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Introduction

If there were only nineteen days left to live, what would you do? Spending time doing boring daily activities or working almost time at your company. In this article, we’ll tell you about an amazing journey that we’ve enjoyed for 19 days - the Vietnam and Laos motorcycle tour.
We experienced countless interesting things during the journey and divided this motorbike tour into three main stages as below. Let’s get started!

The First Leg: Motorcycle Tour Vietnam To Laos 

Day 1: Ha Noi - Hoa Binh (Mai Chau) 160km

The ideal place to start the motorcycle tour from Vietnam to Laos is Ha Noi - the capital of Vietnam. From there, it’s easy to travel down the west by motorbike to Mai Chau - the home of the Thai minority. 

Mai Chau is also known as a peaceful valley in the midst of the majestic Northwest mountains. Visiting this place, we experienced the traditional activities of the people here, such as dancing, drinking rice wine, sleeping in Thai people’s houses, and so on.

Scenic ride to Mai Chau valley, Hoa Binh

Day 2: Mai Chau - Thanh Hoa 100km

Our next destination on the motorcycle tour Vietnam to Laos is Pu Luong, Thanh Hoa Reserve, which is about 70km from Mai Chau. This place is especially famous for its terraced rice fields and primeval jungle.

Pu Luong water wheel on stream, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam

Day 3: Thanh Hoa - Viengsay In Laos From Na Meo

Before migrating to Laos, we finished the immigration procedures & Customs, thanks to the help of our Vietnamese tour guide. Arriving in Laos, we spent the whole day discovering Viengsay.

Riding near by Na Meo border gate

The Second Part: Motorbike Tour In Laos

Day 4: Viengsay To MuangKham Via Tam Piu - Hot Spring - Sanneu About 218km (B/L/D) Paved Road

On the way to Muangkham, we stopped by Tham Piu Cave. Tham Piu is considered a solemn memorial for 347 innocent people murdered in a missile attack on the United States in 1968. 

Lessons on Life from a Journey to the Jungle Cave of Death ( Laos on motorbike )

Day 5: Muangkham To UXO Office - Phonesavanh– Phonsavan– Phonesavanh (B/L/D)171km 

The next destination of the motorbike tour in Laos is Phonesavanh - the Xieng Khouang’s capital. Here we visited the UXO office and then explored the Phonsavan. 

No one knows the true origin of the 2000-year-old stone jars in this place. 

Besides, we also discover several local villages of Laos like Thong Hai Hin, Hai Hin, Hai Hin Lat Khai, etc. The afternoon is a great time to visit Muang Khoun - the place is famous for sitting giant Buddha.

Plain of Jars Laos
Plain of Jars Laos

Day 6: Phonesavanh - Luang Prabang Via Phoukhun (B/L/D) 265km Paved Road 

We spent today’s time exploring several villages of the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people, as well as learning about the local culture. After that, we left Xieng Khouang and drove to Luang Prabang.

VANG VIENG, LAOS, JULY 12, 2012: Villagers bring cows to the field. in the village of Vang Vieng in Laos.

Day 7: Discovering Luang Prabang (B/-/-)

Today we were free to explore Luang Prabang - the ancient capital of Laos, and enjoy the specialties of this place.

Sunset scene, man making room for a boat on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

Day 8: Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng Paved Road 200km (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we drove to Vang Vieng and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the route, which is accentuated by the contrast between the mountains and the plains.

Day 8: Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng Paved Road 200km (B/L/D)
Sunset over Vang Vieng river in Laos

Day 9: Vang Vieng – Vientiane Paved Road 200km (B/L/D)

During this day, we visited some famous destinations like Nam Ngum Lake, Wat Sisaket, Wat Si Muang, Wat Prakeo, That Luang monument, and Vientiane’s own Victory Monument.

(View from above) Stunning aerial view of a traditional long-tail boat with tourists on board sailing in the waters of the Nam Ngum Reservoir, Thalat village in the background, northern Laos.

Day 10: Vientiane To Konglo – Ban Kong Lo Homestay (B/L/D) 231km

On the way to Konglor cave, we visited Wat Prabath and a village specializing in selling dried fish. Following that, we spent the night in a local residential area in Ban Konglo village.

Day 10: Vientiane To Konglo – Ban Kong Lo Homestay (B/L/D) 231km
A boat ride on the other side of Kong Lor Cave in Central Laos

Day 11: Visiting Kong Cave, Then Motorbike Tour To Vinh City Via Laksao Border (B/L) 250km

We experienced a 7.5km journey along with Konglor underground of the HinBoun River through a longboat. Next, we moved to the Laksao border by motorbike, did exit procedures to Vietnam, and head to Vinh city.

Beautiful scenery on the path through the hillside village between Namthon district and Laksao district, Lao PDR

The Final Leg: Motorbike Tour In Vietnam - Exploring Central Vietnam

Day 12: Vinh City - Ha Tinh (Huong Khe) 160km

From Vinh city, we went along the HCM road to Thanh Chuong district. Then we moved to Pho Chau town for a short lunch break and went to Kim Lien village - The great uncle Ho Chi Minh’s birthplace.

In the evening, we arrived at Dong Loc Crossroads, passed through remote countryside dotted with karst limestone formations, and spent the night in Huong Khe town.

Nghe An, Viet Nam - September 15, 2019: Green tea island in Thanh Chuong District, central Nghe An province has recently become a destination attracting a large number of visitors.

Day 13: Huong Khe - Quang Binh  (Phong Nha) 280km

We rode motorbikes to and explored Ke Bang - Phong Nha National Park, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage.

Boat moving on the river near the cave of Phong Nha, Vietnam

Day 14: Phong Nha - Quang Tri Khe Sanh (7 Hours Of Riding for 250 Km)

We headed in the west direction on Highway 9, then climbed Truong Son mountain to visit some village boards and admire the beautiful natural scenery of streams and waterfalls.

Continuing the motorcycle journey, we moved to Khe Sanh - a place that was once an important base during the period of the American war in Vietnam.

Khe Sanh Combat Base
Khe Sanh Combat Base

Day 15: Quang Tri (Visiting Vinh Moc Tunnels & DMZ) – Hue ( 6 Hours Of Moving for 200Km)

Today, we visited Quang Tri Citadel and Long Hung Church. Next, we moved to Vinh Moc tunnels, explored the Demilitarized Zone, and went to Dong Ha town to see the Dong Ha market. Then we drove straight to Hue.

Vịnh Mốc tunnels.
QUANG TRI - VIETNAM - APRIL 8, 2016 : Group of Vietnam war ear Artillery shell rounds showcase at outside of Vinh Moc tunnels.

Day 16: Motorcycle Tour To Hue For Sightseeing

We spent the whole day discovering Hue Imperial City by motorbike as well as enjoying interesting activities such as shopping, relaxing and so on.

Amazing red wooden hallway in the Purple Forbidden City of the Imperial City within the Citadel in Hue, Vietnam. Hue is a popular tourist destination of Vietnam

Day 17: Hue - Hoi An Through Da Nang (5 Hours Of Moving - 150Km)

We conquered Hai Van Pass, enjoying the splendid beauty of nature here combined with the mountains and sea. Then we moved to Da Nang and were picked up at a hotel in Da Nang, Hoi An. 

Hai Van pass - the famous road which leads along the coastline mountains

Day 18: Hoi An – Easy & Free

On day 18th, we spent all day discovering Hoi An Ancient Town, and relaxing after a long motorcycle trip.

HOI AN, VIETNAM -APRIL 16: Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An, Vietnam on April 16, 2014 in Hoian, Vietnam.

Day 19: Hoi An – Departure

The motorbike tour in Vietnam is also the last leg of the Vietnam and Laos motorcycle tour ending in Hoi An. We moved to Danang airport and came back home.

HOIAN,VIETNAM-JULY 21,2018: Traditional bicycle.(cyclo) waiting for tourists to visit the ancient city .Here is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Some Accompanying Services Of The 19-day Motorbike Tour 

During this journey, you will be supported with a number of services such as motorbikes with helmets, mechanics for groups of more than five people, accommodation, meals, expenses for sightseeing, and drinking water, an English tour guide, and so on.

Final Thoughts 

After the journey of a 19-day Vietnam and Laos motorcycle tour with about 3000 km, we admit that the adventure of immersing yourself in nature is worth the experience. 

This is not simply a trip to discover new lands but also an opportunity for you to challenge yourself. Do you want to join us Today? Hit us up at: https://vietnammotorcycletours.com/

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