WING-IT TOURS FAQ
You should bring all your normal protective riding gear, we do supply helmets and wet weather gear. Should you have a very small or large head we advise you bring your own helmet to ensure a good fit. Mostly the weather is warm to hot but the mountains are cooler so a heavier jacket is a good idea to bring as well. Also pack some swim gear as we visit beaches and some hotels offer pools.
The local currency is Dong. Around 20,000 vd is 1 USD most everywhere will accept USD so that is an appropriate currency to bring.
You only require small amounts for dinner/beer etc each day plus souvenir money if you wish.
There are many ATM machines and nearly all cards work just fine, it’s a good idea to let your bank know you are traveling overseas or they may stop your card. There are credit card facilities at larger towns/restaurants etc but I suggest you limit credit card use to avoid any imprinting or such scams just to be secure.
Your travel agent can arrange your visa, or a cheaper option is to use an online service like myvietnamvisa.com to get a ‘pre-approval ‘ letter which you present to customs on arrival and pay 35$US for one-month visit. You need a passport style photo to attach to immigration form that you will get at the counter. ** Tours to Laos, visa for Laos can be done on arrival, however you must have a ‘multi entry visa for Vietnam’ as you will be in/out/in
We stay in good hotels and mosquito bites are not common. Wet season travellers should just cover up at dusk/dawn and have repellent to apply, however it’s a personal choice to seek malaria protection before you depart.
Yes, all travelers would be mad to not be covered. If your company does not cover you for riding our motorcycles [ under 200cc] overseas without a ‘local’ license then QBE (Aust residents) – along with World Care does cover if you have a full motorcycle licence and they can do short cover policies as well. (check your policy!) – **Update: QBE online policy may no longer be adequate – only select travel agents now have access to the prior policy.
* international driver permits may not be recognized depending on origin, be clear with your insurer that you are riding on your home license!
* World care PDS 2018 was still covering on basis of having full open motorcycle license in your country of residence
We have a support car which is always within close range of the group. It carries all your luggage wherever you go so it’s always handy. Souvenirs bought along the way can go straight in the car.
- International driver permits may not be recognized depending on origin, be clear with your insurer that you are riding on your home license!
- World care PDS 2018 was still covering on basis of having full open motorcycle license in your country of residence
Coolest times are August through February.
If riding in the far north (Hanoi) then it could be described as cold! Mostly expect 27-33 degree Celsius most of the year and wet season is from June thru to October.