EXTREME CYCLE Day 1-5
14 DAYS Luang Prabang Nong Khiew Ban Sopjam Vieng Kham Sam Neua Vieng Say Nam Meo Border Mai Chau Hanoi
LAOS Luang Prabang
Sam Nuea Viengsay Vieng Kham
Luang Prabang – Nong Khiew Ban Sopjam
Enjoy a cycling tour of Luang Prabang and take in the main sights of this UNESCO World Heritage listed town. Visits will be made to Mount Phou Si, Wat Mai, Wat Xieng Thong and the Royal Palace. On Day 2 cycle out to the Kuang Si Falls and enjoy a refreshing dip before returning to Luang Prabang. Then, cycle north and visit the Pak Ou Caves and their many Buddha images before being visiting Ban Huay Pene and its beautiful Wat. Enjoy a boat trip on the Ou River before being welcomed at a village homestay where you will have the chance to taste some local specialities and stay in the village
UNIQUE EXPERIENCES • Soak up the Buddhist flavour of Luang Prabang • Cool down in the beautiful Kuang Si Falls • Participate in a traditional ‘Baci’ ceremony • Admire the beautiful mountain scenery of Indochina • Explore the ‘cave city’ of Viengsay • Cycle through emerald green rice paddies • Get truly ‘off the beaten track’
Ban Sopjam - Vieng Kham Vieng Thong – Sam Neua - Vieng Say
SUMMARY Buffalo Tours are experts in cycling expeditions across the region. This exciting cycling itinerary takes you from Luang Prabang and across mountainous Laos before crossing the border into Vietnam. The last leg takes you to the beautiful valley of Mai Chau and ends in Hanoi.
Spend the next day exploring the village and the surrounding area before participating in a special farewell blessing ceremony. After this traditional rite, known as ‘Baci’, enjoy a delicious feast. The next day, return to Nong Khiew and continue your cycling adventure through mountainous scenery and picturesque villages. Continue on through Phou Loei National Biodiversity Protected Area and more mountainous terrain before arriving at Sam Neua. Along the way you will visit the mysterious menhirs (standing stones) at Hintang. Venture to the the cave city of Vieng Say and marvel at the amazing karst landscape in the middle of town.
Vieng Say – Nam Meo BorderMai Chau - Hanoi
Cycle out to a nearby cave that was used as a hospital during the war in the 1960s. Next, set off for the Vietnamese border and once across continue to Mai Chau Valley. During your stay in the area you will have the opportunity to learn about the lifestyle and culture of the White Thai ethnic group that make the area their home. Your adventure ends when you reach Hanoi on Day 15.
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Halong Bay Extension Embark on an overnight cruise through the majestic scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage listed bay. Marvel at the thousands of islands rising dramatically from the Gulf of Tonkin. Kayak and swim in the emerald waters, explore hidden caves and fishing villages and feast on delicious seafood.