The cost for each itinerary might be very different from the others. The number of people in the group, means of transportation or type of bike and your specific expectations are the deciding factors. Offroad Vietnam offer three types of motorbike adventures (fully guided, semi-guided and self guided) that carter for any budget from 17$US/person/day to 219$US/person/day. If you want to enjoy Vietnam in a different way and have a total freedom of mind, book a guided trip. If you travel on budget then consider a semi-guided trip or just bike hire on a self guided trip. Our professional guide makes a very big difference and with him you will see a REAL VIETNAM off the tourist trails!
We know our prices are not cheap, but we guarantee to deliver the best balance of cost/quality and if you still hesitate, check out how satisfied our customers felt after the rides.
Unguided motorbike tour prices
This is basically just a bike rental service. Free advices, maps, phrase book, bike trouble shooter and tips are available when you pick up the bike(s) from our Hanoi office. Recommended for intermediate and experienced riders with mechanic basics and can handle things on the road. The costs of bike hire are between 17$US and 35$US per day and per bike.
01. Honda GL160 road motorbike: 17$US/bike/day
02. Honda XL125-230 dirt bike: 20$US/bike/day
03. Honda XR125 2013 series trail bike: 25$US/bike/day
04. Honda XR250 off-road enduro: 35$US/bike/day
Including: Bike(s), a map of North Vietnam, a Vietnamese phrase book, practical road rules, bike trouble shooter, tool-kit and important spare parts (3kg), advices and tips based on your rough itinerary.
Semi-guided motorbike tour prices
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 a value to the whole experience. Many of our unguided tour customers regretted for not hiring a guide because people in the countryside don’t speak much English or they don’t understand the people, their traditions and customs or have to deal with some dishonest mechanics.
The guide rides the same type of bike as you and his salary + his bike is 100$US per day and per group of up to five riders.
You pay us bike and guide hire before you start the trip and then pay everything for yourselves and the guide on the road plus fuel for the bikes. In the end, it’s usually not much cheaper than a fully guided tour below. But some people want flexibility on their trips and this is the way to go.
Including: Bike(s), a professional English-speaking tour guide, a map of North Vietnam, a Vietnamese phrase book, practical road rules, bike trouble shooter, tool-kit and important spare parts (3kg), advices and tips based on your rough itinerary.
Fully guided (All inclusive) motorbike tour prices
Forget about negotiating things on the road and dealing with travel scams. Just ride, take in the scenery, meet local people and relax and leave everything to our office. This is a journey, not just an adventure.
Below are the cost details of a typical fully guided trip, based on different number of riders in your group and bikes you ride.
The standard road bike 160cc Honda GL Pro.
A group of one: 189$US/person/day
A group of two: 129$US/person/day
A group of three: 119$US/person/day
A group of four: 109$US/person/day
A group from five: 99$US/person/day
Honda XL125-230 dirt bikes.
A group of one: 199$US/person/day
A group of two: 139$US/person/day
A group of three: 129$US/person/day
A group of four: 119$US/person/day
A group from five: 109$US/person/day
Honda XR125L new 2013 dirt bikes.
A group of one: 209$US/person/day
A group of two: 149$US/person/day
A group of three: 139$US/person/day
A group of four: 129$US/person/day
A group from five: 119$US/person/day
Honda XR250, XR250 Baja trail bikes.
A group of one: 219$US/person/day
A group of two: 159$US/person/day
A group of three: 149$US/person/day
A group of four: 139$US/person/day
A group from five: 129$US/person/day
- Motorcycle(s), spare parts and all fuel;
- Tour guide/Translator/Mechanic (He’s three in one!);
- Standard hotel (double, twins or triple shared room) and/or homestay (sleeping bags, mosquito nets, sheets, pillows etc. are provided);
- Third party motorbike insurance;
- All food (Vietnamese food, Western food costs extra);
- All entrance fees, permits, tickets, boat trips, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc;
- Offroad Vietnam provides support. We are with you along the way;
- Vietnamese tea and rice wine.
- Personal expenses, personal medical insurance;
- Drinks other than tea and local rice wine;
- Single room supplement if you request a single room;
- Motorbiking protective pants, jacket, gloves, helmet, rain gear and other safety equipment at favourable rental rate;
- Bike shipping and tour guide’s travel back to Hanoi (for Ho Chi Minh trail/road trips or tours that don’t end in Hanoi);
- Train or flight tickets before and after your tour;
- Breakfast on the departure day and dinner on the return day;
- Accommodation and food in Hanoi;
* Add-on services such as support truck (170$US/day), airport transfers and hotel room booking and Vietnamese visa approval letter (20$US/person) etc. are available at an extra charge, on top of tour prices.
There is no guarantee about weather conditions, tours can be delayed but there is no refund if cancelled.
- We don’t have hidden costs, if you brake part(s) when you ride, we have uploaded a price list here and this is all what you have to pay.
- If you ride double, there is a small discount.
- Costs are not the same everyday. To make it easy, we calculated and charge equally per day.
- As a way to say “thank you”, we won’t ask deposit for returning customers and you definitely get a discount on your next tour(s).
- You can start a ride and we post an update on our update page to get more people for you. This type of trip usually has riders with different riding experiences (from novice to competent off-road riders) and if you care about strangers in the group, you’d better book a strictly private tour.
The price will be different if you select different bike options, please indicate this in your request to have a correct quotation.
Food & Accommodation
Vietnam’s food is famous world-wide, and no wonder! 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. Dive into local markets and experience local fare, while come dinner time kick back and enjoy a feast of exotic, delicious and tempting dishes.
Any tour will involve a wide variety of accommodation and will include a mixture of hotels, inns and private houses. As we tour through remote areas of a developing country, it is to be expected that accommodation is not five-star. Nevertheless, everywhere we stay is clean, comfortable and the best standard available. You are in Vietnam not for luxury, but for a different experience.
All riders and pillion passengers must hold appropriate international medical insurance with emergency expatriation. We provide third party (very little coverage so you can consider this is not included) insurance but not your own.
We don’t request a motorcycle driving licence to ride on our trips. However, a valid motorcycle driver’s licence is recommended in order to claim insurance should there be any accident.
Formally, no licence is fully valid in Vietnam, even an international driving licence, as it needs to be officially translated (at Vietnamese Embassies or in Vietnam). The question of having or not a motorbiking driving licence mainly concerns your insurance. On the other hand, if you are working in Vietnam under contract for at least 6 months you could easily get a local driving licence.
Traffic police generally don’t stop Westerners in Vietnam to check licences simply because they don’t speak good English or feel confident to deal with it. In addition, in the same time they can deal with many other Vietnamese people. Mui Ne in Southern Vietnam have been the only exception where they started checking licences.
Informally, many recent international driving licenses which include Vietnam in the country list are accepted by the traffic police on the road.
Passport and Visa
You must carry your passport with you at all times during the ride and you must have a visa for Vietnam valid for the duration of the tour. You must also take with you on tour the yellow arrival/departure paper which you will be given on arrival in Vietnam. 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.