Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour 10 Days
Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour 10 Days Routes are planned with rest stops in mind, but there is very little “down time” during this extreme adventure tour overall. Guests that choose this option will be rewarded with experiences that are rarely obtained by the typical motorcycle traveler. Camping on your very own private jungle beach; be a guest in the home of a local village chief in a military encampment; travel by long tail boat on remote rivers surrounded by high canyon walls
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Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour 10 Days
Routes are planned with rest stops in mind, but there is very little “down time” during this extreme adventure tour overall. Guests that choose this option will be rewarded with experiences that are rarely obtained by the typical motorcycle traveler. Camping on your very own private jungle beach; be a guest in the home of a local village chief in a military encampment; travel by long tail boat on remote rivers surrounded by high canyon walls
Destinations : Vientiane, Pak Ley, Xayabury, Luang Prabang, Phonsavan, Vieng Thong, Kong Lor Cave, Pakxan, Longsane, Phou Khou Khoey National Park
Laos Motorbike Tours
Laos Motorbike Tours give riders the chance to ride off-road motorcycle adventure trips by dirt bike, moped, or scooter through Northern Laos (Ban Nalan Trail, Bokeo Nature Reserve, Houay Xai, Luang Prabang, Luang Namtha, Muang Ngoi Neua, Muang Long, Muang Ngeun, Muang Xay, Nong Khiaw, Pakbeng, Vieng Phoukha) hightlighting hilltribe villages, mountains, and the remarkably charming former capital, Central Laos (Plain of Jars, Paksan, Phonsavan, Tha Khaek, Tham Nong Pafa Cave, Vang Vieng, Vieng Xai, Vientiane) including Southeast Asia’s sleepiest capital city and rural countryside, and Southern Laos (Champasak, Pakse, Savannakhet, Si Phan Don) covering the Mekong flatlands, more mountains, and the area least-visited by tourists.
Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind JET Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.
Quality Japanese Honda Motorcycles with spare things ( Honda XR 150cc or Honda CRF250L ) CRF250L cost extra;
Tour guide/Translator/Mechanic (He’s three in one!);
Standard hotel (double, twins or triple shared room) and/or homestay (sleeping bags, mosquito nets, sheets, pillows etc. are provided);
Third party motorbike insurance;
All food (Vietnamese food, Western food costs extra);
All entrance fees, permits, tickets, boat trips, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc;
Helmets/Gloves and Bright reflecting Jackets
Hotel pick up
Personal expenses, personal medical insurance;
Single room supplement if you request a single room;
Motorbiking protective pants, jacket, gloves, helmet, rain gear and other safety equipment at favourable rental rate;
Bike shipping and tour guide’s travel back to Hanoi (for Ho Chi Minh trail/road trips or tours that don’t end in Hanoi);
Train or flight tickets before and after your tour;
Breakfast on the departure day and dinner on the return day;
Accommodation and food in Hanoi;
+ Single stay will cost 20 USD extra/ day
+ We provide support vehicle and driver with extra price of 150 USD/day/ truck upon request!
+ Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tours will cost more. Please CONTACT US for more details.
+ If tours are not depart/ end in Hanoi then surcharge for bike shipping to/ back: 120 USD/ bike.
Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour
Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour from Vientiane to Longsane – Tour Itinerary:
DAY 1: Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour from Vientiane to Longsane : VIENTIANE MOTORBIKE TOUR TO PAK LEY
We will follow the path of the Mekhong south and pass thru the Phou Pannang National Forest. Along the way the route will be partially sealed and under construction up until lunch. After the lunch stop, we will board canoes with our bikes and get ferried across the Mekhong, just a few meters south of the border with Thailand. After disembarking from the boat, we will follow a rarely used single track thru deep bamboo forest for the next 60 or so KM.
Finally, we will end in the Mekhong and logging town of Pak Ley. Along the route we will see and pass through some very remote villages and land. We are the only motorized traffic and one of a very small handful of people using this trail period. This day will be one of our longer ones, dependent on the trail condition after crossing the river.
DAY 2: Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour from Vientiane to Longsane : PAK LEY MOTORBIKE TOUR TO XAYABURY
This is and has always been a guests favorite. We will travel into the Nam Phouy National Park and wind along the border with Thailand, at times riding high mountain ridges keeping the border between neighbors. The track will offer every single type of riding available to our guests. We will have a few KM of tarmac, mud, singe track, sand, loose rocky trail with deep crevasses climbing up steep mountain paths, a few rivers to cross, and maybe a few surprises to boot.
We will quite possibly see a wild elephant or 2. The untouched, dense forest offers bamboo stands as well a large old growth timber as well. There are no permanent settlements in the NPA but some ethnic villages on the North side we may be able to visit. There is some road improvement going on, so we can count on about 6 hours riding time.
DAY 3: LAOS MOTORBIKE TOURS: XAYABURY MOTORBIKE TOUR TO LUANG PRABANG
We will have a 100Km tarmac start to the day, or mostly so as it currently under construction and mostly complete this year. We wind high into the mountains and will have many picture perfect views of terraced rice paddy farms etc along the way. Our lunch stop will be in Hongsa, the elephant capitol of Laos.
While we are there we will have a chance to interact with and view working elephants and their mahouts, doing the daily duties as they have for ages. The route thru to historic Luang Prabang is 100% off road, winds up and down thru some amazing mountainous areas all inhabited by ethnic hill tribes, mostly Khmu. Our day will end at the Mekhong once again, and we will cross by ferry into the UNESCO World Heritage City of Luang Prabang.
DAY 4: LAOS MOTORBIKE TOURS: LUANG PRABANG MOTORCYCLE TOURS WITH SIGHTSSEEING AND RELAXING
Today we will have the option to take a boat or ride to the famous Pak Ou caves. Another UNESCO Site, these ancient caves are filled with 1000s of Buddha images, all brought to these holy caves in hopes of spiritual blessings. Situated on the Mekhong in a remote area, the faithful have been visiting these scenic caves for centuries. We will visit the most famous whiskey village in the area, Ban Xang Hai, and have the chance to taste Laos most famous spirit ( of the beverage sort).
After the caves at Pak Ou, we will drive out the most spectactular waterfalls in the area, Kuang Xi. In a setting that just seems too good to be true, the crystal clear water cascades over cliff after cliff, creating refreshing pools to cool off and enjoy a swim. Bring your shorts!!
DAY 5: LAOS MOTORBIKE TOURS: LUANG PRABANG MOTORBIKE TOUR TO PHONSAVAN
We will travel 90% off road today along the old supply line route used during the war to supply royalist forces in Luang Prabang and P-van. P-van is currently under consideration for UNESCO status as it is also home to the famous mystery known as the Plain of Jars, thousand year old stone vessels strewn across the land with no explanation as to use. P-van was the home to Royalist forces during the war and this earned them the distinction of being the most heavily bombed area of Laos. UXO and its reminders abound and we will have the chance to visit a few centers set up to tell the story and maybe meet a few of the victims along the way. More than 300 people per year are injured from UXO in this area.
DAY 6: LAOS MOTORCYCLE TOURS: PHONSAVAN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO VIENG THONG
After about 1 and a half of tarmac, we again head deep into the off road jungles on leaving Xieng Khuan province and into the heart of Borikhanxi province. We will climb hills and wind thru mountains on fresh graded all road dirt and end our day on a nice small track leading into the village of Vieng Thong.
DAY 7: LAOS MOTORCYCLE TOURS: VIENG THONG MOTORBIKE TOUR TO KONG LOR CAVE
We will continue along a nice remote dirt track to the the town of Thabok for our lunch stop. While we are here, we will visit and see some amazing structures made from spent bomb casing and fuel tanks from the war era. Boat hulls and other important structures have been made from war scrap and help these villagers live a more normal life today. We will drive mostly tarmac for the remainder of the day on one of Laos most scenic and winding highways.
DAY 8: LAOS MOTORCYCLE TOURS: KONG LOR MOTORBIKE TOUR TO PAKXAN
We will wake early this morning to drive a few KMs to the entrance of the caves. From there we will board our own longtail boats for the journey into the caves. The river runs thru the cave system and it is completely dark save for our guides torches. After a 30-45 minutes journey on the inside, we will emerge from the system at an old village and enjoy a snack or lunch. After that, back into the boats for another darkness filled journey with a stop to photo some formation highlights thanks to an ample system of lighting. Once back on the bikes, a pretty straightgforward journey to Hotel Pakxane where we can enjoy on site massage and even casino gambling if you are interested1
DAY 9: LAOS MOTORBIKE TOURS: PAKXAN MOTORBIKE TOUR TO LONGSANE
A very remote track through the mountains and rivers or Borikhanxai Province. We will pass through old Hmong villages as we trek thru forests, fjord multiple rivers, and wind over the mountains dotting the area. Very long and challenging day with spectacular views.
DAY 10: LAOS MOTORCYCLE TOURS: LONGSANE MOTORBIKE TOUR BACK VIENTIANE VIA PHOU KHOU KHOEY NATIONAL PARK
The last day we will head North along the Mekhong on the tarmac’d route 13 for about 50KM. From there we will enter the Phou Khou Khouy NPA, a beautiful protected area set amongst reservoirs, damns, and lakes that give a “Swiss” atmosphere to the area as you look out at the lakes and reservoirs created in the valleys below. A real challenge for the off road lover, this is a great final farewell to the trails of Laos.
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!!!!!!
When Motorcycle we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
General rules for motorbike riding in Vietnam & Other country
It is claimed that riding motorbike in Vietnam & other country is not easy, especially for the inexperienced ones. However, it would be much easier for motorcyclists if they follow the rules and traffic laws of Vietnam & other country rigidly. To ensure that you have a safe motorcycle trip and lifetime experience in Vietnam, there are some regulations that you need to bear in mind:
- Helmet is a compulsory equipment for motorbike riding
- You should use the high-quality helmet which was certified by traffic safety management bureaus or helmets following international standards. If you use the cheap helmet, it could be dangerous in case of injuries and accidents.
- In Vietnam, we follow the right hand side rule of traffic
- Be confident and decisive when riding. Don’t freak out or be nervous.
- Ride carefully and control the speed in different circumstances.
- In Vietnam & other country, it is acceptable in using horn. Therefore, using it smartly because it could help you avoid undesirable cases. In some routes, there might be blind corners or crossroads, so it would be useful to utilize horn.
- Give ways to bigger vehicles such as trucks, cars, buses or cart-transporting vehicles. It can ensure your safety and one thing for sure, they would take up for big parts of road surface.
- Ride slowly when making a turn. It is important for you to push the light signals and sound so the left-behind vehicles are aware of your turn. However, you are advised to use your hand gesture and body language also because it would be more noticeable (waving hand when you want to turn left or right)
- Show your respect and friendliness to people on the roads. Avoid conflicts with others because you don’t know who you are facing with.
- Be friendly and chummy to other vehicle controllers when they greet you.
- Be polite with the police. Don’t show out your abnormal or strange and suspicious behaviors on the road and the police will get no attention on you.
- Drinking and riding should not be gone along.