Based in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, ADV offers specialized 4x4 & motorcycle tours within Vietnam and neighboring countries of Laos and Cambodia. Our travel philosophy is to reach beauty from the remote.

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Vietnam – Laos – Thailand | The magical loop

A new must-ride loop for passionate motorcyclists!

The first time ever, ADV Ride Vietnam introduces a full licensed and operated motorcycle and 4WD expedition for all adventurous souls to travel across Southeast Asia, in the most beautiful corner of it.

Through mighty Northwest of Vietnam, into heart of Northern Laos and around the magical loop of Northern Thailand, here you experience an extraordinary ride. If riding is the most important matter, it is fullfilled. But encountering diverse landscapes and lifestyles, marks the tour up to another level.

At the core of this expedition, you cruise on Mae Hong Son Loop, the famous 1,864 corners route and step on land of Golden Triangle. Along side, you will witness and meet the most colorful hilltribes and friendly locals as ever before. Dont forget to enjoy every single bite of your authentic Asian foods when you are in places.

This 21-day motorcycle expedition from ADV Ride Vietnam is now on the list!


Day 1 : Hanoi – Pu Luong National Reserves

Day 2 : Pu Luong – Vieng Xai (Laos)

Day 3 : Vieng Xai – Xieng Khuang Plateau

Day 4 : Xieng Khuang – Luang Prabang Old Town

Day 5 : Luang Prabang, free at leisure

Day 6 : Luang Prabang – Muang Ngeun

Day 7 : Muang Ngeun – Chiang Kham District (Thailand)

Day 8 : Chiang Kham – Chiang Mai

Day 9 : Chiang Mai, free at leisure

Day 10 : Chiang Mai – Mae Sariang District

Day 11 : Mae Sariang – Mae Hong Son

Day 12 : Mae Hong Son – Pai

Day 13 : Pai, free at leisure

Day 14 : Pai – Thaton

Day 15 : Thaton – Golden Triangle

Day 16 : Golden Triang – Pak Beng (Laos)

Day 17 : Pak Beng – Luang Prabang by Mekong Cruise

Day 18 : Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw

Day 19 : Nong Khiaw – Dien Bien Phu (Vietnam)

Day 20 : Dien Bien Phu – Moc Chau Plateau

Day 21 : Moc Chau – Hanoi

Tour Specifications
Start cityHanoi, VietnamAirport in/outNoi Bai International Airport
Distances~3,800 kmTracksPaved/gravel/dirt
Riding levelMedium/AdvanceRiding hours4-6 hours/day
PassengerAvailable on support vehicleTemperature18-32 degree C
The Highlights

Excellent route for motorcycle and 4WD

Conquering Mae Hong Son loop and Golden Triangle

Gorgeous World Heritage Sites of Plain of Jars, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

Great boat excrusion on legend Mekong river

Great mixture of accommodations

Great & authentic local foods

Well organized tour operation by professional team

Tour Cost and Options
Group size/bike type 4-5 bikers 6-7 bikers 8-10 bikers
Dual Sport KLX250 4,390$/person 4,040$/person 3,760$/person
Kawasaki Versys 300/RE Himalayan 500 4,820$/person 4,410$/person 3,980$/person
Honda CB500X 5,180$/person 4,620$/person 4,290$/person
Pillion 3,260$/person 2,740$/person 2,390$/person
Passenger on support vehicle 3,130$/person 2,650$/person 2,320$/person

Times to come (Best season to ride on this route)

  • Winter time (counting from late October till next Febuary) will be best for this route. It offers cool weather, little rain through whole regions.
  • If you dont mind the heat, March to May can be an option. Except high temperature, you will get blue sky and low season of tourism in return.

Things to bring (License & riding gears)

  • International driving permit (IDP)
    • Do I need an IDP to ride?
      Yes, please bring over your IDP to ride.
    • How it works?
      You will need to bring both of IDP and your home-country license due to official law.
    • What if I DO NOT have a license?
      Please contact us in advance due to your case.
  • Riding gears
    • A full set of riding gear is recommended, including: helmet, jacket, pants, boots, gloves, goggles, dry-bag, wet gears.
    • Due to weather condition and hygienic matter, light jacket and pants work best.

Thing to equip (Flight & insurance)

  • Flight ticket to: Noi Bai international airport, Hanoi
  • Insurance: a personal travel insurance is compulsory to join us in any tours. Please be aware that your insurance package has to cover medical treatment caused by accident or illness. Some of suggested names that you can look at, WorldNomads, Allianz, etc…