• Hanoi to Luang Prabang Motor Adventure – 12 days 11 nights

    Hanoi to Luang Prabang Motor Adventure – 12 days 11 nights

  • Hanoi to Luang Prabang Motor Adventure – 12 days 11 nights
  • Hanoi to Luang Prabang Motor Adventure – 12 days 11 nights
  • Hanoi to Luang Prabang Motor Adventure – 12 days 11 nights
  • Hanoi to Luang Prabang Motor Adventure – 12 days 11 nights
  • Hanoi to Luang Prabang Motor Adventure – 12 days 11 nights

Hanoi to Luang Prabang Motor Adventure – 12 days 11 nights

This 12 days tour will bike on the strengths of Vietnam Northern remote provinces to Northern Laos. It will include both on and off-road sections, but nothing too difficult for the intermediate driver. Cottages and guest houses are generally very comfortable and have all the modern conveniences, such as and a private bathroom hot water. This motorcycle tour in Vietnam then Laos offers not only the flora and fauna and interesting scenery breathtaking and diversity of ethnic groups. All the things you better experience on a motorcycle so you can go and stop where and when you want!

During this trip we'll be riding Minks Vietnamese bikes for the Vietnamese part (or 250cc on request) & Honda 250cc motorcycles, XR from Honda or CRF-L Honda 2012 models for the Laos part. As they are durable for the changing conditions we'll ride. Each bike will be custom set for your weight and height - you can even name it for the time you are together. Unforgettable experience!!

Destinations: Hanoi - Vu Linh - Luc Yen - Bac Ha - Sapa - Muong Lay - Dien Bien Phu - Tay Trang - Muang Khoua - Luang Namtha - Nale - Nong Kiaw - Luang Prabang

Highlights:

  • - Visit all highlights of northern Vietnam to northern Laos.
  • - Observe various kinds of flora and fauna and interesting scenery breathtaking and diversity of ethnic groups.

Day 1: Hanoi - Vu Linh - 150 kms

  • - Ride to Vu Linh village, where populated by Dzao ethnic minority by the side of Thac Ba lake, you will discover those really friendly people after a long rice field and amazing landscape ride.
  • - Overnight in local guest-house.

Day 2: Vu Linh - Luc Yen – 110 kms

  • - Beautiful motor ride down to Cao Bang province.
  • - Few passes from where you can dominate the area. The road is easy but there are many blind curves.
  • - We can stop very often for photos in Luc Yen.
  • - Overnight in clean hotel in town.

Day 3: Luc Yen - Bac Ha - 135 kms

  • - On the way we will stop at the waterfall, although not the highest but the most tempered water for a bath.
  • - The vertical drop is 50m, but it has an impressive 300m span; one end of the falls is in China, the other is in Vietnam.
  • - Overnight in local guest-house.

Day4: Bac Ha - Sa Pa - 118 kms

  • - Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as "the Tonkinese Alps".
  • - Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam.
  • - However, as a result of a recent surge in popularity Sapa has rapidly become a tourist hotspot where money is the new drug of choice.
  • - Don't be put off by the rush, your explorations of the surrounding countryside will be worth the trouble.
  • - Overnight in a clean hotel in town.

Day 5: Sapa - Muong Lay - 115 kms

  • - This day trip will be riding on curvy road heading up to Muong Lay, this small town is nestled in a pretty valley carved from spectacular mountains by the Da River, and makes a good lunch or overnight stop for people travelling between Dien Bien Phu and Sapa.
  • - Beneath Muong Lay's beauty lies a difficult existence for locals.
  • - Overnight in local guest-house.

Day 6: Muong Lay - Dien Bien Phu - 100 kms

  • - This is a 100km drive but we managed to set a much faster pace than we had the previous day.
  • - The scenery here is less spectacular as major roadworks are causing massive landslides and erosion - not pretty.
  • - The afternoon ride from old Lai Chau town to Dien Bien Phu was better and we stopped at some lovely Thai villages in the final 20 - 30 kms of the journey before reaching Dien Bien Phu in the late afternoon.
  • - Homestay overnight.

Day 7: Dien Bien Phu - Tay Trang - 120 kms

  • - Riding all over the Lao border, we will start to feel the difference between Vietnamese and Laotian people.
  • - Overnight in guest-house.

Day 8: Tay Trang - Muang Khoua (Border crossing) – 50 kms

  • - After passing the border our few kilometers in Laos will be in total remote villages before to reach our fisrt town, Muang Khoua.
  • - Overnight in local guest-house.

Day 9: Muang Khoua - Luang Namtha (Off-road 50% – approx.200 kms)

  • - Fantastic Akha trail riding following the Chinese border during the second part of the day.
  • - You will definitely enjoy sceneries and meet local ethnics during this long day ride.
  • - Overnight in cozy red bricks hotel.

Day 10: Luang Namtha - Nale (Off-road 50% – approx.185 kms)

  • - Charming local fisherman village, enjoy discover Nale village, Bat cave visits on the top of ridges.
  • - Overnight in smallest guest-house in the world but fabulous experience (only one place in town).

Day 11: Nale - Nongkiaw (Off-road 25% – approx. 235 kms)

  • - Cultural day ride with minorities visits around Nongkiaw.
  • - Overnight in great bungalows along the Nam Ou River.

Day 12: Nongkiaw - Luang Prabang (Off-road 20% – approx. 210 kms)

  • - Riding around unknowns Nongkiaw villages, meet Thai Lu remote tattooed hill tribe.
  • - We will take a 100 kms off-road heading to the Hmong trail located in the 1,000 mountains valley.

Price inclusion:

  • Professional tour guide with his bike& his gasoline
  • Your motorbike: Honda CRF 250 or Honda XR 250 & your gasoline
  • Mechanic member of our team with his bike, gasoline, accommodation
  • River crossing & waterfalls fees
  • Third person insurance
  • All equipments helmet, mask, gloves, boots, and jacket for your safety
  • Luggage storage at Luang Prabang

Price exclusion:

  • Your personal insurance
  • For cleanliness reason pants are not includes
  • All meals and your soft drinks during the trip
  • Your personal expenses
  • Coverage for any damages to motorcycle (unfortunately there is no insurance in Laos to cover this)
  • Support vehicule for your luggage

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