Cycling & boating from Oudomxay to Houai Xay via Pakbeng (or vice versa)

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CYCLING & BOATING FROM OUDOMXAY TO HOUAI XAY VIA PAKBENG

Day 1: Cycle from Oudomxay - Ban Nalay
The tour starts from Samlaan Cycling office at 06:30AM. From here we will cycle along the road through some small villages. There are some climbs at km 9 and km 20. Usually the route is down hill. On the way we visit villages of Tai Lue, Tai Dam and we will stop for lunch at small hut on roadside.
After lunch we continue to cycle to Ban Nalay village where we will take part in home stay. In Ban Nalay, we will take a short walk a round village to see life style of local people on their way back home from the fields.
Distance: 58 km
Road condition: Newly sealed road
Tour stages: mostly down hill
Attractions: Lue traditional village, Culture and hospitality.

Day 2: Cycling Ban Nalay - Pakbeng
After Lue traditional breakfast we will take a short walk around the village before we continue our trip through the very nice scenery of the villages and cornfields along the road. We will stop for lunch at Muanghoun, then we will continue our cycling through some villages where you will hear kids saying ‘SaBaidee,Sabaidee'. Lao greeting, greeting you. We finish the day stage at Pakbeng, a small town at the bank of the Mekong where most of the tourists stop over on their way from Luang Prabang to Thailand or vice- versa.
Distance: 87 km
Road condition: Newly sealed road, undulating
Tour stages: mostly down hill
Attractions: Lue/Khmu/Tai dam traditional villages, their culture and hospitality

Day 3: Boating Pakbeng - Houai Xay
After breakfast at a restaurant we will take a memorial boat journey up stream of the Mekong River through the narrow valley with cliffs along and in the river. You will see local people fishing and spinning gold. The boat journey lasts 7 hours arriving at Houai Xay.
Distance: 7-9 Hours on boat
River condition: depending on season and water level
Tour stages: relaxing
Attractions: Boat journey and see village life a long Mekong River.