2 Days Luang Prabang Trekking and Cycling Tour along Mekong River

This fantastic trip combines cycling, trekking, and boating in a beautiful scenic area along the Mekong. You will experience local daily life and the unique culture of the local people. Interact with friendly locals of various ethnic minorities and enjoy nature. This trip does provide it all plus more! Discover the rich culture of Lao’s ethnic minorities by cycling from village to village, and learning about the different ethnic groups who live there. Trek through dense jungle, discovering the natural resources that have provided villages with food, building materials, and medicines for centuries. Experience life as a local, staying in an authentic village homestay with a host family.

Day 1: Five villages by bike and foot ( L, D )

Pick up from your hotel at 8:00 AM. We depart from Luang Prabang and cycle downhill to the dock where we board a ferry to cross the mighty Mekong River to a small village. From here we continue cycling to another village, famous in Laos for its sugarcane and kolam (sticky rice and coconut milk cooked in bamboo). Here we take a moment to explore the village with our guide and sample some of this famous snack. We then continue onwards to an ethnic ‘Khmu’ village. Here we will take a short break while our guide explains some of the history and culture of the Khmu people. We then cycle to our lunch spot, another small village where we can learn about the traditional lives of these villagers.

After our lunch, we begin our trekking adventure and start by heading off through rice paddy fields before crossing a stream and entering the forest. We continue trekking through the forest for a few hours before arriving in a Hmong village. Here we learn about the history and culture of the Hmong people before experiencing it firsthand by spending the night with a local family as a guest in their house.

Approximately 3 hours cycling & 3 hours trekking

Day 2: Discovering the traditional northern flavor ( B , L )

We start the day by having breakfast with our local hosts before we start trekking through the forest to an ethnic Khmu village. Here we take some time to relax before eating a delicious Lao lunch with a local family. After this, we continue onwards to a village where they harvest river weed which is dried, seasoned, and fried turning it into a tasty snack! From here we take a 20-minute boat ride back to Luang Prabang just in time to watch the sunset.

Approximately 5 hours trekking & 20 minutes boat trip