Indochina Traverse

We are looking forward to our next adventure with World Expeditions. Many thanks for a brillant holiday!

Chris and Louise Doyle | Bowral, Australia

Luang Prabang to Hanoi by Bike

This exceptional, fully supported cycling adventure takes us through some of the most stunning landscapes of Laos and Vietnam. We commence cycling on the banks of the Mekong river in the World Heritage listed town of Luang Prabang with its exquisite golden temples and waterfalls. Continuing through rolling mountain scenery to Nong Khiew we experience the landscape by longboat to the village of Ban Sopjam where we stay with the village headman. Travelling northeast we cycle to the intriguing Vieng Xai Caves where the Lao People's Revolutionary Party lived during the Secret War. Then we enter Vietnam and explore the beautiful valley of Mai Chau and its many minority villages, before completing our adventure in the bustling northern capital of Hanoi. This journey by bike offers a fascinating insight into the landscapes and cultures through which you pass, offering a rare opportunity to interact with the different minority groups and learn about both the turbulent and rich history of the region.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Luang Prabang
DAYS 2/3 Cycle Luang Prabang and surrounds (70km total)
DAY 4 Cycle to Pak Ou Caves (35km) then boat to Nong Khiew
DAY 5 Boat from Nong Khiew to Ban Sopjam
DAY 6 In Ban Sopjam - Muong Ngoi
DAY 7 Boat from Ban Sopjam to Nong Khiew, cycle to Vieng Kham (55km)
DAY 8 Cycle/drive to Vieng Thong (60km)
DAY 9 Cycle/drive to Sam Neua (50km)
DAY 10 Cycle to Vieng Say (29km)
DAY 11 Cycle around Vieng Xai Caves (20km)
DAY 12 Cycle Vietnam border (59km)
DAY 13 Cycle/drive to Mai Chau (75km)
DAY 14 Cycle around Mai Chau (26km), transfer to Hanoi
DAY 15 In Hanoi, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Great cycling trip from lovely Luang Prabang with its night markets, lovely restaurants, sunset views over the Mekong, culinary delights and the very pretty Kuang si waterfalls through the mountains of Laos
to Vietnam. Laos is a delight to travel through, the friendly people, relaxed lifestyle and every second village child greeting us with a friendly, enthusiastic wave and "Zebedee". The guide was 5 star, personable, knowledgeable, attentive, and all with a great sense of humour. Recommend you visit Laos before it all changes. we were immersed in culture, culinary, history, scenery as well as the cycling. Great trip and a big surprise just how good.

B. Alston Coolangatta, Qld, Australia

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Trip Code: LHB
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Cycling Adventure Touring
Next Trip:  01 July 2017
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price: $2,810.00 USD

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