Dear Tom ,
We had a fantastic motorbike trip in Myanmar - Vietnam -Laos - cambodia . This was my third motorbike trip through S/E Asia and by far the most challenging riding.
The riding was tough but manageable and it was very satisfying at the end of the day to put your feet up, have a cold beer and look back over the day.
We learn that temple of Siem Reap to the Northern Cambodia , Laos and Northern Vietnam has mountains, that both countries are very different but both great , that all the friendly people along the way add to the fantastic trip, that “a little bit up” can be quite an understatement and finally that your guides love their jobs and love riding.
The highlights must have been staying at the Kingfisher Eco Lodge and watching the elephants from your own bungalow balcony, and The sense of achievement at the end of every great days riding.
The Guides were fantastic.
Northern Laos – Chen is a real gem. she was fun to be with, quick to pick up on the Aussie sense of humor and she’s not bad on a bike. I’m not sure who got more stares from the villagers, the westerners riding bikes or the girl riding along looking after them. She looked after us well, organized a doctor when needed and always made sure we were safe and had plenty of food and drink. Tanja our driver was also very good.
Northern Vietnam – Viet was also excellent. He had a wealth of information and always watching out for us. He always had a smile on his face and was fun to be with. He was always checking over the bikes to make sure everything was OK. Another good driver Mr Kuong, always ready with food and water
And in Myanmar it was great for me to meet up with Samban again. He is a wonderful person, and again looked after us wonderfully well. His genuine honesty meant we learn so much from him about everyday life in Myanmar.
We all got on really well and he was very flexible to ensure we were all looked after. He would always explain what lay ahead and show us things along the way. Our driver in Cambodia Mr D was fantastic; He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always laughing. He had great knowledge of the trip, was always ready with food and water and when he was driving we always felt safe.
We had so much fun.
I think the balance of the itinerary from the beautiful mountains in northern Laos ,Vietnam to the flatter south along the Mekong and 4 thousand Islands, Cambodia’s less travelled Mondulkiri Provence and finishing in Seam Reap is challenging but great.
Accommodation, bikes ( Honda RX150L ) and food all wonderful.
Thanks again to you and all your guides and drivers, this was my second trip with your company and will always recommend your wonderful trips.
Andrew Cross – Group 12 persons ( July 2017 )
Myanmar - Vietnam -Laos - cambodia Motorbike Tour - Andrew Cross – Group 12 persons ( July 2017)
We had a fantastic time motorbike in Myanmar with Indochina Holidays Travel ! The bikes and guides were great. Have to say a huge THANK YOU to Sukhom. From the beginning with his introduction as Sukhom or if we couldn’t remember that just call me “handsome man” gave us the clue that he was going to be fun. Well it never stopped being fun. Sukhom is great at his job because he actually listens to his guests and finds a way to make everyone happy within the guidelines he has to work with. We experienced things we would never have had we tried this alone. But the glue to our trip was “Mr. Smiley Man” Mr. Mao. He was never far behind in the van. He packed, fixed flats, fed and watered us and always with his million $ smile. We have told everyone willing to listen about our great adventure with Indochina Holidays Travel .
Andrew B Singapore, Singapore 1 April, 2016