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About Motolao - Day Tours
We at MOTOLAO provide exclusive on-road and off-road motorcycle or 4x4 tours in Laos. Our customized tours provide a chance to journey on a road of self-discovery and encounter life-changing moments along the way. Exploring Laos by motorcycle or 4x4 is the perfect way to experience deep Lao culture and discover breathtaking landscapes not found anywhere else. Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride.
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fixieSeattle wrote a review Feb 2019
Seattle7 contributions
I recently did the 1-day Mekong River tour with Motolao and it was awesome. Our guide Kamhdee and one other guy met up and first went to their shop where we got geared up. This part was great as we all got full gear including boots, chest and arm protector, knee pads, jacket and helmet. The gear is all used, but in good shape and is exactly what you need to be safe. The tour was great and Kamhdee spoke excellent English and was good at gauging our abilities and tailoring the tour to us. It was a perfect way to get out and see the mountains of Laos and explore the Mekong region in areas that most people don’t go to. And to do it while having a blast on motorbikes was definitely the way to go. 5 stars all around.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from TigerTrailGM, General Manager at Motolao - Day Tours
Responded Jul 9, 2020
Thanks for your review. We have great knowledgable guides passionate about riding. We are pleased you had such a great time.
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Archie37 wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom20 contributions3 helpful votes
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I had a 7 day trip around northern Laos witg Motolao. Chris made everything very easy to arrange even though I was doing it last minute. Hulle my guide was a superstar, taking care of everything during our trip and was great company during the evening. The trip was amazing seeing a side of Laos you will never see on a regular tourist trip. I will be back here for another trip next year for sure, highly recommended...
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from TigerTrailGM, General Manager at Motolao - Day Tours
Responded Jul 9, 2020
7 days - wow, an amazing experience. Huelee is certainly a great guide! Thanks for your review and we hope Laos remains a great memory for a long time to come.
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blueesmrs wrote a review Feb 2018
munster258 contributions77 helpful votes
I contacted Motolao to enquire about getting some lessons before embarking on an adventure. Thought it would be a wise option. However to get a response to "Learn before you leave your country" was a very disappointing response (esp when they quoted $100 per day to teach me in their first email). I understand it is a business, but seriously? Where is the sense in driving away potential customers by being such a DICK??????
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Káťa S wrote a review Feb 2018
Molde, Norway26 contributions8 helpful votes
We booked one bike and a guide from MotoLao (the budget option) for 2 days 1 night trip to Nong Kiauw, and we really enjoyed 90% of it. Amazing sceneries, good bike, weather worked out great for us, all good...except for one thing. If we'd received from MotoLao a map with our circuit highlighted, we would have gotten as much out of it as we did with our guide. We were quite disappointed that he barely talked to us, never asked us anything, didn't tell us a word about the culture of locals or the mountains and forests we rode through (unless I specifically asked him after I'd realized that was the only way to get any information at all) and at the end of the trip he looked like he just wanted to get it over with. Which is quite disappointing cosidering how much money their tours cost - we basically paid $130 for a map. Maybe it was us, maybe it was something in our guide's personal life, anyway, just wanted to put it out there as a constructive criticism.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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brastedbarron wrote a review Feb 2018
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom102 contributions49 helpful votes
We opted for a 2 day ride, heading north from LP, and with an overnight in the wonderful Pha Yong homestay. Motolau were friendly and efficient from the first email enquiry, to payment to documentation. You have to sign your life away (understandably) with a proper contract. And they then kit you out with good helmets, body armour, and boots - and then onto the bikes. Our guide Xue Yang was brilliant: calm, funny, enthusiastic and determined to make sure we enjoyed the trip. We are both over 50, and hadn’t ridden proper bikes for 30 years, so proceeded carefully to begin with. But what fun! The road sections are great once clear of LP, and the off road superb. Some of the rutted tracks were a bit testing for very rusty riders, but mostly fine. We probably ranked as beginners (and my wife received the accolade of the oldest woman Xue Yang had guided!!) but we totally loved it. We did 388km in 2 days, with about 100km off road. However, I wouldn’t recommend doing this if you have never ridden off road, or don’t have some heated motorbike experience. We were unlucky with the weather: properly cold, cloudy and even foggy at the top of the hills. Top tip if going in Feb: take more layers than you think you need and a wind proof jacket. And bring warmer gloves. It ain’t cheap - but the bikes are fab (and properly maintained) and the guiding excellent. Hoping to return next year for a longer tour!! Thank you Chris and Xue Yang.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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