Self Drive 4×4 Tour From Vietnam to Laos crossing borders – 9 days

Duration : 09/Days
Destination : Hanoi → Mai Chau → Laos Border → Xamnuea → Xieng Khoang → Luang Prabang → Muang La → Vietnam Border → Dien Bien Phu → Son La → Hanoi

From: $1,521/person

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If adventurous travel is your thing, this Self Drive 4×4 Tour From Vietnam to Laos crossing borders – 9 days is designed for you. Within 09  days, we will take you through the spectacular wild nature on the west of both nations. Our guide will help you discover the finest landscapes with jungles, terraced fields, waterfalls, and get to know the tribal villages’ cultures, customs, lifestyles, and traditions as well. These places also offer an abundance of Instagram-worthy locations and natural settings.

During this excursion, you will get a chance to taste the exotic foods that can be found nowhere else and join the local activities. Not only a normal 4×4  tour but BM Travel Adventure is also sure to bring you life-enriching experiences.

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 do not need to worry about where to eat and accommodation
  • Meet the villagers in the central region of Vietnam, they are very gentle and friendly
  • Take a 4×4 tour and learn about famous historical sites
  • The central tourist sites are extremely rich and varied, could not be fully described in an article. Hope that the information above will help you know more about the beautiful landscapes on this sunny and windy central land strip.
Day 1Hanoi to Mai Chau (Hoa Binh Province)

Kick off the first day of the self-drive 4×4 tour from Vietnam to Laos at around 9 a.m. and escape from the heavy traffic in the capital city of Hanoi. Go west to Mai Chau, a fabulous destination for both international and domestic travelers. It’s a rural valley that has lofty cliffs, unique culture and lifestyle of northwest Vietnam. Run along Highway 6 when getting out of Hanoi and you will see the tree-lined roads cutting through the immense paddy fields, punctuated by limestone karst scenery.

After having lunch in Hoa Binh Province, we will head to one of the most beautiful passes in North Vietnam – Thung Khe. With its steep slopes, frequent rocks, and spiral sequences, the pass offers riders a danger yet full of excitement. Then roll down to the mountainous valley settlement of Mai Chau. Enjoy your dinner, rice wine – the special liquors of the region and the locals’ performances. Stay overnight in a stilt house of the Thai people.

Summary:
Distance: 160 km

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 2Mai Chau – Laos border –  Xamnuea. 227km. Guesthouse.

From Mai Chau, Hoa Binh, our team continues to move to Thanh Hoa province by riding on the path stretching along Ma River until Nameo Town. There, let’s go straight to Laos! Coming to Laos- Vietnam border areas, you will feel close to nature more than any time because of the lush tropical forests and magnificent mountains. Most of the borders between Vietnam and Laos go through the top of the mountains or mountain slopes; or in the middle of jungles. This leads to a more challenging trip for everyone. After passing the border, the team arrives in Xamnuea. You can pay a visit to the ancient temple, where local people and tourists often come to get a lucky charm. Speaking of food, do not forget to taste a wide range of street food in the border province.

Day 3Xamnuea – Xieng Khoang (Plain of Jars). 240 km. Hotel.

On the third day of the long journey from Vietnam to Laos, we will drive to Xieng Khoang. On the way, we can see plenty of gorgeous hills and mountains. Besides that, the deep valleys and villages of H’mong people are the highlights of the third day of the road trip. Stay healthy because you have to ride for about 208 kilometers. However, hard things pay off; the landscapes on this road are incredible and worthy. Before arriving in Xieng Khoang, we will take a visit to the famous Plain Of Jars. Our team will have dinner, spend the night time in a hotel in Xieng Khoang and take a good sleep for a coming great day. Dinner in town, overnight at the hotel.

Day 4Explore interesting things on the way from Xieng Khuang to Luang Prabang

You should begin your trip in the early morning. The length of the road is up to 230 kilometers; therefore, it will take you a lot of time to pass hills and mountains before getting to Luang Prabang. Along the way, you can stop at some places to take nice photos of breathtaking landscapes. During this journey, you will get involved in riding through the paved roads to discover the natural beauty of majestic waterfalls and jungles and learn more about the daily life of the Laotians. You will arrive in Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. After that, you have dinner here and take some rest at the hotel.

Day 5Luang Prabang City Tour

When the fifth day of the tour comes, we can leave the stunning roads to enjoy a bit of an easy life. So what is the special thing here? Luang Prabang is a must-visit place for anyone who travels to Laos. It is honored as UNESCO Heritage site with old French colonial buildings, excellent monasteries and the romantic Mekong River. Because of the special location, surrounded by fabulous mountains and peaceful rivers, the atmosphere is always cool and greatly suitable for exploring. All of these things combined will make this town an unforgettable location on the trip.

Summary:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

10 days riding off-road motorcycles crossing border from Vietnam to Laos Day 5: Vietnam Motorbike Tour Luang Prabang city tour

Day 6Luang Prabang – Muang Khua

Our sixth day of the journey is the final complete day in the Laos territory. Saying goodbye to Luang Prabang, we will go to the North. Our next destination is called Muang Khua. There are some traditional villages of H’mong and Thai people in Laos. We will not ignore the opportunity to learn something new. That’s the reason why we should talk to them to have a clear point about local people living where we come.

Summary:

Distance: 294 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 7Muang Khua – Vietnam Border – Dien Bien Phu

Leaving Muang Khua, we will say goodbye to peaceful Laos to cross the border and go back to Vietnam. Historic Dien Bien Phu is our first destination when coming back to Vietnam. It is located in Dien Bien Province and widely known in the world as the mighty 1954 victory. On the one side, you can listen directly to this story by local people who were born and grew up here. It must be a touching moment. On the other side, excellent natural landscapes in the capital of Dien Bien Province are also worth staying in. The majority of locals are ethnic people who are so friendly and hospitable; wonderful views and emotional stories; this is one of the best days of our long journey.

Summary:

Distance: 110 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 8Dien Bien Phu – Son La

Starting the day, we will spend time at A1 Hill, Him Lam Hill, Dien Bien Phu Museum for realistically getting knowledge. After that day, you will certainly feel more admirable to excellent General Vo Nguyen Giap, brave Vietnamese soldiers. Stay tuned! Back to the roads, it’s time to check the historical Pha Din Pass. This pass is seen as the biggest and most dangerous in the North of Vietnam. This will be the shining moment of skillful bikers. Hard things pay off! In return, when you set your foot at the top of the pass, you will have a wonderful view and thank yourselves for being there. After going down the pass, we will reach to Son La where the whole group stays overnight.

Summary:

Distance: 161 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 9Son La – Hanoi. 300km. Tour ends.

It is the last day of the journey. You prepare to leave Son La and return to Hanoi after breakfast. On the way, you can have some stops to take beautiful photos and take a coffee break. At around 4 p.m, you will reach Hanoi City and check-in at the hotel. Tour ends.

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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