Day 1 - a bike, a kayak, an elephant and our legs!!
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We booked ourselves rather enthusiastically onto a 3-day trip from Luang Prabang. The beauty of having so many tourist agents in town is that you can choose whatever you want on the trip. We wanted to combine cycling, trekking, kayaking and staying in villages and so this is what we got!!
We were collected from our hostel at 830am and driven around 20 minutes out of town in the back of one of the usual pick-up trucks. We chose a bike from the few that were waiting for us and then off we went with our guide, Thon. It was just the 2 of us and Thon so we were quite relieved as this meant we could go at our own pace on the bike! we soon went off the road and hit a bumpy dirt track. This was where the fun started as te track went up and down, enabling a bit of speed on the downhill, trying not to get thrown off on the bumpy rocky track.
The cycling continued with beautiful scenery all around.
After around 5 hours of cycling we arrived in a small village where we stopped for a drink and a rest. The bikes were collected in a truck and we crossed the river again and trekked for about an hour to Ban Hoi Fai, a 'Kmu' village. We were welcomed by the villagers smiling and saying the Lao hello of Sabaidee to us. There were pigs, chickems, goats, dogs, and ducks everywhere, roaming between the wooden stilt houses, kids were running about playing and laughing.
We went to bed tired and happy at a very respectable 830pm!!!