PRIVATE: 1 DAY | THE ROAD UNDER YOUR WHEELS AND DIRT UNDER YOUR FEET
Luang Prabang is among the best preserved traditional cities in Southeast Asia. Its tranquility, tropical charm, natural scenery, cultural sights also make it one of the most alluring destinations in Laos. This guided biking tour will demonstrate why the city is called the “Jewel on the Mekong.” You’ll explore the morning market, ancient temples, war relics, local crafts, the Lao history of the former kingdoms, and the National Museum. They say Luang Prabang is best on two wheels. Come see for yourself.
Must book 3 days before your start date or contact us to confirm any earlier booking.
- 3 days before the tour start date - 50% fee in addition to any 3rd party charges.
- 2 days before the tour start date - 75% fee in addition to any 3rd party charges.
- 1 day before the tour start date or NO SHOW - 100% fee
Refund amount to your credit card account would take 2-5 business days
- Hat and Sunglasses
- Fully charged Camera
- Rain Gear (in season)
- Personal Toiletries
- Personal Medicine
- Small backpack to carry water and other belongings
- Small amount of cash for beers/soft drinks/tips/souvenirs/etc
We’ll start by picking up the bikes at our workshop, where we maintain the best fleet of mountain bikes in town. After a safety introduction, we’ll set off to visit the Morning Market, a lively street where locals stock up on all sort of interesting supplies, from colorful vegetables to live frogs.
Next, we’ll step from the energy of the market into the serene calm of one of the city’s most sumptuous monasteries, Wat Mai, and then to the former King's Palace – now the National Museum – where you’ll witness the history and present life of Luang Prabang. From there, we will bike to the beautiful and ancient Wat Xieng Thong temple, with its spectacular low sweeping roof, Luang Prabang’s most celebrated monastery.
After a break for lunch, we’ll visit either the UXO museum* (it portrays the devastation that Laos continues to suffer as a result of the Second Indochina War), or shop for local crafts at Ock Pop Tok (which brings the fascinating world of traditional Lao handicrafts alive for visitors).
Onward we'll explore the 16th century Wat Visoun temple, known for its enormous squat stupa and its collection of old gilded “Calling for the Rain“ Buddhas. We will finish the day at the extraordinary Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center**, the only independent resource center in Laos dedicated to the country's many and diverse ethnic groups.
*The Unexploded Ordnance Museum (UXO Museum) is open M-F 8am-12 and 1-4. Closed Sat and Sunday.
** The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center is open Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM