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Hanoi to Luang Prabang Mountain Bike Tour

Hanoi to Luang Prabang Mountain Bike Tour

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 nique way to explore Vietnam
 
Hotline: +844-0-989069268
 
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Tel: +844-3 7545268Fax: +844-3 75452778info@greentrail-indochina.com
Hanoi to Luang Prabang Mountain Bike Tour
 
Itinerary in brief 
 This is an adventurous, moving on tour through themountainous north-west provinces of Vietnam andLaos. Luggage transfer and vehicle support will beprovided. The tour is suitable for fit, experiencedcycling enthusiasts. Vietnam's far North West isundoubtedly the best place to cycle in the country asthe roads see virtually no tourists and avoid Vietnam'snotorious highways. It wasn't until the late 1990's thattravel restrictions were lifted. Starting in Hanoi, we;llpass through stunning landscapes, amazing karst rockformations, stilted houses with thatched roofs,mountains nestled between limestone outcrops and the highest concentration of hill-tribepeople in the country. We'll cross into a remote area of Laos via the newly opened bordercrossing at Tay Trang. From the small market town of Muang Khua, we'll take a slow boatdown the beautiful Nam Ou river before cycling on to World Heritage Luang Prabang, withits beautiful temples and colourful night market. Our route south to Vientiane, the sleepycapital of Laos, is on virtually traffic-free roads. Great cycling and some of the friendliestpeople in Asia.The opening in 2007 of the Tay Trang border crossing between Vietnam and Laos has madethis exciting tour possible. This is an adventurous, moving on tour through the mountainousnorth west provinces. Vietnam's far North West is undoubtedly the best place to cycle inthe country as the roads see virtually no tourists and avoid Vietnam's notorioushighways. Stunning landscape, amazing karst rock formations, stilted houses with thatchedroofs, mountains nestled between limestone outcrops and the highest concentration of hill-tribe people in Asia. We enter Northern Laos at Tay Trang. The trip includes a spectacular journey by boat down the Nam Ou River, a day off the bikes in World Heritage town,Luang Prabang with its beautiful temples and colourful night market, and time to explorevibrant Hanoi and Vientiane.
Detail Itinerary
 
Day1: Hanoi - Arrival
 Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport our guide who will accompany you to your hotel will welcomeyou. There are no activities planned for today but your guide will be able to offer advice andassistance as required. This evening your guide will return to your hotel to escort you tosample some of Hanoi's superb cuisine. Overnight in Hanoi
Day2: Hanoi - Lao Cai [B]
 21h00: Transfer to Hanoi railway station to catch the night train to Lao Cai. O/N on thetrain.
 
 
 A u
 nique way to explore Vietnam
 
Hotline: +844-0-989069268
 
................................................................................................................................
 
“Our best advertisement comes from 'word-of-mouth'.” Please don’t keep me asecret......I grow my business through referrals!
 
Tel: +844-3 7545268Fax: +844-3 75452778info@greentrail-indochina.com
Day3: Lao Cai - Sapa [B/ L / D]
 We'll disembark from the train very early in the morning and either bike or transfer to Sapa.It's not all that far but it is virtually ALL up hill.Sapa is the hilltribe capital of North Vietnam. There are a variety of minority people in thisarea and they all come to Sapa to the market.
Day4: Sapa -Tam Duong [B/ L / D]
 Started from Sapa by cycling about 16 kilometres uphill to the Vietnam highest pass at2000 meters above sea level where you see beautiful Silver Waterfall and Tram Ton heavengate then it is downhill for around 26 kilometres on the road described as the most beautifulone in Vietnam with breathtaking scenery all the way to Binh Lu. In the late afternoon youwill arrive in Tam Duong, where you will stay overnight in a comfortable Hotel.
Day5: TamDuong - Xin Ho [B/ L / D]
 We cycling through Tam Duong plain which is covered in shark's teeth-like limestone karst.We would visit a village of Mang
 
people near Sin Ho with the next stop being Sin Ho which ishome land of the Red Hmong, Kho Mu, Mang and Dao ethnic minorities. They are settledthere longtime ago and still retain their traditional culture and habits. The trip to Sin Ho isoccasionally suspended due to the restriction of the local authority.
 
Day6: Xin Ho - Paso - Laichau ( MuongLay ) [B/ L / D]
 We Cycling down hill to Chan Nua then cycling to Lai Chau have a couple pretty big climbsand then follow the picturesque Nam Na river into Muang Say (aka "Old Lai Chau"). We stayat the hip Lan Anh hotel where there no doubt will be an active badminton game in theevening.
Day7: Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu [B/ L / D]
 In 1954, the French Garrison at Dien Bien Phu was pinned down when the Vietnamese wereable to do something thought impossible....carry heavy artillery into the mountains. Whenyou ride in this area you will wonder yourself how they ever did it. The siege at Dien BienPhu ended in a French surrender and marked the end of French Indochina. Little known isthe fact that the US had developed a plan to aid the French by using tactical nuclearweapons at Dien Bien Phu
 
Day 8: Dien Bien Phu to Muang Khua, Laos [B/ L / D]
 We depart Dien Bien and cross into Northeast Laos at Tay Tran. This is the least populatedsection of Laos. We continue on to Muang Khua on the banks of the Nam Ou river.
Day 9: Muang Khua to Odomxai [B/ L / D]
 This is a scenic lightly traveled road to bustling Odomxai. Odomxai seems to be undergoinga rennaisance. Lots of construction and activity in the town these days. They have anairport here also (with less than daily service). We stay at the nicest place in town.
Day 10: Odomxai to Pak Mong [B/ L / D]
 A tough climbing day at the start and then rolling hills with magnificent scenery before a 29k Descent to Pak Mong.

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