Border-Crossing Motorbike Tour From Vietnam To Laos In 12 Days

Duration : 12/Days
Destination : Hanoi → Phu Yen → Mai Chau → Sam Neua → Xieng Khoang → Luang Prabang → Muang Khua → Dien Bien Phu → Son La → Moc Chau → Hanoi

From: $2,280/person

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Our border-crossing motorbike tour will give you unforgettable riding experiences when moving through a variety of on-road and off-road paths. Traveling across Vietnamese and Lao provinces and cities, you also get to explore the stunning landscapes of dense forests, towering mountains, magnificent waterfalls, and diverse cultures and traditions of ethnic groups.

By joining our motorbike tour, you will have 12 days to visit beauty spots and participate in numerous traveling activities. The trip begins in Hanoi, Vietnam then moves to Phu Yen and Mai Chau for sightseeing and cultural discovery. From the 3rd to the 8th day of the tour, you continue the journey to explore Lao regions, including Xam Neua, Xieng Khouang, Luang Prabang, and Muang Khua. After that, you take a trip back to Vietnam and ride through Dien Bien Phu, Son La, and Moc Chau before returning to Hanoi.

ITINERARY

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • A free day for you to have a chance to visit all places in Luang Prabang in Laos
  • Know more about Vietnam history as well Dien Bien Phu campaign in 1954.
  • Nice experience when enjoying local food
  • Off-road motorcycle trip crossing Vietnam – Laos border with a lot of experience
Day 1Start with the trip from Hanoi to Phu Yen, Son La

After leaving the bustling city of Hanoi, you go along the Red River Delta to reach Son Tay before paying a visit to the peaceful land of Phu Yen. On the way, you will have opportunities to admire the natural scenery with forests, mountains, and valleys. After following the off-road track through picturesque villages and paddy fields, you will arrive at the hotel in Phu Yen. Check-in at the hotel and stay overnight here before going on the trip to Mai Chau.

Day 2Take a ride from Phu Yen to Mai Chau Valley, Hoa Binh

Your morning will start with a light breakfast at the hotel. After that, you get on the motorbike and ride through National Route 43 and 46 to reach Mai Chau. While being on the move, you take a ferry along Da River and cross Sông Đà Reservoir (Black River Reservoir), which is the main supply of water to Hoa Binh Dam, to admire the magnificent landscape of mountains and forests.

After getting to Van Yen port, you will go through tortuous roads that are surrounded by mountains, forests, and terraced fields to reach Moc Chau before having lunch here. After that, you continue the journey on Road No.6 and experience the off-road ride through Van Ho, Hang Kia, and Pa Co, where you have an occasion to immerse yourself in the peaceful space covered with small villages on the hillsides before coming to Mai Chau.

One of the experiences you cannot miss on the trip to Mai Chau is walking around this lovely village to discover the life of the locals. Right when the sun comes up, the locals take part in numerous daily activities, such as weaving thread into cloth. Their traditional products will be sold in the village center. Most interestingly, a musical show will take place in the evening. Here you will have an opportunity to watch the performance of the local artists and get more understanding of the local cultures, habits, and traditions.

Day 3Go across Lao Border from Mai Chau to get to Sam Neua

Today, you will have to the 190-km stretch of road to get to Sam Neua. Say goodbye to Mai Chau and head towards Thanh Hoa province on the National Route 15. Then, you follow the beautiful trail along the Ma River to reach Nameo Town and start the journey to explore the beauty of Laos. You will be surprised to realize that the landscape is quite different from Vietnam when it is covered with the scenery of majestic mountains, primeval forests standing out under the blue color of the sky, and large and small rocks spreading out on the stream with clear blue water. Coming here, you also get a chance to show the talent for riding through mountain passes. After riding along the long road, you will have dinner in the town before moving to Sam Neua and stay overnight at a mini guesthouse here.

Day 4Take a trip from Sam Neua to Xieng Khouang and admire the Plain of Jars

This trip will take you through many hills and passes. You should spend time visiting some small Hmong villages along the way. After going a distance of 210 kilometers, you pay a visit to the Plain Of Jars, which is one of the must-visit megalithic archaeological sites in Xieng Khouang, Laos. This plan features thousands of stone jars scattered around the upper valleys and the lower foothills. The jars here are mostly arranged in different clusters. After the excursion to the Plain of Jars, you enjoy dinner in the town and take overnight at the hotel here.

Day 5Explore interesting things on the way from Xieng Khouang 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 6Take a sightseeing tour around Luang Prabang

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to the National Museum, which is located at the Old Royal Palace. Here you will see a collection of cultural artifacts that help you understand more about the cultural richness in the reign of Lao kings. Coming here, you also should miss the opportunity to go around the Central Market and admire impressive constructions, including Wat Visoun and  Wat Aham and Wat Mai. Then, you can climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for enjoyable experiences of the gilded stupa and the spectacular sunset. This site also gives you a chance to take in the Night Market, where you can find several handmade textiles produced by the local people in Luang Prabang. After a day of experiencing Luang Prabang, you spend a night staying overnight here.

Day 7Continue the journey in Luang Prabang and cross the Mekong River to explore Pak Ou cave

You go on the journey to discover Luang Prabang with a short trip to Wat Sene and Wat Xiengthong for more knowledge of the classical architectural style of Laos. After that, you get across the Mekong River, where you can enjoy the tranquil scene of rural life. Along the way, you also pay a visit to Pak Ou Caves, which consists of the lower cave of Tham Ting and the upper cave of Tham Theung. While exploring the caves, you will see thousands of large and small golden Buddha statues.

After visiting Pak Ou caves, you have a stop at Ban Xanghai village, also known as Whisky village, which is the production base of local wine. Here you can witness the process of making Lao-Lao, a type of wine made from rice grown in Laos. On the way back to Luang Prabang, you also visit another village called Ban Phanom, which gives you a chance to see numerous woven products. You can buy them as gifts for your family members and friends. After returning to Luang Prabang, you can spend time taking a stroll around ancient streets before taking overnight here.

Day 8Take a ride from Luang Prabang to Muang Khua

From Luang Prabang, you move a distance of 230 kilometers to get to Muang Khua, which is located near the northwestern region of Vietnam. If you desire to conquer off-road tracks, it is really a valuable opportunity. You will get awesome riding experiences when going through mountainous roads embraced by majestic scenery. On the trip to Muang Khua, you can visit H’mong and Thai villages and explore their cultural features. Here you have dinner and stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 9Come back to the Vietnam border city of Dien Bien Phu from Muang Khua

After following the 175-kilometer road with rice fields and tree lines to the east, you will cross the border to get back to Vietnam. Continue to keep riding downhill; you will go through the residential area of Thai people. Finally, you arrive in Dien Bien Phu, which stands out due to the spectacular valley. Here you will stop for dinner and stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 10Travel from Dien Bien Phu to Son La

You enjoy the trip to Dien Bien Phu by a visit to the historical remnants during the Indochina War. After that, you have a 180-kilometer ride to the south to reach Son La. Along the way are many high passes, including Pha Din mountain pass, where you can stop for hunting photos and visiting the village of Black Thai and Hmong people. At the end of the day, you will have dinner in the town before getting some rest at a hotel.

Day 11Take a motorbike tour to Moc Chau, 150KM

You start your morning with a light breakfast before following the National Route 6 to get to Moc Chau. After riding through the 150-kilometer road, you reach the region that specializes in producing famous kinds of tea and milk in Vietnam. This land is also home to ethnic minorities such as Green H’mong, Dzao, Thai, and Muong. You spend the whole afternoon riding up the hills for the discovery of the tea plantations and visiting some beauty spots such as Bauhinia variegata Hill (Đồi Ban), Pike Hill, and Das Yen Waterfall. After a day of exploring Moc Chau, you finally spend your night at a hotel in Moc Chau.

Day 12Come back to Hanoi from Moc Chau

It is the last day of the journey. You prepare to leave Moc Chau and return to Hanoi after enjoying your 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 for check-in at the hotel.

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

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
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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