LUANG PRABANG -BAN LONG LAO- NONG KHOUAY -HOUAY FAI- LUANG PRABANG
DISTANCE: 95 KM
This tour a Mixture of Dirt Road Cycling, Jungle treks and Cultural experiences is designed to whisk you off the tourist trail and immerse you in the peace, serenity and pure natural beauty of Luang Prabang, we can escape the Bucket Bars and Night buses and travel at our own pace and discover a quiet simple yet challenging way of life that could soon disappear forever. We will visit 3 communities and stay with host families who will welcome us with open hearts and share everything with us.
Day 1 |LUANG PRABANG - KUANG SI WATERFALLS- LONG LAO MAI
We Depart early from Luang prabang and cycle the mountain road to the beautiful Kuang-Si Falls, and a refreshing swim in the azure blue waters. After exploring the fall and a Laos style BBQ lunch, we begin a 9km trek through the jungle to the serenity of Ban Long lao Mai
Ban long Laos Village offers a unique glimpse of 3 dominate ethnicities living side by side, This Khmu village has grown since the end of the Civil war and the government resettled Hmong Mountain people into the same area, it was hard at first for the two vastly different cultures to get to know each other, it took a visit from a wild Tiger in 1981 to fully unite the people.After the trek and Dinner with our Homestay families we can toast some marshmallows and gaze at the starry sky.
Cycle 30km (tarmac)
Day 2 |LONG LAO MAI-NONG KHOUAY
Village life starts early with breakfast served at 7am. Today we have a 3 hour jungle trek through the valley to Nong Khouay. You can leave your devices in your backpack as the village is totally ‘Off the Grid’ the small central store is the meeting place and friendly villagers will be keen to meet you learn about your home over a coffee or cold beer. That evening we can share thoughts and examine the experience and perhaps hear a story from ‘Grandpa’ a wise a witty village elder who loves making new friends.
Day 3 |Nong Khuoay - Houay Fai
Back on the Bikes Today for a thrilling dirt road ride! The brake screeching descent from Nong Khouay is the perfect wake up, Then we continue on dirt roads through the farmland and jungle to the community of Houay Fai and another new family to befriend, This evening we have received a traditional ‘Baci’ Ceremony, a village blessing which is given to say farewell to new friends and family.
Cycle 30km (Dirt Road)
Day 4 | Houay Fai-Luang Prabang
Time to say goodbye to village life. More Dirt road thrills this morning as we make our way back to looping around the river valley before joining the main road back to Luang Prabang in time for Lunch.
Optional Bike and Boat ride to Tad Sae waterfalls available on prior request.
Cycle 35km (Dirt Road)