 20 or 25 km. The rest of the ride is along undulating roads to Vangvieng, we stop for lunch by the road under the shade of the tree or at the small shop by the road, the ride today is up and down no big climb, we will reach our destination in Vangvieng in the afternoon after check-in hotel is free to explore the town or take a swim in the river. Vangvieng has a lively traveler’s scene with all the usual accompanying facilities: e-mail, pubs, pizza, and many young foreigners. , Vangvieng locates 155 km north of Vientiane on road 13 north. The town lies along the bank of the Namsong River; the landscape is made up of strangely shaped limestone mountains, carved by erosion.

Summary

Altitude: Thalat 190 m. Vangvieng = 280 m,Ride: 100 km

Meal: B, L

Accommodation: Elephant crossing hotel or similar

Day 15 : Vangvieng – Kasi – Hot spring

We can leave Vangvieng after lunch and spend your morning in extra relaxation time in Vanvieng. After lunch, we start riding up north to Kasi along route 13 and although there are some short climbs and most rides are easy, the scenery is just beautiful and you should enjoy stretching your legs. We will stop for refreshments a few times along the way, we expect to reach Kasi in the late afternoon, Kasi is a small district of Vientiane province, and no tourists in this town.

Summary

Altitude: Vangvieng = 280 m. Kasi = 405 m. ,Ride: 55 km (from Vangvient to Kasi) (75 km from Vangvieng to Hot spring)

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: Somchit guesthouse or Hot spring resort

Day 16: Kasi or hot spring – Kewkacham

After breakfast we start riding from our guesthouse up north, after 8 km we start climbing, today is the hardest day of our trip and there are big climbs, after 17 km uphill to a small town of Phoukhoun where the junction turns to Phonsavanh (the plain of jars) we turn left on road 13th north there are more climbs before our destination of Kiawkacham. Kiawkacham is a small village located on top of the mountain range.

Summary

Altitude: Kasi = 405 m. Kewkacham = 1340 m,Ride: 94 km (Kasi – Kiawkacham) (74 km from hot spring to Kiawkacham)

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: guesthouse (primitive with shared bathroom)

Day 17: Kewkacham – LuangPrabang

Our guide will prepare breakfast. This area is the coldest place in the wintertime, especially in the morning; our riding today is easier than yesterday, as this village locates on top of the hill after 22 km riding downhill from the guesthouse to the bottom we climb 13 km to the top then another 13 km downhill to a small town of Xiang Nguen before the easy ride to LuangPrabang.

Summary

Altitude: Kewkacham = 1340 m. LuangPrabang = 270 m,Ride: 77 km

Meal: B, L

Accommodation: SalaPrabang hotel or similar

Day 18: Luang Prabang city tour

Today, explore the sublime treasures of Luang Prabang. Rising at dawn to view the traditional alms procession of monks passing slowly through town, and afterward, meeting with monks inside their temple to discuss their way of life, share ideas and questions about their impressions of your lifestyle, beliefs, and culture and theirs. , Also, exploration of the town, strolling by foot and tuk-tuk, through the downtown and riverfront, pausing to explore major temples dating to the 15th century such as Wat Xieng Thong a masterpiece of Buddhist architecture, Royal Palace structures, and French-colonial period buildings, visiting the colorful local market, Phosi, and visiting other sites in town by preference, such as weaving village. Luangprabang is the oldest city in Laos, and before the 16th century, it was the capital city of the land of million elephants (Laos). The town is beautifully preserved and in 1995 it was added to UNESCO`s World Heritage list.

Summary

Distance: 30 km (1 way)

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: SalaPrabang hotel or similar

Day 19 : Luang Prabang Departure

Free at leisure until departure time and transfer to the airport for your departure, End of service

 

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Departure date: Join in group departure on 8th Monthly

Group Size: From 2 to 16 riders

Tour cost: Contact Us

TOP THINGS TO DO IN LAOS

Laos is a treasure trove of natural and architectural wonders. With a little patience and some time you can see incredible man-made and natural wonders from north to south in the Lao PDR. Don’t miss these top 10 things to see and do.

Wat Xieng Thong

Luang Prabang's best-known monastery is centered on a 1560 sǐm (ordination hall). Its roofs sweep low to the ground and there's a stunning 'tree of life' mosaic set on its western exterior wall. Close by are several stupas and three compact little chapel halls called hŏr. Hŏr Ɖąi, shaped like a tall tomb, houses a standing Buddha. The Hŏr Ɖąi Pha Sai-nyàat, dubbed La Chapelle Rouge – the Red Chapel – by the French, contains a rare reclining Buddha.

Fronted in lavish gilt work, the Hóhng Kép Mîen stores a ceremonial carriage, festooned with red-tongued naga (river serpents) designed to carry the golden funeral urns of Lao royalty.

Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang, Vientiane Laos
Pha That Luang, Vientiane Laos |
Boun That Luang takes place every November, over three days around the full moon. The stupa in Vientiane is the national symbol of Laos and is said to house a piece of Buddha’s breastbone. Thousands of pilgrims gather at That Luang to give offerings to the monks who come from all over Laos. Processions, parties, and a trade show follow. Even if you don’t make it to the festival, the stupa is a sight to behold any time of year. Join the faithful and place offerings of flowers, candles, and incense at the alter, or quietly stroll around the massive enclosed yard.

Vat Phou / Wat Phou

Wat Phou
Along with the Champasak Cultural Landscape, the 5th century Khmer ruins of Wat Phou is the second inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List of Laos. Wat Phou, meaning ‘mountain temple.’ Blended into the surrounding nature, the remains of Wat Phou are dotted all over the mountain face. Oriented toward the east, the ruins have two large reservoirs on either side of a long column-lined road, leading toward the mountains. Past the palace ruins, up a steep staircase, you’ll find the sanctuary with a modern Buddhist shrine and a natural spring considered to be sacred.

Tad Lo

Tad Lo
Tad Lo is 56 miles (90 kilometers) away from the southern town of Pakse. Soak in the visual and aural splendor of the falls or take a dip and cool off from the heat. Three cascades make up the falls: Tad Hang, Tad Lo itself, and Tad Suong. Accommodations are available to spend the night and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Tad Lo is an impressive three-tiered waterfall in Salavan Province. Several guesthouses and restaurants around the falls make it an ideal lunch spot or stopover for trekking, swimming, and tubing. Tad Lo is accessible by bus, motorbike, or as part of a group tour package of the Bolaven Plateau.

Swim in the Mekong at 4000 Islands

French Bridge at Sunset on Don Det
French Bridge at Sunset on Don Det |
Don Det has a beach at its northern tip that doubles as a ferry landing. You can also take a dip in the Mekong, the largest river in Southeast Asia, on either of the two beaches on Don Khon–one by Liphi Falls and one farther south. Easy Go Backpackers Hostel on Don Det has a beach area and Don Som Riverside Guesthouse has a swimming spot on Don Som. If river swimming isn’t your thing and you’d rather lounge by the pool, check out the one by Little Eden Guesthouse at the north end of Don Det or the Blue Lagoon Swimming pool at the southern tip of the island.

Tat Kuang Si

Thirty kilometers southwest of Luang Prabang, Tat Kuang Si is a many-tiered waterfall tumbling over limestone formations into a series of cool, swimmable turquoise pools; the term 'Edenic' doesn't do it justice. When you're not swinging off ropes into the water, there's a public park with shelters and picnic tables where you can eat lunch. Don't miss the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre, where wild Asiatic moon bears, confiscated from poachers, are given a new lease of life.

Many cheap eateries line the entrance car park at the top end of the Khamu village of Ban Thapene, selling everything from local snacks to grilled chicken and fish.

Visiting Kuang Si by hired motorcycle is very pleasant now that the road here is decently paved and allows stops in villages along the way. By bicycle, be prepared for two long, steady hills to climb. A tuk-tuk from Luang Prabang costs 150,000K for one person, and 50,000K per person in a group of three, so it's best to get a group together. A private minivan will cost 350,000K.

Plain of Jars

Plain of Jars - Site One
Plain of Jars
Plain of Jars’ thousands of mysterious megalithic jars are scattered throughout Xiang Khuang Province in northeastern Laos. Dating from the iron age, the oldest jars go back to 500 BC. The largest “King Jar” is at Site 1 and the longest jar is at Site 2. It’s possible to hire a guide to take you on a trek from Site 2, which is behind a rice paddy to Site 3, which is in the forest on top of a hill. The leading theory suggests these stone vessels were used in burial rituals. Evidence suggests that bodies were distilled in the jars until only bones remained. The bones were then removed and interred in a ceramic jar or on the ground. Nine of the 90 sites containing jars have been cleared of UXOs, so stick to the established routes and bring a guide out trekking with you.

Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si Falls
Kuang Si Falls |
In the north of Laos lies Luang Prabang, a portion of the old town that is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Ride or cycle to Kuang Si or Tad Saw waterfalls, take a boat cruise down the Mekong river, and eat local Lao or fantastic French food at one of the restaurants in town. This former royal capital is home to some of the most elaborate and best-preserved temples in the country. Visit the Royal Palace and the watermelon-shaped Wat Wisunarat or hike up Mount Phousi for sunrise or sunset.

 

Tour Cost Includes:

  • MTB Bikes for complete Tour and helmet
  • Accommodation in tour - 18 nights
  • All Meals B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
  • Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch
  • Mechanic throughout the tour
  • Boat trip, local ferry in tour
  • Back up AC vehicle for the complete tour ( Bus, + Truck for the group )
  • English speaking Local Guide - Cum biking guide
  • Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only Cycling Part)
  • Unlimited filter water during cycling (Only Cycling Part)
  • All road and transport taxes
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
  • 10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • International flight tickets, visa
  • Accommodation not on tour
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drinks with meals

Travel Information

Bikes: Trek MTB Bikes

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your bikes, but in this case, let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.

Accommodation

Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Homestay, guesthouse, Eco Resorts & family-run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on a 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who want a single room, we offer a single room, but at an extra cost.

Terrain

The landscape is a mountain, biking through the village streets, fields, fruits garden, local ferry, and monkey bridges

Climate

The annual monsoon cycles that affect all of mainland Southeast Asia produce a ‘dry and wet monsoon climate’ with three basic seasons for most of Laos. The southwest monsoon arrives in Laos between May and July and lasts into November.
The monsoon is followed by a dry period (from November to May), beginning with lower relative temperatures and cool breezes created by Asia’s northeast monsoon (which bypasses most of Laos), lasting until mid-February. Exceptions to this general pattern include Xieng Khuang, Hua Phan, and Phongsali Provinces, which may receive rainfall coming from Vietnam and China during April and May.
Rainfall varies substantially according to latitude and altitude, with the highlands of Vientiane, Bolikhamsai, Khammuan, and eastern Champasak Provinces receiving the most.
Temperatures also vary according to altitude. In the humid, low-lying Mekong River valley, temperatures range from 15°C to 38°C, while in the mountains of Xieng Khuang can drop to 0°C at night.
When to go
The best time for visiting most of Laos is between November and February when it rains the least and is not too hot. It’s also Laos’s main season for both national and regional bun (festivals).
If you plan to focus on the mountainous northern provinces, the hot season (from March to May) and the early rainy season (around June) are not bad either, as temperatures are moderate at higher elevations. Southern Laos, on the other hand, is best avoided from March to May, when daytime temperatures break into the 40s and nights aren’t much cooler.
The rainy season is not as bad as you might think. While it will rain – very heavily – the downpours are often fairly brief and can be bracketed by long periods of sunshine. The rains also clear dust from the skies and land, making everything clearer and brighter. Of course, there are downsides; unsealed roads can become quagmires, and extensive travel in remote areas like Salavan, Phongsali, and Sainyabuli might be impossible. River travel can be a good alternative during these months. If you intend to travel extensively by river, November is the best; flooding has usually subsided yet river levels are still high enough for maximum navigability. Between January and June, low water can make navigating some rivers difficult.
December to February and August are the peak tourist times. January, in particular, is very busy and booking ahead is advisable.

Transportation/Support Vehicles

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide a backup vehicle at all times during cycling trips. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.

Food

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer are method delicious unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

What to bring

  • Footwear
  • Bike shoes
  • Helmet
  • Pedal
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks

Clothing

  • In Laos, the conventional outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places, pagodas, temples, mosques, or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
  • Water-resistant jacket.
  • Riding bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.

Others

  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of SPF of at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs, and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike

Health

Malaria is an avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.

Precautions

  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your medical kit and pest resilience.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.

Medical Information Update

Details given above are liable to change now and then and one should contact the Native Lao tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.

Shopping

You will get possibilities en route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

Spending Money

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing, and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods that are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs/Tips

Foreign Exchange

As Laos currency value tends to go up and down, refer to the following website for daily return rates: https://www.ldblao.la

Airport Taxes

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal in Laos.

 

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