The necessary tips for motorbike riding in Vietnam.
RIDING IN VIETNAM
Riding motorbike in Vietnam is never that easy and comfortable under the instruction of our knowledgeable guide. The special thing of motorbike tours Ho Chi Minh is the routes that we ride on. We ride mainly on the bumpy roads, off-track paths and the countryside ways with full of potholes. It requires the focus of all the motorcyclists to take control of riding. With Vietnam Motorbike Ride, the ability to ride a manual motorbike and holding a driving license is a must.
2. WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?
On the journey with motorbike tours Vietnam, you have to prepare the personal stuffs such as clothes, shorts, T shirts, etc; apart from the riding equipment listed. It is highly recommended to bring the hiking gears in case it is portable and light.
The weather in Vietnam fluctuates dramatically, therefore; it is suggested that the motorbike Vietnam crew bring enough warm jackets (but the light ones). Besides, some other things need preparing named basic toiletries, foot wearing and shock, flip flops for evening. Sunglasses and sun cream should be brought along to avoid the intense sunray in center of Vietnam.
MOTORBIKE TOP GEAR?
We will equip you the helmets and wet weather gear, but the other protective riding gears should be prepared by yourself. In case you are oversized, you should bring your own helmet to ensure your comfort.
To make sure you would have the perfect moments in motorbike trips Vietnam, don’t forget to bring the warm jackets and other clothes like gloves, sturdy foot wear, protective eye wear, protective clothing.
With some hotels, you can enjoy your swimming in the pools or beaches nearby. You can bring your flip flops, but be aware that this kind of slippers are just suitable for walking at night, not for riding motorbike tour Vietnam.
WHAT MONEY/ CARDS SHOULD I BRING?
As you may know, the national currency in Vietnam is Dong, with the exchange rate of roughly 21,000 VND/ 1 US dollar. You can easily find the best exchanging places in Hanoi, for any kinds of currency.
If you book the motorcycle tours in Vietnam on the special events, a discount is totally available so you don’t have to bring a lot of money along. Few hundred thousand dongs are enough in case you just want some drinks and junk food stuffs.
Moreover, in the journey of motorbike tours Vietnam, we also go through many big cities so you don’t need to worry about running out of money if you bring the credit cards. ATM machines are available in many cities and sometimes, you can pay easily by using the credit cards.
With the good exchange rate between Vietnam Dong and Dollar, you can enjoy your shopping in Vietnam with reasonable price!
HOW CAN I MAKE THE VISA?
Your visa procedure can be arrange by your travel agent, or simply, you can make it quick through online service like myvietnamvisaonline.com to get a ‘pre approval” letter which you can show to customs on arrival and the cost for 1 month visit would be 45$. Don’t forget to bring passport photos to attach to immigration form that you will get at the counter. ( please bring 2 portrait photos in white background ).
VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS – HOW CAN I USE MY PHONE?
You can use global roaming if you want to call to your country during your motorcycle trips Vietnam. However, we encourage you to buy a local sim. It is cheaper and more stable than using roaming. You can call or log on the internet easily. Even when you ride motorbike in north Vietnam.
DO I NEED MALARIA PROTECTION?
It is not really necessary because of the good conditions in the hotels that all motorcycle tours Northern Vietnam choose. However, it is your personal choice for making it more safe and comfortable, especially in wet season in the North of Vietnam.
WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE?
It is important for you to have travel insurance in Vietnam motorbike holiday and make sure you choose the right company with the insurance covered in the journey. In case your company doesn’t cover for riding motorcycles (under 200cc), some other companies like QBE, WORLDCARE, WORLD NOMADS can cover if you have a full motorcycle license in your home country with the policies to help cover partly your insurance.
For more supports from Vietnam motorcycle tour company, just feel free to contact Alan for more instruction.
MOTORBIKE LICENSE IN VIETNAM.
From the October 2014, Vietnam has been the member of Geneva Convention, which is a priority for many motorcyclists because the international motorcycling license has now officially accepted in Vietnam.
Before coming to Vietnam to join the motorbike tour, contact a license agency to get the international licensing with the cost of around 30$. For instance, if you are from Australia, you can find it in some agencies such as RACV, NARMA, RACQ, etc.
WHAT ARE THE OVERNIGHT STAYS LIKE?
You are accommodated with the good hotels, clean and safe. Some of them are reputable with modern equipment. With the homestay, we just choose the good homestays meeting the tourism standards.
WHAT ABOUT THE FOODS?
Trying the local foods in Vietnam motorcycle tours is a must to experience the stunning Vietnamese gastronomy, so you can enjoy many kinds of cuisines with the riding crew.
However, in case you are allergic or having any troubles with the foods, please inform us in advance. And if you have any special requests, we will try to accommodate you beyond our abilities.
WHAT ABOUT THE ISSUES OF ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES?
We don’t expect those things happen in Vietnam motorbiking trips, but we also equip enough the first kit stuffs for some small injuries. The guide are also knowledgeable and have experience in terms of healthcare and medical problem solving. In case it is the serious accidents, we will transfer to the nearest hospital where the doctors are professional.
If you are really curious and excited about Vietnam motorcyle tours, you can easily log on the internet and our website Vietnammotorbikeride.com to see the best motorcycle tours in Vietnam or contact directly to Mr. Alan, an expert from Vietnam motorbike tours, at + 84985 333 066 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve motorbike trips.