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We are proud to offer our customers this pure adventure tour “The Great Indochina Ride”. The tour provides an outstanding opportunity to obtain a thorough impression within 49 days of the uniqueness of amazing Thailand, unseen Myanmar (former Burma), untouched Laos, charming Vietnam and the kingdom of wonder Cambodia. We will explore small, almost hidden routes that are unknown to many.
We were the first motorcycle tour operator to organize a tour around Southeast Asia on motorbikes. It was a long and hard process to manage all the paperwork with all the governments. Southeast Asia is a wondrous and mysterious region, and we are taking a full Indochina tour around it. With a fascinating but often troubled history and unique and varying cultures, this enchanting region has much to offer. Join us for this seven-week adventure packed with great riding, UNSECO listed sites and remarkable routes off the beaten track and Southeast Asia will live in your heart forever.
Please be informed, that you need a visa before you can cross the border to Vietnam. In Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia visa on arrival at the border is possible and the easiest way. It means that US, UK, EU, Australia residents currently do not require a Visa for Thailand, can apply for both Cambodia and Laos Visas at the border, but will require a Visa for Vietnam as we are in the country for more than 15 days. You should also ensure that your passport has at least 6 blank pages prior to travel. You should contact the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your home country first. For more Visa information, please see below.
Please be informed that this 49 days tour does not include the arrival and the departure day, it means that you should arrive in Chiang Mai at least one day before tour start.
f you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us any time.


(Distance: approximately 8,200 kms. / 5,125 miles)


Day 1: Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon – Mae Sariang (275 kms.)

Familiarize yourself with your bike on the highway ride heading south of Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon National Park, the highest peak in Thailand, 2.565 meters above sea level. Ride along the excellent winding mountain road through pine forest scenery. Visit Thailand’s finest waterfall, nature trails, Royal pagodas and botanical gardens. Descending to Mae Chaem for a relaxing lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch, ride on, passing through pine forests until we reach Mae Sariang where you later enjoy your peaceful accommodation.
Hotel: Riverhouse Mae Sariang

Day 2: Mae Sariang – Mae Hong Son – Pai (273 kms.)

After breakfast, leave Mae Sariang to Mae Hong Son on narrow twisty curvy roads. In Khun Yuam we make a break and visit a World War II museum. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu, the first temple of Mae Hong Son on the hilltop. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Visit Lod cave, which means, “cave with a stream running through”, on a bamboo raft. Then back on twisty curvy roads to Pai. Optional visit Tha Pai hot spring, where you can enjoy a mineral bath. Then we reach a charming accommodation with swimming pool.
Hotel: Pai Village Resort & Farm

Day 3: Pai – Tha Ton (253 kms.)

Before breakfast, in the very early morning, you have a chance to offer food to the monks along the streets of Pai`s local market. After breakfast, visit the Pai World War II Memorial Bridge. Back on winding mountainous roads. Later we reach Chiang Dao, where we have a relaxing lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit Chiang Dao cave. Then ride along fantastic mountain roads vie Doi Angkhang until we reach Tha Ton, where you will visit the Wat Tha Ton on top of the mountain and enjoy the amazing sunset there. Later you relax in your charming accommodation with swimming pool.
Hotel: Saranya River House

Day 4: Tha Ton – Mae Sai (Border to Myanmar) (114 kms.)

After breakfast, we leave Tha Ton to visit the long-neck Karen tribe village near the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Ride to Doi Mae Salong, where Chinese mountain tea farmers live. Of course, you will test Thailand´s best tea there. Then back on curvy roads to Doi Tung Royal Villa. Visit the Winter Palace and the botanical garden. Lunch is served at the Royal’s Project restaurant. Continue along winding roads to Mae Sai, the northern most point of Thailand. Visit Wat Tham Pla where you can feed some food to wild monkeys. Mae Sai on the Burma border. Cross into Burma (let the motorcycle at the border) and explore Tachilek in Burma and its attractions. (Visa on arrival). Spend the night in Mae Sai. (Thailand)
Hotel: Green View Palace

Day 5: Mae Sai – Golden Triangle – Chiang Khong (114 kms)

After breakfast, Head east to the Golden Triangle – the area where Burma, Laos, and Thailand meet on the mighty Mekong River. Ride along a scenic farming areas road to the Golden Triangle. Optional we can visit the Visit the Opium museum. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Follow the river to the port town of Chiang Khong – gateway to Laos and China. Overnight in charming Chiang Khong directly at the Mekong river.
Hotel: Fortune River View Hotel Chiang Khong

Day 6: Chiang Khong – Chang Khlang - Nan (381 kms)

Ride the exhilarating, mountainous highway No. 1148 to Nan, ranked in the Top 10 as one of the most fun biking roads to be found anywhere in the world. 120 kilometers of up and down curves through the impressive mountains providing you with pure riding pleasure. Bonus ride with an extra loop to the Bo Kluea Salt Mine´s vie the stunning road No. 1081. Visit Wat Phra That Khao Noi (Nan hilltop scenic temple) before relaxing in your lovely accommodation and jump in the swimming pool. Later you will discover and enjoy Nan´s night-life.
Hotel: Sasidara Resort Nan

Day 7: Rest Day in Nan

A day of leisure. Today we’re doing nothing at all. Relaxing on the pool or shopping in the town.

Day 8: Nan – Khao Kho (373 kms)

After breakfast, we ride on one of the best roads to discover Thailand´s “little Switzerland”. Visit the Celadon temple before we reach Khao Kho. Khao Kho is a district over 1.000 meters above sea level: Often with a misty, 360 degree panoramic view and refreshing weather the entire year (18 – 25 Celsius degree). Later you will enjoy and relax in your peaceful accommodation Hotel: The Imperial Phukaew Hill Resort

Day 9: Khao Kho – Chiang Khan (210 kms)

After breakfast, leaving Khao Kho. We cruise along 3 National Parks on curvy dream roads to Chiang Khan, the lovely old wooden houses, shops and hotel in colonial styles town directly at the Mekong River.
Hotel: Ban Rim Khong

Day 10: Chiang Khan – Nong Khai (Border to Laos) – Vientianne (204 kms)

We cruise along the Mekong river on the curvy road to visit Mount Pha Tak Suea with the “Sky Walk”. Later cross into Laos. Visit Patuxai monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Visit the oldest Pha That Luang, ths pagoda according to the Lao people was originally built as a Hindu temple in the 3rd century. Then we arrive and relax at the charming accommodation.
Hotel: Vientiane Garden Hotel

Day 11: Rest Day in Vientianne

A day of leisure. Today we’re doing nothing at all. Relaxing on the pool or shopping in the town.

Day 12: Vientiane – Vang Vieng (191 kms)

After breakfast, we leave Vientiane. Ride along fantastic mountainous roads to visit Nam Ngum dam. The largest dam in Laos with deep blue waters same the ocean. Then we cruise along the highway through farming areas to stunning Vang Vieng.
Hotel: Silver Naga

Day 13: Rest Day in Vang Vieng

A day of leisure. Optional we recommend flying with a Balloon (95 USD per person).

Day 14: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (187 kms)

The roads begin to deteriorate; however, the stunning mountain scenery makes for interesting riding. Continue riding the impressive mountainous roads. Visit the world famous “Kuang Si waterfall”. These falls begin in shallow pools high up on the mountain. The water collects in numerous turquoise blue pools as it flows downstream. Then continue cruising along until we reach Luang Prabang where you relax at the charming accommodation.
Hotel: Mekong Sunset View

Day 15: Rest Day in Luang Prabang

This town is gleaming with temple roofs, fading colonial architecture, and a stunning mountain backdrop. It has been claimed by UNESCO as, “the best preserved traditional city in South East Asia”. This is a leisure day, or you can also visit the former Royal Palace which is now a national museum and an important Temple named “Wat Xieng Thong”. A visit to Luang Prabang would be not complete without climbing the 329 steps to the top of Mount Phousi for a beautiful sunset view of the Mekong river overlooking Luang Prabang with a 360-degree view.

Day 16: Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw (142 kms)

Continue cruising along winding roads until we reach unseen Nong Khiew where you relax at the beautiful accommodation. Overnight in the middle of nowhere in this beautiful and authentic Laos town. I would say one of the most beautiful spots in Southeast Asia. Optional we recommend the Jungle Fly: (Zip Line Adventure Half Day 40 USD): (Zip Line Adventure Half Day 40 USD): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3w2S14_QmU)
Hotel: Mandala Ou Resort

Day 17: Nong Khiaw – Oudomxai – Muang Khua (209 kms)

After breakfast, ride along the impressive mountainous road and follow this stunning mountain road to Pakmong, brand new stunning road trough Laos highest mountains. It´s pure adventure riding through a limestone karst landscape. The roads begin to deteriorate; however, the stunning mountain scenery makes for interesting riding. Continue riding the impressive mountainous roads until we reach Muang Khua where we will stay overnight in the middle of nowhere in a very simple guesthouse.
Hotel: Doinouboun Guesthouse

Day 18: Muang Khua - Tay Trang (Border to Vietnam) - Dien Bien Phu (104 km)

Meet the Vietnamese Tour guide at Tay Trang border gate then ride to the city of Dien Bien Phu to visit De Cat bunker, victory monument, A1 hill, Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum. Spend a night in Dien Bien Phu.
Hotel: Muong Thanh

Day 19: Dien Bien Phu - Sapa (280 kms)

After breakfast, check out and commence the journey to Sapa. En route, visit the hydroelectric lake in Muong Lay and ride over O Quy Ho, one of the longest, highest, most dangerous pass in Vietnam at the altitude of 2000 m above sea level. Have lunch in Phong Tho, Lai Chau Province.
Hotel: Bamboo Hotel

Day 20: Rest Day in Sapa

Today is a free day. Opt to relax or explore the town, visit some hill tribe villages, terraced rice paddies, etc. independently.

Day 21: Sapa – Ha Giang (250 kms)

After breakfast, start going to Ha Giang on a bumpy road. En route, visit Ha Khau border gate in Lao Cai city, taking a picture of tea plantations, having lunch in Viet Quang. Stay overnight in Ha Giang City.
Hotel: Cao Nguyen Hotel

Day 22: Ha Giang – Lung Cu – Dong Van (200 kms)

Today we will go to the Geological Park of Dong Van. En route, have lunch in Yen Minh. Afternoon, visit the H’Mong King’s palace, the flagpole of Lung Cu at the northernmost of Vietnam. Stay overnight in Pho Bang in Dong Van.
Hotel: Hoa Cuong

Day 23: Dong Van - Ba Be (240 kms)

Following breakfast, depart for Ba Be via Ma Pi Leng Pass – one of the most majestic, most spectacular, most dangerous passes in Vietnam but also quite famous as part of the Happiness Road. After lunch in Bao Lac town in Cao Bang Province, continue to Ba Be National Park for the night.
Hotel: Homestay

Day 24: Ba Be - Hanoi (240 kms)

After an early breakfast, go the dock to embark on a boat trip on the lake Ba Be Lake – the largest natural reservoir in Vietnam. After about 02 hours, return to the homestay, grab our bikes and drive to Hanoi. En route, have lunch in Thai Nguyen.
Hotel: Kuretake

Day 25: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Travel to Halong Bay by shuttle bus and board a boat for an overnight cruise
Boat: Flamingo

Day 26: Halong Bay

Cruise continues.
Boat: Flamingo

Day 27: Halong Bay – Hanoi - Night Train to Hue

Return to Hanoi for the night. Back in town, visit some of the most outstanding sights such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Temple of Literature. Evening, board a train bound for Hue.
Train: soft-bedded AC cabin NOTE: Fuel is to be drained.

Day 28: Hue – Hoian (175 kms)

Arrive in Hue In the morning, visit the Imperial Citadel, a garden house, a royal tomb, and a village crafting conical hats. Early afternoon, leave Hue for Hoian, riding over Hai Van Pass (Ocean Clouds), visiting one or two sites in Danang.
Hotel: EMM Hotel

Day 29: Hoian - Quy Nhon (300 kms)

Depart Hoian and continue the easy ride along the NH1. Stop for lunch in Quang Ngai and to visit the Twin Cham Towers.
Hotel: Royal Health Care

Day 30: Quy Nhon - Nha Trang (240 kms)

Leave Quy Nhon for Nha Trang. En route, visit Tam Giang Dam, Mang Lang Church, Ghenh Da Dia, etc.
Hotel: Majestic Star

Day 31: Rest Day in Nha Trang.

Today is a free day. Opt to relax or explore the town.

Day 32: Nha Trang - Mui Ne (230 kms)

After breakfast, continue southwards through the dry land of Ninh Thuan province. In Mui Ne, visit the famous Sand Dunes, the Fairy Stream, Ke Ga Lighthouse.
Hotel: Novela

Day 33: Mui Ne - Saigon (230 kms)

After breakfast at the hotel, get on the bike and start a drive to the biggest city in Vietnam. The drive is going to be harder due to busy traffic and speed limit. In Saigon, check into the hotel and relax.
Hotel: Avanti

Day 34: Saigon - Cu Chi – Saigon (100 kms)

Morning, drive to Cu Chi to visit the legendary tunnels dug out in the wartime. Return to town early in the afternoon. Rest of the day will be independent time.

Day 35: Saigon - Chau Doc (220 kms)

After breakfast, saddle up and ride out of Saigon, through the lush green Mekong Delta, a world where people work and live in the waters. If time permits, visit a fish farming village on the Mekong River and Sam Mountain.
Hotel: Saigon Rach Gia Hotel

Day 36: Chau Doc - Ha Tien (Border to Cambodia) – Kep (112 kms)

After breakfast, drive to Ha Tien on the border with Cambodia. Clear the immigration formalities and go into Cambodia. Continues the ride to Kep, well known for the sea food especially the crabs …
Hotel: Raingsey Bungalow Kep

Day 37: Kep – Kampot – Bokor Hill Station – Sihanoukville (192 kms.)

Ride to Kampot (well known for the best black pepper in the world) and ride up above 1000metres above sea level to the Bokor Hill Station, refers to a collection of French colonial buildings (hotel & casino, church, royal residence etc. ), constructed as a temperate mountain luxury resort and retreat for colonial residents in the early 1920s atop Bokor Mountain in Preah Monivong National Park. Continue the ride to the famous and charming fisher village of Sihanoukville directly on the Gulf of Thailand.
Hotel: Serendipity Beach

Day 38: Rest Day in Sihanoukville

A Day of leisure. Relaxing at the beach.

Day 39: Sihanoukville – Killing Fields – Phnom Penh (241 kms)

The Cambodian Killing Fields are a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Cambodian Civil War (1970–1975). The mass killings are widely regarded as part of a broad state-sponsored genocide (the Cambodian genocide). Analysis of 20,000 mass grave sites by the DC-Cam Mapping Program and Yale University indicate at least 1,386,734 victims of execution. Estimates of the total number of deaths resulting from Khmer Rouge policies, including disease and starvation, range from 1.7 to 2.5 million out of a 1975 population of roughly 8 million. In 1979, Vietnam invaded Democratic Kampuchea and toppled the Khmer Rouge regime.
Hotel: Le Grand Palais Boutique

Day 40: Rest Day in Phnom Penh

Today is a free day. Opt to relax or explore the town like the National Museum or the Royal Palace.

Day 41: Phnom Pheng – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat (314 kms)

Long day riding. We will stop at same hidden places. Discover 1000 years old stone bridges, and you can try to eat fresh spiders on a local market … ?
Hotel: Damnak Kunthea Villa

Day 42: Rest day in Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2; 402 acres). It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.

Day 43: Second rest day in Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)

A day of leisure. Today we’re doing nothing at all. Relaxing on the pool or shopping in the town.

Day 44: Siem Reap – Choam (Border to Thailand) – Buriram (313 kms)

Crossing back into Thailand. And learn again to ride on the left side of the road. Ride along the poorest area in Thailand, the “Isaan”. Overnight in Buriram, becomes famous of the Thai National Race Circuit and is since 3 years station for the World Superbike Race Championship.
Hotel: Best Western Royal Buriram

Day 45. Buriram – Petchabun (379 kms)

Unspectacular transfer day to Petchabun. The West of the “Isaan” area. Discover Petchabun´s night life in the chopper bar “House 66”
Hotel: Kosit Hill

Day 46. Petchabun - Khao Koh – Sukhothai (379 kms)

After breakfast, we visit Khao Kho Memorial Sacrifice monument and weapons museum. Between 1965 – 1984, this mountain area was the battle field of the Thai Communist Party and the Thai Royal Army. Then we continue uphill, cruising to Phu Ta Boek National Park: “The Shangri-La of Thailand”. Continue along winding roads until we reach Sukhothai, where you can relax at the beautiful accommodation with swimming pool.
Hotel: Ruan Thai

Day 47. Rest Day in Sukhothai

Visit the World Heritage Ancient Sukhothai Historical Park, designated world heritage site number 574 on 12 December 1991 by UNESCO and enjoy the amazing sunset in the old ruins. A magical and memorable scene.

Day 48. Sukhothai – Sirikit Dam – Phrae (334 kms)

After breakfast, we leave Sukhothai riding through winding mountainous roads. We then take the motorbikes on a wooden ferry across the Sirikit dam reservoir. Sirikit dam is the largest earth dam in Thailand. It´s used for irrigation, fisheries, flood control and as well as hydro-electric power generation. Then we continue on the highway passing through rice fields until we reach unseen Phrae.
Hotel: Phoom Thai Garden

Day 49. Phrae – Chiang Mai (202 kms)

After breakfast, we leave Phraet cruising along the highway to Den Chai, we visit a large reclining Buddha. We continue riding through winding mountainous roads to Lampang. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. We visit the Thai Elephant Conservation Center and world´s first elephant hospital. We continue riding, passing through national parks and farming areas. Visit a local market, stopping for refreshment, before heading back to Chiang Mai.
Tour and transfer services as described in the itinerary with English speaking professional tour guides in all countries
The services of an escort vehicle for transport of the main luggage; both guide and driver will take care of baggage delivery and pick-up at each hotel
Accommodation as per hotels and room types specified in the itinerary
All Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) – full board, except on arrival and departure day in Chiang Mai
All entrance fees to sights specified in the itinerary
Motorcycle Kawasaki Versys 650cc, fuel during the entire tour (optional: BMW F800 GS against surcharge)
Compulsory third-party insurance in Thailand
Experienced motorcycle mechanic accompanies the tour
S.E.Asia-experienced and English/German/Thai/Lao/Khmer speaking “road captain” as biking tour guide during the whole tour
Temporary drivers’ license (valid 1 year) for Vietnam issued on the basis of a valid international driver’s license
Service charge, room tax and baggage handling
Vehicle registration and inspection fees (Vietnam Road Transport Administration Department)
All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary
Travel insurance (cover against cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness). We highly recommend you arrange an appropriate insurance in your home country
Insurance during the trip in Indochina
Visa fee & Airfare

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