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Cycling in Laos - Exodus Travels
Cycling in Laos - Exodus Travels
Average
13 reviews
Starts
Chiang Mai
+9 Destinations
Laos Highlands
Ends
Bangkok
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Highlights

Start in Chiang Mai and end in Bangkok! With the bicycle tour Cycling in Laos, you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and through Chiang Mai, Thailand and 9 other destinations in Asia. Cycling in Laos includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Bicycle
Travel style
Bicycle, Adventure
Operator
Exodus Travels

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Chiang Mai
  2. Day 2: Warm-up ride around Chiang Mai old town and visit Doi Suthep hilltop temple
  3. Day 3: Transfer to Chiang Rai; cycle along the Thai/Burma border into the heart of the Golden Triangle
  4. Day 4: Visit an Opium Museum; cycle towards border to Chiang Khong
  5. Day 5: Transfer into Laos; cycle to Luang Nam Tha
  6. Day 6: Rural cycle to the Udomxai province
  7. Day 7: Continue through Udomxai province to Pak Beng
  8. Day 8: Board slow boat on the Mekong to Luang Prabang visiting Buddha Caves en route
  9. Day 9: Cycle to beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls. Chance to see monks receiving alms at dawn
  10. Day 10: Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
  11. Day 11: Vang Vieng to Vientiane
  12. Day 12: Free morning to explore then cross over the Friendship Bridge into Thailand; board overnight train to Bangkok
  13. Day 13: Bangkok city tour; free time 
  14. Day 14: End Bangkok

Travel guide

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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13 Reviews

Excellent
8%
Good
38%
Average
38%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
15%
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  • CS
    Written on December 12, 2012
    3.0 - Average

    Very interesting trip but could have done with more cycling and less hours in the minibus.  The accommodation was good and the basic hotels were better than expected.  The local people were very friendly.   The scenerey throughout the trip was amazing and... Read more

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  • IC
    Written on January 23, 2012
    1.0 - Bad

    It was very much a holiday of two halves - the second part (from the Plain of Jars onwards) was an interesting mix of cycling and sightseeing - exactly what I have come to expect from Exodus cycling holidays, but the first 8 days or so I found rather... Read more

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  • IC
    Written on January 23, 2012
    1.0 - Bad

    It was very much a holiday of two halves - the second part (from the Plain of Jars onwards) was an interesting mix of cycling and sightseeing - exactly what I have come to expect from Exodus cycling holidays, but the first 8 days or so I found rather... Read more

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  • AH
    Written on January 22, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    An excellent journey through 3 fascinating countries. Magnificent scenery, and roads providing mostly good surfaces, with some exhilarating rides on bikes which were ideal for the trip.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Undoubtedly the... Read more

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  • DK
    Written on January 18, 2012
    3.0 - Average

    It was a harder journey than I expected with some long transfers but overall it was an incredible journey.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Stopping at a hill tribe in the mountains.  I gave away a blanket I had bought the day before to a... Read more

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  • DK
    Written on January 18, 2012
    3.0 - Average

    It was a harder journey than I expected with some long transfers but overall it was an incredible journey.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Stopping at a hill tribe in the mountains.  I gave away a blanket I had bought the day before to a... Read more

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  • VL
    Written on November 11, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fabulous cycling trip through remote mountains and villages with all the amazing sights and sounds of SE Asia. Don't be fooled - the cycling is tough but totally worthwhile!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Fantastic views across the... Read more

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  • SH
    Written on May 14, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    A memorable cycle trip through Vietnam and Laos which had stunning scenery, the physical challenge of some big hills, a touching insight into recent history and its current impact, friendly people and healthy fresh food.What was the most inspirational... Read more

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  • SH
    Written on May 14, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    A memorable cycle trip through Vietnam and Laos which had stunning scenery, the physical challenge of some big hills, a touching insight into recent history and its current impact, friendly people and healthy fresh food.What was the most inspirational... Read more

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  • AT
    Written on March 1, 2011
    3.0 - Average

    This is a great trip for those wanting to see the more remote areas of Vietnam and Laos, away from the usual cities and tourist spots. However because of that there are some long spells being transported on buses (although great for watching the world go... Read more

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Chiang Mai is the starting point and Bangkok is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Exodus Travels to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 31 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 31 December 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,364 km.
  • Chiang Mai (Thailand)
  • 157 km
  • Chiang Rai (Thailand)
  • 196 km
  • Luang Nam Tha (Laos)
  • 121 km
  • Pak Beng (Laos)
  • 105 km
  • Luang Prabang (Laos)
  • 20 km
  • Pak Ou (Laos)
  • 20 km
  • Luang Prabang (Laos)
  • 58 km
  • Phou Khoun (Laos)
  • 57 km
  • Vang Vieng (Laos)
  • 108 km
  • Vientiane (Laos)
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