PRICES OF MOTORBIKE TOURS AND RENTALS IN HANOI
Vietnam Offroad offers three types of trips: Fully guided (all-inclusive), Semi-guided (bike and guide rentals), and Self-guided or Unguided (motorbike rental). This works with wide prices, ranging from at least 15$US to 219$US/day/person depending on the bike you want to ride, type of trip you want, and the number of the rider(s) in your group. Our costs are affordable for most of the riders in Vietnam. To give you an idea about our prices, please look at the price options below and let us know what option you prefer in your request.
Option 1 prices. Unguided
Starting from the self-guided for experienced riders who could handle anything thrown at them while on the road. Bigger bikes are always better with power and suspension but smaller bikes are easier to handle. The prices of bike hire are below.
Honda Winner 150cc year 2016-2018 road bike electric start: 15$US/bike/day
Trail bike Honda XR150L 150cc year 2016-2017 electric start: 20$US/bike/day
Trail bike Honda CRF150L 150cc year 2019 electric start: 25$US/bike/day
Dual enduro Honda CRF250L 250cc year 2013-2017 electric start: 50$US/bike/day
Option 2 prices. Semi-guided
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 value to the whole experience. Many of our unguided tour customers regretted 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$US per day and per group of up to five riders. For example, if you are two people wanting to hire two Honda XR150 and a guide then you pay 150$US per day for two people.
While riding, just 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 small map of North Vietnam, a Vietnamese phrasebook, practical road rules, bike troubleshooter, tool-kit and important spare parts (~3kg), flat tire fix and bike maintenance, advice, and tips based on your rough itinerary.
Option 3 prices. Fully guided
In general, our fully guided adventures focus on the quality of services and freedom of mind. We select the best services available while on the road. This is the most popular type of trip we have been providing since late 2006. Clients’ satisfaction is our prime concern and therefore we try to make every holiday one of the most memorable trips. There is only one price policy at our company. Below are the general prices based on the standard bike option (Honda XR150L off-road motorbike), starting and ending in Hanoi. Every one guide rides with 6 people maximum.
One rider: 209$US/day
Two riders: 139$US/person/day
Three riders: 129$US/person/day
Four riders: 119$US/person/day
From five riders: 109$US/person/day
Upgrade to dirt bike costs more. For example, 150L is 5$US/day/bike extra or CRF250L is 20$US more per day per bike. On the other hand, a pillion passenger pays less and we will advise the exact amount when you send your request.
– Motorcycle(s), all fuel;
– Tour guide/Translator;
– Standard hotel (double, twins or triple shared room) and/or homestay (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, note that Western food costs extra);
– All entrance fees, permits, tickets, boat trips, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc;
– Vietnam Offroad provides support (1). 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 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/highway trips);
– Train or flight tickets;
– Breakfast on the departure day and dinner on the return day;
– Accommodation in Hanoi;
(1) Add-on services such as support trucks, airport transfers, and hotel room bookings and the Vietnamese visa approval letter, etc. are available at an extra charge, on top of tour prices.
If you have any suggestions or recommendations regarding our prices of Vietnam motorbike tours, please feel free to contact us.
To have some idea about Vietnam motorbike tours my company provides, please watch the below video or visit our YouTube channel.
Hi. Like to know the best time of the year to do the trip with the motorbike.
We are thinking about the end of September.
I do have a license my wife doesn’t have. Are your bikes suitable for duo passengers?
Weather and climate
There are no best times to ride a motorbike in Vietnam as our country has an extremely long longitude spanning different climatic conditions at once. Vietnam also consists of four seasons, the winter isn’t too cold or the summer too hot. The autumn is sometimes heavy with rain but usually it will only rain for 1 or 2 hours, then wonderful blue sky will appear again. In the spring, mist covers the mountain tops, and even though there is cool weather it is one of the most spectacular times of year with beautiful colours of trees and flower blossom.
For the most beautiful scenery of rice paddies in the mountain, the best time is from September to December. January to April is normally cold and foggy and May to August is hot and can be rainy. September is in fact one of the gôd months for motorbiking in Northern Vietnam. However, do expect some rain if tropical typhoons hit Northern Vietnam.
The police rarely stop you to check license unless you do something wrong. It’s more to do with personal medical insurance. You can’t get a local license with a tourist visa, even if you have a business visa, you need a company to sponsor you and wait 7-10 days after you arrive in Vietnam to do paperwork. This means nearly impossible to get a local license and therefore you can’t buy any insurance in Vietnam. If you don’t have a Vietnamese driving license, you can’t purchase any local bike insurance policy for you. Luckily, you can buy a personal medical insurance policy from companies like Allianz, CHI or World Nomads…They only request your country driving license. Vietnam driving license is a very complicated issue. Even Vietnam doesn’t recognize any foreign license but take it easy you will be ok. We don’t need a license to join our tours or hire our bikes. More details are at this link
The government is working on accepting international driving license from 2015 but unfortunately there is no final confirmation from the Ministry of Transport. Laws in Vietnam need sometime to be enforced through a complicated system of decrees and letters. Now they are talking about August 2015 but it seemed to be delayed.
I’m looking at organizing a 14 day tour of Vietnam for 5 people, and we would love to use a fully guided tour if possible. The dates that we’re thinking would be best are between the 26th of December 2015 to the 9th of January 2016. The youngest of the group will be 16 at the time of the tour, would this be an issue?
Thank you in advance,
Hello Josh. Your dates work for us and please check your email for a detailed reply. It’s too long to reply on this page. Thanks.
My friends and I are interested in doing a 10-11 day motorbike tour around North Vietnam in late February starting around 23rd. Our group will be 4-5 people, all relatively experienced riders. We are happy to do on-road and off-road riding. What package do you think would suit us best? We would like to look at a few of options including GPS guided tours, a tour with a translator/guide where we organize accomodation and food (perhaps with some assistance from our guide), and a tour where all of that side of things is pre-arranged for us. I think that we would all prefer to ride on the 250cc bikes. Could you please provide the different cost options and tour details?
I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully planning our trip.
With thanks, Jo
Hello Jo. Please check your email, we sent a detailed reply to you earlier. Thanks.
I’ll be visiting Vietnam between Oct 17 – 24, and was wondering if you have any motorcycle tours starting in that period. Cheers,
Dear Shriram. Most of our motorbike tours are private and there are some with open spaces you can join posted at this link. There is one tour in 9 days starting on October 15th and ending on October 23rd which is earlier than your dates. Are you flexible with dates? Please let us know your thoughts. Thanks.
can i ask, are all your bikes bought in vietnam? do you have any idea where i can buy the same model bike as you own or i can buy it from you guys?
Hello Arnold. We only sell used bikes from our fleet because our clients want bigger or newer bikes. We don’t specialize in used bike trade (sell and buy back). You can buy our bikes in Hanoi only. Which bike are you interested in?
Can I please get a quote for 3 people to join a 15 day tour from Hanoi to Saigon around the end of April or May 2014. All using XR 250 Bikes, Share Accomodation
Hello Emamanuel. Please check your email for our reply that has all details about this ride in Vietnam. Thanks.
We would like to travel from Hoi An to Hanoi by scooter. We guess that will take us around 14 days.
Would it be possible to pick up the scooter in Hoi An and drop it off at Hanoi? And how much would that be for the cheapest bike?
Thank you in advance.
Hello Anne. We are based in Hanoi only and sadly we are not able to assist. If you just need a scooter it’s very easy to find a shop that rents out but check with them if they offer one-way hire. Good luck.