Vietnam now accepts international driving permits from most countries, you home motorbike driving license is fine for our tours. Please check with your health insurance provider to make sure they cover driving while in Vietnam
Drivers Licenses: Your home country driving license will suffice if you are pulled over by the police and it generally is not checked. However, if you are involved in a accident that requires police investigate you will be asked to supply a valid driving license, fines can be imposed and motorbike impounded.
Insurance: We strongly advise all overseas customers to obtain travel insurance before they arrive. You should have you own health insurance coverage that covers driving in Vietnam, while international quality health facilities are available in Hanoi and HCMC, health care services in the countryside is of a lower standard. District towns have health facilities that include emergency, x-ray services and can help you deal with a minor accident, they will except payment at the end of treatment.
We do not offer coverall liability insurance you will be responsible for the full replacement cost if motorbike is lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair. If Motorbike has been damaged on One of our tours we will get it back to Hanoi. but, you be liable for its repair. While on tour we accept that there will be normal wear and tear on the bikes or a few scratches. Dropping the bike is part of the experience, we are only concerned with major damage to the bike that would make it non functioning. we have a price list of replacement parts like the radiator, handle bars and smashed plastic bits on request.
We do not offer third party liability insurance If involved in a accident with a local person we will work with them to make restitution in cash on the spot for damages to the other vehicle and if any medical aid is required. Medical care is very reasonably priced and in case of a small accident the cost is minimal. As an example: Trip to provincial town private medical center with 2 X-rays and doctor consultation 40 $US ( no broken bones to set in this case). Motorbiking is not the safest of activities in Vietnam so we always drive slow and take care.
We are on a tour not a race.
It is best to avoid problems and drive slowly and safely, if you are in a accident, even if it is not your fault, you must be prepared to negotiate a payment or restitution on the spot.
We have a support vehicle available to follow us on tour to carry luggage and provide transport in-case of injury. Please contact us for details.
Be responsible drive safely.