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Tour Overview:

One of our favorite places in all of Asia — Luang Prabang is the splendid old capital of Laos, featuring a cluster of shimmering royal temples, remnants of the faded grandeur of the Lao monarchy. Luang Prabang is jewel-like: tiny and compact. The setting is what gives it a jewel-like aura: the town is encircled by peaks and camouflaged by palm trees and dense tropical foliage. From a distance, only golden-spired stupas can be seen-flashes of gold among the greenery. The town is sited on a tongue of land at a strategic junction of the Mekong and Khan Rivers. Originally, ramparts to the south and west sealed off the land approaches. At the heart of Luang Prabang is Mount Phousi, a high rocky outcrop with forested slopes, dotted with sacred shrines and stupas. Unlike most towns in Asia, Luang Prabang is pleasant on foot.

 

discover-lpb1  Day 1: Arrival LuangPrabang

Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel, after check in hotel discovers LuangPrabang. The town is a beautifully preserved and in 1995 it was added to UNESCO`s World heritage list. LuangPrabang is the former capital city of the land of million elephants (Laos) before moving the capital from LuangPrabang to Vientiane in 1560 by king Setthatirat, it is a center of art, culture and Lao tradition. Visit former royal palace now is a museum and Xiengtong temple.

late afternoon walk up Phousi mount to see panoramic view of the town that is a great view point of LuangPrabang, there is a saying that if you come to LuangPrabang and you miss climbing up Phousi mount that means you haven’t been LuangPrabang and it is also very nice sun set. Stay overnight at Phousi hotel.  Dinner at the restaurant in the town.

Meal: (D)
Accommodation: Ancient LuangPrabang Hotel or SalaPrabang Hotel.

Day 2: Cycle to Waterfall
After breakfast we cycle 30 km to water fall, picnic lunch at the water fall, after swimming or enjoying water fall optional cycle back or drive back to LuaungPrabang. , after lunch and check in hotel we start elephant riding at the village.

Meals:  (B / L)
Ride: 30 km.
Accommodation: Ancient LuangPrabang Hotel or SalaPrabang Hotel.

 

discover-lpb2  Day 3: Cycle to Buddha Cave, whisky village, weaving village.

After breakfast cycle 30 km to Buddha cave on the way visit Lao whisky village, This holy cave was replaced by Buddhists after the 14 century when Lao king Fagnum was persuaded by his Cambodian queen to convert Lao people from Animist to Buddhist then it become a worship place for Buddhist worshipers from generation to generation led by Lao monarchy before 1975 revolution. Lunch at the local restaurant by the Mekong River, boat trip back to LuangPrabang.

Meals:  (B / L).
Ride: 30 km.
Accommodation: Ancient LuangPrabang Hotel or SalaPrabang Hotel.

 

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Staffs and support team:

Lao team:
1  English speaking Lao guide (cycling guide)
1- 2 helper(s) that depending on the group size
1 support truck for all luggage and bicycles
1-2 mini buses depending on the group size.
          
 Packing instruction: When packing you should understand that your main luggage would not be accessible during the day so if you have items you want to use please put them in a smaller “day pack “which we will store in the van. This applies to every day.

SUPPORTED TEAM

We will be supported by air conditioned mini bus and truck that have been specially modified for cycle tours. The vehicles follow us the whole time and are always available for tired cyclists. It is very easy to get bikes on and off the truck, so you can rest when you are tired and cycle whenever you fell like it, and you will be well looked after, all support vehicles will follow around 100 – 150 m behind the last cyclist, water stop is every 1 – 1:30 h or every 15 – 25 km depending on the road condition and the cyclists.

BIKE REPAIRS: Basic spares and tools are carried by the guide and on the support vehicles such as alum key set, chain splitter, puncture repair kit, pumper, in case of any problem you just stop. Though we cannot guarantee having spares for every conceivable problem. If bringing your own bike please make sure that it is fully serviced prior to the trip to ensure that nothing serious is about to break.

WEATHER: There are two seasons in Laos: from March to September is hot and raining with temperatures between 25–40 C. From October to February is winter with the temperatures between 10-25 C, it also depends on which part of the country, northern part is cooler than southern part. In winter season is the best time to travel in Laos and riding conditions are perfect.

VISA:  Visa can be obtained from Lao embassies and consulates abroad; in addition, visa can be obtained on arrival at international checkpoints and the cost for this is from 30 – 42 US$ in cash with a validity of 30 days(the cost of visa is different from every nationality )  and you will also need two passport photographs.

FOOD: Meals are included as per the itinerary where B= breakfast, L = lunch, D= dinner. Most meals are Lao food and it is very similar to Thai food. Any special dietary requirements can also be catered for as well. Please let us know at the time of booking.

WHAT TO BRING:
Jackets, padded cycling shorts, T- shirt, cycling shoes, socks, stiff-soled cycling shoes (if needed) cloves, sun classes, sun cream, camel bag or water bottle and the other personal stuff needed (camera, video camera, MP 3).


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Lao English speaking guide.(cycling guide)
Full support with truck and mini bus.
All meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Drinking water. (big bottles for refilling)
Seasonal fruits. (Bananas, papayas, pineapples, mangoes…)
Soft drinks and Snacks.(Pepsi, Coke, Sprite, biscuits, crackers, dry peanuts…)
Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Hotels as mentioned in the itinerary.

Mountain bike

TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Personal travel insurance
Visa cost.
Flights
Airport tax
Laundry
Alcoholic beverages and drink at dinner
Other personal expenses

 

HOW TO BOOK TOUR:

1. Online booking
2. Phone booking:  +85620 55771646, +85671 254675
3. Email booking:   journeyofasia@gmail.com