After doing many hours research I have come to the conclusion that the only way to be covered for riding in Vietnam is to obtain a work visa. The policies I have looked at say providing you have a full Australian licence you are covered, providing you are not doing anything illegal. I have read that riding without a local licence in Vietnam is illegal. Also, the Vietnamese don't recognise international licences granted to Australians, Canadians, and people from the UK and USA because our countries didn't sign a treaty in 1968. If you are going on a tourist visa then how can you get a local licence?
A company called Vietnam Motorcycle Tours say they can get a temporary licence with a 3 month tourist visa and they can do this because they have a special arrangement. Is this legit?
Would appreciate any help on this subject.