I am a 60 yr old female travelling solo in Laos for a couple of weeks in late December, early January. I want to rent a small motorcycle to tour around the area. Are there only scooters available or motorbikes as well - I prefer the handling of a motorbike. I am thinking 250 cc.
How much to rent - what is a reputable dealer to go to? What kind of insurance do I need? I am thinking to do a couple of day trips in LP and also in Vientiane, but have a contact in Vientiane already for that area.
I am also thinking of hiring a guide on his or her own motorcycle to go with me on a day trips in the LP area - how much would it cost to hire a guide and would I have to pay for his motorcycle as well? My contact in Vientiane said $75 for a guide plus $30 rental per day for the motorcycle.
Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!