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Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour

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We depart Vang Vieng for the final leg of the journey, our ride home to Vientienne. Enjoy your final night at the grand Don Chan Palace where we will all share a final meal and a final recounting of all that has passed. Exchange emails and promises with new found friends and bask in the glory of having achieved in a lifetime adventure motorcycle experience.


Destination: Vientienne Luang Prabang Xieng Khouang Nam Song

Duration: 14 Days

Total approx: 3400 km.

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Price: $ 8600

Departure:30/10/2014

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2 Weeks Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng – Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : ARRIVAL DAY IN VIENTIANE

Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng
Vientiane – Laos

On this first day, we will start our Laos Overland Motorbike Tour by mating riders with their bikes and allow them time to familiarize themselves with their equipment and the country.

Accommodation:  5-star Don Chan Palace

 

DAY 2: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : VIENTIANE MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO VANG VIENG

Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng
Laos motorbike tour from/to Vang Vieng

Depart VTE for an easy trek to Vang Vieng by our motorbikes, beautiful riverside town, popular for its tubing, kayaking, and other water sports activities. Considered by many to be Laos most aesthetically pleasing location, the scenes and surrounding areas are sure to leave you in awe.

Accommodation : Vansana Vang Vieng resort.

 

DAY 3: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : VANG VIENG MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO LUANG PRABANG

Depart Vang Vieng for an incredibly scenic mountain drive to the ancient historic capitol city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO world heritage site. Accommodation will be at the pinnacle of luxury, the Luang Say Residence , world renowned for its exceptional grounds and setting.

Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng motorbike tour to Luang Prabang

DAY 4: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : DISCOVER LUANG PRABANG BY MOTORCYCLE

Luckily, 2 additional days will be spent here in Luang Prabang and the Luang Say as a rest day. During this time, the first rest day to explore, we will visit Pak Ou caves, a site that has to be seen to be believed. The spiritually pious trek here all year long to make offerings of small Buddhas to the spirits who live in these caves. As a result, over 5000 individual Buddha statues dot these caves. Visiting these caves will entail a boat trip up the Mekong with scenery to last a lifetime! After that, time permitting, we will ride our motorcycles to the beautiful Kuang Xi waterfall.

 

DAY 5: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : LUANG SAY RESIDENCE RELAXING DAY

Again we will spend the day and night in the luxury of the Luang Say Residence while we spent our final day in Luang Prabang. This day is alloted as a “free day” of individual exploration or you may join the group for an exciting and unique elephant trek or visit the Tad Sae Waterfall.

 

DAY 6: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : LUANG PRABANG MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO MUANG KHUA

From Luang Prabang we will make a motorbike trip far north to the town of Muang Khua. Situated on the Nam Ou river,  Muang Khua is a great place to go if you want to step off the road well-traveled, without going to far off the track. The town is rarely visited by foreigners, and the pristine unspoilt views, as well as areas once designated as the Ho Chi Minh trail, are the real gem here.

Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng
Luang Prabang motorbike tour to Muang Khua

Accommodation: Sernnali Hotel

 

DAY 7: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : MUANG KHUA MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO NONG KIAU

Get your sea (or river) legs on……because next we will board one of the ever famous Lao long tail boats for an idyllic river cruise to the town of Nong Kiau. The gentle current of the Nam Ou will carry you to your destination in about 4 hours, depending on traffic 😉

Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng
Nong Kiau River Resort

Accommodation: Nong Kiau River Resort.

 

DAY 8: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : NONG KIAU RIVER RESORT RELAXING DAY

Today we will recharge our batteries and enjoy a quiet and peace-filled rest day. While you pass away the time, our trained mechanic will make a thorough once over on each machine, making sure all is in order.

 

DAY 9: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : NONG KIAU MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO XAM NUA VIA PHOU LOEI NATIONAL BIO DIVERSITY AREA

Make sure you have plenty of Tiger repellent because today we enter the Land of the Tigers, in the amazing Phou Loei National Bio Diversity Area , taking rest in the village of Xam Nua. Accommodation will be at the basic, but clean and well appointed Lao Heung Hotel.

Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng
PHOU LOEI NATIONAL BIO DIVERSITY

DAY 10: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : DISCOVER PATHET LAO HEADQUARTERS AND THE CAVES OF VIENG XAI

This day we will visit the Pathet Lao headquarters and the caves of Vieng Xai that were fortified during the Indo-Chin Wars, as well occupied during the Viet Nam conflict. Guests will have a chance to visit actual caves used as headquarters and living areas for entire villages affected by these conflicts.

Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng
Vieng Xai Cave

The caves were home to fully operating cities, inclusive of hospitals, schools, and even jails.  The Pathet Lao were embroiled in a battle with the allies of the USA during the 60s and 70s and this new nation was formed into what we see today.

 

DAY 11: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : XAM NUA MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO PHONSAVAN

Assuming no tiger fatalities, we will travel from Xam Nua to the town of Phonsavan. It was home to the Royalist Forces, the Hmong Freedom Fighters, and the covert CIA air war. Phonsavan has a lot to offer in terms of its prestige and heritage. UXO (unexploded ordnance) abounds, craters are marked everywhere and 1,000-year old jars dot the landscape on former battle zones.  Accommodation will be at the Auberge du Plain du Jars, beautiful individual European Alpine chalets, each built with its own fireplace for those cold winterly mountain nights.

 

DAY 12: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : EXPLORE XIENG KHOUANG PROVINCE BY MOTORBIKES

xieng khouang laos motorbike tour

With all the history surrounding the Plain of Jars and Xieng Khouang province, we will take another day to visit its most treasured and valued sites. Enjoy another night in the luxurious cozy setting of the Auberge.

 

DAY 13: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : PHONSAVAN MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO VANG VIENG

IMHO, quite possibly the best drive in Laos, we will embark on our final legs home, departing Phonsavan for the ever amazing Vang Vieng, with plenty of time to relax and unwind. Enjoy the remainder of the day floating the scenic and charming Nam Song, or spend the day reflecting on all you have seen and done.

Accommodation : Vansana Vang Vieng resort.

 

DAY 14: Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour to Vang Vieng : VANG VIENG MOTORCYCLE TOUR BACK VIENTIENNE

We depart Vang Vieng for the final leg of the journey, our ride home to Vientienne. Enjoy your final night at the grand Don Chan Palace  where we will all share a final meal and a final recounting of all that has passed. Exchange emails and promises with new found friends and bask in the glory of having achieved in a lifetime adventure motorcycle experience.

 

TOTAL COST:

$4,499.00 BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY,   or;

$4,999.00 FOR SINGLE (PRIVATE ROOM)

JUST A REMINDER….. THE ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE ALL COSTS, WITH EXCEPTION TO ALCOHOL. ALL MEALS, ALL PETROL, ALL LODGING, PARK FEES, EVEN WATER. IF YOU DON’T DRINK, DON’T OPEN YOUR WALLET!

Laos Golden Tarmac Motorbike Tour
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* ACCOMMODATION:
– We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.

– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.

– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.

– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room

– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.

* MEALS:
– Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.

– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well.
Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.

– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic:
+ DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so

+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.

+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!

+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.

+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.

+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..

+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.

+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,

+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.

+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade

* Tipping for guides & mechanic:
Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).

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