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Laos and Vietnam Motorcycle Tour

The crossing-border motorbike adventure tour through Laos and Vietnam is certainly a special experience. Along this 2,000-kilometer trip, Vietnam on Trails will introduce to you the hidden North East of Laos and the spectacular mountain landscape of the Northwestern Vietnam. This trip can be customized for 7, 8, 9 or 10 days.

Key Information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: rental bike (Honda CRF 250 or Kawasaki KLX 250)
  • Mileage: 1,883 kilometers / 1,170 miles
  • Daily rides: 170 to 270 kilometers / 105.5 to 167.5 miles
  • Riding gear: included: helmet and gloves
  • Meals: breakfasts and dinners


  • Starts and ends in Hanoi
  • Visit the famous Plain Of Jars
  • Ride on a beautiful trail along the Ma River
  • Visit the villages of Hmong and Thai people
  • Visit the historical remain of French battlefield
  • Ride over many hills and mountain passes
  • Honda XR motorbike and gear rental
  • 9 nights of lodging

Skill level

  • Intermediate


9 riding days
Group size: 2-10 participants
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During the tour, you will stay at several accommodations including a homestay, guesthouses, and hotels.


Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau, 170 kilometers / 105.5 miles

You will be picked up and transferred to the starting point where you will take the bike and start the first-day ride to the northwestern of Hanoi. There will be easy paved trails and main roads, nice scenery along the Da River, and bamboo forest. Have dinner and overnight at a homestay with a Thai family.

Day 2: Mai Chau - Laos border - Xam Nuea, 227 kilometers / 141 kilometers

Say goodbye to the family and head down to Thanh Hoa province. Ride on a beautiful trail along the Ma River until Nameo Town where you cross the border to get to Laos. The landscape suddenly changes in Laos side with quiet road and nice scenery, riding up and down many mountain passes. Have dinner in town and overnight at a mini guesthouse in Xam Nuea.

Day 3: Xam Nuea - Xieng Khouang (Plain of Jars), 240 kilometers / 149 kilometers

It's a nice day ride over many hills and mountain passes. Visit some small Hmong villages on the way. Before arriving in Xieng Khouang, you will make a visit to the famous Plain Of Jars. Have dinner in town and overnight at a hotel.

Day 4: Xieng Khouang - Luang Prabang, 270 kilometers / 167.5 miles

Start early as you have a long day ride today. It's still very hilly all the way to Luang Prabang. There will be some stops for a photo of very nice view over high mountains and deep valley. Arrive late in the afternoon. Have dinner in town and overnight at a hotel.

Day 5. Luang Prabang

The whole day is free time to discover the ancient city of Luang Prabang, a nice city with lovely food and plenty of things to visit. Meals are by your own and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Luang Prabang - Muang Khoa, 250 kilometers / 155.5 miles

Leaving the beautiful city of Luang, you head up closer to the northwest of Vietnam, another long day but beautiful, with many stops to visit the villages of Hmong and Thai people. Have dinner and overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 7: Muang Khua - Vietnam border - Dien Bien Phu, 175 kilometers / 108.5 miles

Head to the east where you will cross the border to get back to Vietnam. The landscape changes quickly once after the border, flat plain with rice fields and tree lines. Ride all the way down hill through the country of Thai people until the spectacular valley of Dien Bien Phu where you will stop for the night. Have dinner in town and overnight at a hotel.

Day 8: Dien Bien Phu - Son La, 180 kilometers / 112 miles

Make a visit to the historical remain of French battlefield during the Indochina War. Start riding down to the south to get to Son La. Ride up and down many high passes with many stops on the beautiful Pha Din mountain pass for a photo and visit to the village of Black Thai / Hmong people. Have dinner in town and overnight at a hotel.

Day 9: Son La - Phu Yen, 201 kilometers / 125 miles

Keep riding down the hill to get the bank of the Da River then riding along the Hoang Lien high mountain range until the valley of Phu Yen. Have dinner in town and overnight at a hotel.

Day 10: Phu Yen - Hanoi, 170 kilometers / 105.5

Leaving the high mountain of the northwestern region, you head down to the south to get back to Hanoi and follow the bank of the Red River until Hanoi. You end the ride in Hanoi.

Skill level required for this tour:


  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents


This motorcycle tour will start and end in Hanoi, Vietnam. Your journey will cover several places including Mai Chau, Dien Bien Phu, Son La, and Phuyen in Vietnam as well as Xam Nuea, Xieng Khouang, Luang Prabang, and Muang Khoa in Laos.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Entrance fees, tickets, and permit
  • Fuel
  • Motorcycle with material insurance
  • Riding gears (helmet and gloves)
  • Tour guide

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Book your flights to arrive at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Value for money
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10 days / 9 nights
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Pricing information
  • Groups of 8 and more: 2,000 USD per rider
  • Pillions can join for an additional 1,500 USD per person
Tour information

If the minimum number of participants is not met, the tour can be conducted for 1 rider for 3,500 USD. Please expect to rain while riding from the month of April to September.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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