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Encounters With The Hill Tribes

Laos - 7 days trip with motorcycle - starting at $ 1840
Meeting and staying with remote local tribes
Cruising mountainous trails with spectacular views
Riding along the borders between China and Thailand
Guide speaks : English,
7 day trip
Driving 7 day
6h per day
with guide
1300km in total
From October to August
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Motorcycle tour Laos: a magical journey through the hills

A seven day, six-night motorcycle tour Laos takes you 1330-kilometers through mountainous northern Laos. A focus is placed on meeting the few native tribes still living far from the reaches of modern society. We lead you to them through breathtaking mountain landscapes, muddy jungle tracks, and winding forest paths.

Map of your Motorcycle road trip :

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Day 1

Luang Prabang - Pakxèng - Ban PhaYong

230 km – 6h of riding

A vehicle will pick you up at 8:00 am at your hotel. After having a coffee with the team, we ride our bikes to discover the surroundings of Luang Prabang. Riding along the Nam Ou River we will discover one of the most remote river valleys of northern Laos and have lunch at a local restaurant. To manage the distance, we will take occasional stops traversing the breathtaking countryside. The mountains, jungle, and small villages along the way will guide us to the charming town of Nongkhiaw. Here we will enjoy a nice homestead with the local people.


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Day 2

Nongkhiaw - Muang Khua

130 km – 4h of riding

Today is truly an off-road Laos adventure! Ride your motorbike to explore the wonderful area of Muang Khua mountains near the Vietnamese border. Cruising along the river, we stop to visit a local Kamou villages to experience their lifestyle. Local families will invite us to spend some time with them all along the way. The countryside awaits us with magnificent views of the mountainous summit that make you feel like you are soaring above the clouds. The entire day will take about five to six-hours, ample time to relax in the quiet atmosphere of Muang Khua in the late afternoon.


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Day 3

Muang Khua - Bountai

120 km – 5h of riding

Another wonderful Laos motorcycle tours day offers us new dirt tracks along the Chinese border. Ride on the most remote roads of Laos where you will meet the Akha ethnic group, who are still not familiar with foreigners. Keep your distance and don’t flash your camera as villagers will become frightened. The late afternoon is free; have a few some beers in a town where a mix of Chinese, Lao, and Vietnamese communities meet.


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Day 4

Bountai – Nale

150 km – 5h of riding

Lots of mountain landscapes as you venture to a northern region rarely seen by tourists. You will ride mainly on off-road trails with many chances to meet various remote hill tribes. The Akha, the Tay Lue, the Tay Dam, and the Kamou are all here. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before hitting the trails again and heading towards the small local city of Nale. Arrive in the late afternoon and settle into your guesthouse. This is not the most comfortable guest house of your trip but the feeling of complete isolation will be unforgettable.


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Day 5

Nale – Houay Sai

196 km – 6h of riding

Right after your breakfast, your Laos motorbike tours continues off-road track for around two more hours. Make a few stops in several local villages of the Kamou, Tay Lue, and Lanten ethnic groups. The trail down is not used regularly, so be ready for rocky technical single tracks. Join a wide valley road with stunning views overlooking the green hills all around you. Prepare for a bit of traffic on this is the main road linking China and Thailand. The mission this afternoon is reaching Houay Sai upon the Thai border. Settle in your hotel for a well-deserved rest complete with a massage and a glass of wine.


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Day 6

Houay Sai - Pakbeng

130 km - 5h of riding

Leave Houay Sai in the morning by connecting to our next full-day trail. An easy-to-follow route takes us along the Mekong towards Pakbeng through many, primarily Kamou, communities. Reach a small town along the river to reach your hotel… you might even find a place for a massage.


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Day 7

Pakbeng – Luang Prabang

230 km - 6h of riding

After breakfast, our last day will be on road riding upon ridges rising 1,000 meters above the sea. Riding at your own pace, enjoy breathtaking views while stopping in a few ethnic villages along the way. Enter Luang Prabang via ferry crossing the Mekong river and head back to our offices. Our Laos motorcycle tours comes to an end as a tuk-tuk drop you at your hotel. The hotel is not included in this program but can be added later or booked by yourself.


For this trip, your vehicle is: a motorcycle.

To drive this vehicle you need : permis moto inf. 125cc.


Price for this road trip starts at 1840$ for each rider .

>> Supplement for a private room : 84$

Price includes

  • Required tourist and motorcycle rental license
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • 2012 to 2015 Honda CRF 250
  • Equipment, gasoline, and spare parts
  • River crossing, waterfalls, and visits fees
  • Accommodation and transfer transportation

Price does not include

  • Personal insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary and drinks
  • Coverage for any damages
  • Flights and personal expenses
  • Visa

There are no fixed departure date for this trip, choose yourself your departure date !


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