Experience With Motorcycle Tours Vietnam Laos

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Experience With Motorcycle Tours Vietnam Laos

With motorcycle tours Vietnam Laos, you will have the opportunity to admire the picturesque scenery, impressive architectural works or historical sites. Besides, you can also learn about the unique culture of the two country, enjoy many attractive dishes imbued with cultural nature. 

If you are interested in experiencing the feeling of riding a motorbike to visit famous landmarks of both countries, let’s scroll down and check it out!

Experience With Motorcycle Tours Vietnam Laos

Motorcycle Tours Vietnam Laos – Itinerary ( 10 days)

Motorcycling from Hanoi to Mai Chau (Hoa Binh)

In this journey, we will start and end in Hanoi. The motorbike tour leaves Hanoi early in the morning because this time will be ideal to avoid traffic jams and smog. 

The first stop is Mai Chau valley – the Northwest region of Vietnam. Along the way, you will pass through vast rice fields with tree-lined roads and mountains with the magnificent Da River. Mai Chau valley is the birthplace of the Thai ethnic group. This group has kinship relations with several tribes in Thailand, Laos, and China.

In particular, you can immerse yourself in a peaceful village with traditional stilt houses when coming to Mai Chau. The people here are considered masters of textiles. The specialty of this place is wines, especially rice wine. Enjoy a glass of wine, and you will fall in love with this unique flavor.

Motorcycling from Hanoi to Mai Chau (Hoa Binh)
Local farmers in Mai Chau, Hoa Binh, Vietnam

10 Days Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Laos

Laos Motorcycling from Mai Chau to Sam Neua

The next day’s destination on the Vietnam Laos motorbike trip will be Sam Neua. Visitors will go through a trail along the Mai Chau valley and the Ma River across Vietnam and Laos to reach this place.

As soon as the convoy touches the sole wheel to Laos, visitors will notice the different atmosphere between the two countries. Sam Neua is located in a beautiful small valley with many white concrete houses covered among the hills.

This place is also a great stop because of the spectacular scenery along with many eye-catching handicrafts.

Laos Motorcycling from Mai Chau to Sam Neua

Laos Motorcycling from  Sam Neua to Xiang Khouang

Leaving Sam Neua, the next destination that backpackers cannot help but visit is Xieng Khouang. This place is famous for the field of Jars – megalithic archeology of Laos.

Walking along the valley and foothills of the Xieng Khouang Plateau, you will see thousands of stone jars scattered. The Plain of Jars dates back to the Iron Age and is one of the important prehistoric sites in Southeast Asia.

There are also villages of the Hmong ethnic group living in the high mountains. The people are very good at embroidery & weaving, and they are also very hospitable.

Laos Motorcycling from  Sam Neua to Xiang Khouang

Departing from Xiang Khouang to Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang city will be the next place that our motorbike tour group stops to visit. This ancient city has many famous landmarks such as Kuangsi waterfall, Mount Phousi, royal palace museum, Elephant Village museum.

With your motorbike, we will explore every corner of this city. When visiting this city, you will have an interesting look at Lao culture and traditional architecture. Not only that, but you can also enjoy local dishes here.

boat in laos
Traditional boats in Laos

Motorcycling from Luangprabang to Muang Khoa

Before returning to Vietnam, the motorbike tour group will stop at Muang Khua. This place is considered a beautiful coastal town of Laos. The town is located on the banks of Man Ou, not far from the Vietnamese border.

At this place, you can walk through the forest – where some ethnic minorities live. These traditional villages are also scattered in Vietnam but still have cultural differences compared to Laos.

aerial view of nong khiaw village at sunset laos
Aerial view of Nong Khiaw village at sunset, Luang Prabang, Laos

Motorcycling from Muang Khua to Dien Bien Phu

Farewell to Laos at Muang Khua; we will continue the motorbike tour along the road down to Dien Bien Phu valley. The mountains surround a lush green rice field.

Here, you can stop and visit French war sites such as D hill ruins, Chay hill ruins, Observatory ruins, etc., and learn about the village and local culture.

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Motorcycling from Dien Bien Phu to Sapa

The next destination that you should visit after leaving Dien Bien Phu is Sapa. It has the most beautiful roads in the North, Vietnam. With vast, beautiful terraced fields covered with rice color and trees on hills and mountains.

All year round, fog is covered, so it is called the fog town. Sa Pa is a place with rugged terrain at an impressive height; it seems like you are floating in the clouds when visiting this place.

vietnamese woman walking to sapa
Hmong women are on a way from their village to Sapa, Vietnam.

Vietnam Motorcycling from Sapa to Hanoi

From Sapa, you will ride a motorbike to Thac Ba lake through many villages of Tay, Dao, and Thai people. Then, continue along the Red River about 20km to return to Hanoi.

Traffic in Hanoi will be difficult because of the large number of vehicles. Therefore, you must go slowly to ensure safety and immerse yourself in the bustle of the capital. The Vietnam Laos motorbike tour will end at the end of the day after eating and resting at a Hanoi hotel.

Sapa Rice Terraces
Young traveler standing and looking at view of nature in Sapa, Vietnam in rainy season

Tips

Items You Should Bring During Your Motorcycle Tour

You need to prepare enough equipment when preparing to travel by motorbike. Be mindful of the number of items you bring along, which should not be too heavy and bulky.

When preparing for backpacking, consider choosing the must-have items, including clothes, toiletries, books, notebooks, and diaries. You’d better use a backpack to hold more items with a spacious area, not to be stretched.

In addition, it’s advisable to bring raincoats, protective gear, foods such as energy drinks, canned coffee, bottled mineral water, cakes.

You Should Book The Motorbike Tour In Advance

It is better to book a tour about 6 to 8 months before departure so that the company can arrange and you also have more time to prepare.

In detail, the company will be responsible for closing all kinds of services as well as guides. They will then send back the completed cost sheet for you to confirm your tour booking and deposit.

Conclusion

Motorcycle tours Vietnam Laos will be an interesting experience for those who love to travel. Hope this information will help you find a new and useful journey.

The trip will relieve you of the stress at work and have an open vision of the difference in nature and culture between Vietnam and Laos. Lastly, do not forget to prepare carefully and fully to have a safe trip!

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