6 Days The North Eastern Loop Road Tour

Itinerary & Key Points

This Road tour will take us around the North Eastern side of Laos, with much to see along the route, including two world heritage sites, Luang Prabang & The Plain of Jars. The roads are great for motorcycling. With thousands of bends with great views of our spectacular countryside, it won’t disappoint. Mostly we will stay in hotels. However, on nights where hotels are not available, we will use local guest houses, all clean and tidy with air con.

Start Point

Luang Prabang

Finish Point

Luang Prabang


1015 km




Honda CRF 300/250L


100% Roads

Day 1) Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw.  160 Kilometers  5 hrs Riding. First day on the roads together, after a briefing and breakfast, we’ll get on the road and get the tour underway. First stop will be Pak Ou caves, which is a popular tourist spot on the banks of the Nam Ou River. These caves were used for shelter during the war, and are home to hundreds of Buddha sculptures. After a short tour of the caves, we will head north on Route 13 towards Nong Khiaw where we will stay overnight on the banks of The Nam Ou River.

Day 2) Nong Khiaw to Muang Hiam. 170 Kilometers  5 Hrs Riding.  A great day’s riding ahead of us today as we head east. As we drive along Route 1C, the road is a roller coaster with a thousand bends. Views to die for as we pass through this area once famed for its Tigers. On arrival at Muang Hiam, we will take the opportunity to take a soak in the hot springs, a great way to ease the aches and pains of a good day’s riding. We will stay overnight in a local guest house.

Day 3) Muang Hiam to Phonsavan. 220 Kilometers 6 Hrs Riding. A full day riding today as we rejoin Route 1C and make our way south towards Phonsavan. Phonsavan is a world Heritage site, famous for The Plain of Jars. There are many jar sites to see, the most famous being Site 1, which we will visit before heading to our hotel for the evening.

Day 4)  Phonsavan Rest day & Sight Seeing. 50 Kilometers 2 Hrs Riding. We can take a late start to our day and enjoy the sites around Phonsavan. The Plain of Jars Site 1 will be our first stop after breakfast. Spread over many acres, the jars are still unknown. Burial urns or rice wine vats? Nobody is really sure. The rest of the afternoon can be spent relaxing.

Day 5) Phonsavan to Vang Veing. 230 kilometers 6 Hrs Riding. Today’s ride is another spectacular one, Route 7, more bends and mountains passes to traverse as we head through the countryside. This area is known for its karst mountain ranges jutting high into the sky, incredible to see. We will stay overnight at a local resort near the Nam Sing river. 

Day 6) Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang Kilometers. 185 Kilometers 4 Hrs Riding. Our last day on the road, it won’t disappoint. We will take the scenic view climbing up to 200 meters over the Kasi pass. The views are great. On arrival at Luang Prabang, we’ll take you to visit Kuang Si waterfalls to cool ourselves down. Then it’s onto Luang Prabang town, another world heritage site and our hotel for the evening.

Tour Dates 2024

03. January | 15. January | 29. January | 12. February | 26. February | 11. March | 25. March | 15. April | 29. April | 13. May | 27. May | 10. June | 24. June | 08. July | 22. July | 05. August | 19. August | 02. September | 16. September | 07. October | 21. October | 04. November | 18. November | 02. December | 16. December.

Tour Dates 2025

 2025 Tour Starts | 03. January | 15. January | 27. January | 10. February | 24. February | 10. March | 24. March | 14. April | 28. April | 12. May | 26. May | 09. June | 23. June | 07. July | 21. July | 04. August | 18. August | 01. September | 15. September | 06. October | 20. October | 03. November | 17. November | 01. December | 15. December |



 The tour will start at 8.30 am. Please be informed, that you should arrive at least one day before the tour starts in Luang Prabang. We recommend two days before the tour start to acclimate and avoid jet lag.


 The tour will finish at about 4/5 pm back in Luang Prabang, so if you would like to fly back the same day to Vientiane or other destinations, you can catch easily any flight from Luang Prabang after 6 pm.


We recommend bringing your gear to be the most comfortable. But we also offer some helmets, jackets, gloves, and knee guards. Please be informed, that we do not offer boots and trousers due to hygiene reasons.


Guide/ Mechanic (first-aid trained) English Speaking

Bikes: Honda CRF 250L (CRF 300L subject to availability)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner are included. All our stops are in areas where food is available in local cafes and restaurants. There is often a wide choice of national cuisines to choose from. 

Drinks: Water is included, alcohol and not included.

Fuel: Fuel for your motorcycle or truck is included for the whole journey.

Accommodation; Rooms are included and based on single room occupancy. Local guest houses & Hotels will be used. 


All tolls/bridge/ferry fees.

Entry to sites on tour itineraries.

Support truck and driver (for groups of 3 pax and over).


All other riding gear (boot and armour rental available).

Visa: Available on arrival, please check with your embassy for costings.


Tips and gratuities

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