13 Days Siem Reap Motorbike to Luang Prabang

13 Days Siem Reap Motorbike to Luang Prabang
Tour Itinerary

Siem Reap Motorbike to Luang Prabang - 13 Days Riding from Siem Reap to Preah Vihear and Stung Treng. It borders the provinces of Mondulkiri to the south and Stung Treng to the west and the countries of Laos and Vietnam to the north and east, respectively. The province extends from the mountains of the Annamite Range in the north, across a hilly plateau between the Tonlé San and Tonlé Srepok rivers, to tropical deciduous forests in the south. In recent years, logging and mining have scarred Ratanakiri's environment, long known for its beauty. Then riding to Laos - 1000 islands to beautiful Luang Prabang - Laos

Day 1: Siem Reap –  Kampong Thom

08:00 meets our experienced tour guide and crews at your hotel in Siem Reap. We start to ride our dirt bike from Siem Reap to Kampong Thom. First, stop to visit the ancient bridge in Kampong Kdei then we continue by back road to Sambo Prei Kuk, which is the world heritage temple that built-in 6-7 centuries. Dinner and overnight in the local house in Sambor Prei Kuk Village.

Riding: 180km

Meals included: Lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Home Stay in Sambor Prei Kuk of Kampong Thom Province.

Day 2: Kampong Thom – Preah Vihear

Today enjoy the off-road ride through the jungle and rural villages from Sambor Prei Kuk to Tbeng Meanchey which is the city town of Preah Vihear Province.

Riding: 175km

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Green Palace Preah Vihea Hotel / Deluxe room or similar standard hotel

Day 3: Preah Vihea - Khong Island ( Laos ) ( B, L, D )

After breakfast, we head to the border of Laos and cross the Mekong River by local ferry then we will get on the paved road to ride to Khong Island. There will be a ride on the unpaved road and a very difficult part of the trip from Stung Treng. Very jungle and fewer villages are on the way today. Arrive check in and have dinner at the local restaurant.

– B, L, D

– Local hotel

– Distance: 230 km

– Highlight: jungle track, fun riding

Day 4: Khong Island – Rest day! ( B, L, D )

Board a traditional boat to visit the surrounding islands of Done Ket and Done Som. Continue to Done Khone Island and hike along its ancient railway built by the French in 1897 to visit the Sumphamith Waterfall. Continue by boat to Ban Nakasang and drive to Khone Phapheng Waterfall, the largest cascade on the Mekong River which is 6 km wide at this point.

– B, L, D

– Local hotel

– Highlight: boat cruise, waterfalls

Day 5 : Khong Island - Attapeu ( B , L , D )

There will be many rivers and water crossing along the ride today. We ride the most southern off-road area of Laos and come out by King Fisher Eco Lodge for lunch before continuing the ride to Attapeu. En route, visit the Khmer archeological site of Oum Moung, then cross the Mekong River by ferry boat to Attapeu. The area is well known for its islands spreading out on the Mekong before it enters Cambodia. We check-in well before dark and have plenty of time for a cold drink on the river.

– B, L, D

– Hoang Anh Gia Lai - 4*hotel

– Distance : 190 km/~110 km dirt-road

– Highlight: 4000 island region, crossing river, fun riding

Day 6 : Attapeu - Ta Oi ( B , L,D )

Now it takes only about 1-hour ride to Salavan on a newly paved road. Then head to Ta Oi by continuing on the less traveled road via Salavan, the majority is a dirt road and bulldust road. We stop in Sekong for a simple lunch. After lunch, we continue driving along the Sekong River, a waterway that Northern Vietnamese used to transport supplies to Southern Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Just after Attapeu, we could drive thru town to Paam, an Alak village for a visit (this is optional!). Here, you can see a Russian surface-to-air SAM 2 missile that has been left next to the Ho Chi Minh Trails. Take a walk around the village, you may be able to watch women weaving in their homes. Alax textiles can be bought in this shady village. We then return to Ta Oi for the night.

– B, L, D

– Local guesthouse

– Distance :230 km/~80 km dirt-road (depending option)

– Highlight: fun riding

Day 7: Ta Oi - Villabury ( B, L, D )

Today will be on the most original part of the Ho Chi Minh trail – the eastern leg in Laos. Enjoy breakfast, we start riding on a good paved road to Xepon then Dong, near the Vietnamese border, and make a short stop at a museum of war junk being put together in Dong. There are tanks, and bombshells that were abandoned since 1972 when American troops withdrew from Southeast Asia., Then we continue on the Ho Chi Minh trail. Road turns into fast-packed gravel/dirt. You will see a couple of km of an old rock road that had been fenced off. And that is a section of the Ho Chi Minh trail which is being preserved. Have lunch in Nong, there is also one small museum with tanks & a lot of bombshells. From here we start another section of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the riding is sometimes difficult as there is no real road, only a track. Along the southern edge of the difficult track, we’ll stop at a remote village and spend a little time seeing how life stands still in remote Asia. Getting close to our destination, the road is rocky, enjoy the bump!

– B, L, D

– Local hotel

– Distance : 180 km/~100 km dirt-road

– Highlight: museum, single track, jungle track

Day 8: Villabury - Na Kai ( B, L, D)

We ride east further towards the Vietnam border and then go south into Savannakhet Province. We ride over the Ho Chi Minh Trail but it’s been upgraded and easy to ride but dusty. Our first dirt ride to Bualapha is along Hin Namno National Park – which is considered to have the same value of geology and geomorphology as Vietnam’s Phong Nha national park. Easy to realize that there are stunning limestone mountains surrounding your view. There is a big river crossing, hopefully, the water does not flow too hard., Have lunch in a small local food shop with traditional Laos’ Pho (noodle soup), then we continue to Na Khai. From here, riding turns even more interesting. There are more big trees, villages and river crossing (small). A section takes us on a 25 kilometer stretch of bad road and one river crossing by a remote village., Night in a nice, clean local hotel

– B, L, D

– Local hotel

– Distance : 200 km/~100 km dirt-road

– Highlight: river crossing, jungle view

Day 9 : Na Kai - Na Hin ( B , L , D )

Time to say farewell to our lovely hospitable family, we are riding south over the Nakai Plateau. There is a good road from Lak Xao to Na Hin – a commercial town near the Vietnam border.,Then we have all way long from Na Kai to Lak Xao is unpaved. Road condition is not too bad, mostly gravel. Some parts are quiet and deserted. We’ll stop along the way to look over the resettlement villages from the massive hydroelectric project. It is also interesting to see plenty of trees sunk into the water in a huge area around the main dam of the electric project.

– B, L, D

– Local guesthouse

– Distance : 160 km/~ 80 km dirt-road

– Highlight: fun road, villages

Day 10 : Na Hin - Vieng Thong  ( B , L ,D )

There will be the shortest distance of riding today. Ride the last part of road no.10 on the newly paved distance then turn off for Na Hin. Just before Vieng Thong, we stop at the Sala Viewpoint for a panoramic look over the karst limestone formations. Lunch in Na Hin and we take an excursion to Khong Lor cave, there will be a cruise on 7.5 km long underground river.,If time permits we join in a Basi ceremony. It is a good-luck ritual in Laos tradition. That will be a rare occasion you could witness and be a part of a ceremony in Laos.

– B, L, D

–  Local hotel

– Distance: 110 km paved road

– Highlight: boat trip, limestone forest, Basi ceremony

Day 11 : Vieng Thong - Xieng Khouang  ( B , L , D)

After breakfast, we ride to Site 1 of Plain of Jars for our first look at the mysterious site. It gets its name from the hundreds of stone jars scattered across the landscape, ranging in size from 1-2.5 meters in height. There is considerable speculation as to the origin of the jars. Then we head to Muong Khoun. Enjoy our first road break! Muong Khoun was once the capital of XiengKhoang Province. There is time to visit temples such as Wat Chom Phet and Wat That Phoun which were built at the same time as That Luang in Vientiane. Depending on time, we can also visit some colonial buildings and the old Lao Military Base that was seriously damaged by the American bombing. Our destination today is Xieng Khoang where we overnight. This town locates on the dirt road no.10 – was also a branch of Ho Chi Minh trails. Now main traffic comes from logging trucks. The road is still under construction with a mixture of gravel and tarmac. This remote town has never been an attraction on a tourist map. That’s why we are here!

– B, L, D,

– Local guesthouse

– Distance : 260 km/~70 km dirt-road

– Highlights: Plain of Jars, Muong Khoun old town, countryside road

Day 12 : Xieng Khouang and admire the Plain of Jars ( B , L,D )

This trip will take you through many hills and passes. You should spend time visiting some small Hmong villages along the way, you pay a visit to the Plain Of Jars, which is one of the must-visit megalithic archaeological sites in Xieng Khouang, Laos. This plan features thousands of stone jars scattered around the upper valleys and the lower foothills. The jars here are mostly arranged in different clusters. After the excursion to the Plain of Jars, you enjoy dinner in the town and take overnight at the hotel here.

Day 13 : Xieng Khouang - Luang Prabang ( B , L )

You should begin your last motorbike trip in the early morning. The length of the road is up to 230 kilometers; therefore, it will take you a lot of time to pass hills and mountains before getting to Luang Prabang. Along the way, you can stop at some places to take nice photos of breathtaking landscapes. During this journey today you will get involved in riding through the paved roads to discover the natural beauty of majestic waterfalls and jungles and learn more about the daily life of the Laotians. Arrive in Luang Prabang and check-in at your hotel and have a Farewell dinner at the local restaurant with the group and our support team.  End The Tour.

( If you need to book a hotel or resort in Luang Prabang or connect to another tour please contact us  )

Our tour price is based on group size so please contact us to offer

The price includes:

  • English Speaking guide
  • Accommodation in tour – 12 nights
  • Transportation: Bikes 250cc and helmet
  • Gas for all bikes
  • Meals as indicated (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Government Taxes, Travel Permits
  • Drinking water for riding day
  • Entrance fees

The price excludes:

  • Accommodation in Luang Prabang  and Siem Reap ( Contact us if you need to book )
  • Support transportation for luggage ( 150 USD per day for support van )
  • Visa, soft drinks, tips for guide and driver
  • Meals not mentioned in the proposal
  • Any other services not mentioned in the proposal
  • Banking fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Bike damaged by the user.

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