Laos, Luang Prabang – Muang Nan: Blue Water Elephant - 2 days | Local life topped with friendly elephants and blue waterfalls
Cross the mighty Mekong and hop on your motorcycle to begin your ride with miles of winding dirt roads ahead of you. Coast through the Lao countryside before stopping at an elephant camp to spend some time with these majestic creatures. You'll continue onwards with breathtaking views of the mountain landscapes of Laos. Nightfall will see you staying at the lush Hillside Resort out side of Luang Prabang. Wake up refreshed to a day of driving up to Muang Nan, with multiple visits to pristine waterfalls scheduled along the way before you make your way back to the scenic Luang Prabang.
Level: All Riders
Distance: Approx. 301 km
Terrain: 60% off-road
Travel No. 66255
You can find these and other travels under the following categories:
- Luang Prabang - Elephant Camp - Hillside Resort
- Hillside Resort - Muang Nan - Kuang Si - Luang Prabang
Day 01 Luang Prabang - Elephant Camp - Hillside Resort
Your motorcycle tour will begin in Luang Prabang before crossing the mighty Mekong by ferry. You will immediately be greeted by a long stretch of winding dirt roads in the Lao countryside with mountains in all directions. At various local villages along the way, you will be able to meet both Khmu and Hmong ethnic groups. Laos is an extremely diverse country with 49 different ethnic groups. You may even pick up a few words in their distinctive languages. After you enjoying a traditional Lao meal in one of the local villages, you will journey back through Luang Prabang on your way to an elephant camp near the Nam Khan River. At the elephant camp, you will be able to ride, bathe, feed, and befriend these big elephants! In the afternoon you will head to the Hillside Resort up in the Xiengmuark hills right outside of Luang Prabang. This is a private retreat amid a lush, tropical jungle.
Day 02 Hillside Resort - Muang Nan - Kuang Si - Luang Prabang
After you wake up the next morning, you will ride out from the resort through stunning, Lao landscapes. There will be a stop at the refreshing Kacham waterfall before you will arrive in Muang Nan. Here you will interact and meet Khmu and Lao Loum while having traditional Lao cuisine prepared right before your eyes. You will head back on your motorcycle to Luang Prabang along dusty roads, with a stop at the famous Kuang Si waterfall. This waterfall is one of the most famous in the entire province, and should not be missed on your journey in Laos. You will also learn about the endangered Asian bears at the Free the Bears rescue center next to the waterfall. Your two-day journey concludes once you arrive back in Luang Prabang.
Due to the nature of adventure tours and the unpredictability of the weather, the itinerary may be changed at the discretion of the guide.
Included Travel Services
- Professional tour guide
- Motorbike: Honda CRF 250L or Honda XR250
- Riding equipment (helmet, gloves, boots, jacket, etc.)
- Meals and drinks as per the itinerary
- Third Person insurance
Not Included Travel Services
- Riding pants (we recommend a pair of jeans)
- Personal insurance (this is at your own risk)
- Coverage for any damages to gear or the motorcycle
- Any alcoholic beverages
- All dinners
Accessibility: Our trips are generally unsuitable for people with reduced mobility and other disabilities. Please contact us to discuss if this trip is suitable for your specific requirements.