Have you ever experienced cycling from this country to another? Instead of traveling by plane, train or car like any other tour, Ultimate Odyssey will lead you through the beautiful provinces of Vietnam to the ancient, mysterious country Laos on unique transportation: bicycles. Are you ready to explore the South East Asian countries by the most interesting method?
12 Days Cycling From Vietnam to Laos
In 12 days and 11 nights, you will ride on a bike from Hanoi – the ancient capital of Vietnam to the beautiful, ancient and magnificent Luang Prabang of Laos. On your way to explore the two lovely countries in South East Asia, you will have the chance to study much interesting knowledge about the culture, the cuisine and the daily life of the local people. This one-of-a-kind trip will mark a remarkable milestone in your holidays.
Starting from Hanoi, where preserves the valuable and famous places and wonders which are very worth visiting for the foreign tourists. Those are the places represent the historical value of Vietnam. In Hanoi, you will cycle to visit the Ho Chi Minh complex, which includes the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts and the One-Pillar Pagoda. President Ho Chi Minh was a revolutionary, the founder of the Communist Party of Vietnam. He contributed greatly to the independent of Vietnam nowadays, by visiting the wonders of him, you will have a more detailed look about Vietnamese history.
The magnificent Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Leaving Hanoi, the cycling tour takes you to Lao Cai. There you will visit Sapa – one of the most famous tourist towns in Vietnam. Sapa has magnificent natural beauty, with numerous ethnic minorities and various culture and lifestyle.
In Sapa, you will visit numerous amazing places such as the Muong Hoa Valley, Thanh Phu village and Sin Chai village, which are the home of Red Dao, Black Hmong, Giay and Tay ethnic minority. Here, you will have the chance to communicate with hospitable local people, explore their culture, cuisine and their daily life. While moving between the villages, you will be cycling through the stunning sceneries of giant fields, astonishing mountains and enjoy the fresh environment of the area. The experience will help you relax better than any forms of entertainment.
Along with your journey to Laos, Ultimate Odyssey’s cycling tour will lead through other numerous splendid places. If you want to buy some souvenirs, Tam Duong market will be the perfect stop for you. Tam Duong market always delivers a very photogenic display of White Hmong, Flower Hmong, Nhang and Pu Na ethnic costumes. You will also ride through the beautiful Na valley and past many small villages of Red and White Hmong, Kho Mu and White Thai ethnic minorities. You will be amazed by the beautiful landscapes as well as their lifestyle. Remember to bring a camera to capture amazing pictures and photos of the journey.
Cycling through the magnificent natural sceneries of Sapa
The final stop in Vietnam is the historical sites of Dien Bien Phu. It used to be the big battlefield between the French and Vietnamese when Vietnam fought again the French to get independence. There is no better place to truly understand about the magnanimous history of Vietnam.
Finally, when you cross the border between Vietnam and Laos (remember to bring Laos visa in advance). The border area of Laos consists of many wild areas with only a few populations. These are also considered the most peaceful and quiet places of Laos. Here, many Laos people build their villages and live a happy life. Going through those places, you will know a lot more about Laos people and understand their daily living. This will be a wonderful chance for you to discover new things.
A customer cycling to Dien Bien Phu
You will ride through Muang Khau, Nong Khiaw and Pakong. Here you can enjoy traditional dishes of the Laos people and visit the local temple to understand more about their religion. You will also witness the beautiful natural sceneries such as Teak forests small rural villages and banana plantations. Soon, you will stop at the Ancient City of Luang Prabang – one of the most popular destinations in Laos.
Luang Prabang is the name of the old imperial capital, which gave birth to the kingdom of Lan Xan. Being the center of northern Laos, also the royal capital, however, the area and population density in Luang Prabang are small and sparse. You will not hear any car engine sounds, that why the atmosphere and air here is cleaner and fresher. There will be unobstructed visions because of the planned architecture in Luang Prabang is the old definition conservation architectures, their houses don’t have more than 2 floors.
Luang Prabang deserves the title ‘most beautiful historic town in Asia’, you will discover the city, the ancient monasteries, the museum and the bustling morning market. The places represent the unique vide of Laos. Riding on a bike through the city, you will have the chance to experience the delicious street food and the simple yet beautiful houses.
The beautiful city of Luang Prabang, Laos
In Luang Prabang, there’s also astonishing destinations that the Vietnam – Laos cycling tour will take you to. You will visit Wat Xieng Thong – the temple that existed since the 18th century, located in the middle of the Luang Prabang heritage city of Laos. The temple was built in 1560 by King Setthathirath, under the patronage of the Royal Kingdom of Laos. You will also stop by Mount Phousi, Mount Phousi is a sacred mountain, located in the heart of Luang Prabang, on a peninsula surrounded by rivers of the Mekong and Nam Khan. Phousi about 100 meters high is a popular destination for international tourists. Besides the common name, Mount Phousi is also known as Chomsy Hill, you can easily climb to the top through more than 300 steps to see the whole city. On top of the mountain is a very beautiful temple, and the scenery of the city will awe you.
The final stop in your cycling tour from Vietnam and Laos is the magnificent Kuang Si Waterfalls. The place is also called Kuang Xi or Tat Kuang Si, is a complex of 3 towers, with the main waterfall is about 60 meters high. The waterfall falls down into small lakes, similar to the natural blue swimming pools. The stunning natural sceneries will completely blow your mind. You will enjoy a delicious lunch by the water and explore the splendid area. This will be the perfect final stop for your amazing tour.
The poetic beauty of Kuang Si Waterfalls, where visitors can swim and explore freely
Why should you join the Vietnam – Laos cycling tour?
Nowadays, cycling has become a common and popular way of traveling, instead of going by luxury transportations such as cars, planes and trains. It’s because of its many amazing benefits, such as improving your physical health and relaxing your mind, or helping you enjoy the beautiful nature and help you explore the places in the most interesting and unique way.
If you’re not made for exercising, then don’t worry, because Ultimate Odyssey has designed the tour so you can alternate traveling between bicycles and cars through the destinations. The tour provides you with high-quality mountain bikes and air-conditions cars, and the dedicated staff crew is also equipped with enough devices to help you enjoy the best trip of your life.
Joining Vietnam - Laos cycling tour will be a wonderful experience for you
Vietnam and Laos are the two most beautiful cities in the area of South East Asia, with the shining paddy fields, mysterious wildernesses, and brilliant shorelines. Joining the cycling trip, you will not only witness the magnificent nature but also discover interesting facts about the culture, cuisine and customs of both countries. This will be a one-of-a-kind holiday in your life and will be a perfect bonding time for you and your loved ones too.
Book Vietnam – Laos cycling tour right away!
You can check for more detailed information about the itinerary, the inclusions as well as exclusions of the Vietnam – Laos cycling tour on our website Ultimateodyssey.com. After understanding more about the trip and the price, you can contact our staff and they will help you with everything you need.
Vietnam and Laos are ready to give you the best time of your life. Visiting these beautiful countries of South East Asia, you won’t be disappointed.