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South East Asia between Luang Prabang and Xi'an via Laos

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  • Dazu
  • Luang Namtha
  • Chengdu
  • Luang Prabang
  • Wudang Shan
  • Kunming
  • Xi'an
  • Panzhihua
  • Lijiang
  • Emei Shan
  • Xiang Fan
  • Chongqing
  • Dali
  • Wanzhou
  • Shilin Stone Forest
  • Xishuangbanna
  • Mohan

Asia is the continent where overlanding all started, and Dragoman has been the leading operator there since our first trucks went through in the 1980s - take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading into the wilds, well away from the usual tourist trail. From the stunning Buddhist town of Luang Prabang and its famous Kuang Si waterfalls. From here we drive through the beautiful Laotian countryside to Luang Namtha, a wonderfully-located village on the edge of the Nam Tha National Park, then overland across rugged landscape of south China to the natural rock labyrinth of the Shilin Stone Forest. We then head to the delightful city of Kunming. and to the ancient pagodas and Naxi culture of Dali, before travelling through the breathtaking scenery of Yunnan province to arrive in the atmospheric old town of Lijiang, and visit the magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge. As we overland through China's southern provinces, we visit the phenomenal sacred mountain and golden temple of Emei Shan, the collosal Great Buddha of Leshan, the giant pandas in Chengdu and the incredible ancient Buddha caves of Dazu! We'll enjoy a ferry journey through the stunning area of the Three Gorges and a visit to the sacred Buddhist mountain of Wudang Shan en route to the fascinating historic city of Xi'an, home to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors. Join us on this unforgettable epic Asian overlanding experience!

  • Day 1 Luang Prabang

    Border Information: If joining in Luang Prabang, you will most likey enter Laos at Luang Prabang International Airport (IATA code: LPQ). Today will be a free day to explore the beautiful city of Luang Prabang until the evening. There will be a group meeting today at 6:00pm - please look out for a note from your tour leader on arrival at the joining hotel with more information about this important meeting. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Luang Prabang before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Luang Prabang. In Luang Prabang we will stay in a comfortable local hotel

    Activities(Optional)
    Witness the traditional dawn alms-collecting ceremony from the monks of Wat Sensoukharam - Cost: USD
    Visit the Royal Palace in Luang Prabang, a fascinating blend of Lao and French architecture - Cost: LAK 30000
    Learn how to prepare some local Lao specialities at one of Luang Prabang's excellent cooking classes - Cost: USD 25
    Explore the temple of Wat Xieng Thong, the oldest and one of the most beautiful temples in Luang Prabang - Cost: LAK 20000
    Witness the sunrise from the panoramic viewpoint at the summit of Phou Si hill - Cost: LAK 20000
    Visit the incredible site of Kuang Si and explore its beautiful waterfalls and pools - Cost: LAK 20000
    Learn all about the traditional art and lifestyles of Laos's many diverse ethnic groups at the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre - Cost: LAK 25000

  • Day 2 to 4 Luang Namtha

    This morning we drive through the stunning countryside of northern Laos to the small town of Luang Namtha. Estimated Drive Time - 6-8 hours (please note that all drive times given here are approximate estimates only and are given with the best intentions - however please be aware that the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!). In Luang Namtha we will have two free days to enjoy the many optional activities available in and around Luang Namtha and the nearby Nam Ha National Park. Popular activities here include hiking and trekking in the National Park. In Luang Namtha we will stay in a local guesthouse.

    Activities(Optional)
    Kayak down the Nam Ha or Nam Tha River, visiting local villages en route - Cost: USD 35
    Fully explore the Luang Namtha area, the local communities, sights and markets on a cycling tour of the area - Cost: USD 25
    Get into the heart of the Nam Ha national park by trekking deep into the forests and mountains of the area (1 or 2 day treks available) - Cost: USD 20
    Take a relaxing river boat cruise down the Nam Ha or Nam Tha River to explore the beautiful national park from the water - Cost: USD 20
    Learn how to prepare several unique northern Lao dishes at a cooking class in Luang Namtha - Cost: USD 30

  • Day 5 Mohan

    Border Information: Exit Laos at Boten, enter China at Mengla. This morning we will cross the border into China and begin our journey through the southern Chinese region of Xishuangbanna. We spend the next few days overlanding through this beautiful area, stopping off at towns, villages and local markets along the way. Tonight we will stay in the border town of Mengla while your crew finalise the paperwork to enter our truck into China. Estimated Drive Time - 1-2 hours.

  • Day 6 Xishuangbanna

    Today will be a full day's drive through Yunnan province towards Kunming, most likely reaching the town of Mojiang or Yuxi en route. We will either wild camp or stay in a local hotel en route. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.

  • Day 7 Shilin Stone Forest

    This morning we will complete our drive to the incredible Shilin Stone Forest. We will have a free afternoon exploring the stunning and bizarre rock formations of the Stone Forest. We will either wild camp near to the Shilin Stone Forest or stay in a local hotel tonight. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.

    Activities(Included)
    Explore the incredible labyrinth of limestone pinnacles in the Shilin Stone Forest

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Transport

Overland expedition vehicle, Chinese ferry cruise boat and train.

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