Map of your Motorcycle road trip :
When you arrive at Vientiane Airport, you’ll be picked up in local style by a tuk-tuk which will take you over to your hotel. You’ll have time to explore Vientiane a little before you settle down to dinner with your trip guide who’s there to give you a personal introduction into Laos.
Vientiane - Paksan - Khamkeut (Laksao)
Our Laos motorcycle tour begins as you head towards the Laos-Vietnam border. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity visit the ancient sites of Vat Prabatphonsan, enjoy the views from the heights of Phou Pha Mane and cross the Nam Theun Bridge. Here you can explore the remnants from the Indochina Wars, old aluminum bomb casings which have been recycled into canoes. By the end of the day, you’ll arrive in LakSao where you can enjoy the lovely village and relax in the late afternoon.
Khamkeut - Nakai - Boualapha
After we snake along the Vietnamese border for several miles, it’s time for our Ho Chi Minh trail motorcycle adventure to kick off. As we pick up the famed route, we will pass by the largest dam in Laos, Nam Theun, and across the stone forest of Hin Nam No. You’ll cross through small villages with long and complex histories before you arrive in Muang Boualapha to rest for the evening.
Boualapha - Sépon - Muang Nong
We have a local secret spot for you to enjoy breakfast before we continue our Ho Chi Minh trail tour towards Muang Nong. You’ll make your way across a war-torn history where you can visit the Ban Dong Military Museum along with the Lao-Viet Friendship Bridge. As you continue down the trail, you’ll meet indigenous peoples living a traditional lifestyle, the Ta-Ouy. By the end of the day, you’ll see the small buildings of Muang Nong rise up and will be ready for a little rest and relaxation.
Muang Nong - Ta-Ouy - KaLeum - Sékong
You’ll be totally immersed in the Ho Chi Minh Trail as you ride across the footsteps of Laos ancient warriors and interact with their modern descendants who still maintain their traditional roots. After lunch, you’ll have a long, beautiful drive to Sékong where we’ll stop for the night on our Laos motorcycle tour.
Sékong - Attapeu - Ban Kiet Ngong
Today’s a big driving day as we pass through the Attapeu and Sanxay regions on our Laos motorbike tour. You will even have the opportunity to see a unique piece of history— an American missile kept where it landed and failed to detonate as a museum piece by Laos. We’ll then continue down country roads towards Ban Kiet Ngong where we will cross the Xépian protected forests and see the dormant volcanoes there. On the way, you’ll meet with Vietnamese bike traders who crisscross Laos looking for old bikes and parts to sell. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit an ancient templed where Laotian knights trained in combat before we arrive at the end of the day in Ban Kiet Ngong Village.
Ban Kiet Ngong - Vat Phou - Soukhoumma - Done Khong
With a little luck, you just might see some elephants along the road on our last day tracks of the Ho Chi Minh trail motorcycle tour. Your eyes won’t believe as the scenery changes around you and we emerge into the 4,000 islands of the Mekong. We’ll cross the Mekong on old, makeshift ferries and visit the Vat Phou temple. We’ll spend the evening on one of the islands, Done Khong, where will have a spectacular dinner right along the sea.
Done Khong - Ban Nakasang - Mékong Fall - Paksé
On the penultimate day of our Laos motorbike tour, it’s time for one last ride. You’ll head out to the biggest falls of the country along the route to Ban Nakasang. At the edges of the waterfall, you’ll get to meet with an authentic village and learn the traditional ways of life on the Mekong. In the afternoon, you can visit a unique village where the specialize in the sculpture of wooden masks. In the evening, you’ll arrive in the charming town of Pakse and enjoy a charming, small hotel.
Paksé is such a great place that we leave the last day open for you to explore it however you want. When you’re ready, we will transfer you over to the airport according to your flight schedule. It’s hard to believe, but our Laos motorcycle tour has already come to end !