Luang Prabang Cycling To Thailand Border – 5 Days

Luang Prabang Cycling To Thailand Border – 5 Days
Tour Itinerary

this is a compact, challenging ride through an intriguing part of Laos to the Luang Prabang Cycling To Thailand Border - Northern Thailand. We set off from Luang Prabang and ride our way through this amazingly green mountain range with small communities of Hmong and Khmu hill tribes dotted throughout. Very light traffic adds to the enjoyment and allows us to enjoy the downhills. This is sure to be a memorable trip across the most scenic mountain range in Southeast Asia, with views for miles, and some satisfying riding.

Day 1: LuangPrabang to Sayaboury

8:00 pick up from your hotel and we cycle from LuangPrabang head west on the direction to Thailand along the road to Sayaboury province and cross by bridge back to the right side of the Mekong River, lunch pack will be brought by our guide and we stop for lunch by the road when we are hungry, we reach the non-touristic town of Sayaboury province located on the Thai side. We stay overnight in a local guesthouse in a quiet small town. , Sayaboury was a province of the Siam (Thailand) colony from 1779, in 1904, the area of the province was ceded from Siam (Thailand) to the French Indochina colony. It is the only Laotian province that is complete to the west of the Mekong River, the province is quite mountainous. It has the largest concentration of elephants in Laos; it is home to Laos’ majority of domesticated Asian elephants. Approximately 75% of the nation’s 560 domesticated elephants work in Sayaboury. Their main work duties are within the logging industry, which causes a loss in both wild and domestic elephant habitats. The area is little patrolled, which makes the enforcement of conservation measures difficult. It is also home to the annual Elephant Festival. The province is rich in timber and is considered the rice basket of northern Laos.

Distance: 115 km

Meal: L, D

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Cycling distance: 115 km

Day 2: Sayaboury to Hongsa

After breakfast we start riding to Hongsa district, it is an of Sayaboury province, it is a non-touristic area, and strange for local people to see tourists are riding on bicycles for long distances but they are very friendly and we can stop for a photo at the villages and talk to them. We stop for lunch by the road and keep riding the rest to our destination in the small town of Hongsa where we stay overnight.

Distance: 87 km

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Cycling distance: 80 km

Day 3: Hongsa to Xianghon

we cycle from our hotel and head west to the Thai border on a very good quality asphalt road. After a couple of hours of cycling in Laos,  and some thirty kilometers of unmercifully steep gradients ahead of us we have a prudent start to the day with an early transfer in our support vehicle. With most of the day’s climbs.

Distance: 90 km

Cycling distance: 90 km

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Day 4: Xianghon to Huay Xai

After breakfast at a local restaurant, we start riding from the guesthouse head north to the Thai border, we ride through non-touristic villages, after ascent and descent road we cross the Mekong River to the left side, and we keep riding to our destination at Huatsai

Distance: 120 km

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: hotel

Day 5: Cross to Thailand

After breakfast we transfer to the border checkpoint, after immigration formalities and say goodbye to the Lao team, meet our Thai guide and cross the Mekong River by shuttle on the friendship bridge to start the cycle in Thailand,

Distance: transfer

Meal: B

Accommodation: None

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Group Size: From 2 to 22 riders

Departure dates: Join in group departure on the 18th Monthly

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Bikes for complete Tour and helmet
  • Accommodation in tour
  • 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

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • International flight tickets, visa
  • Accommodation in Luang Prabang
  • 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, Home-stay, 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 a cycling trip. 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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