We are two Swedish backpackers in Vietnam, at the moment we are in Nha Trang . We are thinking about taking an easyrider tour on 3 days; Nha Trang to Dalat. After some reasearch we have spoken with a company that could give us this tour (http://www.easy-riders.net/).
After some more research on this company our problem is that we don't know if we can trust these guys. Alot of people seem to have been scammed ( the tour-guide couldn't speak english, no refund on interrupted tours and a lack of safety). But some say their trip has been awesome. So our question is; have you used this company? Or do you know any other good company? What are your suggestions?
We have read alot of reviews and we are getting more and more confused, so we would really appreciate your advice! (Looks like the reviews on http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293922-d1459454-Reviews-Easy_Riders_Vietnam-Dalat_Lam_Dong_Province.html#REVIEWS is on many different companies, quite confusing...)
#1 monkey123 has been a member since 26/1/2013. Posts: 1
I went with the company you have made comment to, (http://www.easy-riders.net/).
I can highly recommend this company. I travelled to Vietnam and meet up with a friend and her 11 yr twins.
We headed to Dalat and decided to do a day trip on the back of a bike around Dalat.
We came across this company at the Hangout, on recommendations of another traveller, who like us felt overwhelmed.
Here we meet the lovely Tuan, the owner and operator of the company mentioned above.
He has a Degree in Tourism from the University of Dalat. On our initial meeting we felt comfortable and he was very well informed of our wants and needs travelling with 2, 11yrs.
He made us feel relaxed and safe.
We decided on the 1 day tour around Dalat, and after a short period with Tuan and 3 of his riders we were hooked.
We than made the decision to travel to Nah Trang on the back of his bikes.
They provided flexibility and stopped when ever we wanted, looking and admiring the beautiful countryside. Nothing that would compare from inside a bus.
We found each rider brought their wealth on knowledge and there was never any hesitation in answering our many questions.
During the time on the back of the bike, we had the opportunity to see this beautiful countryside.
Loved it so much I am off again to do it again with the same company.
Go with this company you will have no regrets.
#2 kelgan has been a member since 30/12/2012. Posts: 3
We travelled with the company you mentioned www.easy-riders.net in Dec 2012.
We did the day trip around Dalat which was a great introduction to bike riding for my 2 kids.
We met the guy who runs this business Tuan at the Hang Out Bar in Dalat.
Because of the fun, care and attention to detail we received on the day tour we went a head and booked a 3 day trip from Dalat to Nha Trang
It was a fabulous trip.
Tuan and the 3 other guides where totally professional, made sure we saw the real Vietnam and really easy to be around.
Dialon was particularly great with my 2 children.
We felt safe at all times and all the guides spoke great English.
I hope you get to go on a trip with these guys.
I agree that there are many websites and 'easy rider' guys but I would highly recommend Tuan and his guides.
#3 jayabean has been a member since 9/7/2013. Posts: 1
I had the same problem as the OP and looked at many Easy Rider sites, all very confusing.
In the end I contacted http://vietnamoriginaleasyrider.com/ and arranged a 7 day trip from Saigon to Nha Trang,
via Da Lat.
My enquiry was handled by Mr Viet who would be my Driver. He arrived spot on time at my Hotel in Saigon
and we set off on the most fantastic seven day trip. He was always punctual polite and very funny, but above
all he had a huge knowledge of his country and it's people. He would stop frequently to point out all manner
of interesting things along the way, things you would miss if travelling by car or train ect.
We visited Coffee plantations, Waterfalls, A Silk weaving factory, Temples, and a host of other highlights along the way.
The accommodations he had booked for us were simple, but clean, and all had Wi-Fi. Meals on route were taken in
roadside cafe's and were always good, and extremely cheap.
I was so impressed with Mr Viet and Vietnam original easy rider, that I have booked another longer trip with him starting
next month. (counting the days for that)
I have no hesitations in recommending Mr Viet and his company to anyone thinking of taking this sort of Holiday in Vietnam.
#4 snowbird1 has been a member since 28/1/2015. Posts: 2
I have recently returned from my second trip this year with Mr Viet from www.vietnamoriginaleasyrider.com
This trip I opted to ride myself. Mr Viet provided the second machine, and off we went.
A little apprehensive of riding myself at first, but I soon relaxed knowing my every move was being closely watched by Mr Vi.
The trip was from Dalat to Hoi An .
A lot of the trip closely followed the old Ho Chi Minh Trail along quiet mountain roads
through some of the most fantastic mountain scenery, "A Bikers dream of a road"
But true to form we pulled over many times during the day to visit little "Hidden gems" along the way. Including, many Minority hill tribe villages, and also loads of points of interest of the War
in Vietnam. To many to mention them all, but every one a "Gem" in its own right.
This Man certainly does have an amazing knowledge of the trips and routes he does.
If you are looking for a well informed, polite, courteous, and very reasonable priced motorcycle guide to Vietnam. Give him a call.
PS Hoi An is a place not to be missed, on a trip to Vietnam.
#5 snowbird1 has been a member since 28/1/2015. Posts: 2
Ho Chi Minh trail from Da Lat to Hoi An
In april and may this year I've been to Vietnam for the first time. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City the plan was going up to Hanoi through Da Lat, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Ninh Binh and Halong Bay. I considered to do an easyrider tour for a few days as part of my holiday. After arrival in Da Lat I've spoken to some easyriders and looked up some rather confusing information on the internet. Finally Mr. Viet from www.vietnamoriginaleasyrider.com found me at the nightmarket. We've talked about half an hour about possible tours and I decided to do a 3-day trip with him from Da Lat to Nha Trang. The day before the real tour he took me half a day riding around Da Lat to prove his skills. Next day we headed to Lak Lake and had a few stops for a short hike, vegetable-, flower- and coffefarm, silk factory, local ricewine production, a temple and a waterfall. Mr. Viet not only proved to be an excellent driver but also having a huge knowledge about all the sights and Vietnam history. He also arranged all accomodation in advance and at night we ate at the best local places. The second day after arrival in Buon Ma Thuot I told him my plans and we never arrived in Nha Trang. I choose to go with him for 5 more days on the Ho Chi Minh trail all the way up to Prao, finally ending up inHoi An. It was an amazing trip trough the mountains along the border to Cambodia and Laos, with beautifull scenery and frequent stops at local villages, waterfalls and war monuments. Choosing to go this way I could enjoy a lot more of the trip and Mr. Viet was a friendly, funny, great guide. I would recommend him without hesitation to everyone having plans for an easyrider tour in Vietnam.