Booking payment is the only way you can secure motorbikes and guide(s) for your Vietnam adventures on two wheels. Please save or print this page and avoid any typos so you don’t have to pay higher fees.
If you have a private group, one of you collects the deposit(s) from all riders and pays in one transfer to save fees, especially via banks (over 80% of transfers involve a middle bank, therefore double charged). Western Union Quick Cash Transfer used to be easier, faster, and cheaper. Lately, we found this service a bit annoying from our end because they extended their reviewing time and even delivery time. However, it’s still better than a bank transfer.
Fortunately, we started to accept payment(s) through 9Pay in late 2020. In reality, 9Pay is one of the most reputable payment gates in Vietnam. Their website is secured with SSL (green lock for securing the submission of credit card details). The payment must be filled in with VN Dongs as required by Vietnamese laws (we use the rate at www.xe.com) and you pay a 3% service charge on top.
Option 1. Online Payment Gate By Cards
We will prepare a sample invoice below. As a note, large deposits from 500$US can be quite expensive using this method of payment.
The secured payment gate said all transactions must enable 3D Secure function. Please check with your card issuer if this function is turned on or up to date.
3D Secure is an additional layer of cardholder authentication on online card transactions. If a cardholder is making a payment online and the bank detects that the transaction might be suspicious, the bank card issuer redirects them to a 3DS page for extra verification.
In case it doesn’t work due to different versions of 3DS, you can call/contact your bank and ask them to approve manually :)
Then all that you have to do is follow the link we send, tick agree and press “Pay” and enter information as requested. You can pay with credit cards or online banking (in case you have a Vietnamese bank account). Honestly, online banking is cheaper if you log in to your Vietnamese bank account and send it from there to our VND bank account (see option 3 further below).
After we receive your payment, we will send a confirmation email with details you need to know for preparing your adventure(s) with us.
If the confirmation message says your payment is waiting to be verified and asks you to send your identity papers and card details then don’t send anything, we will work it out from this end.
Make sure your balance is enough to pay because some customers complained their payment didn’t go through and in the end, it’s just credit issues.
Last but not least, use Google Chrome browser that supports online payment better than most of the other browsers.
Option 2. Western Union Money Transfer® – Money in Minutes Confirmation
If you want to find a Western Union office near you, please visit their website.
Why Western Union?
To save a bank transfer fee (25$US – 50$US), you can send money through the Western Union because they offer competitive commission (2-10%, at least 5$US). There were many warnings about sending your money through the Western Union. Offroad Vietnam is a trusted company, highly recommended in many travel books, magazines, and by many clients which you can follow this link to check out. We are a registered company and have been in business since late 2006 so there is nothing bad that is said about us.
Recently, the authorization/verification process became very complicated and slow. It seemed the Western Union wanted you to walk into one of their offices or agents and pay in person. However, this will allow the transfer to go through in minutes as they advertised. If you submit an online credit card payment, it rarely works!
You can pay in your local currency and choose $US as the payout currency.
Details Of The Receiver
Our details are below. You probably don’t need to provide all details listed, just fill in what they ask for – in bold. Filling in with more details or with a typo means a longer telegraphic transfer message and may cost extra. In general, the most common typo is my given name – put in The Anh, not The Ahn):
– Full name (Vietnamese way): Vu The Anh (Vu is the family name and The Anh is the first name)
– Country: Vietnam
– Current address: 36 Nguyen Huu Huan street
– Phone and/or mobile: +84 913047509
– Service type: Money in minutes
Once your wire completes, you will get a 10-digit MCTN (Money Transfer Control Number). Please send this code, the full name of the sender, actual amount and location of the transaction (or just scan and send us a copy of receipt) and we use these details to pick up the funds from a local Western Union agent shortly. We need to use an identity card to receive your deposit. Therefore, no other person can receive other than Vu The Anh (known as Anh Wu), the owner of Offroad Vietnam.
Option 3. Bank Transfer Booking Payment
– Beneficiary Name: Vu The Anh
– Beneficiary Account Numbers:
0011371882218 (in United States Dollars – USD) or
0011001882198 (in Vietnam Dongs – VND)
– Beneficiary Bank: Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Operations Centre) or Vietcombank (Operations Centre)
– Bank SWIFT Code: BFTVVNVX001
– Bank IBAN number (Vietnamese banks has no IBAN as this is only for European banking system): 0, 00 or 000 or more zero until it works
Note about Booking Payment
It is your responsibility to ask your bank how much they charge for the transfer fee and if they have to go through a third bank (from our experience, 80% of the transfers usually go through a bank in U.S.A. like Bank of New York or Bank of America) before Vietcombank. Please only use USD or VND. Some of our customers were double charged without notice!