You’ll be picked up at your hotel by one of our drivers and transferred to the gathering point to meet the other group members and the guide. Your guide, who quickly will become your new local friend, will provide a safety briefing and tour overview. Then it’s off on the scooters! Each route is different but each tour contains a healthy dose of zipping through side streets and short stops to mingle with locals, taste traditional delicacies, explore cottage industries, sightsee, take photos or a mix of all of these! Full descriptions of each tour can be found here and if you still have questions, our team will be happy to assist! You can reach out to us anytime via our “Contact Us” page.
The prices vary depending on the location and the specific tour- you can find a list of our tours and prices here. If booking two or more tours, we offer a 10% discount on each tour. And children under 12 receive 30% off the normal tour price. We also have a variety of combination packages where we pair our tours with a special site visit, theatre show or other experience for a fabulous rate. Check our Special Offers page for more information.
We provide experienced drivers for all of our guests, since we hold safety as one of our highest priorities. However, we understand some of you out there might be Vespa owners and would like to drive. We allow guests to drive on specific tours such as our Glimpse of the Mekong and Hai Van Pass Coastal Adventure. However, contact us directly as we always host a brief driving test to ensure that you (and our team) feels comfortable driving.
We provide free hotel pick-up and drop-off within the city limits and will inform you, in advance, of the pick-up time. On the day of the tour, wait in the lobby or in front of your hotel and look for the Vespa driver arriving on- you guessed it- a Vespa! You’ll then transfer to a gathering spot to meet with the guide and other members of the tour group. Once all assembled, your Vespa Adventures tour begins! Please note- if you are staying outside of the city or in a neighboring town we can help arrange private transport at a small extra cost or advise on public transportation options, if available. If you still have questions regarding the pick-up or require further information, please contact us!
We typically spend four hours a day or less riding; the rest is open to our guests' whims and suggestions, our guide's recommendations, and to those serendipitous events and happenings that can't possibly be planned. We like to say that at Vietnam Vespa Adventures we have set destinations, but not set tours.
2. Create a new tour date for yourself for which we'll try to find additional passengers, up to a maximum of 8 total travelers
3. Create a new exclusive tour date for your group of less than 8 travelers at a slight additional charge
We have scheduled tours, but we’re also happy to book tours according to our guests' travel schedules. We understand that itineraries can be tight when traveling abroad, and we do our best to work within them. We require a minimum of 4 people for a tour to go forward (unless you book an exclusive tour for fewer than that), but for those booking well in advance, there's rarely any problem with finding additional passengers for a given tour. We can lock in any date with a small 20% deposit, which is fully refundable up to two weeks prior to departure.
On day one of the tour we spend as much time as necessary orienting our guests on the Vespas and automatic scooters. We reserve the right to qualify each rider for satisfactory safe driving ability on these vintage scooters. If we are not fully satisfied with a guest's demonstrated ability, we will provide an automatic scooter in order to assure his/her safety and that of the entire group. (Guests are also welcome to ride pillion behind one of our experienced drivers or behind another guest driving his or her own Vespa. Alternatively, we can also provide automatic scooters for you to drive on the trip instead of Vespas.)
We spend considerable time going over the document we provide our guests entitled ‘How To Drive Safely in Vietnam,’ which explains at length the very different driving conditions to be found in Vietnam and how to navigate them safely. We also provide high-quality full-faced helmets for all our guests.
Our Terms and Conditions make very clear that we expect guests to follow our guide and crew’s instructions to the letter throughout the tour. We are not flexible on this condition.
Because of all these precautions, our accident record is essentially zero. We've had the occasional unavoidable minor mishap but none of our passengers have ever been injured beyond a scrape or two and slightly bruised pride.
It would be false to suggest that our tour is as safe as sitting at home on a sofa and watching the Travel Channel on TV. The name of our company has the word Adventures in it, and an adventure is what we aim to provide -- but in as reliable, secure and comfortable a manner as is possible in Vietnam.
The condition of the roads is generally fine, but there are occasional rough spots with potholes or sand of the road. We travel these roads almost every week, so we have very good idea where we’ll need to take extra care. Also, our guide in front will always warn passengers before we approach one. Again, your safety is our highest priority.
The Mui Ne Coastal Adventure and Nha Trang Coastal & Highland Adventure include three and six nights (respectively) of hotel/resort accommodation, all food and drink, our road crew and tour guide, a support van, Vespa rental, petrol and several days worth of spectacular scenery and memories to last a lifetime. (Airfare and alcohol are not included).
From within Vietnam: 01222993585 or 0938500997
From outside Vietnam: +84 1222993585 or +84 938500997