When it comes to budgets, riders usually hesitate in choosing between a guided or a self-guided adventure. The question is “Spend or Save in Vietnam”. Many people know or hear that Vietnam is a motorbike nation. However, not many people realize that over 90% of bikes are under 125cc. Big touring bikes are not so many. In addition, Vietnam is truly a dangerous place to ride, probably second only to India. Therefore, people have reasons to save and so to spend.
You should only save if you have very good riding skills. Moreover, you need to know mechanic basics and can handle things on the road. These include getting lost and found, checking engine oil, adjusting drive chain tension and putting oil on the chain, fixing flat tires in the middle of nowhere, replacing a broken clutch/throttle cables, know how dangerous animals are on Vietnamese roads and finding places to eat and stay etc. The reward is discovering Vietnam your very own way. This way allows you to make many more new friends who you will only find out if they are good or bad after saying goodbye.
Please note that traffic rules are strange in Vietnam and local people don’t normally communicate in English.
Some customers thought Vietnam was simple and easy while they knew little about bikes or didn’t do enough planning. Of course, in the end, they didn’t have a good time. Therefore, save if you know how to manage things on your own unguided trips.
Many customers trust us and want to be in safe hands and they were all happy after their guided trips. They either hire a guide from us or book a fully supported, guided motorbike tour with everything included. They only need some money to pay for drinks on the road.
Vietnam Motorbike Rental selects the finest local food and comfortable rooms on these guided trips. We don’t save because we know you spend hundreds or thousands of Dollars to come here to enjoy a different experience, not just to save a few bucks every day. A few customers told us they didn’t pay taxes to build this country so it’s natural that they needed to pay more and didn’t feel being ripped off!
Stretch your budget a bit and with our guides, you will see more than 50% of Vietnam that you never experience on your unguided tours. Don’t save if you know nothing about mechanic basics and how to manage things in a foreign country where little English is spoken. In the end, especially with expensive mobile phone roaming costs, you may end up paying more than a guided tour and have troubles on the road.
Click here to watch a typical Hanoi busy traffic at 10am. This is actually the easiest road to escape Hanoi from the North-west end following the Red river. Watch it and decide for yourself if you can handle this kind of traffic or you need a guide to lead you on your trip.
That’s it, straight forward thoughts to spend or save on your Vietnam motorbike tours and hopefully, you could make your decision easier.
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