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Road trip from Hanoi - Sapa; advice needed!

Posted by guyedwin on 20/2/2009 at 10:05

My travel partner and I are planning a road trip from Hanoi to Sapa on a Minsk bike in the first week of March. We need advice on the following points from veterans of motorbike pilgrimages!

-Guide
Are guides essential? How much do they cost on average? Where can we get them?

-Itinerary
We'll be following closely to this guy's trip - http://kiwinhanoi.blogspot.com/2005/09/hanoi-to-sapa-by-motorbike_19.html Any other alternative recommendations?

-Sanitation
We're not vaccinated for Hep A, typhoid and so on. Will this be a concern while staying in rural villages? Should we bring medication such as iodine tablets for water purification?

-Road/Traffic Conditions
I only have the basics of riding taught by friends. No regular riding experience. Is this enough?

Other important things to note? Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

#1 guyedwin has been a member since 10/2/2009. Posts: 4


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