THAILAND & LAOS GOLDEN TRIANGLE ADVENTURE
Motorcycle the best of northern Thailand and Laos through the famed Golden Triangle Region. This motorbike holiday features an amazing mix of curvy riding, engaging history and authentic cuisine. Our 14 day program begins and ends in the former capital of the kingdom of Lan Na, Chiang Mai. Our route circles the famed Golden Triangle region rich with unique history and culture. Highlights include two crossings and many kilometers riding the banks of the Mekong River which is and always has been a major trade route between China and Southeast Asia. The itinerary is punctuated by a final three day push through the mountainous Mae Hong Son loop also know as the road of 1,864 curves and a riders paradise.
Upscale hotels with a touch of class. Two nights of more basic colonial style lodging. All hotels have a hot shower, air conditioning, WIFI and great food.
Road Conditions: This is an all paved itinerary with many twisty sections and expansive views. This ride is appropriate for all skill levels of riders and will even offer more experienced riders a challenge as they pick up the speed through the curvy sections. We ride on the left in Thailand, on the right in Laos and back to the left in Thailand for the last leg.
|Arrival||Departure||*Double Occupancy||*Single Occupancy||*Couples Package|
*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room
DAY 1 - Arrive in Chiang Mai, Thailand (airport code CNX): Our team will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Welcome dinner this evening. Stay in Chiang Mai.
DAY 2 - Chiang Mai - Sukhothai
Utilizing secondary roads we will trace a scenic route to Sukhothai. We will visit the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, location of the Sukhothai Kingdom of the 13th and 14th centuries. Stay in Sukhothai.
DAY 3 - Sukhothai - Chiang Khan
The day will be spent meandering roads through scenic mountainous landscapes on our way to the Mekong River. Enjoy a sunset on the Mekong before dinner at a charming local restaurant. Stay in Chiang Khan.
DAY 4 - Chiang Khan - Vientiane
Today we follow the Mekong River eastwards towards the Friendship Bridge in Nongkhai. There, we'll leave Thailand over the Mekong River into Vientiane and Laos. Spend the afternoon exploring the capital of Laos, along the Mekong River. Stay in Vientiane.
DAY 5 - Vientiane - Vang Vieng
A relaxed scenic ride today through lush rock formations. Arrive in Vang Vieng, located along the shores of the Nam Song River, featuring breathtaking limestone karst rock formations. A sunset at river front with a backdrop of the karsts make for a pleasant way to wind down from the day. Stay in Vang Vieng.
DAY 6 - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang
The ride today features a road along steep ridges and hairpin bends, with headlong views of rugged valleys and remote mountains. Arrive in Luang Prabang with its golden temple roofs, French architecture and stunning mountain backdrop along the Mekong River. Luang Prabang, with its 60+ temples, is a UNESCO World Heritage City, known to be "the best preserved city in South East Asia". Stay in Luang Prabang.
DAY 7 - Luang Prabang Free Day
Choose from many activities in Luang Prabang from giving alms to the monks, visiting caves and waterfalls, riding elephants, strolling the night market or simply relaxing. Find out why the French colonialists never wanted to go back to France when they got here! Stay in Luang Prabang.
DAY 8 - Luang Prabang - Oudom Xai
Head out into the Laotian countryside, passing villages, rice fields and riding many curves. This riding day will be one of the best of this tour. Stay in Oudom Xai.
DAY 9 - Oudom Xai - Chiang Khong
More remote Laotian countryside before crossing back over the Mekong River into Thailand. Another pleasant day of riding in Southeast Asia under your belt. Stay in Chiang Khong.
DAY 10 - Chiang Khong - Thaton
Enjoy endless tea plantations and enjoy incredibly twisty roads as you enter the famed Golden Triangle. Stay in Thaton.
DAY 11 - Thaton - Pai
We zig-zag our way to Doi Angkhang. Ride along the Myanmar border. Then, enjoy the most famed road of the trip, boasting 1864 curves, as it leads us to Pai. Walk the street market in Pai before settling in for dinner. Stay in Pai.
DAY 12 - Pai – Ban Rak Thai – Mae Hong Son
Back to the curves. Welcome to the heart of the Golden Triangle and the mountainous countryside! Stay near Mea Hong Son.
DAY 13- Mae Hong Son - Chiang Mai
The last day on the road, and one of the best. Venture to the highest mountain in Thailand, visit a waterfall, and ride hundreds of curves on your way to Chiang Mai. Some will say we saved the best for last! Farewell Dinner this Evening. Stay in Chiang Mai.
DAY 14 - Fly home or continue your stay!
THE GEAR TO BRING
MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.
MotoQuest Staff on Tour
Included With the Tour
- Hotel Accommodations
- Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
- Support Vehicle
- Support Vehicle Driver
- Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
- MotoQuest Swag Bag
- Photos Taken on the Trip
- Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue
- Meals on the Road
- Alternative Tours
- Travel Insurance
- National Park Entrance Fees