Rider Testimonials

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Gordon Ramsay on his Explore Indochina motorcycle in Vietnam
For Gordon's Great Escape, great Gordon Ramsay cooked up a storm, was polite as a bluebell, and wanted to buy our 650cc Ural we gave him.


Rider Tour Experiences

Aidan Trend

Just a quick note to say thanks for organising our trip, we all had a fantastic time.

Your guides all did a great job.

It’s a shame we didn’t get to meet you but judging by how much the boys enjoyed the trip I’m pretty sure we will be back within the next year or two to do another one.

Allan Lewis

Hey Digby, I just thought I’d drop you a quick line to say how much I loved the Rally.

I will definitely be up for next year.

Hope all’s well and that the weather has picked up in Hoi An.

Andrew Cass

Digby! Mate! Bloody fantastic ride. Everyone had a ball! Already thinking about the next ride.

Nha Trang was pretty loose, not got the feel of Hanoi though. The diving wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be, saw some critters and even a turtle.

This map you sent over is insane, I’m blown away by it! Thanks heaps for taking the time to set it up and send it over. I’m stoked with it.

Work is rooted, wish I was back in Vietnam. Will have a play with the logo’s soon and send something over.

Enjoy the riding and thanks again!

Andy Bates

G’day guys,

Just a short note to thank you for the adventure of a lifetime that I and 6 mates have just had riding with Explore Indochina through northern Vietnam.

The 7-day ‘Mountain High’ ride exceeded all of our expectations!

Digby (interpreter, mechanic, chef, medic!), you were superb! Nothing was ever a problem, and you capably kept the ride flowing along nicely.

The wonderful people we met along the way, the villages we passed through and the beautiful Vietnamese countryside we have seen are memories that will stay with us for a lifetime.

We are already planning our next adventure with Explore Indochina!

Best regards,

Andy Bates

Andy Clark

Hey Digby, I really would like to thank you and the entire team for the incredible trip you put together for all of us – it was a fabulous ride with a great bunch of people, even Tara played her part as if she hadn’t stepped up to the mark as the idiot of the trip someone else would have had to!

There were too many highlights to single one part out as the best, although the day we did the run along Route 20 was probably the best days riding for us.

We look forward to repeating the experience – although Ann would like to do a 4 wheel drive tour in Laos (I think she just wants to drive!) I will just have to work on her a bit….

I feel Michael will be getting some ongoing support from some of the participants, so it is probably fitting to spread the goodwill to another project, and demining is another excellent way of getting good results for the money.

When you do get to review your footage, I would apprecaite if you could send me a copy of the photo you took of Ann and I on the Pink Minsk.

I think most people eventually forgave us for being king and queen – almost had a revolt that night, and some people were still a bit unhappy the following day! As for the wedding, I’m afraid I was washing my hair and missed it.

We look forward to doing it all again.

Ashley O'Driscoll

Hi Digby, you probably will believe that the weather is dismal and cold here in Ontario… I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one jealous of the guide right now!

I had such a fabulous time on the trip that it made it very hard to go back to school (plus the terrible jetlag). I’m back in the grind, but I keep sharing my pictures and stories with all my friends… the trip was amazing!

I want to thank all of you for such a wonderful experience. I couldn’t have asked for a better vacation!

Bob Mason

Back in Seattle with freezing temps and a foot of snow and ice on the ground. Laos seems like a dream.

Speaking of Lao, I expect you are around Saravane or Attepau about now? I’m curious about any new routes, new discoveries on this trip, and how it went; write when you get a moment.

Anyway, I wanted to thank you again, Digby, for delivering one of the great adventures of my life — for leading the way and making it happen.

And I especially appreciate that you had the perseverance, guts, courage, drive and curiosity to push us forward as individuals and as a team so that we had the experience we did, and we didn’t end up settling for some lesser experience.

Bonnie and Steve Newman

Just wanted to say a big thanks Digby for the great time we had in NE Vietnam with Explore Indochina.  It was a fab experience, although a little different to the standard honeymoon most people expect!  We really saw a different part of Vietnam, and the bike really is the only way to see it. 

Unfortunately we are both back at work now, dreaming of our next adventure, so we look forward to maybe seeing you in the future once we’ve paid off our wedding bill!