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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) MESSAGE: The situation in Vietnam is under good control. Our office is open and you can hire motorbikes or scooters from us. The booking for Vietnam motorbike tours is available and you can book now with good deals. You can change the dates (no extra charge) if flights are delayed. Thank you for your attention!

Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures – Add-ons


Apart from providing professional motorcycle holidays and motorbike tours from Hanoi, Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tours also provide add-ons services to support our customers. In fact, we are with you whenever and wherever you need us. Reservation for a hotel room, airport transfers, motorbike riding lesson, support truck and insurance policy could be easily arranged through us. The costs will be added to the tour price. In reality, this gives you a freedom of mind. Just buy a flight ticket and land in Hanoi’s Noi Bai international airport. Then we will take care of the rest for your vacation in Vietnam.

As always, scams are popular when you travel. However, we are Vietnamese and know how to minimize travel scams in Vietnam. Taxi drivers, cyclo drivers, motorbike taxi drivers, street vendors, restaurants, and hotels are known for their tricks. We believe with these add-on services you won’t have any negative impression about Vietnam when you arrive in Hanoi. Click here in case you want to know how to avoid travel scams when travelling to Vietnam.

Below are just some most popular add-on services our customers usually request. However, if you have any special inquiry just let us know. We will be able to help you out with anything. Moreover, we even refer you to other places if our staff can’t help.


Purchasing a normal personal medical insurance for tourist is easy and inexpensive in Vietnam. BaoViet – the National Insurance Company – is selling BaoViet Medicare Travel Plan from mid-2008. Therefore, we can help you to buy their plan with details here. Like most other companies, BaoViet won’t issue a policy to riders who don’t have a valid Vietnamese driving license.

Below is latest information on license and insurance.

Licensing issues

First, none of the foreign licenses is valid in Vietnam, including your country license. There are conflicting reports about this but the reality is unfortunately not a good news.

However, the good news is IDP (international driving permit under 1968 Convention, not the 1949 Convention) is now valid in Vietnam from August 1st 2016 with the 46/2016/ND-CP decree. You can purchase an insurance policy easily when you have an IDP. Please also bring your home country driving license with motorbike endorsement.

In case you have no IDP or Vietnamese driving license, the police rarely stop you to check license unless you do something wrong. It’s more to do with personal medical insurance that we cover below.

Personal medical insurance

This is another very important thing for doing motorbike tours in Vietnam. It’s probably one of the most important add-ons.

We don’t require any sort of license to book a trip but it’s more about insurance. Most of the insurance companies don’t provide a policy that covers a motorbike tour accident if you don’t have a Vietnamese driving license. Sadly, it’s impossible to get a Vietnamese license with a tourist visa. You need a business visa of at least three months, a work permit, a sponsor company and a valid passport. All these documents should be translated into Vietnamese at a notary office. After submission, a license will be available after 7 or 10 days. It’s just too complicated and time-consuming. With just a normal personal medical insurance you will still be covered about 19 hours a day when not riding because we only ride about 5 hours a day on average. Some companies like CHI Insurance, World Nomads, and Allianz didn’t require a local driving license and covered larger displacements.

Even Vietnam doesn’t recognize any foreign license (except IDP) but take it easy you will be ok. We don’t require a license to join our tours or hire our bikes. More details are at this link.

Hotel Rooms & Transfers In Hanoi

We work with only two hotels who are very close to our office. In general, they are friendly and honest. In addition, we also arrange airport transfers with private cars. For more details, please click here.

Vietnam Visa On Arrival

We would recommend that you check on your countries visa requirements and if required. Apply for a visa in your country of residence before your arrival. You may, however, be able to get it at Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh airport, but not possible if you arrive by land. The customs will show you a travel agent at the airport who then “sells” you a visa for around 200$US! You need 4 passport photos or you can have them for two USD. The whole process takes 45 minutes.

Since January 2008, we have been providing visa approval letter service (from 15$US/person for the letter). All you have to do are send us some information, wait to receive the letter (usually after three working days), print it and show the copy of this letter to get the visa stamp on arrival at one of the three international airports in Hanoi, Danang or Ho Chi Minh City (45$US USD/person for the stamp of a 30-day tourist visa).

If you have any special requirement, please contact us and we will send you the information that you need.

Click on the links below to have details of the add-ons that you can need for your motorbike guided or unguided tour bookings with us.

More Add-on Services

Hotel room booking in Hanoi
Airport transfers in Hanoi
Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA)
Support truck/car on a motorbike tour
Motorbiking riding lesson in Hanoi
Travel insurance

If you still have questions or have any suggestion regarding our add-ons in Vietnam, please follow this link to contact us.

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  1. Julie Petford Reply


    We are planning to fly to Vietnam around the 14th of January and would like to do a motorbike tour. My husband has a motorbike licence and we would both like to travel on one motorbike. Could you give me an idea of availability, itinerary and costs, please.

    Kind regards,

    Julie Petford.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Julie,

      Please check your email for a detailed reply. It’s simply too long to post here.

      Let us know your thoughts please.

  2. osnat bernshtein Reply

    We are a 50-year-old couple and want to travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang by motorcycle by easy rider. We want to take an easy rider from Hanoi and then go to Ha Giang and sleep on the way but in good condition hotels. I and my husband will ride together on a 1 motorcycle, my husband have a motorcycle license.
    Can you recommend a trip like this?
    Thank you.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Dear Osi,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Could you please advise your dates, please? We are not able to confirm availability without your dates.

      You can do a trip like this in at least 6 days to 9 days. The longer the more you can cover. See an example tour at

      I use Viber, WhatsApp, Zalo, iMessage & FaceTime: +84913047509.

      We look forward to hearing from you again.

  3. Terry Vetier Reply

    just wondering if you have any off road bike tours planned for 2016 and where do I find the prices listed.
    The tour we are interested in is 8 DAYS HA GIANG MOTORBIKE TOURS.



    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Terry. Most of our tours are private and only some are open to more riders. Updates are posted here. There is no tour you could join now but it’s possible to start a new trip and we advertise to get more riders if possible. For the cost, please follow this link. The prices depend on bike you ride and number of riders. Bike upgrades are available. Could you tell us the details below?
      – Number of people.
      – Expected date and duration.
      – Your preferred bike(s).
      – Riding experience, ride solo or two up.
      – Food and accommodation preference.
      – Your expectations.
      – Any special requests you may have and anything you can tell us.

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