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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 for 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 a 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 bike rental service. Free advice, maps, phrase book, bike trouble shooter 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 CGL125 road motorbike (year 2014): 15$US/bike/day.
02. Honda Winner 150 touring scooter (year 2014): 15$US/bike/day.
03. Honda XR150L 20162017 series trail bike: 25$US/bike/day.
04. Honda CRF150L 2019series trail bike: 25$US/bike/day.
05. Honda CRF250 off-road dual enduro (year 20132017):50$US/bike/day.

Including: Bike(s), a basic map of North Vietnam, a Vietnamese phrase book, practical road rules, bike trouble shooter, 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 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 bikes you ride. You start and end in Hanoi in a round loop.

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

One person: 214$US/person/day
Two people: 154$US/person/day
Three people: 144$US/person/day
Four people: 134$US/person/day
From five people: 124$US/person/day

Honda CRF250L dual enduro year 2013 – 2017

One customer: 229$US/person/day
Two customers: 169$US/person/day
Three customers: 159$US/person/day
Four customers: 149$US/person/day
From five customers: 139$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 home stays. 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.

  6. Andres Reply


    I will be in Hanoi on April 4. I would like to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh with the bike (partly through Cambodscha) is it possible to buy one of the bikes? I would sell it in Ho Chi Minh again.

    Or is there even a possibility to return it? (If you have a shop there as well)

    Thanks for your answer and best regards.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Andres. How long would you want to rent a bike for? Currently only a Honda XR125 or CGL125 is available. If you pay full amount for a bike then we can deduct rental money and refund in HCMC. Cash can be done in VND. Sadly, we have no shop down there.

      • Nachu Subramanian Reply

        Is this deal finalized ? If not, would you mind if I can do the same ?
        I need 3 bikes for rental or sale at Hanoi and want to return it or sell it at HCMC. Can you help on this pls ?

        • Anh Wu Reply

          We sell bikes, but genuine Japanese Honda, from 2,000$US each, not the fake Chinese Win 100-110cc that 99% of tourists buy and lie to other tourists by the name Honda Win. See more details why we don’t use Chinese bikes at this link.

  7. Arie hera Reply

    Hey, im from indonesia
    We have a plan to explore some part of southern vietnam by dual purpose bike.
    Basicly offroad tour for 1-2 days
    Our group members are 15 pax.
    We will be there around april 2017
    Can u help me?

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Arie. Sadly, your duration of touring is too short while the number of riders too many. We are not able to offer anything for such a large group and short time.

  8. Pip Haskins Reply

    Hi Anh Wu

    We are trying to rice up our Ho Chi Minh 9 day trail, in your lists of what is not included in the price
    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); How much is this please?

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Pip. You asked us about bike hire before and if you ride one-way then sadly we don’t rent bikes this way. If you do a guided trip the prices include this travel back to base. Based on a group of three, an all-inclusive trip starts from 159$US/day/person.

  9. Ant Reply

    Hey there. We’re four and interested in taking 2 full day trips semi or fully guided the last week end of October. 2 of us are experienced and two begginers (no biking license). Is there availability? And would that be an issue?
    Thank you

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Ant. You could book a private 2-day tour to Mai Chau. There are about 27 people die on the roads in Vietnam everyday on average and most are motorcyclists. Vietnam is NOT a place to learn how to ride a motorbike and we suggest you ride two up, beginners should ride pillion. The dates work for us and the cost is from 130$US/day to 170$US/day for 4 people (bike and guide hire). You pay things on the road for four of you, our guide and the bikes. If this looks good we will send you more options of bikes and trip details.

  10. Montie Ho Sing Reply

    I am arriving in Hanoi on Sun Apr 19 and want to do a fully guided tour for 6 -10 days – the areas typical of Ha Giang is of interest.
    I have extensive 20year+ off road riding experience and also road riding in Africa and Asian countries.
    I am mechanically competent at maintaining motorcycles and can also replace/ repair tyres tubes.
    I am 1.73 m tall and 90kg aged 59 but fit and healthy. I am still riding my road and off road motorcycles.
    I am travelling alone and do not understand your pricing structure – If I join other riders in your tour do I still get charged at the single rate? Also the guide costs are split into portions of the size of the group determined at the time of departure?
    Since I have almost 3 weeks – I can wait for a departure date after 20th April to allow you to get a group together.
    Is there a maximum size of group? Ideally I would want to travel in a group of 5-8 including guide.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello. A detailed reply was sent by email, please check it. Let us hear your thoughts please.

  11. Dave Bartels Reply

    Do you have any tours available starting January 8 – 10?

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Dear Dave. Most of our tours are private and only some are open to more riders. Updates are posted at this link. 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. Please let us know your thoughts.

  12. steven mitchell Reply

    2 off us want to come in late January and do a 5 day tour from Hanoi to halong bay etc we may need a guide will you have availability?

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Dear Steve. We do have availability for your dates. Please email us at offroadvietnam (at) and we with more details of your riding experience and tell us your expectation. We will tailor make a tour together. Have a good Sunday.

  13. Mari Fleri Reply

    I’ll be in Hanoi about mid Nov. I’m interested in joining a 5 day motorbike tour, but have NO experience and may be safer for me to ride on the back of one (I weigh 50kg). Do you cater for this, or does everyone ride their own bike?


    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Mari,

      Unfortunately, we are booked out through November and have no availability for your dates. In addition, we target riders who could ride a manual clucth motorbike and have experience before they ride with us. Therefore, we are not able to assist this time.

      Please let us know if we could assist you in any other way.

      Offroad Vietnam team.

  14. John Carter Reply

    Do you have a guided tour in early January, I will be on my own but wish to join a group.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Please log on this page for upcoming tours. We have one in early January. What’s your riding experience? Please let us know more about your travel plan via email offroadvietnam (at)

  15. Guy Poran Reply

    I would like to rent a bike for 5 days (1-6 October). I plan to make a self guided loop tour from Hanoi and would appreciate if you could recommend a nice itinerary. I know we want to have a 2 days HaLong bay cruise and also visit mountainous views and hill tribes villages.
    Could you please recommend a tour?



    • Anh Wu Reply

      Yes, we have small bikes (125-160cc) for your dates. Please check your email for more details. Thanks.

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