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Central And Northern Vietnam Culture

During this trip you will ride a Kawasaki KLX 150cc. If you prefer a Honda XR 250cc engine, this is possible at an additional cost (see prices page), please indicate this when registering. The 250 cc are available in limited quantities. 

Travel guidance
This trip is guided by a multilingual tour guide. He now knows all the routes, hotels, and restaurants and speaks good Dutch and English.

Support car
A support car will accompany you during this trip. This is driven by our local driver. The support car will transport the luggage, parts and tools. There is room in the support car for any duo passengers who do not want or cannot ride on the back.

Difficulty of the journey
During this journey through the north of Vietnam we do not drive at high altitudes or through extremely deserted areas. We ride light motorcycles, which make the trip very accessible to riders who have never taken an adventurous motorcycle trip before. The daily distances are not long, so there is plenty of time and opportunity to stop along the way to take photos or visit villages. However, participation in the extremely busy traffic in and around Hanoi can be difficult. You should also take into account that the main roads that we avoid as much as possible can be busy with trucks that do not follow the traffic rules very closely.

Off Road
Only two or three days of the trip are spent driving on unpaved roads and/or paths. In the current schedule this is two or three days. These routes are not very difficult and very easy to do without any off-road experience or off-road training in advance. However, if the weather is worse than expected, these off-road days can be difficult.

A helmet, motorcycle jacket with protection, gloves, good sturdy (motorcycle) trousers with protection or with loose knee protection and sturdy high (mountain) shoes are mandatory. It can become very warm in the lower parts of the journey, especially in spring and autumn. A summer motorcycle jacket with protection is therefore recommended. On colder parts of the mountains you can wear extra clothing under your jacket if necessary. Good sunglasses are also useful and a helmet with a visor that protects against dust. The rainy season in the north of Vietnam is from June to the end of August. We plan our trips before or after. However, the weather can ignore all forecasts, so you should take a possible rain shower into account on all trips. Finally, it can get quite cold in the mountains in December and January, so it is advisable to take warm motorcycle clothing with you.

Driving license
In Vietnam, you can officially drive a motorcycle with an international driving license since January 1, 2016. The Dutch driver's license is not valid in Vietnam without an IRB (international driver's license). IRB model 1968 is accepted.

A visa is required to travel to Vietnam. You will receive more information about this when you book 

More details about the trip and what to take with you can be found in the travel manual that you will receive approximately one month before departure.

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    Group size:
    6 - 12
    From $3.695,-
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