Chiangmai to Shangri__la

Cost from US$6800, 19 days, Thailand-Laos-China-Tibet Border
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    Motorcycling the best of Asia, You will explore three exotic countries of Asia in 18 days: Thailand-Laos-China as far as to the Tibet border lands. 

    This tour starts and ends in beautiful Chiangmai in Thailand. Besides the stunning scenery this tour offers an insight into local cultures, Historical Sites, National Parks, local cuisine and local traditional way of life. The tour is in a wonderful riding experience on a big motorcycle on windy, straight and hilly roads - mostly paved and easy to handle. However there are also some stretches which are rather narrow and steep. 

    To join this tour you need to have good riding skills and should be able to handle your big motorcycle in different conditions. Please keep also in mind that we partly ride on an elevation of 4,000 meters and above. Weather conditions vary greatly, from tropical heat in Thailand and Laos to freezing temperatures in Tibet. 

    The journey provides an outstanding opportunity to obtain a thorough impression of the uniqueness of North Thailand, Laos and the Yunnan province in China including the autonomous province of Tibet, Shangri-La and so much more. We will explore countless small, almost hidden roads, villages and towns.

    Brief Itinerary ( inquiry for  trip details ) 

    Days 1-3. Thailand - Myanmar - Laos

    We will start our journey from Chiangmai and visit border towns of Myanmar and Laos.

    Days 4-6. Southern Yunnan Province

    We will ride from tropical to sub tropical China.

    Days 7-9. Northwestern Yunnan

    We continue north crossing the Mekong, and Yangtse rivers to the Plateau.

    Days 10-12. Tibet Plateau

    We spend some days riding through deep gorges and over 4000m passes. 

    Days 13-14. Return to Laos

    We descend back to subtropical Asia.

    Days 15-18. Laos and Thailand

    We ride through Laos back to Thailand.

    Day 19 Chiangmai onwards

    Transfer to airport.



    Tour Prices in USD

    Kawasaki 650:$6800/person 6+ riders 

    BMW 800GS: $7300/person 6+ riders

    BMW 1200GS:$8000/person 6+ riders
    3 - 5 riders Add $800/person
    2 - 2 riders add $2000/person
    Singleroom Supplement: $550/person
    Pillion Rider & Passenger: $3200/person



    --17 overnights quality hotels and guesthouses

    --All Meals except for rest days

    --Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage

    --Fuel during the whole tour

    --Third party liability insurance for motorcycles

    --Road captain on motorcycle leading the group

    --Tour guide in support van in all countries, Thailand, Laos and China

    --Support van for luggage transportation (1 piece per person), drinks and space for a few guests on entire tour upon prior request

    --Entrance fee to national parks and historical sites

    --All licenses and permits in Laos and China

    --Police escort in Laos according to legal requirement

    --Tour information package including riding and safety tips, details about the hotels, the route and the sights


    --All services not mentioned as included

    --Bottled drinks

    --All personal expenses

    --Alcoholic beverages

    --On the rest days, no lunch or dinner included

    --Visa to Laos (USD 30-35 two times)

    --Visa to China (USD 60 – 240)

    It doesn't get any better than this! If you want organization, good places to stay, good food, nice people, you should deal with RideChina !

    Our four countries motorcycle adventure was tailor made, well organized. Both the road captain and support crew have been wonderful. 



Maximum 10 bikes




19 days, 14 riding days, 3 sightseeing days


Advanced Level, challenging roads, hair pin curves and switchbacks, high altitude (2000 - 4000 m) in remote areas,5 -8 hours riding per day with short gravel and unpaved sections. Total distance 4800 KM. Daily rides 250 - 540 Km. Mostly on asphalt roads, highest pass at 4290m, highest overnight at 3400m.


Chiangmai - Mae Sai – Luang Namtha - Jinghong - Dali - Tacheng - Feilaisi - Shangri_la - Tiger Gorge - Lijiang - Mengla - Luangprabang - Chiangmai


Hand picked fine hotels and guesthouses

✥ Chiangmai old city
✥ Northern Thailand
✥ Myanmar Border Town
✥ Visit lesser Tian'an Men Square
✥ Traditional Chinese gardens
✥ Ride through World's largest terraced fields
✥ Visit hill tribes on minority markets
✥ Sample tea at tea plantation and traverse the Mekong
✥ Relaxed ambiance of boutiques and coffee shops
✥ Stay in Lijiang world heritage town
✥ Travel through the third deepest gorge in the world
✥ Visit Tibetan Monasteries and Tibetan nomads
✥ Ride over 4290m pass to Mt. Kawakarpo 6740m
✥ Immerse yourself in Shaxi tea horse caravan town
✥ Luangprabang world heritage
✥ Southeast Asian Cuisines


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