Vietnam Challenges Tour To Laos will starting in Hanoi and ending in Luang Prabang, the tour Remote Vietnam And Laos By Bike is a guided bicycle tour that takes 14 days. You will be traveling through Cuc Phuong National Park, Vieng Xai, Xieng Khouang and 9 other destinations in Laos and Vietnam. Remote Vietnam And Laos By Bike is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.
Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival ( D )
Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel for check in and free time until 18:30 PM we meet group in hotel in Hanoi for dinner and a trip briefing .
Day 2 : Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Tam Coc ( B , L , D )
A day exploring the countryside and local artisans. We start riding on a dyke along the Red River, a perfect quiet place to get used to cycling in Vietnam as we make our way to Tam Coc.
Day 3 : Tam Coc - Cuc Phuong National Park ( B , L , D )
A flat, scenic ride takes us to Hoa Lu and Dinh Le Temple, built in the shape of a Chinese character. We explore Vietnam's first and largest national park with a visit to the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, home of rescued and rehabilitated native monkeys, gibbons, and langurs.
Day 4 : Cuc Phuong - Mai Chau ( B , L, D )
We cycle through dramatic mountain landscapes along the Buoi River. A transfer uphill means a descending ride past rice paddies to Mai Chau.
Day 5 : Mai Chau - Quan Son ( B , L , D )
Take a stroll around Mai Chau valley before we transfer to the top of the hill and ride downhill to Dong Tam. After lunch we'll continue cycling west towards Laos and along the way you will be treated to the dramatic scenery of mountains, rivers and local villages.
Day 6 : Quan Son - Cross border to Laos - Vieng Sai ( B , L, D )
Early breakfast and transfer to Na Meo border gate . ( Say goodbye Vietnam team ) .We cross the border in the morning, and our Laos guides will lead us along streams and farms to the historic Vieng Xai caves, once the war-time headquarters of Laos’ communists.
Day 7 : Vieng Sai - Xam Nuea ( B , L, D )
We cycle amongst the vast network of caves, which were used as shelters from air raids during the Vietnam War. After lunch, we cycle to Xam Neua, Houaphanh’s provincial capital.
Day 8 : Xam Nuea - Nam - Et - Phou Louey National Protected Area ( B , L , D )
Today we will have a rest from the bikes and and go on a different type of adventure, a safari in the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area. As we enter the park, we stop to see Saleuy Waterfall, and in the late afternoon, we boat upriver so that we can drift down in the evening to spot wildlife.
Day 9 : Nam - Et - Phou Louey National Protected Area - Xieng Khouang ( B , L , D )
It's back on the bikes today after a short transfer. We cycle down to the Xieng Khouang Plateau and to the Ban Xang Hot Springs, where we’ll be staying the night in a community lodge.
Day 10 : Xieng Khoang - Phnonsavanh ( B , L , D )
This morning we ride to the town of Phonsavanh, but on the way, we'll stop for a cool down and lunch at Tad Ka Waterfall in Tachok and hike a spectacular jungle trail that winds its way up and crosses the waterfall.
Day 11 : Phnonsavanh ( B , L , D )
An easy day to visit the mysterious prehistoric jars. We return to town for lunch and the afternoon is free to visit the MAG Office-UXO Visitor Information Centre and gain an insight into the legacy of the Vietnam War to the region.
Day 12 : Phnonsavanh - Phou Khoun ( B , L , D )
We head east to Phou Khoun via Nongtang, a large natural lake surrounded by high limestone cliffs. We explore the temple ruins, visit a cave, and have lunch. After, we continue cycling for another 27 km be-fore transferring the final uphill section.,
Day 13 : Phou Khoun - Luang Prabang ( B , L , D )
We have an overall descent to Luang Prabang. However, before we go down, we have 40 km of up-and-down riding. We then descend 20 km and have lunch at the bridge over the Ming River. Then we decide if want to continue riding and conquer one more mountain or to transfer to Luang Prabang.
Day 14 : Luang Prabang ( B , D )
We ride to Pak Ou to visit the Buddha-filled Tham Ting and Tham Teung Caves. We return to Luang Prabang by boat, with a stop at Ban Xang Hai. Return to your hotel to freshen and lunch not included . Afternoon free time and 18:30 meet group at the lobby for farewell dinner . End The Tour .
( You can stay longer to explore Laos or connecting another tour with us to Thailand ... )
Tour Price : Contact Us
Departure dates : 15th October , 5th February , 15th July
Tour Cost includes:
- Trek MTB and helmet
- • All hotels , homestay.. (twin share ) and meals specified
- • Cycle support by a/c vehicles ( to take care bike & rider and luggages)
- • Permit tickets to villages and home stay
- • All water, fruits and snacks whilst riding
- • All entrances fee and sites mentioned
- • English speaking guide
- • All meals mentioned ( B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner )
Tour Cost excludes:
- International Flights to Hanoi and Departure from Luang Prabang
- Departure Tax
- Visa Fees
- Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
- Tips for guides and driver
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary
Things to be prepared:
2. Small backpack
3. Shoes and shorts for cycling