This 9 Day (7 riding days) motorcycle tour of Thailand & Laos explores the less traveled scenic roads, sights, culture & food!
|per rider in shared/double room incl. Triumph Tiger Sport 660 (Only available for a booking of two persons. Single travelers need to choose the single room surcharge.)
|per rider in shared/double room incl. Triumph Tiger Sport 850 (Only available for a booking of two persons. Single travelers need to choose the single room surcharge.)
|per rider in shared/double room incl. Triumph Tiger 900 GT Pro (Only available for a booking of two persons. Single travelers need to choose the single room surcharge.)
|per rider in shared/double room incl. BMW R1250 GS (Only available for a booking of two persons. Single travelers need to choose the single room surcharge.)
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers cannot book without an accompanying rider)
|per person single room (surcharge - only available with an additional selection of the basic price "per rider in shared twin/double room")
|IMPORTANT: The price for a single rider in a sharing room requires another single rider booking with the same request. If there is no other request for room sharing we will have to charge you the single room supplement
|The above prices are based on a group of 5 riders, if fewer riders please contact us for a tour price offer
|Rental riding helmet and jacket (Surcharge)
|Airport/Hotel/Service Center transfers in Chiang Mai at arrival and departure days
|8 nights with Breakfast at carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities
|6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
|Water, soft drinks, coffee/tea in connection with the meals
|Late-model Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
|Panniers and top box if desired and basic motorcycle crash protection bars, etc.
|Experienced Tour leader on a motorcycle
|English-speaking licensed Tour guide
|Transfer of luggage in the support vehicle
|Lao local tour guide including additional support vehicle, tourist police third party liability insurance (acc. to legal requirement).
|On rest days, if any, no lunch or dinner included
|Riding gear (helmet, jacket & gloves can be rented at the Service Center. We do not provide pants and boots). We do recommend to bring your own
|Lao entry visa
|Personal Travel Insurance.
|All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature
|Start/Finish: Chiang Mai, Thailand
|Arrival/Departure: Chiang Mai Airport
|Duration: 9 days total, 7 riding days
|Total riding distance: 1700km
|Daily stages: between 200-340km
|Rest days: 1
|Weather: Depends on what time of the year you are in, the temperature can drop to around 10°C (50°F) during the cold season night, or can go as high as 40°C (104°F) during the summer day. Below is the average temperatures and chance of rain for Northern Thailand and its neighboring countries.
|Northern Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam: 10-30°C (50-86°F), Chance of Rain 0-20% during October to March 23-36°C (73-97°F), Chance of Rain 30-80% during April to September
|Riding gear: We can provide you a helmet and riding jacket with a surcharge of USD 10.- per day for each item. However we do suggest you bring your own riding gear for the tour if possible, since they will suit you better.
|Languages: Our tour guides and Road Captains are all bilingual. Besides Thai and English some of us speak German, Scandinavian, Slovenian etc. Upon request we can provide tour guides speaking other languages. When we have a group from a specific country, we will, upon request, ensure that one of our staff speaks that language.
|Group size: We strive to offer the best possible individual guest service and a safe riding environment. Therefore, our groups are relatively small and typically kept to 8 to 10 guest motorcycles plus pillions. Most of our guests prefer groups of this size, where diversity of age, motorcycle experience and interests ignites instant friendships.
|Motorcycle Damage & Loss Coverage: We have motorcycle damage & loss coverage. Your motorcycle security deposit amount is your maximum liability limit. This coverage is included in the tour prices for riding in Thailand, while for multi-country tours, we have a waiver program available to obtain the coverage for the riding days outside of Thailand.
|In the case of any replacement parts being required due to damage caused during the rental period we shall charge the rental customer for these parts, according to the Replacement Parts Price List, up to a maximum deductible amount of the excess amount listed in the table below (according the motorcycle type).
|Maximum excess for each Motorcycle Type:
|- Triumph Tiger 660: USD 1,500
|- Triumph Tiger 850: USD 1,700
|- BMW R1250GS: USD 2,500
|Accommodation and meals: accommodations are carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities. Besides, we select quality restaurants serving fresh local delicious cuisines that reflect the character of the area in which we travel. We also strive to cater to our guests preferring vegetarian, western or other food preferences, prior notice required.
|Age limit: Minimum age limit for riders is 25 years old. We have no maximum age limit so long as you are in good condition to handle and ride the motorcycle. Pillion passengers should be not less than 15 years of age.
|Driving license and riding ability: The customer declares that he/she possess a valid Driving License from their home country and an International Driving License for motorbike over 500 cc (the vehicle) taking part in the tour for the period of travel and has the necessary riding ability, technically, mentally and physically to control such a vehicle booked, safely on the tour route. The customer also declares to have experience of riding motorcycles above 500 cc for at least a total of 10,000 km.
|Prices: The above prices are based on a group of 5 riders, if fewer riders please contact us for a tour price offer
|Dates: Choose your own desired Tour dates – all year round
|Additional Nights & Services: We are pleased to assist you with the booking of additional nights in Chiang Mai or any other services in connection with the tour
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.
From your motorcycle, you will experience great diversity in people, culture, and landscapes in those two countries.
This seven-riding day tour starts and ends in Chiang Mai.
Among the high lights are the mountains northeast of Nan and the salt-mining village of Bo Kluea. Crossing into Lao, at Pak Beng we encounter the mighty Mekong River for the first time. Luang Prabang, the former capital of Laos, is a UNESCO world heritage site where we have a rest day.
More mountain riding to Oudomxai and further back to Thailand to Chiang Khong where we cross the Mekong river for the last time.
In every region during the tour, during lunches, we will feast on the local Thai / Lao cuisine.
At dinners, there will be western food options available at most locations.
Mountain ride Nan to Lao border, several encounters with the mighty Mekong River, Luang Prabang (former capital of Laos & UNESCO World Heritage, endless mountain riding, beautiful scenery!
Day 1: Chiang Mai
Upon arrival at Chiang Mai airport, transfer to the hotel (recommended arrival to Chiang Mai, no later than 1 pm).
At 3 pm transfer to our Service Center for a welcome briefing, answer any questions you might have, and motorcycle handover. A short ride back to your hotel followed by a common dinner. Please plan your arrival in Chiang Mai accordingly. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 2: Chiang Mai-Nan
We start our 1-week motorcycle tour of Thailand and Laos by riding from Chiang Mai in the eastern direction. We cruise on hilly roads via Phayao to Nan. In Phayao ride along the lake and enjoy lunch before we continue to Nan. The roads during the rest of this day are small provincial roads passing endless villages and rice paddies. Coffee stop at Chiang Muang, it doesn’t get much more local than this. During the last hours of riding to Nan crossing a mountain range, lovely curvy roads lead us to this sleepy provincial capital. Overnight in Nan.
(300 km/186 miles)
Day 3: Nan-Pakbeng (Laos)
The first hours of this day are probably the best riding Thailand has to offer. The scenery is great, the roads are curvy, and traffic is almost non-existent, a true motorcycle Paradis. The stretch between Santisuk to Bo Kluea you can ride time and again. At Bo Kluea we visit the salt mines where we learn the ancient way of extracting salt.
We cross into Laos at the Huai Kon border point. From the Lao border, it’s a nice and relaxing ride to Pakbeng where we meet the Mekong River for the first time. Pakbeng is a colorful village situated at the junction of the Mekong River and the smaller Beng River, hence the town’s name ‘Pak’ meaning ‘mouth’ in Lao. The scenery is stunning, the pace is slow and it's the perfect way to relax in the slower pace of Laos. Overnight in Pakbeng.
(200 km/124 miles)
Day 4: Pakbeng-Luang Prabang
Another incredible day on our 1-week motorcycle tour of Thailand and Laos: Fresh air in the morning, spectacular views over the Mekong river, get used to it, we will follow and cross the Mekong during several times in the coming days. We ride over the new bridge crossing the Mekong River back to Muang Ngeum and continue to Hongsa. Shortly after Hongsa we leave the main road and start our real part of the adventure today on the new road passing through some villages, and negotiating some mountain ranges and rivers. We are riding in a remote area, there are plenty of small forest roads, better to stick to the main road. Well-deserved lunch and break at Ban Samphanxay, take the opportunity to mingle with the locals. Not many tourists come here, enjoy the moment. Continuing further we meet the Mekong River again at Pak Long where we ride the last stretch to the ferry point. Here our eyes meet Luang Prabang for the first time. Short ferry crossing and we are at this former capital of Laos. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
(280 km/174 miles)
Day 5: Luang Prabang (Rest Day)
As this is a rest day the day is totally at our disposal.
In the morning we will have the option to rise early to view the procession of monks on their daily outing collecting alms, a practice that dates back centuries. It is done early, as the monks cannot eat anything after midday. By giving food to a monk you make merit, which should augur well for your next life.
You may also want to visit the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls. It’s possible to swim in the lagoon, so bring your swimming gear. A great way to get there is to take a local “Tuktuk”.
Once back in Luang Prabang, you can visit the major temples, including the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong, which nestles at the meeting of the Mekong and the Nam Khan Rivers, and Wat Wisunalat, which is the oldest temple in the city. Another great optional activity is to sample a traditional Lao massage and herbal sauna. Taking a boat cruise to enjoy the sunset on the Mekong River is another option. Enjoy and have fun! We stay another night in Luang Prabang.
Day 6: Luang Prabang-Oudom Xai
After waking up in the cool air to the spectacular views of the Mekong we restart our week motorcycle tour of Thailand and Laos, by riding along the river in the east direction to Pak Ou Caves. Reaching the villages of Pak Ou we park our motorcycles and take a boat across the Mekong River to the cave complex. Walking through the lower and upper caves filled with thousands of Buddha images. Once back on our motorcycles, we continue on a narrow road along the river for a while reaching back on the main road. From here we cross over the mountain on the newly built road to Oudom Xai. That 150 km took the whole day to cover some years ago. Today it’s a pure pleasure to negotiate the curves and enjoy the scenery. There are plenty of great photo opportunities, nature, villages, people, children, animals, rice paddies, etc. Overnight at a lovely resort outside Oudom Xai.
(220 km/137 miles)
Day 7: Oudom Xai-Chiang Khong (Thailand)
Another good riding day in Laos is in front of us. The first part is towards Luang Namtha, a town located close to the Chinese border. This is the main entry point into China from Thailand and Laos. After lunch in Luang Namtha, we continue road 3 south towards Houei Xai and the Mekong River, forming the border between Laos and Thailand. The road has normally a bit more traffic, especially trucks. The scenery is good, we are passing through a couple of villages, and there is time to stop and “mingle” with the locals. At Huay Xai, we make the custom and immigration formalities and ride over the bridge to Chiang Khong and we are riding on the left side of the road again. Tonight, we dine again by the Mekong river, this time we have Laos on the other side. Overnight in Chiang Khong.
(320 km/199 miles)
Day 8: Chiang Khong-Chiang Mai
On the final day of the week's motorcycle tour of Thailand and Laos, we leave the Mekong river behind us for the last time. Cruising provincial roads to Chiang Rai where we have a break at the White Temple, one of the new landmarks in north Thailand, which is opened to visitors since 1997. Continue to Chiang Mai on twisty and open mountain roads. We enter Chiang Mai on back roads and enjoy rice paddies and villages one more time. The tour ends at our Service Center where we expect to arrive around 5 p.m. Transfer to your hotel in Chiang Mai followed by a farewell dinner. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
(340 km/211 miles)
Day 9: Chiang Mai Departure
Transfer to Chiang Mai airport or extend your stay in north Thailand.