Off-road Northern Laos Motorbike Tour from Luang Prabang to Pak Xeng – 8 Days


This Vietnam motorbike tour is for those who have a passion for adventure travel and want to explore the beautiful land of Laos on winding roads. What is more interesting than sitting on a motorbike, roaming the dusty roads to discover the majestic natural scenery, peaceful villages deep in the forest, and famous tourist spots in Northern Laos?

Laos is an attractive country, rich in history, and its wilderness and lack of tourism compared to other Southeast Asian countries make it a perfect place for off-the-beaten-road exploring. On this 8-day trip, you will conquer more than 1,200 km of trails and pass through 4 provinces in Northern Laos. Discover the infamous Golden Triangle, immerse yourself in peaceful natural surroundings, learn about the unique culture of the locals, etc. – our trip promises to bring you all these amazing experiences. Come with us and explore it together!

 

 

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

ITINERARY

Day 1Luang Prabang - Xieng Hone (180 km)

Today’s destination is Xieng Hone, a mountainous region of Laos with full of caves and waterfalls. There are many attractive places in Xieng Hone, the most prominent of which is the Plain of Jars. Despite the devastation of the disaster, there still remains about 2,000 stone jars on the field, half of them were cracked or broken. No one knows when these stone jars appeared. Laotians believe that more than 2,000 years ago, people made these jars to store rice wine or to keep the dead. Offering majestic scenery and tremendous archaeological value, visiting the Plain of Jars is a must when visiting Xieng Hone.

To get to Xieng Hone from Luang Prabang, we first follow Route No.1A on the muddy and bumpy dirt road. Our crew will then take a ferry across the Mekong River to reach Sayabury province, where lunch is served. The next 95 km ride requires you to have an excellent driving skill because we will have to conquer some of the most challenging roads in Laos to explore the Laotian jungle wilderness. On the way to Hongsa, we will admire a spectacular natural scenery with majestic mountains. It is famous for producing agricultural products such as rice, cotton, corn, oranges, etc. Teak forests cover most of the province and have an elephant festival in February. After arriving at Xieng Hone in the late afternoon, we will take a break, have dinner and spend the night in a local guesthouse.

day 1: luang prabang to xieng hone

Day 2Xieng Hone - Houai Say (180 km)

We will continue the 8-day tour by conquering the 180 km long road to Houai Say, the capital of Bokeo province in Laos. While most tourists consider Houai Say to be a stopover to other destinations, the town offers a beautiful landscape and plenty of fun outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, or biking. Its laid-back scenery is attractive enough for anyone who wants to try some local beers, relax on the banks of the Mekong River, and enjoy authentic Laotian dishes.

First, we ride more than 90 km along the Thai border to reach the Mekong River, where we will take a boat and enjoy the trip to Houai Say. In case you are lucky, you can meet local Mahouts (elephant trainers, riders, or keepers) and see the elephants. Our motorbike team will arrive Houai Say in the late afternoon and then end the 2nd day of the trip with a delicious dinner and a good night’s sleep at a charming guesthouse in this beautiful border town.

Bokeo in laos motorbike tour

Day 3Houai Say - Golden Triangle - Muong Meung (170 km)

Golden Triangle is a mysterious area for most Indochina tours, and today you will enjoy a full-day excursion to the heart of this region. Located at the junction of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos on the banks of the Mekong River, Golden Triangle attracts tourists with lush jungle, hill tribe villages, mist-covered mountains, and tranquil scenery of vast rice fields. If you are fascinated by the intersection of culture, Sop Ruak is really worth a visit. Situated in the official center of the Golden Triangle, right where Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand meet, Sop Ruak is the village of Akha people. In the past, Sop Ruak was an important place to trade opium. After exploring Sop Ruak, at the end of the trail, our crew will take a single road along the Mekong River to Muang Meung. Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse in the heart of this peaceful village to regain energy for the next ride.

day 3: houai say to golden triangle and muong meung

Day 4Muong Meung - Luang Namtha (150 km)

Our destination today is Luang Namtha, the largest city in the northwest of Laos, as well as a popular stopover for anyone traveling over the border between Laos and China. Start our trip today by riding along the Mekong. Get up early, have breakfast, and we will have an early departure to admire the beautiful sunrise on the river. Keep driving until we reach Xieng Kok. This road is stunning and easy to ride, but you need to pay attention to the cows and chickens who wander freely around the area. They can suddenly rush out and cause danger if you are not really adept at riding a motorbike. Enjoy lunch at a roadside restaurant with traditional local dishes – sticky rice and beef jerky.

After taking a short rest, we will continue to grab the gear and ride through the beautiful rainforest to get Luang Namtha. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit peaceful villages and learn about the unique cultures of Lao ethnic minorities such as Akha, Hmong, Tai Dam, and Lu. Overnight at a guesthouse in Luang Namtha.

day 4: Muong meung to luang namtha

Day 5Rest day in Luang Namtha (massage, visit around and relaxing)

There are no long rides today. We will spend this entire 5th day to relax, refresh ourselves, and explore Luang Namtha. Massage is a must-try experience in Luang Namtha. Like most other destinations in Laos, this province is famous for its soothing herbal saunas. These are usually heated by the central stove and divided into two parts for men and women. Once inside, you will enjoy the steam created by the stove and burnt medicinal herbs to cleanse your body. Do not forget to have a full body massage at the end of the sauna.

Then, let’s take a visit to Nam Ha National Park, one of the most famous nature reserves in Laos. It is home to many rare animals such as tigers, leopards, birds, etc. The park is covered in lush forests and forests, and there are also some local villages of the Khamu, Akha, and Lao Huay ethnic minorities here. Overnight at a hotel in Luang Namtha.

Rest day in lunag namtha

Day 6Luang Namtha - Na Mor - Boun Tai (130 km)

It is a challenging ride today since we will have to conquer many different road surfaces, and none of them are flat and smooth. To be honest, the road conditions are not too bad, but there are lots of potholes and blind curves that force you to slow down to ensure safety. Most of the time today, we will ride a motorbike through primeval forest-covered mountains and primitive hill tribes, where women still go topless roaming around. Keep driving to the town of Boun Tai, and we will spend some time exploring the remnants of an old French Legionnaire fortress, which was severely damaged by war and natural disasters. Overnight at a local hotel to regain energy for the next ride.

na mor in Lao motorbike tour

Day 7Boun Tai - Muang Khoua - Nong Khiaw (110 km)

Today’s highlight is that we will take a 4-hour boat tour to Nong Khiaw. In the past, tourists did not pay much attention to this town, but now, it has become an ideal place to visit if you want to escape the noisy cities like Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Today, our team will get up early to enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the morning market in Boun Tai, where you can find lots of local products. Then we return to the hotel, pack the backpack and start conquering 70 km of bumpy roads. We will ride through many Lao Thung villages – home to the midland ethnic groups before embarking on a 4-hour boat trip to Nong Khiaw. It offers a great chance to admire the stunning scenery and explore the natural lifestyle along the river banks. Finish the 7th day of the trip with a good night’s sleep at a local hotel on the Nam Ou River.

Nong khia in laos motorbike tours

Day 8Nong Khiaw - Pak Xeng - Luang Prabang (230 km)

After having breakfast and relaxing with the wonderful scenery just outside the hotel, we will grab the motorbike and return to the mountain roads in Laos. The last ride is our way back to Luang Prabang. It is a long ride today with 100 km being tarmac and the rest an easy 130 km on the dirt, which meander through some of the best landscapes in Laos, with many peaceful villages of local people. Our trip ends in the world heritage town of Luang Prabang, where Beerlao – the best beer in Laos is waiting for you to taste. Then, we return the motorbike and take a tuk-tuk heading back to the hotel. Our 8-day Discover Northern Laos By Motorbike completes with full of fun and new experiences. Tour Ends.

luang prabang

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

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

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

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.

 

Group of 1XR 150L220 USD / 1 day / 1 rider
Group of 2XR 150L150 USD / 1 day / 1 rider
Group of 1CRF 250L240 USD / 1 day / 1 rider
Group of 2CRF 250L170 USD / 1 day / 1 rider

From 3 riders please contact us for the best 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)
  • Riding Shirt for souvenirs
  • 4G simcard
  • Overnight Train Ticket (soft bed) and bike shipping fee from Lao Cai – Sapa

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

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 dirtbike – USD 200 / 1 above 500cc bike
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.

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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