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Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tours Prices


Our Vietnam motorbike tours prices for each itinerary might be very different from the others. In general, the number of people in the group, means of transportation or type of bike, and your specific expectations are the deciding factors.

Offroad Vietnam offers three types of motorbike adventures. From fully guided, semi-guided to self-guided that cater to any budget from 15$US/person/day to 229$US/person/day. In case you want to enjoy Vietnam in a different way and have total freedom of mind, book a fully guided trip. However, if you travel on a budget then consider a semi-guided tour or just bike hire on a self-guided adventure.

Our professional guides make a very big difference and with him, you will see a REAL VIETNAM off the tourist trails!

We don’t offer the cheapest Vietnam motorbike tours prices in Hanoi, but we guarantee to deliver the best balance of cost/quality. If you still hesitate, check out how satisfied our customers felt after the rides.

Unguided Vietnam Motorbike Tours Prices

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This is basically just a bike rental service. Free advice, maps, phrasebook, bike troubleshooter, and tips are available when you pick up your rental motorbike(s) from our Hanoi office.

This tour is only recommended for intermediate and experienced riders. In fact, it’s the cheapest motorbiking experience you can have in Vietnam.

You should know mechanic basics and can manage things on the road. The costs of bike hire are between 15$US and 50$US per day and per bike.

01. Honda Winner 150 touring scooter (year 2014): 15$US/bike/day.
02. Honda XR150L 20162017 series trail bike: 25$US/bike/day.
03. Honda CRF150L 2019series trail bike: 25$US/bike/day.
04. Honda CRF250 off-road dual enduro (year 20132017):50$US/bike/day.

Including: Bike(s), a basic map of North Vietnam, a Vietnamese phrasebook, practical road rules, bike troubleshooter, tool-kit, and important spare parts (~3kg), advice, and tips based on your rough itinerary.

Semi-guided Vietnam Motorbike Tours Prices

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In addition to the bike rental above, you will have a professional guide. He’s also a handy mechanic, a leader, and a translator which adds much more value to the whole experience. Many of our unguided tour customers regretted not hiring a guide. People in the countryside didn’t speak much English or they didn’t understand what the people said. In addition, their traditions and customs were different. In some cases, they even had to deal with some dishonest mechanics.

The guide rides the same type of bike as you and his salary + his bike is 100$US per day and per group of up to five riders. For example, if you are two people wanting to hire two Honda XR125’s and a guide then you pay 150$US per day for two people plus spending on the tour.

While on the road, just pay everything for yourselves and the guide plus fuel for the bikes. In the end, it’s usually not much cheaper than a fully guided tour below. But some people want flexibility on their trips and this is the way to go.

Including: Bike(s), a professional English-speaking tour guide, a small map of North Vietnam, tool-kit and important spare parts (~3kg), flat tire fix and bike maintenance, advice, and tips based on your rough itinerary.

Fully Guided (All-Inclusive) Vietnam Motorbike Tours Prices

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Forget about negotiating things on the road and dealing with travel scams. Just ride, take in the scenery, meet local people, and relax and leave everything to us. After all, this is a journey, not just an adventure.

Below are the cost details of a typical fully guided trip, based on the different number of riders in your group and the bikes you ride. You start and end in Hanoi in a round loop.

On Honda 150cc off-road motorbikes year 2016 – 2019

One person: 209$US/person/day
Two people: 139$US/person/day
Three people: 129$US/person/day
Four people: 119$US/person/day
From five people: 109$US/person/day

Honda CRF250L dual enduro year 2013 – 2017

One customer: 229$US/person/day
Two customers: 159$US/person/day
Three customers: 149$US/person/day
Four customers: 139$US/person/day
From five customers: 129$US/person/day


– Motorcycle(s) and all fuel;
– Tour guide (also a translator, leader, and handy mechanic);
– Standard hotel (double, twins or triple shared room) and/or home stay (sleeping bags, mosquito nets, sheets, pillows etc. are provided);
– Third-party motorbike insurance in case you have a Vietnamese motorbike driving license;
– All food (Vietnamese food, Western food costs extra);
– All entrance fees, permits, tickets, boat trips, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc;
– Offroad Vietnam provides premium assistance (1). We are with you along the way;
– Vietnamese green tea.

Not including

– Personal expenses, personal medical insurance;
– Drinks other than tea and local rice wine;
– Single room supplement in case you request a single room;
– Motorbiking protective pants, jacket, gloves, helmet, rain gear, and other safety equipment at favourable rental rate;
– Bike shipping and tour guide’s travel back to Hanoi (for Ho Chi Minh trail/road trips or tours that don’t end in Hanoi);
– Train or flight tickets before and after your tour;
– Breakfast on the departure day and dinner on the return day;
– Accommodation and food in Hanoi;
– Tips.

(1) Add-on services such as support truck (170$US/day), airport transfers and hotel room booking and Vietnamese visa approval letter (20$US/person) etc. are available at an extra charge. This will be added on top of Vietnam motorbike tours prices.

There is no guarantee about weather conditions, tours can be delayed but there is no refund if cancelled.


– Unlike many businesses, we don’t have hidden costs. In case you crash or drop the bike and break part(s), here is all that you have to pay.
– If you ride two up, there is a small discount but only for fully guided tours.
– Costs are not the same every day. To make it easy, we calculated Vietnam motorbike tours prices and charge equally per day.
– As a way to say “thank you”, we won’t ask a deposit for returning customers. In addition, you definitely get a discount on your next tour(s).
– You can start a ride and we post an update on our availability page to get more people for you. This type of trip usually has riders with different riding experiences. If you care about strangers in the group, you’d better book a strictly private tour.

The price will be different when you select different bike options, please indicate this in your request to have a correct quotation.

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Food & Accommodation

Vietnamese food is famous worldwide! Pho is the first thing you learn about. Fresh ingredients, subtle spices, and exciting menus highlight the perfect time to wind down after a great day’s riding or driving.

We are familiar with all the regional specialties. When you ride with us, we will order the most delicious and fresh local food for you. However, you pay extra if you want Western food. You ride in Vietnam, so there is no reason to order Western food here.

Any tour will involve a wide variety of accommodation and will include a mixture of hotels, motels, guest-houses, and private homestays. As we tour through remote areas of a developing country, accommodation is not five-star. Nevertheless, everywhere we stay is clean, comfortable, and with the best standard available. You are in Vietnam not for luxury, but for a different experience.

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Travel Documents

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, 1968 Convention and 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 a 1968 IDP. If you have 1968 Convention 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 checking license unless you do something wrong. It’s more to do with personal medical insurance.


This is another very important thing for planning your Vietnam motorbike tours.

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 and a license will be issued 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 1968 IDP) but take it easy you will be ok.

Passport & Visa

You must carry your passport with you at all times during the ride. Also, you must have a visa for Vietnam valid for the duration of the tour. When checking in hotels, we need to register with local police every night.


Please contact us for more extensive terms and conditions. We accept no responsibility for any accident or injury, lost or damaged baggage occurring during the tour.

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  1. David Reply


    I’m planning to explore the north of Vietnam with my girlfriend. The plan is to ride for 2 weeks and she will ride pillion. Which bike do you recommend for us? I have been riding a motorcycle for years, so a clutch motorcycle won’t be a problem.



    • Anh Wu Reply

      Dear David,

      We use only near new Honda XR125L, Honda XR150L and Honda CRF250L dirt bikes or the older but still reliable Honda XR250’s. They were made by Japanese Honda company, not the Chinese copies. We don’t use other brands due to part availability and reliability. However, none of our bikes is really suitable for riding two up. If you ride two up the pillion passenger won’t be comfortable and not enough room for rider’s legs. This is sadly an honest advice. A standard touring motorbike for two people is from 650cc and this is very expensive in Vietnam due to 120% taxes. FYI, I just bought a new Kawasaki Versys 650cc for my personal use and the cost is 14,000$US!!! That’s way too much for business.

      Below are bikes we rent. Choose one that works best for you, of course, the bigger the better. On the other hand, the newer the more reliable. You get 10% discount for renting in 2 weeks.
      Honda dirt bike 2013-2015 XR125/150L 150cc manual: 20$US/day/bike.
      Honda dirt bike 2016-2017 XR150L 150cc manual: 25$US/day/bike.
      Honda dirt bike 2003-2006 XR250 250cc manual: 35$US/day/bike.
      Honda dirt bike 2015-2017 CRF250L manual: 50$US/day/bike.

      To make sure you have bikes when you come, we would like to have bikes booked and paid for before they are not available. If you wait until you arrive in Hanoi then there is no guarantee that the bikes you want are available. We will send instructions if you agree to proceed. You can pay with credit cards online, Western Union cash transfer or even a traditional bank transfer.

  2. Nicolas Sabia Reply


    My girlfriend and I have a 2-3 days to be able to do a ride.

    We ride a lot of trails back in Canada. We are hoping that between the dates July 8th and July 13th there would be time for a long 1 day ride, or a short 2-3 day trip.

    Is this possible?

    Thank you.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Dear Nicolas. Yes, you can do it for one day or more days as you want. Do you ride self-guided or guided? Please have a look at this link to have ideas about our prices.

  3. Deffaix Sylvain Reply

    I’m Sylvain from France.
    I will arrive in Hanoi on 9 June.
    I’m looking for a ride in the North part Vietnam for some days (6-8), fully-guided ou semi-guided, but I’m alone, so why not find some other people to make a cheaper group?
    Is there something planned to begin around this date (10-15 June)?
    Also, I’m a beginner and just have a French permit.
    Tell me, if you think about something!
    Thank a lot!

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Dear Sylvain. 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 for your dates but it’s possible to start a new trip and we advertise to get more riders if possible.

  4. Vaughan Reply

    Hi want to do a motorcycle tour of Vietnam for 10-14 days in April. Arrive approx. 18th – 22nd
    Would like to use a 250 and guide. I am an experienced rider and like to do challenging long days on the bike, could you let me know dates, cost please. Thanks, Vaughan.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Vaughan. Sadly, we are fully booked up through April until early May. Therefore, your inquiry at this late notice doesn’t work for us. Maybe next time and at a much earlier notice 🙂

      If you want just to rent a bike please check your email for more details.

  5. Nachu Subramanian Reply

    Hi Anh Wu,

    I am from India. Me and few friends are planning for a bike trip from Hanoi to HCMC. We want to rent 3 bikes from 13th April to 17th April. Can you please kindly confirm the availability of XR 125 or CGL 125 during these days.

    Also, please advise if it is possible to drop off the bikes at any of your location at HCMC. Please tell us the total rental (including all charges) and total deposit for 3 bikes. Request you to kindly give us some discount.


    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Nachu,

      Sadly we are not able to accommodate your booking due to two reasons below.

      1. From Hanoi to HCMC, you need at least one week. Riding 200km/day would be very tiring in Vietnam. On average you can’t ride faster than 40km/h due to traffic. Hanoi to HCMC is around 2,000km by motorbike.
      2. We have only one office in Hanoi, therefore returning the bikes in HCMC is only possible if you pay a large deposit of bikes and we give you refund via a bank account (only possible in VN Dongs).

      Please advise your thoughts.

      • Nachu Subramanian Reply

        Hi Anh Wu,

        Thanks for your quick reply. I understand that Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh may not be possible in 5 days. We are now thinking to drop off the vehicle at Danang if you have any friends or other offices in Danang. Is that possible in 5 days ? If yes, how much would be the total rental (including all charges) and total deposit for 3 bikes ?

        Also, when we return the bike at Danang to one of your known contacts, will we be able to get the deposit returned in cash by them ? or will you be able to return the deposit to my credit card ? Because we don’t have a VN Bank account. if yes, please send me more details about booking to my mail id –

        Don’t worry about the bike’s safety. We are all bankers by profession and genuine bikers who have driven bikes in many parts of asia. I can send you more proofs and photos as well. Mentioning this just in case if you are worried about bike’s safety 🙂

        • Anh Wu Reply

          Hello Nachu. Sadly, that’s too short rental and too much to handle. Therefore, we won’t be able to help.

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