DAY 1: VIENTIANE TO PAKXANE VIA PHOU KHOU KHOEY NATIONAL PROTECTED AREA ( L , D )
8:00 AM Pick you up from your hotel to our bike shop for bike testing and A short motor ride from Vientiane to Thakek, about 4-6 hours depending on group size, but an easy route. We will spend the later part of the day to visit the Buddha Caves. Excellent off-road area if the group would like to explore the countryside. Lodging at the Thakek Travel Lodge.
DAY 2: PAKXANE – TO LAK XAO ( B , L , D)
Depart Thakek for Pakse, old French Capital. We will spend the day exploring the French Capital and surrounding areas of interest and scenery. Lodging at the famous Hotel Pakse.
DAY 3: LAK XAO TO BUALAPHA ( B , L , D)
This is where the HCMT will start. We will depart from the Vietnamese border region and head deep into the jungle trails that cross through this historical area. Get ready for off-road heaven!
DAY 4: BUALAPHA TO XEPON/DONG ( B , L , D )
Deeper and further into the Ho Chi Minh Trails- Some offroad .
DAY 5: XEPON TO SEKONG ( B , L , D )
We will have a restful nights sleep in a modern hotel tonight. And continue on down the Trail. Off-road
DAY 6: SEKONG MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO ATTAPEU ( B , L , D )
Our final leg of HCMT will lead us right up to the borders with Cambodia and Viet Nam. The last day will see historic war remnants and beautiful, unseen single track trails. A good nights rest again will see us through to Champassak in the morning.
DAY 7: ATTAPEU TO CHAMPASAK ( B , L , D )
Across the famous Bolavan Plateau, pass through coffee plantations and farms in some of Lao’s most fertile areas. Visit plantations and see how Lao coffee is making its way to a Starbucks near you. We will arrive in Champasak and take time to visit Lao’s most famous Angkor era temple, Wat Po. It is located at the base of mount Phu Kao, just shy of the Mekhong River in Champasak province. There was a temple on the site as early as the 5th century, but the surviving structures date from the 11th to 13th centuries. Little restoration work has been done, other than the restoration of boundary posts along the path. Wat Phou was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
DAY 8: CHAMPASAK TO SAVANNAKHET ( B , L , D )
After departing Champasak we go towards the tarmac for a quick blast. Our day will see both on and off the road as we snake along the Mekong and Lao’s main southern route 13 to Savannakhet. It is the 5th largest city and Laos and sits just opposite Thailand, Mukdahon, on the Mekong. Fabulous casino gambling and first class food and lodging are on order as we celebrate coming out “of the jungle”
DAY 9: SAVANNAKHET TO THAKHEK ( B , L , D )
Continuing northbound, today is much like the day before, as we trek along the off road sections that shadow the route 13 along the Mekong. Some roads follow along the River, others take an inland twist. Either way, enjoyable riding and views for all. Farewell dinner with your support team and group .
DAY 10: THAKHEK BACK VIENTIANE ( B , L )
The final drive back to Vientiane for bike return to our bike shop and take a taxi will transfer you back to your hotel . End The Tour .