Ban Chomphet Experience Cycling and Trekking Tour . This outdoor activity combines cycling, trekking and boating in the rural area around Luang Prabang and along the Mekong. We will experience local daily life and the unique culture while interacting with friendly people of different ethnic minorities and so much more…
Day 1: Luang Prabang – Ban Na Kham – Ban Houay Tan – Ban Mok Prai – Ban Phou Luang Tai
We depart with our bicycles from your hotel office in downtown Luang Prabang and cross the Mekong River by boat to Ban Xieng Man village. We then cycle to Ban Na Kham, known for growing sugarcane and cooking sticky rice in bamboo stems. There is time to have a look around and maybe sample this delicious snack. We continue to Ban Houay Tan (a Khmu village). We take a short break to look around, then continue biking to Somsisomphou village for lunch.
Succeeding lunch we switch from biking to trekking. Surpassing some rice fields, we then cross a stream. Trekking 2 ½ hours uphill through Ban Mok Prai, we finally arrive at Ban Phou Luang Tai (both are Hmong villages) where we stay overnight in the home of a local family.
Approximately: 5 hours cycling / 2½ hours trekking / 15-20 minutes boat
Day 2: Ban Phou Luang Tai – Ban Houay Pong – Ban Muang Kham – Luang Prabang
Following breakfast, we start our second day trek that passes the forest to Ban Houay Pong (a Khmu village) to relax and have lunch at the hall sustenance built by SNV. We then continue to Muang Kham village, where riverweed (a Luang Prabang speciality; only in the dry season) is produced. From here, we take a 20 minutes boat ride back to Luang Prabang.
Approximately: 5 hours trekking/ 20 minutes boat
Note: In the wet season, the road can be very muddy.
Total Distance Less than 500 km
Number of cycling days 11 full days (cycling) 2 days (Trekking)
Road Surface This tour mostly follows asphalt roads, and one dirt road passing the countryside and the rice field. The back road along the river and village is small but good enough for cycling, less busy. A little bit sandy.
Support Support van including spare part, cool box and back up service
Group Size Minimum 2. Maximum 15.
Staff Groups of 6 or more, a Cycling Tour Leader, plus English-speaking cycling guide, drivers and assistants. Groups of 4-5 will be led by our local guide and our local support team.
Food All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Tour Price Includes
– Accommodation 3* stars home-stays
– Support van, cool box, back up service
– Water snack, cold drink (Coke light etc.,)
– Cycling experienced guide
– Full board meals (breakfasts, lunch and dinner)
– All boat tickets and boat trips
– All entrance fee and temple pass
– International Flights
– Departure Tax $25 (international)
– Visa Fees $20 (issued on arrival)
– Alcoholic, and other beverages
– Tips for guides.
– Personal travel insurance
– Any services not mentioned in itinerary