Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos 10 Days
Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos 10 Days In this Laos motorbike tour, we’ve got paved road, dirt road and some slightly challenging areas will fill out a full ride program. Have a look at the map below for an overview of the tour route. Typically we won’t ride from Sunrise to Sunset, and there is built in time for you to relax and enjoy the country as much as possible. The total KM for the ride is 1,700 or 1,065 miles.
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Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos 10 Days
In this Laos motorbike tour, we’ve got paved road, dirt road and some slightly challenging areas will fill out a full ride program. Have a look at the map below for an overview of the tour route. Typically we won’t ride from Sunrise to Sunset, and there is built in time for you to relax and enjoy the country as much as possible. The total KM for the ride is 1,700 or 1,065 miles.
Destinations : Vientiane, Pak Lay, Hong Sa, Luang Prabang, Vieng Thong, Xam Nua, Vieng Xai, Phonsavan, Vang Vieng
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.
Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos
Laos Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos – Tour Itinerary :
You should have some experience riding to join the tour, but it is open to all level of riders. The maximum group size for this motorbike tour in Laos is 10 persons.
It’s all here, remote Area motorbike Riding
– Luang Prabang motorbike and motorcycle adventure Laos
– Hidden Cave City of Vieng Xai
– Plain of Jars
– 1/2 day Kayaking and a mixture of terrain to keep all rider levels interested.
ARRIVAL DAY IN VIENTIANE
For this Motorcycle adventure in Laos: Your accommodation is booked for the Lao Orchid Hotel. At 18:00 at the hotel, go over the trip details and get to know one another. We’ll get to know each other and discuss trip safety and ride information will be on the adjenda An introduction to the bikes takes place but the riding is done the next day. Tonight we’ll adjust your bike to fit if you are a bit too tall or on the vertically challenged side.
Accommodation: Lao Orchid Hotel
DAY 1: Laos Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos : VIENTIANE MOTORBIKE TOURS TO PAK LAY (150 KM DIRT , 75 KM PAVED RURAL ROAD)
We start a motorbike trip after breakfast and one final safety talk. We drive outof Vientiane and then turn onto the Mekong River road and the next 150 KM will be on compressed dirt. Lunch along the way at a local restaurant and we’ll take a side track or two before meeting up with a great 75 KM stretch of paved road leading over some small ridges. A ferry crossing and we are in Pak Lay, our first night’s destination. After dinner tonight, the guides will help you improve your riding based on today’s run. Ride time will vary but we should be in Pak Lay well before sunset.
Accommodation: Doung Chia Phet Hotel Meals: B/L/D
DAY 2: Laos Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos : MOTORBIKE TOUR FROM PAK LAY TO HONGSA (220 KM DIR)
We get rolling after breakfast and ride north on route 4, and make a morning stop along remote areas with rolling hills and scattered rice fields. Several schools are along the way and we’ll most likely draw some att ent ion, but we’ll try not to intrude upon them. We’ll stop for lunch in Xayaboury and then carry on riding up to Hongsa. Today’s ride is on all dirt roads ,with just a little paved bits around the bigger towns. There are many beautiful scenic stops along the ride and you should be quite high on the photo count by the end of the day.
Hopefully we’ll pass some working elephants along the road. Most areas will be sparsely populated areas and it’s a real taste of Remote Laos. Depending on our arrival time in Hongsa, check into the hotel and we may get in a short elephant ride. The elephant ride is optional and only if we arrive early enough into town. Dinner tonight at a local restaurant and a night in the quiet countryside. Ride time today will also vary but you should arrive well before sunset.
Accommodation: Hongkham Guesthouse Meals: B/L/D
DAY 3: Laos Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos : MOTORCYCLE PACKAGE TOURS FROM HONGSA TO LUANG PRABANG (100+ KM DIRT)
Today’s ride is not too long and we ride motorbikes in Laos, a Laos adventureare headed for Luang Prabang to the east. We’ll depart and ride roads that are being improved. We have another Mekong River crossing before Luang Prabang and our aim is to arrive in town by lunchtime.
You have a free afternoon here to soak up a little city life, get a massage, jump on email or simply relax along the Mekong River with a cold Beer Lao. Dinner tonight for the group and after that we suggest a walk through the night market. Any items purchased can be shipped to Vientiane.
Accommodation: Ban Lao Hotel Meals: B/L/D Day
Day 4: Laos Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos : LUANG PRABANG MOTORBIKE TOUR TO VIENG THONG (120 KM DIRT, 120 KM PAVED RURAL ROAD)
We will offer an early morning to those that would like to quietly observe the morning monk alms procession. This happens at about 05:30 and our breakfast is a t 07:15. We plan to depart Luang Prabang at 08:00. The first 35 km are on paved road and then we take a turn northeast on a compressed dirt road. We’ll have a break along the way ,as the ride is along the Nam Xeun River.
Our lunch is a mid way on the dirt road section and we’ll opt for either a picnic lunch or local place. We’ll ascend into the mountains after Pak Xeng and come to what we call “Rock Star Highway”. The children on the last 30 KM come out in force to greet and cheer us on. It’s overwhelming and sure to make your ride day. We’ll meet up with a rural paved road and ride 95 km to Vieng Thong. Vieng Thong is a very small, out of the way town with limited services. Electricity in the town is sporadic and we’ll do the best we can to call ahead 10 Day Motorcycle Tour in Laos and have a few drinks put on ice for the group’s arrival.
There is an attraction in Vieng Thong and it is the working office for Wildlife Conservation Laos. We’ll drop in for a look at the photo from the remote camera traps and learn a little more about the area. This is the most ‘rustic’ night we’ll have but the food is fine and we’ll watch the entire town get rolled up after sunset. For those that like to experiment, the local restaurant has a selection of fermented rice wine, Lao Lao .
Accommodation: Sooksakhone Guesthouse Meals: B/L/D
DAY 5: Laos Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos : VIENG THONG MOTORCYCLE TOURS TO XAM NUA (190 KM PAVED RURAL ROAD)
We start off early today and continue riding the remote rural road east. We’ll cross several small Offroad Laos, motorbike tour Laospasses and be riding through the Nam Et Phouy National Protected Area. The ride today is all paved, but the road conditions are less than perfect.
The upcountry roads are difficult to maintain and while in reasonably good condition, we’ll not be racing along as if on smooth blacktop. We’ll pass many villages along the way and by noon we’ll arrive in Xam Nua. After a lunch, we check into the hotel, then we’ll ride east another 30 km to Vieng Xai for a tour of the Phathet Lao Hidden Cave City from the Indochina War. We’ll tour at least 3 of the caves with a specialist local guide from the area. The caves are quite impressive and massive.
They survived repeated attacks from aircraft and ground forces, and served as the shelter for the founding fathers of the modern day Laos. During this part of the tour, there will be some walking on uneven ground and reasonable footwear is suggested. After the tour, return to Xam Nua for dinner and our overnight.
Accommodation: Xam Nua Guesthouse
DAY 6: Laos Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos : MOTORCYCLE TOURS VIENG XAI TO PHONSAVAN (220 KM PAVED RURAL ROADS IN THE MOUNTAINS)
Early start and we are returning on the same mountain road we came into Vieng Xai on. We’ll take a side diversion to Suan Hin Standing Stones mid morning and lunch will be in Nam Neun. We’ll be riding on a higher elevation road after lunch for the next 90 km/55 miles. We have a rest at Tam Piew Cave at the base of the high elevation road for a look at the view and learn a little history of the cave. We are then good paved road into Phonsavan for the night with a late afternoon arrival. Dinner tonight at a local restaurant and overnight in Phonsavan.
Accommodation: Nice Guesthouse (really – that’s the name!)
DAY 7: Laos Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos : PHONSAVAN MOTORCYCLE PACKAGE TOURS (130 KM MIXED TERRAI)
We start the day with a ride to Site 1 of the Plain of Jars about 10 minutes out of town. We will continue on to site 2 and 3 afterward. From Site 3, we’ll loop around to Old Xieng Khoung for lunch and return via Phonsavanh, then take a dirt road loop around the north to some remote villages. The area motorbike adventure laoswas heavily bombed during the late 1960’s and 1970’s and scattered bomb craters will be on the route. We will return to Phonsavan in the late afternoon and tonight we’ll take time to visit the MAG (Mine Advisory Group) offices to view a short movie about unexploded ordinance clearing in Laos. Dinner and overnight in Phonsavan.
DAY 8: Laos Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos : PHONSAVANH MOTORCYCLE TOURS TO VANG VIENG (230 KM PAVED ROAD)
We are on the way to Vang Vieng today and, we’ll stop in a Buddha Cave for a small break slightly outside of Phonsavanh. A little stair climbing but this cave is well lit and quite small. We’ll continue on some excellent windy roads to Phou Khoun where we turn south on Highway 13. Our lunch-stop is a fantastic hillside restaurant overlooking a deep valley. We ride on and should arrive mid afternoon in Vang Vieng where we’ll stay for 2 nights. Rest up after today’s long ride and dinner at Xayoh Cafe in Vang Vieng is sure to please – they’ve got really good Pizza! Dinner and overnight in Vang Vieng, as well as a chance to catch up on your email! Night in Ban Sabai Riverside Resort
DAY 9: Laos Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos : VANG VIENG AREA RIDE (60 KM MIXED TERRAIN)
1/2 day Kayak tour (optional)
DAY 10: Laos Offroad Motorbike Tour in North Laos : VANG VIENG MOTORBIKE TOURS BACK TO VIEN TIANE
In this morning, upon having breakfast at hotel, you’ll be at leisure in Vang Vieng till riding back to Vien Tiane.
End of your trip!
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.