Off The Beaten Path Northern Laos Motorbike Tour – 10 days

Duration : 10/Days
Destination : Luang Prabang → Vang Vieng → Phonsavanh → Vieng Thong → Nong Khiaw → Muang Khua → Boun Tai → Luang Namtha → Pakbeng → Sayabouly → Luang Prabang

From: $1,990/person

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The northern region is one of the most worth visiting places in the peaceful country of Laos. Hopping on a motorbike and riding on one of the most spectacular winding roads in Laos through the Kasi pass, going past spectacular mountains and picturesque valleys below are the best way to explore this picturesque region.

Exploring the mysterious plain in Phonsavanh and Long Chieng, dubbed one of the most secret places on earth is also a worthwhile experience. While in northern Laos, travelers can also visit Lima Site 36 and relax in hot springs, discover the Akha tribes and colorful ethnic costumes as well as enjoy traditional meals.

With this 10-day motorbike tour in northern Laos packed with tons of activities, riders will have the opportunity to enjoy many winding dirt roads, peaceful little tribe villages, spectacular forested mountains, mesmerizing valleys and the Sayaboury Elephant Conservation Centre before returning to Luang Prabang.

ITINERARY

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Enjoy good quality services from BM Travel Adventure
  • No need to be distracted  because of having a guide, and you do not need to worry about where to eat and accommodation
Day 01Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng (230km)

We will start out our journey with a smooth ride on the paved road from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng, a small town located north of Vientiane on the Nam Song River. The town is embraced by gorgeous limestone mountains and caves with majestic stalactites. This is also home to monasteries that dated back the 16th and 17th centuries.

This route offers some of the most spectacular roads in Laos. The winding bends and snakes stretching miles create superb riding experience for travelers. The ride on the first day also takes travelers to pass through local villages along the Kasi Pass, where you can see the front door of homes perched right along the edge of the road before the mountains drop off into picturesque valleys below.

Vang vieng in Laos Motorbike Tours

Day 02Vang Vieng – Phonsavanh (160km) (B)

On Day 2, we will be heading off-road and pass through one of the most secret places on earth: Long Cheng LS20A which is a military base located in Xaisomboun province which served as a town and airbase during the wartime. In Phonsavanh, we will visit the popular Plains of Jars archeological site, a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos which is home to thousands of stone vessels as well as huge jars that had been carved out of a single piece of rock. Archaeologists have recently discovered human remains at the Plain of Jars that are estimated to be some 2,500 years old.

Day 2: Ponsavanh - Laos Motorbike tours

Day 03Phonsavanh – Vieng Thong (250km) (B)

Today will be a long riding day on dirt roads as we will be winding up through the mountains located north of Phonsavanh. We will take a quick detour to Lima Site 36, which served as a forward base for American Air Force combat search and rescue helicopters. We stop and relax in the natural hot springs at Vieng Thong before calling it a day.

Vieng Thong, which means ‘Watch Out’ was like a warning for people as this was once the place where tigers roamed. It is now the gateway to the Nam Et-Phou Louey national protected area, one of the last remaining home for tigers in Indochina.

day 3: Vieng thong - Laos motorbike toours

Day 04Vieng Thong - Nong Khiaw (244km) (B)

On Day 4, we will have a pleasant ride along the beautiful winding roads to reach the idyllic riverside town of Nong Khiaw, located along the Nam Ou River where tour boats and kayaks travel around. We will also visit small villages of ethnic people on a hilltop near the forested mountains and rice fields.

Nong khiaw- Laos motorbike tours

Day 05Nong Khiaw – Muang Khua (120km) (B)

From the beautiful little villages in Nong Khiav, we head up to Muang Khua in the following morning. This town is located in the Phongsaly province and is home to the Akha people. Living at a high elevation in the mountains of Laos, the Akha ethnic group wears some of the most elaborate and colorful clothes. This route features some thrilling single-track routes for an unforgettable adventure.

muang khua - Laos motorbike tours

Day 06Muang Khua - Boun Tai (180km) (B, D)

Carrying on from the day before, we will ride out to the local Akha village of Boun Tai. Here you will be invited into the home of a local family for an unforgettable homestay experience. The family will prepare traditional meals for breakfast and dinner, and you will gain a deep understanding and insight into the culture and remarkable history of the Akha group.

day 6: Muang khua - boun tai

Day 07Boun Tai – Luang Namtha (150km) (B)

After enjoying a freshly-prepared breakfast, we will ride the bikes through the scenic countryside to Luang Namtha. This route features some breathtaking scenery and gorgeous landscapes along the way. If you arrive at Luang Namtha early, you can explore through their two bustling markets, or take a boat ride along the Namtha River (price not included). Luang Namtha is the capital city of Luang Namtha Province and lies on the Tha River. It is a popular tourist destination offering a range of activities including trekking and biking to the surrounding hill tribe villages.

Luang Namtha

Day 08Luang Namtha - Pakbeng (200km) (B)

Today we will make it to Pakbeng along winding, dirt roads and travel through various remote villages in this region. It will be a long day out on the bike, but the combination of pristine landscapes and off-road rides make it well worth the trip. Pakbeng is a remarkable village with a temple in the hills that dates to the Kingdom of Lanna (Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields). In Pakbeng, travelers can take the slow boat along the Mekong, trek to a local village, try local tipple, take a river cruise or go shopping in local market stalls. Our day concludes in Pakbeng with an overnight stay at a local lodge.

Day 8: Pakbeng

Day 09Pakbeng - Sayabouly (178km) (B, L, D)

As the sun rises, you will head out from Pakbeng to Sayabouly. Once you arrive at Sayabouly, you will be accommodated at the Elephant Conservation Center. Here you will be able to feed, bathe, and befriend with these gentle giants. A trip to Laos is not complete without getting up close and personal with an elephant. You can also visit their medical center to learn more about Lao elephants.

Day 10Sayabouly - Luang Prabang (200km) (B)

This is our final day! Enjoy Elephant conservation Center activities in the morning, take some mahout lessons and visit the medical center. We will depart from Saybouly toward Luang Prabang. The terrain will consist of dusty roads along stunning farmlands and fields of teak trees. The tour concludes after we return late in the afternoon in Luang Prabang. The exciting riding experience with dirt roads and off-the-beaten paths along with memories of the peaceful village, fine cuisine and traditional craft of northern Laos make this journey unlike any others and unforgettable for any traveler.

Luang Prabang

LUXURY PRICE

Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided Vietnam motorcycle tour

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises

Guided Tour

(On-road)

Hymalaya / Versy 300

Honda CB 500x

BMW GS1200

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Two peopleContact UsContact UsContact Us
Three people310 USD/day/person315 USD/day/person495 USD/day/person
From four people290 USD/day/person299 USD/day/person475 USD/day/person

Guided Tour

(Under 20% Off-road)

Honda XR150L

Honda CRF300L

Suzuki DRZ 400

One person219 USD/day/person249 USD/day/person259 USD/day/person
Two people199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
Three people179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person
From four people169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person

Guided Tour

(From 50% Off-road)

Honda XR150L

Honda CRF300L

Suzuki DRZ400

One person239 USD/day/person269 USD/day/person279 USD/day/person
Two people219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person259 USD/day/person
Three people199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
From four people189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person

Luxury Price Includes :

  • Well-experienced English Speaking Tour Guide (also good at Mechanical Skills – Photographer)
  • Recent & Well-Maintained CRF 300L – Gasoline
  • 25% Riding Time Offroad per day ( Enduro Routes upon your request )
  • Good Accommodation: 4-star hotels – resort based on twin rooms and high standard homestay to know more about the cultures.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local food in every region you visit.
  • Water – Solf Drinks
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers – Ferry
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • 1 Night of Ethnic Entertainment at Homestay for a group from 2 riders
  • Helmets – Gloves – Protection Guard for Elbows & Knees – Pants (If we have your size )
  • Riding Shirt for souvenirs
  • Hotel Before the Tour
  • 4G simcard
  • Overnight Train Ticket (soft bed) and bike shipping fee from Lao Cai – Sapa

Luxury Price Excludes :

  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the motorcycle (Click here to know more)
  • Air ticket – Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Tip, personal expenses, and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • The Hotel After riding

Luxury Price Notes :

  • For a group of from
    • 5 riders, The professional Mechanic comes for free
    • 10 riders, a Pickup Truck is free for escorting ( Under 10 riders, it will be USD 150 / 1 day)
  • A single stay will cost USD 40 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs USD 200 / 1 day (Flycam – professional photos and clips)
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 90 / 1 dirtbike – USD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.
Bikes with stadard price

1. Suzuki DR-Z400

Price only from 209 USD/day/rider

2. Honda CB500X

Price only from 299 USD/day/rider

3. BMW GSA 1250

Price only from 399 USD/day/rider

5. YAMAHA WR 155CC

Price only from 170 USD/day/rider

4. HONDA XR150L

Price only from 150 USD/day/rider

6. HONDA CRF 300L/250L

Price only from 189 USD/day/rider

STANDARD PRICE INCLUDES :
  • English Speaking Tour Guide (Good at mechanical skills – Photographer)
  • Recent & Well-Maintained CRF 250L – Gasoline
  • At least 25% riding offroad per day (Please let us know if you only like riding on-road)
  • Good Accommodation: 3 hotels based on twin rooms or homestay.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local food in every region you visit.
  •  Water – Solf Drinks
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers – Ferry
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • 1 Night of Ethnic Entertainment at Homestay for a group from 2 riders
  • Helmets – Gloves – Protection Guard for Elbows & Knees – Pants (If we have your size)
STANDARD PRICE EXCLUDES:
  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the motorcycle (Click here to know more)
  • Air ticket – Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses, and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • The Hotel at night Before / After riding
STANDARD PRICE NOTES:
  • Pickup Truck for escorting cost USD 150 / 1 day
  • A single stay will cost USD 30 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs USD 200 / 1 day (Flycam – professional photos and clips)
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 90 / 1 dirtbikeUSD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
    VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUES

BOOKING CONDITIONS

1. Deposits and Payment Policy

  • We require a deposit of 30% of the total upon confirmation of booking tour. The remaining balance will be paid 45 days before departure. Your booking may be considered canceled if the full balance is not received by Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club by that time.
  • You can choose the payment method by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by you.
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue you the final confirmation of the detailed itinerary and services via e-mail.

2. Cancellation and Refunds

  • Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club takes no responsibility for any flight delays or scheduled changes at any stage throughout the trip.
  • We have the discretion to change the itinerary or delay the tour due to weather, local conditions, politics, or various other reasons with our notification in advance.
  • During the tour, should you be found to break any of the rules without the prior exception from the tour leader, we have the discretion to cancel the tour with no refunds applied.
  • During the tour, should your bike have minor technical problems, our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix it as quickly as possible. In the event that the bike can not be fixed within the day, we will endeavor to substitute a bike of a similar type to ensure your trip is not interrupted.
  • Should you have to cancel the tour due to special reasons, you may transfer your booking to another person. However, you will be liable for your nominee paying their monies in full.

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