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A 15-day Trip Travel From Hanoi To Vientiane On Motorbikes - Explore Vietnam And Laos’s Shared Border!

Introduction

If you're looking for a way to do something different, then this is the perfect tour for you! This motorbike adventure takes you through Laos and Vietnam. 

It's an amazing way to see incredible landscapes and experience Vietnamese culture. You'll take in breathtaking views of mountain ranges, waterfalls, rice fields, rivers, and more on your journey. 

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A 15-day Trip Travel From Hanoi To Vientiane On Motorbikes - Explore Vietnam And Laos’s Shared Border!
Couple conquering mountain top at Nong Khiaw panoramic view over Nam Ou River valley Laos.

Full Itinerary

The 1st Day: Goodbye Hanoi, hello Mai Chau!

Begin the northern Vietnam motorcycle vacation to Laos around 9-9:30 A.M. to avoid the traffic jams in Hanoi's capital. Travel to a province called Mai Chau to the west, a fantastic site for domestic and international visitors.

After a day of exploring and enjoying the local cuisine, we'll head over to Thung Khe Pass for an awe-inspiring scenic tour. From there, it's time for some hill climbing fun before ending our trip to one of Vietnam's most beautiful villages - Mai Chau.

The 1st Day: Goodbye Hanoi, hello Mai Chau!

The 2nd Day: Phu Yen is here!

Mai Chau, located 135 kilometers from Hanoi, is among the nearest destinations where you may learn about true tribal villages. Arrive in time for lunch at Moc Chau. 

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Vietnam by taking a dip on this two-hour boat ride. Board at any number of nearby ports - including Van Yen for those who are interested! 

You'll cross over some rivers, wind through rice fields, and more before reaching your destination: Phu Yen will leave you feeling rejuvenated with its breathtaking views.

The 3rd Day: Head to the main city of Son La

We travel through hills to come to sugarcane fields, ripe for harvesting in November when temperatures start cooling down again. 

Stay in the central city for a night. Make a thorough preparation for the fifth day.  

Vietnamese Hmong in Son La province, northwest of Vietnam.

The 4th Day: Hello Dien Bien Phu!

After Son La, it’s time to start the adventure tours with our motorbikes. We will make our way to Pha Din - it's very long but steep.

On the way, stop to enjoy delicious lunch food in a nearby restaurant. Take a stroll through the historic metropolitan area to learn more about the historic wars of Vietnam.

The 5th Day: Reach Two “Muangs”

Breakfast is the perfect way to start your morning. It will give you some energy for making it all through 140km on the pavement today! This path has some amazing views and villages in Northern Laos and its neighbor Vietnam, which are worth checking out while traveling down this road.

Though there are no major attractions in Muang Khua, its picturesque  natural scene of rivers and lakes is charming. Spend more time exploring the town itself and then go out for dinner or staycation at one of many nearby guest houses that will be open late if you want some nightlife action before bedtime arrives.

The 6th Day: Make the stop at 3 popular places

Enjoy a scenic 160 km ride today, with 60 km of it being off-road. Take Muang La as a replacement for the busy city. 

Visit a few villages to visit some of the locals. Pop down to the village of Ban Ano. Following that, we'll travel to Muang Xay town and spend the night in town at a small guesthouse.

The 7th Day: From Oudoxmay to Muang Ngoi 

The ancient city of Oudomxay is a must-see for any visitor to Laos. With its beautiful temples, this cultural melting pot will leave you wanting more. 

Our next stop on the off-road motorbike journey brings us out into the country where we can experience rural life in Nong Khiaw with all its quiet colonial charm - spontaneous adventures are guaranteed at every turn.

Muang Ngo is located an hour up the river from the entrance town. If you stay locally in the heart of Southeast Asia's best-kept surprise, you will undoubtedly seem out of the ordinary. 

The 8th Day: Head to Vieng Thong 

Visiting Vieng Thong is rugged, but the views are always worth it. After driving for 138 km on winding roads through remote areas of Laos covered with green mountainsides and rice paddies. You will arrive at this beautiful town where visitors can experience Laotian culture firsthand by staying in guesthouses or hotels near markets filled with delicious foodie treats.

The 9th Day: All the way to Muang Kham

The perfect way to start your day is with a delicious breakfast before crossing over Hunting and heading towards Muang Kham. Once there, make sure that Nam Nguen on Road 5 has been reached, turn left in 3 kilometers for an amazing view of both mountains and caves.

Travel to Muang Kham place at the end of your journey. Spend the night in a local homestay. Ending of an intense day after journeying around 213km.  

The 10th Day: Visit the most mysterious place

Travel all the way to the highlands and Xieng Khouang, which is most famous for the mysterious Plain of Jars. We visited three different areas which are remarkable with almost 150 jars. Come to Muang Khoun and Xieng Khouang, then rest for the rest of the night.

The 11th Day: Head to the beautiful Luang Prabang

On this day, we cover the longest distance ever. The city of Luang Prabang is a beautiful and pristine destination that will leave you spellbound.

Luang Prabang is a hidden gem in the form of an ancient city with luxuriant jungles and waterfalls. You should head back to town in the afternoon for some rest before exploring more tomorrow morning.

The 12th Day: Ride elephants and visit waterfalls

Leave Luang Prabang behind and head south to the elephant campsite. We will visit the fascinating Pak Ou Caverns; two linked caverns (Tham Phoum and Tham Ting) are associated with Buddha images.  

The 13th Day: Hello Paklay!

To reach Paklay, we should first cross a place called Sayaboury.

The Malabari, one of Southeast Asia's few remaining gatherer groups, live in the province's western jungles, which is the most pleasurable aspect.

The 14th Day: Paklay - Vientiane

Visit Vientiane and you will feel relaxed in no time. 

Discover the country's major Buddhist monument, the Pha That Luang (Great Stupa).

Take it easy on the final day of your incredible motorbike adventure across the North of this cool S-line country to Laos.

The 15th Day: Vientiane - Departure

It's time for breakfast! Enjoy your last meal before we leave. Enjoy doing what you love until heading to the airport and going back home.

Conclusion

If you're looking for a change of pace and want to enjoy the thrill of exploring new territories, we recommend taking this Vietnam Laos Border Crossing Motorbike Tour

This tour is an adventurous motorbike journey that will take you 15 days from Hanoi to Vientiane by crossing through some of Southeast Asia's most scenic landscapes while experiencing firsthand what it means to live in the beautiful Vietnam.

Thank you, and we will see you soon!

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