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“helped by uncle Tom”

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.
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
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“helped by uncle Tom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Bikers usually help bikers but uncle Tom goes the extra mile, not only does he help people have a great dirt bike experience on his bikes but any passing adventure bikers can stop in at his workshop get a friendly welcome and a helping hand with their bikes. If you don’t need a hand but just a nice clean flat out of the sun place to work on your bikes themselves Toms place is ideal. Even if you don’t need Toms help just stop by to shoot the breeze with a fellow bike enthusiast and while you are there stay at the MayLyn a little piece of paradise in Vang Vieng
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Visited October 2012
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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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“Another trip out with Tom, "Chuor"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

After visiting Vang Vieng for a short time with its dramatic scenery, i thought as a keen motorcycle enthusiast what a perfect way to see the real Vang Vieng sites. I had only ridden a motorcycle a few times previously but with some excellent tuition we were away. The group of riders was small making it a nice way of meeting others with similar interests on my travels. We had an extensive tour of Vang Vieng covering terrain that would only be suitable to cover on a good quality dirt bike which tom provides. The sites seen are breath taking and are rarely seen by tourists. Tom was a fantastic host with a lot of knowledge of the sites providing another angle to what was seen. All in all i would highly recommend it to anyone. Sanchez

Visited October 2012
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Vang Vieng, Laos
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“First time on a dirt bike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

I had no experiance on a dirt bike or any kind of motor bike at all. Uncle Tom was so kind to explain the basics and gave me enough confidence to ride for myself in the group. He really looked out for me regarding my safety and took his time to explain how to handle the dirt bike during the tour. Along the way Uncle Tom makes plenty of stops for a drink, some great views and a couple of jokes. But he also gives good information about the enviroment an even explained a bit about his plans to ensure the bikes are well maintained.

Expensive? Not at all, especially for the services you get. Just to make an example, a dirt bike tour in Luang Prabang cost around $165 and at Uncle Tom's it is a little over $20. So if you are reading this and your are going to Vang Vieng, go to Uncle Tom's, because it is probarely the most awesome activity you can do anywere in Laos.

Visited October 2012
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Newark, New Jersey
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“The best way to see the real Vang!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

My friend was keen on taking a motorbike trip with Uncle Tom, and since I didn't have any experience riding a motorbike, Tom let me hop on the back. We did the full day, and it was without of doubt on of my favorite experiences in Laos. The scenic roads he took us to, and the impromptu bridge jump with the local kids, the local villages on the outskirts...it was an extremely memorable day.

Tom is also such a kind, funny, friendly guy, you're bound to have a great time no matter.

If you want to see some real local Lao areas, this has been the one of the more successful adventures as Tom has taken some time to really scout out some worthwhile places.

Definitely a must do! Go see this awesome guy!

Visited September 2012
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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“Perfect Dirt Bike experience with Uncle Tom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

First experience on a dirt bike, very nice, I love it. Uncle Tom is very kind and helped me getting started with the almost brand new bike. We did the West loop, and saw a couple small villages, a nice viewing point on a new road into the mountains, stopped at a river where you can swimm and after that we did two really nice dirty tracks. Got stuck a couple of times, but it shouldn't be to easy. I really recommended to do this tour, lots of fun for a very fair price.

Visited September 2012
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