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Little Laos Family Adventure

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Little Laos Family Adventure

Family Tour

Price from

2300 USD

Duration

7 Days | 6 Nights

Level

1

Tour Code

GHLF20

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A Family Bike Tour of Laos

New in 2019 - Introduce Laos to the whole family with an active tour that explores Luang Prabang and the northern reaches of the country by bike and boat down the Mekong River. Enjoy jungle-like walking tours, rope bridge climbing and waterfall explorations along the way on a safe and unforgettable active holiday for the whole family!

Quality Bikes
Cannondale CX3, kids bikes

Your Guide
Expert local leader

Group Size
3 to 14

Accommodation
Family-friendly resorts

Activities
Ride/trek/swim

Minimum Age
Kids' friendly

Overview

With a good mixture of biking and fun family activities, we’ve designed this tour as an active journey of the highlights of Laos. After meeting in Vientiane, we’ll fly north to the rural city of Muang Xai for some fun cycling, nature activities, and incredible views. Next, an exciting river trip along the Mekong takes us to Luang Prabang, a true gem of Southeast Asia - A joy to explore by bike, and a great place for kids to get a taste of the far east.

We’ll see how silk is made, learn to cook a delicious Lao meal and cruise the Mekong River, in addition to visiting the wonderful UNESCO old town of Luang Prabang itself. With plenty of activities to keep everyone happy and family-friendly accommodation along the way, this is the ultimate Laos tour for the whole family.

75 Km riding. We aim for secondary roads wherever possible, but given that Laos doesn't have many primary ones to start with, we are somewhat limited in that regard. We place a strong emphasis on safety and the low number of vehicles on the road, which is consistent with the country's low population, makes cycling in Laos a relaxing experience.

Please Note - This tour is intended for families only. It is possible for us to schedule a private session of the same tour for adults, on request, at a nominal surcharge.

Highlights

Trek through the surrounding forests of Muang Xai into the jungle over rope bridges and clear streams.

Enjoy a boat ride down the Mekong to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves for the kids to explore.

After a traditional monk’s blessing, pedal to Luang Prabang’s royal temple then visit village industries.

The whole family will enjoy a dip in the turquoise waters of the Kuang Sii waterfalls and a visit to a moon bear sanctuary.

Day to Day


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Meal:
LD

This morning we will meet at the airport in Vientiane for a flight together to Muang Xai where our adventure begins. Once we have arrived at our family-friendly resort nestled in the protected forestry area along the Nam Kat river, you will have the day to explore all the resort has to offer. Take a dip in the pool surrounded by the stunning nature of Laos, or take a walk into the dense forest.

Riding:
25km
Meal:
BLD

After breakfast, we will get on our bikes for the first time and make our way around the historic Oudomxay region. If it is a clear day, the scenery out over the high mountains of Laos is spectacular. Once we’ve pedaled through the forest and by the Mekong River, the rest of the day is free for some family time by the pool.

Meal:
BLD

Let the active adventures begin! Today we start with a trek through the thick forests surrounding Muang Xai, heading further into the jungle and crossing rope bridges that stretch across rocky streams. On today’s discovery, we will come across bubbling brooks, clean waterfalls, and giant trees the whole family can hold hands and stretch around! A day full of family fun in the jungle before we retire to the resort for some pool time.

Riding:
35km
Meal:
BLD

Let’s get back on those bikes for the last morning exploration of our surroundings in Muang Xai. Pedal through small villages populated by a variety of different Lao ethnic groups with the dramatic mountains standing tall in the background. We’ll transfer the next bit of road to Pak Beng before arriving at the Sanctuary Lodge on the banks of the Mekong River where we’ll spend the night. This lodge faces the Mekong Elephant Park that is dedicated to the protection of elephants. If you wish to immerse yourself further in the culture, take a shot at Lao cooking with the hotel’s regional cuisine lessons or bring the kids to see a traditional dance show put on by a local primary school.

Meal:
BLD

From our riverside lodge, we’ll start off this morning with a boat ride down the Mekong which will provide interesting views and glimpses of local river life that will keep the kids entertained as we travel. After a little cruise down the river, we’ll disembark to explore the sacred Pak Ou Caves. Your kids can scout out these caverns filled with small wooden figures of the Buddha that make up one of the country’s most revered holy sites, this trip offers lovely views from the river and a glimpse of the spirituality of the Laotian people. Once we’ve made our way through the mysterious grottos, we’ll continue downstream to Luang Prabang.

Riding:
15km
Meal:
BLD

We’ll start our day on a good note with a monk’s blessing to set the tone for our day of exploration. Once we’ve mounted our bikes, we’ll pedal to discover Wat Xieng Thong: Luang Prabang’s royal temple and one of the countries most significant monasteries. From there, we’ll saddle up again and cycle to the local fresh market where your guide will show you the variety of colorful fruits and veggies for sale.

After a snack, we’ll continue our ride to a lesser-known temple and then along a riverside road to check out traditional ‘sa paper’ making and distillation of the country’s famous rice wine: Lao Lao. From there, we’ll board a boat that takes us down the Mekong to explore traditional pottery, then cross back to the other side of the river to see how silk is made at Ock Pop Tock. Tonight we’ll gather around the table together one last time for a farewell dinner.

Meal:
B

Get the kids excited for a dip in the famous Kuang Si Waterfalls! This morning we will transfer to these falls that are famous for their turquoise color and idyllic surroundings, and we’ll have the chance to discover them for ourselves. We’ll also have the chance to check out the sanctuaries of Free the Bears: a not for profit organization that raises funds to rescue and rehabilitate captive moon bears. Kids will love to see what the bears are up to at this rescue center! Once we’ve had this last taste of Laos, the tour concludes and we can assist you with a transfer to the airport.

Dates & Price


Dates Availability Price * Deposit payment: $500 USD
* Single room option: $600 USD
03 - 09 Jan 2021 Seats available

Adult 2645USD

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03 - 09 Jul 2021 Seats available

Adult 2300USD

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26 Sep - 02 Oct 2021 Seats available

Adult 2300USD

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24 - 30 Dec 2021 Seats available

Adult 2645USD

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With our expertise of providing premium cycling tours in Asia, we’ve developed this family-friendly active adventure in Laos. With plenty of activities to keep everyone engaged, easy cycling routes and family-friendly accommodations, this is the ideal family trip that will introduce everyone to Lao culture and provide lasting stories and memories. We’ve taken care of all the small details with young children in mind in order to allow you to make the most of this family exploration worry free.

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