Laos northern motorbike tour 7 Days
Laos northern motorbike tour 7 Days Motorbike tours in Laos. We present you Laos from its most awesome side: Our team invites you to join us on a motorcycling trip you will tell your grandchildren of, we actually mean it!! Not only the interesting flora and fauna and breathtaking landscapes but also the Lao people the diversity of ethnic groups…
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Laos northern motorbike tour 7 Days
Motorbike tours in Laos. We present you Laos from its most awesome side: Our team invites you to join us on a motorcycling trip you will tell your grandchildren of, we actually mean it!! Not only the interesting flora and fauna and breathtaking landscapes but also the Lao people the diversity of ethnic groups…
Destinations : Luang Prabang, ViengThong, ViengXay, MuangKham, Phonsavan, Xaisomboune, VangVieng
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 northern motorbike tour
Laos Northern Motorbike Tour – Tour detail:
We will take you out on a 125cc “Minsk”-motorbike. No machine younger then 16 years! (ancient- so be careful!). But with good old 2-stroke-power and Russian engineering-art you will get over every obstacle.
DAY 1: Laos Northern Motorbike Tour : LUANG PRABANG MOTORBIKING TOUR IN AND AROUND (B,L)
Motorbiking out of Luang Prabang, nature, waterfalls, elephants
In the morning, we pick you up at your guesthouse/hotel and introduce you to your personnel “old lady” at the garage. After a short briefing and a small training ,we start a motorbike trip to our first highlight: Vat Phra Phon Pao, this young temple (finished 1987) is located on a hill outside of LPQ. Here you will have your first impression of Luang Prabang from above (unless you came by plane). After breakfast, we will ride the scenic Motorbiking tour around Luang Prabang – WaterfallLao – Spirit – Resort our next stop is the Elephant -XL – camp.
Here you can see our grey friends the protected Asian Elephants in natural environment. Leaving the elephants with nice pictures, we go towards on a dusty road to TadKatscham, a lonely and beautiful waterfall south of Luang Prabang. Don’t forget your swimsuits (no Bikini !!!). This motorbiking introduction day will send us back to Luang Prabang after another 40 km stretch on wild and sealed roads. Depending on the season another waterfall is a surprise! Night in Luang Prabang – – Night in Hotel in Luang Prabang.
DAY 2: Laos Northern Motorbike Tour: MOTORCYCLING OUT INTO THE NORTH AMAZING MEKONG, CAVES AND BUDDHIST HERITAGE SITE, DIRT ROADS…ADVENTURE! (B,L)
Pak Ou Cave – Luang Prabang Start 8 A.M.! After breakfast about a 1000 Buddha-images are waiting for you on the side of the Mekong . ThamThing and ThamPhoum-cave is the host of those unbelievable gifted express of Laotian art and religion… Than we will hit the road for some decent dirt road riding in eastern direction through mountains, villages and great landscapes.
Some hours later, we will have lunch in a small village along the way. After another 60k’s we will reach our destination for today…and surely with some pain in the ass…The small place of Vieng Thong is quiet and remote enough to hang out…the hot springs will help to release our exhausted bums in the hot water. Night in basic guesthouse in town.
DAY 3: Laos Northern Motorbike Tour : RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ON ENDLESS ROADS, ALONG NATIONAL PARKS, THE HIGHLANDS OF LAOS(B,L)
After an early start we drive through amazing landscapes and through some quite prestine forest area…where tourists hardly ever venture!! First stop over is Phoulao, well known for the menhires in its stone garden and ancient relict of the earliest civilization in this region.
On our stop over in Sam Nuea we can have our lunch break (bit later than normal) and can walk around the city to stretch our feet. The countryside around Sam Neua is blessed with high mountains and some great limestone formations. It will pay us back for the fatiguing street we have managed to travel so far!
Leaving Sam Nuea behind, we will reach Vieng Xay, the birthplace of the Laotian republic. This little sleepy town has been very important in the last Indochina-war because the former headquarters of the Pathet-Lao-Revolutionaries. The Lao revolutionaries could hide before the constant bombings of the US air force. The Lao republic was born here…in midst this amazing and fascinating landscape which we will explore. A few hundred caves were counted here and many of them were inhabited during the war. Time to learn about history! Night in Vieng Xay.
DAY 4: Laos Northern Motorbike Tour : LAO HISTORY, CAVES, MOUNTAIN ROADS TO THE SOUTH EAST OF LAOS (B,L)
A short tour around the caves will introduce us to North Laos with motorbikest he trouble history of Laos during the sixties and seventies. Also we will show you to some villages beside the road to have a better understanding of land and culture. After lunch, we will discover the ThamPiew-cave. In fact: a very sad place, because during the war here were more than 400 people killed in an American attack. Also this side everybody should see, learn to avoid such “events” in future. Night in small market town along the way. Night in Phonsavanh
DAY 5: Laos Northern Motorbike Tour : THE AMAZING PLAIN OF JARS, LAO HMONG VILLAGES, DEEP VALLEYS – XAISOMBOUNE (B,L)
Phonsavanh – motor bike tour – Laos Nobody really knows where the jars which we visit today actually came from…and what were the used for. Some secrets will remain even we don’t know. This day we will spend visiting a great highland landscape scattered with mysterious jars, bigger than those in a modern factory.
They are big and old and amazing sight and still a miracle! Scattered around the jars are still a lot of bombs a UXO, unexploded ordnances , a “gift” of the Americans during the last war. So stay on the track!!! Another short trip leads us out to the old capital of this province which also was destroyed by bombers during the early seventies. The evening we have time to hang out in Phonsavanh town.
Night in Phonsavanh.
DAY6: Laos Northern Motorbike Tour : DRIVE YOUR MOTORBIKE IN THE HIGHLANDS OF LAOS TO VANG VIENG (B,L)
Direction occident through breathtaking wood formations and underneath a “green roof” is our next target Vang Vieng. In Laos for tourists the party paradise! After lunch you will join the legendary tubing down the NamXong. A duty for every Vang Vieng-visitors! A great day filled with nature, Lao landscapes and some fun activities in Lao nature. Night in Vang Vieng.
DAY 7: Laos Northern Motorbike Tour : RIDE YOUR MOTORCYCLE THROUGH THE LAST STRETCH OF MOUNTAINS TO LUANG PRABANG
This morning we can ride our motorcycles after some time relaxing on this amazing landscape just outside of our hotel. Take the time for a walk before we make a motorbike trip back into the mountain roads of Laos . The last adventure is our way back to Luang Prabang. A farewell motorbike ride in Laos will lead you within 5-6 hrs to Luang Prabang.
After arrival in Luang Prabang we clean the motorbikes together and go for a walk up to the most stunning temple in town, Vat Phou Si. This name means translated “colourful mountain”. And there is no doubt: he deserves it. Enjoy your last evening on our Minsk motorcycle adventure through Laos.
End of the Tour
NOTE: This tour extendable into a more relaxed an easy going program. Please always ask for our tailor made programs and itineraries. This tour is just a sample!
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.