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Motorcycle Tours From Laos To Vietnam - 11 Days Trip

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Motorbike adventure tour through Laos and Vietnam is certainly a special experience. Along this 2000 km trip, we will introduce you the hidden North East of Laos and the spectacular mountain landscape of the Northwestern Vietnam. This trip can be customized for 7, 8, 9 or 10 days.


1,Vieng Chan – Vang Vieng

2,Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang

3,Luang Prabang, Visits

4,Luang Prabang – Vieng Thong

5,Vieng Thong – SamNuea

6,Sam Nuea – Border crossing – Mai Chau

7,Mai Chau – Phu Yen

8,Phu Yen – Nghia Lo

9,Nghia Lo – Than Uyen

10,Than Uyen – Sapa

11,Sapa – Vu Linh

12,Vu Linh – Hanoi

Day 1.Vieng Chan – Vang Vieng.180 km

Breakfast at the hotel and depart up road # 10 out of Vientiane.  We’ll ride for a while and take a few stops here and there so you can get some ride photos taken.  We break for a quick snack at Nam Ngum Reservoir at a scenic overlook.  We ride to meet road # 13 and continue into Vang Vieng.  Upon arrival and check into the hotel, drop a little gear and we are off on a 40 km dirt ride to the west of Vang Vieng.  Dinner tonight is at the hotel, riverside.


Day 2.Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang. 200 km

Today's ride is not too long and we are headed for Luang Prabang to the east.  We'll depart and ride roads that are being improved.  We have another Mekong River crossing before Luang Prabang and our aim is to arrive in town by lunchtime.  You have a free afternoon here to soak up a little city life, get a massage, jump on email or simply relax along the Mekong River with a cold Beer Lao.  Dinner before taking a walk through the night market. Night at Hotel.


Day 3.Luang Prabang, Visit.

Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage city, is an outstanding example of the fusion of Lao traditional architecture and its urban structure built by the European colonial authorities in the 19 century. Luang Prabang’s unique and remarkably well-preserved townscape illustrates a key stage in the blending of these two distinct cultural traditions.

Highlights include impressive temples like Vat Visoun, Vat Aham, Vat Xieng Thong, and a weaving village at Ban Phanom, for a half-day trip. The full-day trip includes visits to the National Museum, Central Market, and a spectacular sunset view over theMekong


Day 4.Luang Prabang – Vieng Thong. 240km

We will offer an early morning for those who would like to quietly observe the morning monk alms procession.  This happens at about 05:30. After our breakfast we  will depart at 08:00. 

The first 35 km will be on paved road, we will turn after that to the northeast direction on a compressed dirt road.  Many stops along the way as the  landscape  along the Nam Xeun River is very nice. Lunch with picnic or in a local restaurant.  We'll meet up a rural paved road and ride 100 km to Vieng Thong, a small town with limited services. It will be here a 'rustic' night, however the food is fine and we'll watch the entire town get rolled up after sunset. 


Day 5.Vieng Thong – SamNuea 150 km

We start early today and continue the ride on the remote rural roads .  We'll cross several small passes and be riding through the Nam Et Phouy National Protected Area.  The ride today is all paved, but the road conditions are less than perfect.  The upcountry roads are difficult to maintain and while in reasonably good condition. We'll pass many villages along the way and by noon time, we'll arrive in Xam Nua, lunch and check in hotel. Later in the after noon we will make a ride east another 30 km to Vieng Xai for a tour of the Phathet Lao Hidden Cave City from the Indochina War. We'll tour at least 3 of the caves with a specialist local guide from the area.  The caves are quite impressive and massive. Return to Xam Nua for dinner and our overnight.


Day 6. Sam Nuea – Border crossing – Mai Chau( Vietnam)

This will be a long riding day as we will have to do the border check Point, after the last 90 km in Laos, we will be welcomed to Vietnam. From the other side of the Border we will change the bikes and continue our route to Mai Chau. Lunch en route and we will arrive in Mai Chau in the late afternoon. Dinner and night in the village of the Thai peoples.


Day 7. Mai Chau – Phu Yen.170 km

On a new road we ride up the mountain pass along the Black River Reservoir, the road is good and beautiful, much of the area is inhabited by Kinh and both Black and White Thai ethnicities.. Just before the reservoir we breach a final steep ascent and pass by communes of Dao people, before the descent to the banks of the reservoir and a ferry crossing. Once across we follow the banks of the reservoir, on a small paved road we approach the delta settlement of Phu Yen, set in the middle of a vast valley floor of paddy fields. Overnight in Phu Yen.


Day 7. Phu Yen – Nghia Lo.170 km

On good road looking high over distant mountains we head up into a forested region populated by H’mong people before descending into a mountainous tea-growing region. Soon after we follow a long valley floor covered in a sea of rice surrounded by Black Thai villages all the way to Nghia Lo with its bargain-filled market. Overnight in Nghia Lo.


Day 8. Nghia Lo – Than Uyen.150 km

The road is wild and bumpy. We go through the Mu Cang Chai massif, almost as high as the Fansipan: From the top, we have one of the most beautiful views of North Vietnam.


Day 9. Than Uyen – Sapa. 120 km

Today we head straight towards the main Fansipan Mountain range. The massive mountain range dominates the road until finally we must make a splendid climb up from Binh Lu and up to the top of the highest road pass in Vietnam (Tram Ton Pass). Crossing into Lao Cai Province at over 2000m the views looks out over the main range for miles and miles, before we descend to the mountainous Sa Pa valley. Night in Sapa.


Day 10. Sapa – Vu Linh. 200km

We start from Sapa and ride to Luc Yen for lunch then take a small paved road along Thac Ba Lake to Vu Linh. The welcome is exceptional and we hope you will not be too much tired. Homestay.


Day 11. Vu Linh – Hanoi.170 km

After breakfast we cruise southeast on Highway 2 and then branch off to the sleepy town of Xuan Duong. We follow the edge of the Red River along the dyke, almost to the point where it merges with the Black River after which they flow together to Hanoi. By now we are very much in the lowlands of the delta plains and the north’s main agricultural areas. Harvest time here is a sea of activity. Crossing the Red River by ThangLong bridge, return to Hanoi on the highway.

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