South China – Laos Overland Motorbike Tour2020-12-16T13:37:36+01:00

South China – Laos Overland Motorbike Tour

Enjoy two countries on this spectacular tour: incense smoke filled Taoist temples, roads winding through enormous rice terraces in China, and lush tropical forests, ancient temple towns, and waterfalls in southeast Asia: Laos. On this “jungle safari” you ride on empty countryside roads, along vast rivers, through limestone landscapes, and always on fun to ride curvy mountain roads.

It was a …

… great adventure! And I will not forget it!

Ardolf K.

Great Tour …

… through Laos and South China. Thanks!

Maik F.

The organization …

… was perfect. I liked the motorcycles!

Martin C.

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14 days / 12 nights

Motorcycle tour with overnight stays in  guesthouses and hotels.

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South China – Laos Overland Motorbike Tour – Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kunming

Airport pick-up and first meeting in Kunming.

Day 2: Acclimatization and sightseeing day in Kunming

We visit Yuantong Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Kunming and a major draw for pilgrims. Around the Tang Dynasty Pagodas we can observe where local everyday life really takes place. In the afternoon we visit the serene Bamboo Temple further afield.

Day 3: Kunming – Jianshui

Our first riding day brings us out of the city and into the countryside. After only one hour you will find yourself riding on minor roads with little traffic alongside lakes and farmland. In the old town of Jienshui we visit the third-largest Confusion Temple in China, ancient city gates, and Zhilin Si, a large incense smoke-filled monastery completely built of wood.

Distance: approx. 190 km

Day 4: Jianshui – Yuanyang

Imagine to ride on curvy mountain roads for hours with almost no traffic, hilltop tribal villages, and endless rice terraces peering through banks of clouds far below the road: Yuanyang. We stay overnight in a small village over viewing the terraces.

Distance: approx. 80 km

Day 5: Yuanyang – Jiangcheng

We follow the curvy mountain road further south in the direction of the borders of Vietnam and Laos. This territory is inhabited by the tribal peoples of Lahu, Hani, Wa and Yi minorities. The mountain road leads us to the shores of the Lixian River with plenty of fishing villages and further to Jiangcheng.

Distance: approx. 250 km

Day 6: Jiangcheng – Xishuangbanna

In Jinhong, capital of Xishuangbanna, we can enjoy the charm, food, and live style of southeast Asia. The local Dai (Thai) minority knows how to enjoy life in this part of the Chinese tropics.

Distance: approx. 260 km

Day 7: Xishuangbanna rest day

Visiting ancient Pagodas, small minority villages around Jinhong, take a market stroll, or just relaxing in the hotel? We have plenty of suggestions, but its up to you to decide.

Day 8: Xishuangbanna – Luang Namtha

From Jinhog we take the road to the southeast where we will cross the border to Laos in the early afternoon. After the border crossing procedures we ride to our first over night destination in Laos: Luang Namtha. Luang Namtha is a quiet and relaxed town at the edge of one of Laos most fascinating nature reserves.

Distance: approx. 240 km

Day 9: Luang Namtha – Nong Khiaw – Muang Ngoy

On our first day in Laos we take the road further south. Lush tropical forest, minority villages built of bamboo, curvy mountain roads, and almost not a flat piece of land in sight: Laos at its best. In Nong Kiaw we will park the car and take a boat up north to Muang Ngoy (45min). In this quite area we will stay overnight.

Distance: approx. 230 km

Day 10: Nong Khiaw – Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, located on the Mekong river shore, is a true jewel of southeast Asia. The former capital of an ancient kingdom of the same name is nowadays a protected UNESCO world heritage sight. The town is busting with temples, worshipers and Buddhist monks who collect food offerings every morning.

Distance: approx. 140 km

Day 11: Luang Prabang Visiting Day

There is plenty to see in Luang Prabang itfelf. Don´t miss the Wat Xieng Thong temple, and the many charming french colonial buildings. Nevertheless: In the afternoon we offer to join us to the Kuang Si Waterfalls, 28 kilometers away from Luang Prabang. Join us and go for a swim in this dream like pool and waterfall heaven.

Day 12: Luang Prabang – Vang Vien

The road leads us further south, along several rivers. Upright lime stone formations are getting more frequent all the way down to Vang Vien, a backpackers haven with a funky charm. During sunset you can go “tubing” in the river or choose one of the many riverside bars and restaurants to relax.

Distance: approx. 190 km

Day 13: Vang Vien – Vientiane

the last day on the road. From here the landscape becomes less hilly, the roads less curvy. One last time we ride through hot forest and small farming villages until we reach our destination. Vientiane.

Distance: approx. 160 km

Day 14: All good things come to an end

Our adventure ends after breakfast in Vientiane. From here you have good connections by bus, train or airplane to Bangkok, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, China, and half a dozen other prime destinations in Asia.

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Included Services2020-11-16T21:01:05+01:00

Included Services

  • Shineray 400 / Yamaha YBR 250 / BMW G650 GS
  • Overnights stays in hotels and guest houses
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Accompanying vehicle for pillion riders, equipment and luggage
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch), mineral water
  • Gas, engine oil, spare parts
  • Help with applying a Chinese visa

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