SAIGON RIDES IN CHIANG MAI

With Saigon Rides, you'll see things you couldn't see by yourself!

Few words about Saigon Rides

 

Traveling in the back seat of the scooter lets you see Chiang Mai from the perspective of the locals . It is a city full of amazing monuments that are worth seeing and nature that is worth enjoying. We invite everyone to discover the differences between individual parts of the city by wandering its streets with our drivers! Each of them has its own atmosphere, is filled with restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and food stalls. Each trip is accompanied by a tasting of local dishes and drinks - Thailand has a lot to offer in this respect!

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All tours are open , which means other people can join it. If you want us to reserve time only for you and your group - please let us know (the cost of this service is $ 50 / group). Tours start with a minimum of 2 people.

The Insider's Chiang Mai by Vespa Adventures

(4h: 8.00-12.00 or 13.00-17.00)

Experience the exotic culture and explore the quieter lanes and surrounding areas of this fascinating city riding pillion on our stylish Vespas.

From the iconic Tha Phae Gate, we ride through a labyrinth of narrow lanes and winding, historic streets in the old city before the scenery opens up around us on picturesque forest lined roads.

We head up to the top of the hill, where we reach a very famous & prominent temple, whose origins date back to the 7th century. Perched on the top, there is a serene Buddha statue that overlooks the beautiful countryside and we can absorb the culture and surroundings as we take in these incredible city and mountain views. It’s back on the Vespas for an exhilarating ride downhill to an art & craft village in a cool garden setting. There’s a real community feel and a bohemian, laid back vibe where we mix with the hip and interesting locals and artisans. Next up, it’s a change of pace as we experience the bustle of Chiang Mai’s largest and most famous market where we can try the exotic local produce and fully embrace the chaotic Thai market experience & customs. Finally, it’s on to one of Thailand’s most stunning temples which had a spectacular makeover at the turn of this century by local silversmiths. It’s a truly incredible sight and a great photo opportunity where we finish our adventure by enjoying a light local lunch. Let our guides give you an unique local’s insight into Chiang Mai.

Price includes:

  • drinks described in the program
  • motorbike with a driver, helmet and raincoat
  • English-speaking guide
  • pickup and return to the hotel
Price does not include:
  • personal expenses
  • tips
  • meals and drinks not included in the program
  • insurance

Chiang Mai After Dark by Vespa Adventures

(4h: 18.00-22.00)

We start our night with a welcome drink and some tasty treats. We visit a variety of interesting neighbourhoods as we zip along the mazy back streets on our Vespas to discover the diverse and delicious cuisine, nightlife and unique urban culture of the city.

Embrace the famous Thai flavours as we eat and drink with the locals at in the know places. Experience the lively atmosphere of a colourful evening market before enjoying a wonderful engaging food experience, creating a famous local Thai speciality. We then head out and ride over the iron bridge to our riverside dining location, where we feast on some classic and traditional Thai dishes, accompanied by live music. Then we’re off again on the Vespas riding through the city streets to our final pit stop. This live music bar showcases local talent and features some of the best musicians in town, playing to an enthusiastic crowd. Join us for a truly authentic Thai style night on the town to remember!

Price includes:

  • meals and drinks described in the program
  • motorbike with a driver, helmet and raincoat
  • English-speaking guide
  • pickup and return to the hotel
Price does not include:
  • personal expenses
  • tips
  • meals and drinks not included in the program
  • insurance

Chiang Mai Countryside Adventures by Vespa Adventures

(7h: 8.00-15.00)

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and ride along the incredibly beautiful mountain roads that twist and turn through the stunning forested highlands surrounding the city, riding pillion on our stylish Vespas.

We start off at the iconic Tha Phae Gate and leave the city behind and pass by a whole sale fruit market where we will pick some local fruits for the ride. The ride is the star of the show as we take in vast agricultural landscapes and mountain vistas of this stunning part of northern Thailand. After having a stop at a farm house to understand more about agricultural production of Thailand, we are then fortunate to visit a peaceful elephant sanctuary in the forest and meet a community of retired elephants. A truly once in a lifetime experience as you interact with these happy and well cared for majestic creatures in a natural environment and witness the personal bond with their caretakers. We enjoy a tasty Thai lunch in beautifully picturesque lush tropical flower gardens, a project run by The Royal Project to help support the ethnic minorities of Thailand. Experience the culture of the countryside as we continue our quest for adventure along this magnificent road, taking in amazing views as we ride toward a famous hilltop temple.

There is a beautifully serene Buddha statue that overlooks this stunning area and we can also enjoy these incredible panoramic city and mountain views. Let our guides show you a real adventure with this exhilarating ride through rural Chiang Mai.

Price includes:

  • drinks described in the program
  • motorbike with a driver, helmet and raincoat
  • English-speaking guide
  • pickup and return to the hotel
Price does not include:
  • personal expenses
  • tips
  • meals and drinks not included in the program
  • insurance

FAQ, which is what you ask most often

Each of our trips is worth the price. Most companies that provide similar services smuggle in hidden costs without providing the highest level of service. With SaigonRides you can be sure that our goal is not reaching into your wallet. Each of the trips also helps local families with whom we cooperate. If you are interested, please contact us!

Drivers are Vietnamese who have been driving for at least 5 years. They have experience in everyday driving in very heavy traffic, some of them work professionally as drivers.

Of course. We have already hosted many small guests delighted on trips on motorbikes. Children can travel alone or, if they are smaller, together with a parent, on one motorcycle. On trips with children we can also modify stops (and to our "menu" we can add: coconut ice cream, desserts, more fruit).

Whether you are 7 or 70 years old, our trips are for everyone! Saigon Rides is a comfortable and safe way to explore the city.

Trips take place regardless of the weather, drivers have raincoats for everyone. Of course, we will not travel in heavy rains, but wait in one of the eateries with treats. After the downpour, we will continue our journey.

Of course. Vietnamese cuisine is extremely "friendly" for vegetarians and vegans, offering a whole bunch of dishes that will be suitable for your diet. We recommend private trips in this situation, where we can adjust all stops (eateries with food) to your eating preferences.

We provide pickup from any hotel in District 1.

We strongly recommend full footwear (not flip-flops) and loose outfit. We avoid taking backpacks and bags, we won't need them. In Saigon during the winter for very sensitive to cold, a thin long sleeve may be useful, in Hanoi in November - March it is necessary to adjust the clothing to the temperature (long pants and jacket).

The tour fee is the only guarantor for your Vietnamese adventure on two wheels.
We offer several payment methods to our guests:

  • Bank transfer (to an account in USD, EUR or PLN)
  • PayPal or other online payment system (+ 5%)
  • Revolut transfer

Canceling or changing the date:

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds to people who have not previously notified us of their plans. If you want to cancel an earlier paid trip, please contact us by phone or e-mail.
If you want to cancel your reservation a month before the set date, we will refund all costs incurred.

For cancellations submitted later than one month before the planned trip, the returns are as follows:

  • 0% when the cancellation was made less than a week before the agreed trip
  • 40% when the cancellation was made less than two weeks before the agreed trip
  • 60% when the cancellation was made less than three weeks before the agreed trip
  • 80% when the cancellation was made less than four weeks before the agreed trip

If you want to change the date of the trip, please contact us as soon as possible. We will try to do it without additional charges, however it depends on the availability of our drivers and guides.

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