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Buying tuk tuk in Vietnam / road trip through SOA

Posted by Protonmail on 30/1/2019 at 14:51

hey guys,

We are trying to find out if it is possible to buy a tuk tuk in Vietnam and doing a roadtrip through vietnam/Cambodia/laos with it. Do you may know if it is easy to get one and how much it would cost us? And is there other things to consider?

Thanks for any help!

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Posted by khunwilco on 20/4/2019 at 13:17

This sort of thing has been done - I think some guys even drove one to the UK.......however it will involve A LOT of bureaucracy etc etc - it seems getting through the Laos/Vietnam border isn't too hard, but I doubt if you'll be permitted into Thailand who have recently almost closed their borders to all but laos and Malaysian traffic.

In short, if you have time and money, you might do may have to pay for carnets or even "import" the vehicle .........

Check out motorbikes they seem to have less least between Laos and Vietnam.

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Posted by jorowa on 12/5/2019 at 08:10

Unless I have missed something, tuk tuks aren't used in Vietnam. They have cyclos, which are pedal-powered three-wheel vehicles. Tuk tuks are used in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.


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