What's the deal re renting motorbikes in Laos?
#1 hnldock has been a member since 7/8/2006. Posts: 6
You can rent scooters (Honda Dream etc) in most tourist centres and trail bikes in the bigger spots. While you may theoretically require a motorcycle license, we've never been asked for one.
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,739
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Thanks. Do they require you leave your passport with them or is just a copy ok? I assume rates about the same as Thailand?
#3 hnldock has been a member since 7/8/2006. Posts: 6
we were in luang prabang in late june, and the local officials were not allowing foreigners to rent motor scooters at that time. we just rented bicycles instead and that worked pretty well.
in vientiane, we rented a scooter from a travel agency just down the block from where we were staying right near the fountain. i think we paid about $6 or $7 dollars for the 24 hours, plus we had to pay for our own gas. it was a great way to see the city and get out to places like that luang and pratuxai.
we definitely had to leave our passport with the shop, but if that bothers you, check around to see if different places will accept just a copy of your passport or a drivers license instead. i hope that helps. regards.
Thank you very much for the information.
#5 hnldock has been a member since 7/8/2006. Posts: 6