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“Easily the best attraction in Vang Vieng”

Uncle Tom's Trails - Private Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 12 Tours in Vang Vieng
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Owner description: Uncle Toms is a dirt bike tour operator offering tours and riding tuition (for total beginners) in the Kasi region of Laos PDR. 125cc four stroke trail bikes. plus smaller for training,British operator. Always best to book in advance due to limited places each day. Training is limited to two persons at one time and open to anyone over 5 feet 5 inches(165cm)on the full sized bikes, but we now have smaller bikes for anyone who is a bit smaller. Due to the rapid changes recently in Vang Vieng town,we have moved location, now we are based in the amazing Kasi District which is 55 kilometers north of Vang Vieng town.
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Uncle Tom took me up the dirt track. As odd as this may sound it was one of the best experiences I had on my travels in south east asia. Let me get that straight. I had never ridden a bike before. It took Tom 20 minutes to get me ready for the road. From then on it was just one hell of a blast. I couldn't even tell what was more exiting the bike riding or the scenery. I could have done this all day long. Tom is an expert on the area. He takes you to remote villages where the kids line up to greet you because they are still curious about foreigners. There are places around Vang Vieng that will just leave you with a dropped down jaw and the wish to stay there for ever. And there is no better way to get around than taking one of Toms dirt bikes. He is fun to be around and made my trip incredibly joyful. If you have a couple of spare days go for one of the tours he offers. You will love it. Easily the best attraction in Vang Vieng.

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

My husband and I spent twenty months travelling around the world, and this was one of the things we most enjoyed!

Tom, who owns the company, is a great guy from Wales who looks like Tom Jones and loves to crack a few jokes!

My husband had ridden motorbikes before and Tom gave him a bike to ride, whilst I rode on the back of Tom's. He took the two of us out into the countryside, down some crazy dirt roads and past some incredible scenery. Tom was both hilarious and professional, totally looking after us. Climbing up steep tracks and then stopping to look back over cliffs and rice paddies, negotiating our way around cows and little kids shouting hello was awesome. For us, it was the fact that we were in the middle of nowhere where clearly very few tourists went that made this one of the highlights of our whole trip.

Definitely a must do whilst in Vang Vieng!

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Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

There's so much more to Vang Vieng than the famed tubing and mad partying. While we did partake in some of the former (buckets of buckets!), many people we met advised us not to miss the spectacular country around Vang Vieng. This is a beautiful part of the world folks! By far the best way to see it is with Uncle Tom's Tours on his trial bikes. My friend Neil, while very experienced on scooters had never driven a bike with clutch and gears. Within 20mins of instruction from Tom he was driving like a pro. Off we went, me on the back with Tom, up country lanes that turn into muddy tracks, across shallow rivers, rickety bamboo bridges and dry river beds. The scenery is breathtaking and these bikes will get you places that you wouldn't normally find otherwise. Tom has extensive knowledge of the area which he is continually adding to as he loves to get out on the bike himself. He will also entertain you with many of his dodgy jokes. Did you hear the one about the Nun the Priest and the Bishop....!
I highly recommend you give this a go. We enjoyed it so much we went twice!
Oh yeah try one of Tom's home made oatmeal bars - they're really really good!

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Reviewed May 29, 2017
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile
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