When you are alone in the far northern mountains of Vietnam or Laos, you need someone you can trust, a guide who is experienced, thoughtful, solid, informed and fun to be with.
Our guides are great! Explore Indochina comprises a group of riding enthusiasts who have all been in country for some 23 years exploring this magnificent region.We have ventured down Vietnam's back roads and are uniquely familiar with the people, the language, the motorbikes, hill-tribe markets and festivals, and all the exotic destinations not found in any guide book. With us you will discover remote regions few people have had the pleasure to visit and enjoy the challenge of touring by motorbike to such exotic destinations. You will learn about the customs and traditions of the Vietnamese people, the diversity of the hill-tribe groups, the country’s rich history and get involved in daily life while on tour.
We are the pioneers of motorbike travel in Vietnam and Laos and our experience is unparalleled. Our team has been exploring northern Vietnam and Laos on two wheels since 1994 and has carried out unprecedented research into finding the ultimate locations for motorbike tours here. We understand what you want and we know how to let you experience it safely. Ultimately, this means our motorbike tours are flexible and spontaneous, yet solid and well planned, just what you need for real adventure.
We are the most experienced motorbike tour operator in Vietnam and own a fleet of over 40 classic Soviet era 650cc Ural and 125cc Minsk motorbikes. Our bikes are beautiful, unique and maintained in top condition. Our team of mechanics and enourmous workshop packed with gear and motorbikes is testament to this.
The numbers say it all. People just keep coming back. A staggering 17 per cent of our clients are return riders and a full 42 per cent of our rides result from word of mouth recommendations. More than 3,300 people on over 620 rides have toured with us and we have been featured in over 50 international magazines, newspapers and TV shows.
We take care of you. Our guides speak fluent Vietnamese and are extremely experienced in the business of taking care and looking out for their fellow motorbike riders. In terms of comfort we offer the best accommodation available and ensure a high quality of food and drink throughout the motorbike tour. We ride according to the skills and aspirations of the tour party, and ensure the driving conditions are safe and appropriate. And in a worst case scenario we have systems in place and guides who have been to the front line already.
Our service is truly private. We like small group travel which enables you to tour into remote areas with minimal intrusion to local cultures. You will enjoy a unique insight into how life moves along deep in Vietnam's mountains and have a chance to experience the warmth of people who still live according to traditional values unfettered by modern complications.
Our once-only payment structure means that you won't need to dig into your pockets at all. From the outset we cover pretty much everything on the motorbike tour except for alcohol, so you can relax, order what you want, and enjoy yourself!
Our equipment is the best. We provide all necessary equipment, of the highest quality, thereby enhancing your safety, convenience and comfort. This includes custom saddlebags, storm-proof wet weather gear, armoured motorcycle jackets and form-fitting helmets.