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|✓ The Mighty Mekong River|
|✓ Varied Landscapes|
|✓ Laotian charm|
|✓ Wat Phu Thok Temple - Isaan's Stairway to Heaven|
|✓ Khong Chiam, Mun and Mekong river confluence|
|LAOTIAN CHARM & PAPAYA SALAD|
The Mekong forms the natural border between Laos and Thailand. We follow the Mekong, the lifeline of northern Thailand, from Udon Thani to Ubon Ratchathani and experience the Laotian influences on the local food and culture.
|Day 1 | Arrival in Udon Thani|
Enjoy your first night of the Mekong Tour at a chic boutique resort near the Udon Thani city park. During the Vietnam War, the city was a well-known air force base.
|Day 2 | Udon Thani – Nong Khai||81 km, flat|
From today onwards, the Mekong River will be our constant companion for much of the tour. We ride to the border town of Nong Khai, which was once a well-known trading center. Here, the impressive Friendship Bridge connects Thailand to Laos.
|Day 3 | Nong Khai – Ban Muang||140 km, flat|
We ride past countless rice fields and water buffalo, providing a stark contrast to our colourful cycling jerseys. We ride through multiple villages, all boasting their own temple.
|Day 4 | Ban Muang – Sakon Nakhon||125 km, flat|
During the ride we visit an organic farm and enjoy fresh homemade delicacies.
|Day 5 | Sakon Nakhon – Nakhon Phanom||113 km, flat|
Our flat ride along the Thai side of the bank of the River Mekong is a distinct contrast to our views of the mountainous Laotian side of the river. The day’s ride finishes in Nakhon Phanom, boasting an impressive temple visited by many Buddhists.
|Day 6 | A day of rest||0 km, quiet|
|Day 7 | Nakhon Phanom – Mukdahan||101 km, undulating|
The rice fields now make way for a more hilly and forested terrain. The Mekong Bridge connects Thailand’s Mukdahan with the Laotian Savannakhet. Mukdahan’s exotic Indochine market invites you to browse through the local specialties.
|Day 8 | Mukdahan – Khemmarat||89 km, lightly rolling|
We follow the Mekong river. Khemmarat is an idyllic, sleepy town that enchants with its rural charm.
|Day 9 | Khemmarat – Khong Chiam||122 km, flat|
Our resort towers over the river with a wonderful view of Laos. Here the Mun River merges with the Mekong.
|Day 10 | Khong Chiam – Ubon Ratchathani||84 km, rolling/flat|
We say goodbye to the Mekong River and leave the Thai-Laos border region. We move into a savannah-like landscape that alternates with mixed forests. Here, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand form a triangle of three corners.
|Day 11 | Individual onward journey|