Ride for 15 days from Hanoi, Vietnam to Vientiane, Laos on two different motorcycles!
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.
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. One night is a unique "Home Stay".
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
IndoChina Motorcycle Adventure Itinerary
*Meals Included in package: (B) = Breakfast (D) = Dinner
Ural 650cc in Vietnam
Honda Baja XR 250 in Laos
Sunday November 1st
Arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam
Our crew will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Welcome dinner this evening.
Monday Nov 2nd
Hanoi City Tour. Ride through the hectic streets of Hanoi on a Vintage Vespa duruing the Hanoi City Tour. Experience incredible sights and sounds of Vietnam's vibrant capital city. Stay in Hanoi. (B)
Tuesday Nov 3rd
Hanoi – Mai Chau 140 km
Leave the busy city for the calm countryside of Vietnam!
Stay in Mai Chau (B)
Wednesday Nov 4th
Mai Chau – Nghia Lo 190 km
Take in the countryside and incredible mountains of Northern Vietnam. Stay in Nghia. (B)
Thursday Nov 5th
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)
Friday Nov 6th
Than Uyen – Sapa 100 km
Another great day exploring the backroads of Vietnam. Stay in Sapa. (B)
Saturday Nov 7th
Sapa – Sin Ho 150 km
You are riding off the beaten track in Vietam! Stay in Sin Ho. (B)
Sunday Nov 8th
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)
Monday Nov 9th
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)
Tuesday Nov 10th
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)
Wednesday Nov 11th
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)
Thursday Nov 12th
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)
Friday Nov 13th
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)
Saturday Nov 14th
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)
Sunday Nov 15th
Optional Add-on: Plain Of Jars Experience – 4 Day Add-on
Day To Day Itinerary:
Note: This tour departs the same day clients fly out of Vientiane from the Indochina tour.
The bikes will be the same ones used on the IndoChina Adventure with a quick service in Vientiane if needed.
Vientiane to Phou Khoun
Lunch Blue Lagoon – ride on.
Rest and relax in Phou Khoun (B)
Phou Khoun ‐ Phonsavan
4 hour AM ride to Phonsavan.
Lunch/ visit hotel to drop of gear – Visit Plain of Jars #1, #2, and #3 sites.
PM visit to MAG.
Overnight in Phonsavan. (B)
Phonsavan Area Touring
Full AM ride, north of Phonsavan
-experience remote Jar sites/LS Air America.
After lunch, ride east to Tam Piew Cave and return to Phonsvan (B)
Phonsavan – Vientiane via Thathom
Long ride day – 380 km.
This activity is not included in the tour package.
Add-On Prices: (for all 4 days)
*3 Person Minimum
- Shared: $1,800
- Single: $2,000
- Couples: $2,700
*Warning* This is a challenging ride for two-up. If you are considering riding two-up, please contact our guide, Lynn Brown, for details. Lynn's e-mail: email@example.com
To Book This Tour:
To secure a spot for our Indochina Adventure please register and send in $1,000 deposit.
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
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!!
Lonely Planet Vietnam
Lonely Planet Laos
- 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.
For Women we recommend:
Recommended Rain Gear: Olympia Horizon Rain Gear
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!!!
Send us your travel information so we know when and where to meet you. Please be prepared to show your current motorcycle drivers license.
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.
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