Cycling in Ban Som & Ban Na

Luang Prabang CycleThis trip combines cycling, trekking and boating in a beautiful rural area along the Mekong River. We will experience local daily life and the unique culture.  Enjoy the chance to interact with the friendly local people of various ethnic minorities before short boat trip down the mighty Mekong!

Approximately: 5 hours cycling, 2 hours walking, 20 minutes boat trip


Luang Prabang > Ban Na Kham - Ban Houay Tan > Ban Som - Ban Na > Ban Chan Neu > Luang Prabang

We depart from our office in Luang Prabang and head off downhill via bicycle to the dock. Here we board a boat in order to cross the mighty Mekong River to Ban Xieng Man village. Upon arrival we continue onwards via bicycle to Ban Na Kham, this village is famous locally for its sugarcane growing and also ‘Kaolam’ which is sticky rice and coconut milk cooked in bamboo! Here we spend some time to look around and perhaps also sample this delicious snack before continuing onwards once again to Ban Houay Tan, an ethnic Khmu village, then to Ban Som and finally Ban Na where we stop for lunch which is prepared for us by a local cook.

After enjoying our lunch and taking some time to relax we head off to explore the village and its surroundings, you will see people going about their daily lives and working in the rice fields etc. After spending some time looking around we carry onwards once more to Ban Chan Neua, a small village that is very well known for its pottery and jar making! After witnessing the age old tradition of jar making we voyage across the Mekong River once again via a small fishing boat which brings us back to civilisation in Luang Prabang. The final leg of the journey (Depending on how energetic you are feeling) is a short bike ride or push up the hill which brings us back to where we started at the Green Discovery office and concludes the day.

Approximately: 5 hours cycling, 2 hours walking, 20 minutes boat trip

In the wet season, the road can be very muddy

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Luang Prabang office
Returns to :
Green Discovery Laos, Luang Prabang office
Province visited :
Luang Prabang
Starts at :
08:30
finishes at :
16:30
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
LP-C-43
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Boat, Bicycle
Activities :
Trekking, Cycling, Cultural Experience, Multi Sport
Best In :
Dry season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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