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Trip Starting From: Hanoi

Trip Location: Vientiane

About the Activity: 

  • This Vietnam and Laos biking tours start in Hanoi and finishes in Vientiane, the capital city in Northern Laos.
  • Cycling distance is approximately 812 km. The road is a bit hilly but you will be able to see the beautiful and peaceful mountains of Sapa, the historical Dien Bien Phu, the Red River Delta and Hanoi.
  • Crossing the quiet and less visited border at Tay Trang. Laos visa has to be obtained in advance in order to cross the land border. Laos visa on arrival can be obtained at the border. 
  • Cycle along the Nam Ou river to experience the rural lives at its most authentic and pristine.
  • This biking tour has spectacular changing scenery as you bike. Being mostly downhill, one can concentrate on the views, far more than the pedaling.
  • This trip is for 16 days 15 nights.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Arrive Hanoi - Overnight train to Lao Cai

    Arrive/ meet in Hanoi, In the afternoon take a brief walking tour to explore Hanoi.

    Overnight train to Lao Cai. Lao Cai is on the gateway to China, Lao Cai lies at the end of the train line on the Chinese border.

    Dinner Provided.

  • Day 2 -

    Supan Valley afternoon ride (40km cycling)

    Transfer to Sapa up the mountain side and have time to fit bikes before biking to the Sapa Valley.

    The Queen of Mountains, Sapa sits regally overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides.

    All meals provided.

  • Day 3 -

    Ta Phin Loop ride full day (30km cycling)

    Cycling off road track to the village of Ta Phin.

    The ride here will be more challenging. Travel through a loop across a steep and forested hillsides and cross minority villages. Overnight in Sapa.

    All Meals Included.

  • Day 4 -

    Sapa – Tam Duong (Phong Tho) – Than Uyen (80km cycling)

    Cycle uphill as a warm up to the Tram Ton Pass, before starting a long descent ride to Binh Lu and ride a truly beaten track (jeep track) of hard pack gravel and clay to Tam Duong and Than Uyen.

    Overnight in Than Ueyn.

    All meals provided.

  • Day 5 -

    Than Uyen – Tuan Giao (96km cycling)

    Take a bumpy ride this day to Lai Chau and Sin Ho and get a reward of truly spectacular views.

    The ride is on the main road, uphill and tarmac downhill.

    Overnight in Tuan Giao.

    All meals provided.

  • Day 6 -

    Tuan Giao - Dien Bien Phu (87km cycling)

    Today's ride will be the most challenging. You will cycle to Tuan Giao and Dien Bien Phu on a rough tarmac terrain all the way but you will be rewarded with the stunningly beautiful scenery and untouched remote villages.

    Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.

    All meals provided.

  • Day 7 -

    Dien Bien Phu – Muang Khau (70km)

    Early morning explore the historical sites of Dien Bien Phu. It used to be the big battle field between the French and Vietnamese when Vietnam fought again the French to get independence.

    Then cycle 70km to Muang Khau by crossing Laos North-East border at Tay Tran.

    You have to get a Laos visa in advance in order to cross Laos land border.

    Laos visa on arrival can be obtained only on arrival at the airport. This northeast area has the least population of Laos.

    In the afternoon, continue cycling to Muang Khua along Nam Ou river.

    Overnight in Muang Khau.

    All meals provided.

  • Day 8 -

    Muang Khua to Oudomxai (75km)

    After breakfast, you will cycle 75km on the main road to Oudomxai. This is a scenic lightly traveled road to bustling Oudomxai.

    All meals provided.

  • Day 9 -

    Oudomxai to Pak Mong (60km)

    After breakfast, fill in the water and then exercise to warm up your muscles.

    Begin cycling with a tough climb up hill.

    Then take a break to enjoy snacks, fresh fruits and drinks to get energy before continuing cycling to Pak Mong.

    Overnight in Pak Mong.

    All meals included.

  • Day 10 -

    Mong to Luang Prabang (105km)

    Today is the longest bike ride. Early morning, you will cycle on the main road passing Ban Thabu.

    Then you will cycle along Nam Ou river and marvel at the way the locals thrive.

    Enjoy picnic lunch on the river bank and take a power nap before heading to Pak Ou.

    It has the famous tourist attraction, Pak Ou caves. At end of the day, finally arrive at Luang Prabang, the World Heritage town.

    Dinner and overnight in Luang Prabang.

  • Day 11 -

    Luang Prabang (Kuang Sii Waterfall) 62km

    After a restful day hit the bikes for a ride to the stunning Kuang Sii Waterfall.

    The ride is along a small road alongside the Mekong River passing through small villages, rice fields and forest.

    At the waterfall enjoy a swim, picnic lunch and a visit to the tiger and bear rescue centre before riding back to Luang Prabang.

    Breakfast and lunch provided.

  • Day 12 -

    Luang Prabang to Kiew Ka Cham (78km)

    After breakfast, commence cycling and head to Kiew Ka Cham. You will be faced with, what is without a doubt, the most difficult part of cycling but also one of the most rewarding with two huge uphill climbs .

    Then take a 20 minutes power nap before continue cycling to Kiew Ka Cham.

    After lunch pass through lush forest and many small H’Mong villages that sit dwarfed by the amazing landscape of limestone mountains that surround them.

    Dinner and overnight in Kiew Ka Cham. Few people stop here overnight so the accommodation is very simple.

    All meals provided.

  • Day 13 -

    Kiew Ka Cham to Vang Vieng (94km)

    After breakfast, fill in water and be prepared to get on the bike.

    It is going to be a tough day as you will be cycling on upward and downward slopes

    Overnight in Vang Vieng known as the gate to Northern Laos or backpacker's paradise, a busy town which is packed with young tourist from all over the world because of its charming landscape and variety of fun activities.

    All meals included.

  • Day 14 -

    Vang Vieng to Nam Ngum Lake (85km)

    After breakfast, prepare for a hard day of biking.

    Stop every 20km for drink and snack stop. Overall route is modulated although you will encounter steep hills on some part.

    Arrive in Nam Ngum lake, the biggest reservoir in Laos.

    Dinner and overnight on the edge of Nam Ngum lake.

    All meals included.

  • Day 15 -

    Nam Ngum Lake to Vientiane (80km)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Fill in water and be prepared for your exciting biking day.

    Vientiane is a quiet capital city compared to their neighboring countries but the road is still busy.

    Stop in Hmong market for a short break.

    Lunch enroute.

    In the afternoon, head to Vientiane ,the capital city.

    Overnight in Vientiane.

    All meals included.

  • Day 16 -

    Vientiane Departure

    Have breakfast and conclude your tour.

Stay

    7
  • Hotels on Double Occupancy

Meal

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  • All Meals Included
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  • Refreshments Included

Activity

    7
  • Cycling
  • 7
  • Sightseeing
  • 7
  • Boating

Other Inclusions

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  • Private tours with English speaking cycling tour guide.
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  • Entrance for any applicable tourist sites.
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  • Accommodation in twins/double rooms in 3&2 star hotels.
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  • Support van and first aid kit during the tour.
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  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
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  • Snacks, local fruit and bottled water during the tour.
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  • Professional bikes (Giant, Trek or Cannondale).
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  • Government tax and service charges.
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  • Cold water, Coca Cola, 7 up, sprite, and towel during the tour.

Transport

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  • Buses/Van
  • 7
  • Train
  • 7
  • Shared Vehicle
  • 7
  • Pick-up and drop to Hanoi is included

Things To Carry

    7
  • Comfortable Footwear
  • 7
  • Sunscreen
  • 7
  • Sunglasses
  • 7
  • Extra Set of Clothes
  • 7
  • Basic Medications
  • 7
  • Camera
  • 7
  • Identity Card

Advisory

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  • Bike Rental and Single Supplement Charge will be charged by the vendor directly in Vietnam. Hence, It is not included in the tour inclusions.
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  • Single Supplement Charge will not be charged if a traveler wants to share accommodation.
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  • Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not available.
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  • The letter of approval to get Vietnam visa on arrival is 5 USD per person.
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  • Bike Rental - 160 USD
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  • Single Supplement - 294 USD

Tour Type

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  • This is a private tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, no cancellation fees will be applicable.
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  • If cancellations are made within 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 10% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 3-6 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-2 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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