About Lao ADV Tours

Meet Our Team

About the People of Lao Adv

Lao Adv Tours was formed by a group of friends in early 2015.  All of us are motorcycle riders with many years in Asia under our belts. Combining our experience, we now offer you a wide range of tours. From the northern mountains to the flatter lands of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the south, on the paved roads and dirt tracks, our tours of Laos offer some great riding. With our many years experience in the touring business, our aim is to run well organised fun tours, showing you the country and its people, while traversing the best trails, roads, and routes that Laos has to offer.

CHECK WHAT THE PAST CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY…

  • 5 star review  Visited Luang Prubang in March 2019 and was lucky enough to have been recommended to Chris Corbett at Lao Adv Tours by a friend who had ridden with him several years ago. All I can say about Chris is that he is a no bullshit individual that also happens to be an amazingly fun guy to ride and relax with. Chris knows the area well, speaks the language fluently, and understands what makes for a good adventure. A true gentleman that likes to cut loose and listens to what sort of adventure his customers want....honestly, riding with Chris immediately seemed much more like going riding with a friend than a guide, and I would certainly consider him to be the former after only a few days ride together. The trip to LP would not have been remotely as fun without Chris leading the charge. Will absolutely be back and cannot wait to keep exploring around Luang Prubang.

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    20/05/2019

    5 star review  Awesome! Extremely helpful, bike/s in great condition, trustworthy company. Have done two trips now, one guided which is the best way to go, and one self guided due to my personal time constraints and route. Chris knows so many amazing trails at different levels and has great local contacts, but the most important thing for me is that he really looked after us and made sure we got the most out of our holiday. I've done motorcycle adv tours in 5 Asian countries but Laos Adv is the one 8m coming back to.

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    28/06/2019

    5 star review  Best Adress for renting a motorcycle (no scooter) in this region. Chris, the owner is very nice and the communication was very good and uncomplicated. The bikes are in good conditions and well maintained. Overall fair prices!!!

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    31/01/2020
  • 5 star review  I had a awesome time, Chris (the owner) went out of his way to help me out with my trip. The honda 250 cc i rented worked great on my 4 day bike trip. HIghly recommended, i cant wait to do it again next year.

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    02/10/2019

    5 star review  Lao Adv tours have the cleanest and best maintained fleet of rental bikes I have seen in Southeast Asia. When booking a tour this point eases concern as nothing is worse than dodgy, unreliable bikes on a trip. The owner is a true enthusiast and loves riding dirt bikes. His knowledge of the terrain and trails stupendous. Whether you want hard enduro single track or flowing double track trails to historical sites like the secret Air bases used during the Vietnam war, Chris at Lao Adv can provide enough to keep you grinning for days.

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    28/08/2019

    5 star review  Excellent advise and support from the crew. There’s a lot of experience in this shop and they really make sure you have the best trip possible. Bikes are meticulously maintained. Top notch.

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    11/01/2020

Chris Corbett

Owner CEO
Chris and his trusty companion Muttley in Laos.

Chris has lived and worked in Laos for 5 years. Prior to that he spent 5 years riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail, researching and learning about it. Now a seasoned tour operator with a can do attitude and a dab hand with a spanner, Chris started to feel a little shackled working in the tourism sector for others. So now he’s finally broken free from the grind and gathered a group of like minded people together to offer some stunning adventures

Mr Hulle

Tour Guide
Mr Hulle & his daily driver.

Mr Hulle recently joined us. With over 6 years guiding experience on motorcycle, he knows his way around Laos. His laid back way of doing things is reassuring. There’s nobody better to be with in remote areas of Laos as he is a keen hunter and an excellent mechanic. You’re certainly in safe hands with Mr Hulle.

Virginia Morris

Virginia with Artillery piece

 Virginia has a great sense of adventure. At 13 years old she rowed three miles across a shipping lane to discover the island on the other side. Before she could even drive a car, she had traveled extensively and trained as a pilot.

Her interest in the Vietnam War has spanned decades. She lived in Laos for two years where she walked the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the late 1990s. In Vietnam and American, she has interviewed many veterans of the conflict. The former commander of the trail Lieutenant General Dong Si Nguyen of the Truong Son Army, one of the biggest sections of  the Vietnamese People’s Army, presented Virginia with a campaign medal as a sign of friendship between Britain and Vietnam.

Today Virginia is an author, explorer, and academic researcher specialising in military and political subjects. She is married with two children, both of which accompanied her and her husband down the trail in 2015.

Mark Abbott

Mark is a career coach, trainer, and motivational speaker to young professionals.

He’s been off – road riding now for 10 years doing tours in France, Pyrenees, Thailand, and, of course, Laos.

In May he’s doing the Greek national enduro.

James Franey

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