Quintessential Vietnam overland motorbike tour to Laos – 6 Days
By Vietnam Motorbike Tours
WIthin 6 days, you will discover the glittering beauty of both Vietnam and Laos by motorbike. You will start from Hanoi to Vientiance via Mai Chau – Quan Son in the Northwest Vietnam and Sam Nua, Phonsavan in Central Laos. What offer you is the gorgeous mountain scenery, twisted mountain pass, stunning villages on the roads, rustic countryside and more…Come and join us now
Start our motorbike tour by leaving Hanoi on dyke roads to avoid the heavy traffic around 9 am, we ride our motorbikes west to Mai Chau, an area of beautiful landscape and home to the Thai ethnic minority. We will motorcycle on Highway 6 passing extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads punctuated by limestone karst scenery.
After a light lunch in Hoa Binh Province, we cross Thung Khe, one of the most beautiful mountain passes in North Vietnam then descent to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. After dinner we join performance, where you can dance and share a range of special liquors (rice wine) with the locals.
Overnight in a house-on-stilts of the Thai people.
Day 2: Vietnam overland motorbike tour to Laos : Mai Chau Motorbike Tour via Pu Luong nature Reserve to Quan Son. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we ride to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. This nature reserve is situated in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts of Thanh Hoa Province, North Central Coast region of Vietnam. Pu Luong Nature Reserve is bordered by Mai Chau, Tan Lac and Lac Sơn districts of Hoa Bình Province. The reserve is located along two parallel mountain ridges, that run from north-west to south-east, and are divided by a central valley, which contains several human settlements and a large agricultural land area, therefore, is not included within the nature reserve.
Pù Luông is endowed with great biodiversity, its flora and fauna is closely associated with the Cúc Phương National Park 25 km south-east. We continue to ride to Quan Hóa district is a district of Thanh Hóa Province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 42,905. The district covers an area of 996 km².We continue to ride to Quan Son. Quan Sơn is a district of Thanh Hóa Province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of. The district covers an area of 943 km².
Overnight in Quan Son.
Day 3: Vietnam overland motorbike tour to Laos : Quan Son Motorbike Tour via Na Meo Border Gate to Sam Nua in Laos. (B,L,D)
We begin the motorbike trip to Na Meo (also spelt Na Maew) which is a border town in Thanh Hoa Province, in the Central Coast (Vietnam) region of Vietnam, adjacent to Nam Xoi in Laos.Get pickup at the border Lao-side.
We start to ride to ViengXai and take some visit the history cave before riding to Samneau. Vieng Xai village is one of my most favorite places in Laos–very quiet & peaceful and lovely & beautiful village plenty of flowers all year long, and now is the time you can enjoy beautiful scenery of rice paddies covered with green not only the way from the border but also all around Hua Phan province.
Accommodation: Keochinda Hotel
Guides: English Speaking guide
Day 04 : Vietnam overland motorbike tour to Laos : Samneau – Hin Tung – Piew cave – Phonsavanh ( 250 Km) B,L,D
After breakfast, we head from Samneau to Phonsavanh. At Hua Muang Disrict, we will visit the Hin Tung (standing stones) and visit the Piew cave, hot spring at Kham District. If time allow we can take a short visit Plain of jars site.
Phonsavan is the capital town of Xieng Khouang Province, in northeastern Laos. It’s a gateway to the Plain of Jars sites, named for their clusters of giant, millennia-old sandstone jars, which have unclear origins. Muang Khoun, the old provincial capital, has a 16th-century Buddha statue in its Wat Phia Wat temple ruins. The surrounding hilly landscape features the Ka Waterfall and the limestone Tham Xang Cave.
Accommodation: Vansavan Plain of jars
Guides: English Speaking Guide.
Day 05 : Vietnam overland motorbike tour to Laos : Phonsavan- Vientiane ( 350 Km) (B,L)
Early morning, we can visit the fresh morning market.We continue visit Plain of jars site 2 before heading to Muangkhoun, the old capital of Xiengkhuang. We then ride further to Vientiane via Paksan.
Accommodation: Setha Palace.
Guides: English Speaking Guide.
Day 06: Vietnam overland motorbike tour to Laos : Vientiane departure B
Free until your flight time, transfer to the airport for your flight.
Transport: Private van
End of Trip.
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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).
+ Accommodation based on single room at standard hotels
Saigon, Cat Tien National Park, Dalat – Lak Lake, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum, Hoi An via My Son Sanctuary, Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An, DMZ & Khe Sanh, Phong Nha Caves, Tan Ky, Cuc Phuong National Park, Mai Chau, Hanoi