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IndoChina Motorcycle Adventure

Ride for 15 days from Hanoi, Vietnam to Vientiane, Laos on two different motorcycles!


Tour Details

Road Conditions

Paved mostly. Some gravel sections due to no pavement or road construction or wash outs. The paved roads are generally 1.5 lanes wide and are in good condition. Lots and lots of curves. Some of the dirt sections may have a mild stream crossing. Nothing too technical.

Lodgings

Ranges from elegant hotels to nice bungalows, to rustic settings. Be prepared to have a real adventure with no frills one of the nights. Mostly, the accommodations are nice, and in unique spots.

Tour Difficulty

Experienced

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Highlights for this motorcycle tour

  • City Tour: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Vietnam Hill Tribes
  • Ural Motorcycles
  • River Trip, Nam Ou River, Laos
  • Luang Prabang - World Heritage City
  • Honda XR Baja 250
  • City Tour: Vientiane, Laos
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IndoChina Motorcycle Adventure Itinerary

*Meals Included in package:  (B) = Breakfast   (D) = Dinner

Motorcycles:

Ural 650cc in Vietnam

Honda Baja XR 250 in Laos

 

Day
1

Sunday:

Arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam

Our crew will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Welcome dinner this evening.

(D)

Ride a Ural through Vietnam

Day
2

Monday:

Hanoi City Tour. Ride in a Ural sidecar through the hectic streets of Hanoi. Experience incredible sights and sounds of Vietnam's vibrant capital city.  Stay in Hanoi. (B)

Ural side car tour of Hanoi

Day
3

Tuesday:

Hanoi – Mai Chau 140 km

Leave the busy city for the calm countryside of Vietnam!

Stay in Mai Chau  (B)

Day
4

Wednesday:

Mai Chau – Nghia Lo 190 km

Take in the countryside and incredible mountains of Northern Vietnam. Stay in Nghia. (B)

Hmong girls plaining wood to be used for house siding

Day
5

Thursday:

Nghia Lo – Than Uyen 140 km


You think you have seen it all then the mountains! Enjoy dirt and paved riding through beautiful scenery. Stay in Than Uyen. (B)

 

Discover the way of life in South East Asia 

Day
6

Friday:

Than Uyen – Sapa 100 km

Another great day exploring the backroads of Vietnam.  Stay in Sapa. (B)

 Cultivated fields

Day
7

Saturday:

Sapa – Sin Ho 150 km

You are riding off the beaten track in Vietam! Stay in Sin Ho. (B)

 

Enjoy riding mountainous North Vietnam

Day
8

Sunday:

Sin Ho – Dien Bien Phu 150 km

Ride near the Laos border and discover mountainous scenery, challenging riding, and remote hill tribes.  Stay in Dien Bien Phu. (B)

Hmong ladies at a very remote mountain market

Day
9

Monday:

Dien Bien Phu - Muang Khua - Nong Khiew

Today we board a bus and cross the Vietnam/Laos Border. Arrive at the trading post of Muang Khua and get on a long boat and head down the Nam Ou River. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and take in the river life for the day. Stay in Nong Khiaw. (B)

Half-day boat ride through the Nam Ou Gorge

Day
10

Tuesday:

Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang 100 km

Pick up Honda XR 250s and ride to the World Heritage City of Luang Prabang. Enjoy the night market, stroll around town, or do an outride to a variety of waterfalls. Stay in Luang Prabang. (B)

Monks walk the streets of Luang Prabang South East Asian flora

Day
11

Wednesday:

Stay in Luang Prabang up to 100 km

Enjoy Luang Prabang, a city enshrouded in tranquility and history. Ride out to a number of waterfalls. Enjoy a boat ride on the famous Mekong River. Catch up on internet, and cruise the night market once more. Stay in Luang Prabang. (B)

Exotic meal

Day
12

Thursday:

Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng 150 km

Ride the mountains of Laos and past scenic Limestone Karsts as you decend to Vang Vieng. Stay in Vang Vieng. (B)

Day
13

Friday:

Vang Vieng - Vientiane 100 km

Ride to the capital city of Laos. Explore the city from the Banks of the Mekong River to the eclectic city market.  Stay in Vientiane. (B)

Ride past Limestone Karsts near Vang Vieng, Laos

Day
14

Saturday:

City Tour, Vientiane

Take tour of the city and learn about its story both past and present. Enjoy an excellent farewell dinner this evening.(B) (D)

Day
15

Sunday:

Fly Home

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Information

Reserve and book your place on this tour

SmugMug Gallery: Photos from previous IndoChina trips

*Warning* This is not a good ride for two-up. If you are considering riding two-up, please contact our guide, Lynn Brown, for details. Lynn's e-mail: lynnbrownarchitect@hotmail.com

 Breathtaking South East Asia

To Book This Tour:

To secure a spot for our Indochina Adventure please register and send in $1,000 deposit.

Visa:

You will need a VISA for both Laos and Vietnam

*Bring at least 2 passport photos with you!

Vietnam Visa Information: http://www.traveldocs.com/vn/index.htm

Laos Visa Information: http://www.traveldocs.com/la/vr.htm http://www.laoembassy.com/news/visa.htm

 

The friendly children of South East Asia

Travel:

Get to Hanoi, the Capital City of Vietnam.

You may reach Sally at: Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, or

(907) 562- 2213

Just tell her you are part of MotoQuest Laos group!

*Send us your Travel Information so we know when and where to meet you!!

Reading:

Lonely Planet Vietnam

Lonely Planet Laos

Money:

Vietnamesse Dong

Laotian Kip

  • Bring Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
  • Bring Debit Cards or Check Cards that work at ATMs for Withdrawing Cash. This is the most efficient way of getting local CASH.  Visa and PLUS System seem to be the most recognized. A MASTERCARD ATM card is also valuable.
  • Always bring at least $500 AMERICAN CASH in clean bills

Things to Bring:

Plan to ride in 40f to 95f degree weather.
Plan for rain (it is statistically the dry season)

Bring riding gear that is warm and waterproof (a riding suit with pads is best).

Riding suit, top and bottom, with pads. Have something that is waterproof, or bring an outer waterproof layer for rainy days.

Our guides use the MotoQuest Guide Jacket and MotoQuest Guide Pants by Olympia MotoSports, designed for all conditions. These suits are fitted for men.

For Women we recommend:

Recommended Rain Gear: Olympia Horizon Rain Gear

Also bring:

Stout water-proof boots, rain gear, a warm hat, rain-proof gloves (2 pair), hiking shoes, bug spray, lots of underwear, fleece layers, full-faced helmet, swim suit, and a good camera are the things you need on the trail.

Riding in Vietnam and Laos:

  • No headlights during the day unless foggy. (against the law)
  • Keep to your side of the road on Corners
  • Bring something to put over  seat of the Honda. For your comfort!
  • WATCH OUT: pigs, chickens, turkeys, cows, children, tractors, water buffaloes, on roadway!!!

Arrival day:

Send us your travel information so we know when and where to meet you. Please be prepared to show your current motorcycle drivers license.

Gear:

Bring riding gear that is warm and waterproof (a riding suit with pads is best). We recommend Olympia Moto Sports (AST Jacket Mens/Womens and Ranger 3 Pants for Men, Promax Pants for Women). Also bring: Stout water-proof boots, rain gear, a warm hat, rain-proof gloves (2 pair), hiking shoes,   lots of underwear,  fleece layers, full-faced helmet, swim suit, and a good camera.

Pack your bags for Laos and Vietnam!

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Nov 2nd 2014 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Tuesday, Sep 2nd 2014

Type of Tour: Dirt and Paved
Number of Stages: 1

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 6,500
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 7,500
  • Couples *: US $ 10,000
  • * Includes basic bike rental

Nov 1st 2015 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Tuesday, Sep 1st 2015

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 6,500
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 7,500
  • Couples *: US $ 10,000
  • * Includes basic bike rental

Guided by:



MotoQuest Tours recommends Olympia Moto Sports clothing

Motorcycle Included in Price


Included in this tour

 

  • Professional and Experienced MotoQuest  Motorcycle Guide
  • Accommodation as indicated (twin shared) with daily breakfast
  • Meals as indicated excluding alcohol
  • 14-day motorbike rental: Ural 650cc and Honda Baja 250cc + 3rd party insurance
  • Support Van + Driver
  • Urals hauled back to Hanoi, Hondas delivered to Nong Khiaw
  • Private river trip by boat from Muong Khua to Nong Khiaw
  • Bus passage from Vietnam to Laos
  • MotoQuest T-Shirt and Hat
  • Copy of Photos taken on the trip
  • Custom Calendar from photos taken on the trip

    Excluded in this tour

    • Flights :   contact our travel agent:  Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, (907) 562- 2213
    • Meals not indicated
    • Travel insurance
    • Laundry (available during the trip)
    • Personal expenses/Alcohol
    • Tips
    • Gas

    MotoQuest Tours recommends Global Rescue

    Contact

    MotoQuest
    4346 Spenard Road
    Anchorage, AK 99517
    info@motoquest.com
    1-800-756-1990 / (907) 272-2777

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