The 5 Key Benefits of Hiring a Scooter While in Thailand
Thailand has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations in the World. This is due to a number of factors, from its world-renowned hospitality, their delectable cuisine, colourful nightlife and magnificent natural landscapes. Of course, these are but a few of Thailand’s attractive features, given that there is simply so much to see and do (not to mention the spectacular cultural tapestry that runs effortlessly throughout the Kingdom).
So, if you’ve got your trip planned and you’re looking forward to starting your adventures in Thailand, we would certainly recommend that you do so in style. In this post we’re going to explore some of the benefits that come with hiring a scooter.
Of course, when and where to hire a scooter is very much dependent on the nature of your stay and whereabouts you’re going to be located. In all honesty, unless you’re working and living in Bangkok, there’s little need for you to hire a scooter, given that there are so many ways for you to get around.
The roads are busy and incredibly dangerous to someone who is unfamiliar with the way that everything works, which is why we would always advise hiring a motorcycle taxi in such a location. That being said, in other areas such as Chiang Mai, Koh Samui or Phuket, the roads are much safer and more relaxed, so you can ride with confidence.
Let’s look at Chiang Mai as an example, and the benefits that come with hiring a scooter there:
1 – Ultimate Freedom
Hiring a scooter will afford you complete freedom to explore Chiang Mai at your own pace, and in style. Chiang Mai is one of the most naturally stunning locations in all of Thailand, with so much to see and explore. By hiring a scooter, you can nip off into the mountains and enjoy the wonderful scenery at your leisure.
2 – The Wind in Your Hair
The climate in Thailand is naturally very warm, which is why riding on a scooter on a hot, sunny day is a wonderful experience. You’ll have a cool breeze in your hair, all the while the wonderful sights and smells will give you an unforgettable sensory overload.
3 – It’s Cheap as Chips!
Hiring a scooter is incredibly cheap compared to how much it would cost in other countries such as England for example. You can save yourself money, rather than spending out on taxis and tuk-tuks everywhere. Fuel is easily accessible and highly affordable, particularly when any reputable scooter rental company will offer a full tank upon collection of your bike.
4 – Plenty to Choose From
Any decent scooter and motorcycle rental company in Thailand is going to have a nice, big selection for you to choose from. So, if you’d rather not ride around on a scooter and you’d prefer a ‘rambler’ style dirt-bike, then you can do exactly that. Of course, just be certain not to act too recklessly when you’re on or off-road, – if you damage the bike, you will lose your deposit.
5 – Safety Equipment and a Tutorial
It’s important to note that this isn’t a ‘given’. Not all companies are going to provide a helmet and a ‘how-to-guide’, however; a reputable firm who puts their customers first will ensure that you have all of the safety equipment that you require and will ensure that you are completely comfortable with the controls before setting off!