13 DAY – 4×4 SELF-DRIVE | VIETNAM TOUR
A special addition to our already very popular and exciting motorcycle tours in Vietnam, is the introduction of our 4×4 adventure off-road experience where you will take the wheel of a 4WD twin cab and be guided by a local guide through some of the most incredible scenery and roads in Vietnam and Laos
The tour starts and ends in Hanoi – Vietnam. Driving along the territory of Laos and returning to Vietnam, 6 nights in Vietnam, 6 nights in Laos. Paved roads, dirt roads and some slightly challenging areas.
Typically we won’t drive from Sunrise to Sunset, and there is time for you to relax and enjoy the country as much as possible. The total kilometers for the trip is about 2.900km. It will be an outstanding drive for all participants. We’ll be driving the 4wd Pickup double cabs as Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado or Toyota Hilux, model 2013 – 2015, they are all durable for the road conditions.
Driving through forests, streams and some dirt roads you will get to see the beauty of Vietnam and Laos from the comfort of your twin cab, equipped with air-con and the usual comforts you may find in a 4×4 truck. The journey becomes an adventure the minute you leave Hanoi, guided by an expert and experienced tour guide who speaks your language, will also provide information on the historical sites and take great care of you
Your accommodation is comfortable and dinner is provided as well as breakfast each morning
Quick Look …
|Vehicle Insurance Included|
|Tour Guide Included|
|Airport Transfers Included|
Day 1 - Hanoi - Mai Chau
Day 2 - Mai Chau - Laos Border
Day 3 - Sam Nua - Luangprabang
Day 4 - Luangprabang: Rest Day
Day 5 - Luang prabang - Vang Vieng
Day 6 - Vang Vieng - Vietntiane
Day 7 - Vientiane - Savanakhet
Day 8 - Savanakhet - Khe Sanh
Day 9 - Khe Sanh - Hoian
Day 10 - Hoi An - Rest Day
Day 11 - Hoian - Hue
Day 12 - Hue - Vinh
Day 13 - Vinh - Hanoi
When booking a group tour booking you will be added to the group booking with other drivers from the UK. Private bookings are for 1 + drivers/vehicles on your chosen date.
Dates: Saturday 4th May 2019
(fly from UK on the 4th – arrive in Hanoi on the 5th)
Price per driver with vehicle: £2,999
Price per passenger(s): £2,299
Min vehicles per group: 6
Max vehicles per group: 10
Supplement for single room: £35 per night
Please contact us for private bookings
Price per person: £3,999
Min persons: 1
Min drivers: 1
The prices listed above are applied for tours using the standard 4×4 Pickup Truck, such as; Ford Ranger, Mazda BT50, Mitsubishi Triton, Toyota Hilux, Isuzu Dmax, Chevrolet Colorado
HOW MUCH ARE FLIGHTS TO HANOI AND ARE THEY INCLUDED?
International flights are not included in the price. Flights vary but on average (sourced from Skyscanner) an economy flight lasting approx 14 hours with one stop (1.5hrs) is approximately £550. Included are meals and entertainment on board (films etc)
DO I NEED A FULL UK DRIVERS LICENSE?
Yes you will need a full UK drivers license with no more than 6 points and have held your license for a minimum of 2 years
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE?
The minimum age for drivers is 25 for insurance purposes
DO I NEED EXPERIENCE DRIVING OFF ROAD?
No you will receive full support and assistance from the team in Vietnam
ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED?
No you will arrange your own flights and we will arrange transfer to the hotel from the airport and return. We do advise on what flight to catch so that you can all arrive at a similar time to assist in the transfer process
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR PASSENGERS?
As long as they can be seated safely in the cab without the need for additional equipment they are welcome to join you
WHAT ABOUT INSURANCE?
You will need comprehensive holiday travel insurance that covers you for the activity you will be undertaking. The vehicle is covered under our partners motor vehicle insurance but an excess will apply if you damage the vehicle or you can settle any damage directly if it is minor. Details provided on request.
DO I NEED A VISA?
Yes, and you will need to bring two passport photos with you but our local business partner will deal with the Visa for Laos. You will need to pay approx $50 for the visa payable locally. You will not need a Visa for Vietnam if your stay is 15 days or less ( as of November 2018)
DO I NEED AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS PERMIT?
No, you can drive on a full UK drivers licence but it is advised to apply for an IDP (International Drivers Permit) available from your main post office or the AA/RAC
IS THERE A SUPPORT VEHICLE?
For group tours, yes, there is. For private tours you may be guided by a guide on a motorcycle or in another 4×4.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?
During the months of May – October is spring/summer season and temperatures range from 25 – 35c with humidity but also sees the heaviest rains during the middle of this period
November to April is autumn/winter time and temperatures average around 20 – 30c whilst seeing drier weather
WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?
The food is delicious and consists of fried meats, omelettes, rice, spring rolls, fish, vegetables, pancakes, fruit etc. Vietnamese diet is very tasty and does not include many insects!! – No, you won’t be eating pets!