Vietnam Motorbike FAQs
1. How do I create a custom itinerary?
2. How do I book the trip?
3. How do I pay for the trip?
4. What type of clothing should I bring?
– Clothing: helmet, rain gloves, wellington boots (rubber boots for rainy season from April to September), summer gloves, balaclava, t-shirt, socks & underwear, long sleeved shirt, turtleneck shirt, extra jeans, light jacket, leather chaps, zip-lock bags, riding boots, bandannas, sunglasses and goggles.
– Personal items: basic toiletries, emergency cash, sunscreen and earplugs.
– Emergency items: first aid kit, emergency contact number, list medical conditions, list medications, flashlight, chargers and duct tape.
– Miscellaneous: small towel, bath towel, trash bags, bungee cords, camera and cargo net.
5. Im afraid that bikes in Vietnam will not be up to the task. Can’t we ride anything larger?
6. Is the traffic crazy in Vietnam?
7. What’s the best duration for a trip?
8. What do I do and expect when I have an accident?
If you purchased an insurance policy, and if you request we will contact the insurance company and ask them for instructions. You will need to pay us all phone calls in this case.
9. Would I leave some of my luggage at “base” until returning?
10. How much cash do we need to take with us?
11. Are there any hidden cost you do not mention? What about tipping?
Generally, tipping is not compulsory. If you are satisfied with your guides, drivers, a small gratuity is an appropriate way in which to show appreciation to them.
12. Who is my guide(s)?
13. What is the time difference?
14. What do I need to know regarding Vietnam visa?
15. How I can extend my Vietnam visa?
16. How can i get Vietnam visa on arrival?
17. What medical precautions I need to take?
18. What about medical insurance?
Should I take my money in cash or travellers’cheques?
The official currency of Vietnam is the dong, which can not be purchased outside Vietnam. The main banks in Hanoi and HCMC can handle a fairly broad range of currencies nowadays, but the dollar is still the most widely accepted. I therefore recommend taking a combination of US$ cash and US$ travellers’ cheques, with the bulk in travellers’ cheques for safety. American Express, Visa and Thomas Cook cheques are the most recognised brands.
19. What recommendations do you have about eating in Vietnam?
20. Where can I change money?
21. Is it better to use dollars or dong for daily expenses?
For everyday expenses, I recommend carrying a mix of US Dollars cash and dong. For larger items or when the exchange rate works in your favour, use dollars. For cyclos, local food stalls and small purchases, it’s best to use dong. In either case, make sure you always have a stock of small notes so that you don’t have to worry about change.