Vietnam Motorcycle Tours FAQs ( Frequently Asked Questions )

+ What’s included in the tour prices?

  • All of our tour are all inclusive tourWhat’s included
  • Motorbike
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All meals, water and soft drinks on tour
  • Accommodation in Local home-stays and guesthouses – twin share
  • Petrol, oil and mechanic on tour
  • Riding gear: HJC open face helmets
  • Waterproof rain pants and rain poncho
  • Spacious saddle bags & waterproof bags to pack clothes in
  • Western standard armored motorcycle jacket and riding pants
  • Bungee cords and tie downs
  • Permits, tolls and entrance fees

+ What time of the year is the best time to ride in Vietnam?

  • Every season in Vietnam has its own beauty and unique colour to offer. Spring is from February to April and you will see different shades of green everywhere in the north. This is usually the best time to ride in Vietnam.
  • Summer lasts for approximately 5 months through to the end of November. It is also the warm & wet season.
  • The scenery in the mountains is both colourful and diverse and that is when the rice harvest takes place. September and October you will see incredible views of the rice terraces where the whole landscape turns yellow. The riding experience is so fantastic.
  • Winter starts from mid November and lasts until early February. A bit cold sometimes. ( 15 to 25 celsius degrees ).

+ How can we meet you in Hanoi or somewhere else?

  • You should book your own hotel in Hanoi , you can try websites like Booking.com or Agoda.com. They have competitive prices with what you can book in person. We will meet you and take you to our office/ bike store where you will be briefed on the tour schedule. You will be given a map, all riding gear including wet weather gear, helmets if required, waterproof bags, and saddle bags. After the briefing, we will have few cold Hanoi beers or Vietnamese coffee at our office.
  • Our office / bike store address: 290 Nguyen Trai street, Trung Van, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Our Google Maps please follow this link:
  • Contact Alan Chien via Viber/ WhatsApp/ Hotline at +84985333066 for further assistance!

+ Can you help us to book the hotel in Hanoi for the nights before and after the ride?

  • We can book you any hotel in Hanoi or in any other city that upon requested. We recommend a standard hotel (2-3) stars in the Hanoi Old Town just seconds to food and drink places in order to save costs. The rates are usually $40-$55 USD per night.
  • We can also arrange airport transfers at your request. Please send us your flight code number, landing time then our driver will pick you up at Hanoi airport.

+ How much money ( Vietnam Dong ) should I bring on tour?

  • Our motorcycle tours are All inclusive, that means we pay for everything on tour except alcohol and personal purchases that you make.
  • Just as a rule of thumb our experience has shown that you should carry approximately $100 to $200 US or equivalent in Vietnam Dong. However this depends entirely on the length of the ride and is used mainly for your own personal souvenir shopping and alcoholic beverages. Bring more if you are big drinkers.

+ What should I bring for motorbike riding in Vietnam?

  • We will send you a list of tips that can be useful for your motorbike tours through Vietnam when you secure the booking with us.

+ Do I need insurance for riding motorbike in Vietnam?

  • Of course, it is strongly recommended that you obtain travel insurance in your own country and include cover for the riding of motorcycles in Vietnam up to 500cc. Make sure it also includes health and emergency evacuation coverage.

+ How far and how long should we ride each day?

  • That depends on which part do we tour. If we ride up north Vietnam then the  distance of approximately 150-200 kms or 5-6 hours of riding is normal for trip lengths of 2 to 13 days. This also includes trip lengths of 14 days to discover the northern loop of Vietnam such as: Sapa, Ha Giang, Ban Gioc waterfall, Cao Bang, Ba Be lake …etc
  • Meanwhile the Ho Chi Minh trail tours provides longer distances of 200-300kms or 6-8 hours per day of riding with trip lengths of 10 to 14 days. ( Depending whether tour ends in Hoi An or Ho Chi Minh city.)
  • The roads in Vietnam are so narrow, busy and very twisty, average speeds are 40-60kmh. 350km is a LONG day in Vietnam, we schedule our rides to be safe and take time to enjoy the culture and amazing places along the routes.

+ How can I keep in touch with family while on the ride?

  • Nowadays in Vietnam, Internet and WiFi coverage is everywhere, even in the deepest valleys and highest hills. You can also buy a SIM card for $10 USD with data and easily communicate with family and friends. ( Recommended Viettel & Vina phone for better reception in the up land ). You can get it easily at Hanoi airport or any local sim card store.

+ How do I pay deposit for the tour?

  • We will ask you to place a deposit in advance of $200 USD for each person to secure your booking.
  • We will provide the bank account details for you to easily transfer the deposit. You can also pay online via credit card with 3,5% bank service fee. When you confirm the booking then we will send you the secured payment link to deposit.
  • The tour must be paid in full before departure ( Pay in Hanoi office )
  • You can pay in cash ( $USD) or by credit card + 3,5% fees, or by bank transfer.
  • We cover all costs while on tour except for alcohol ( beers are less than 1 $USD and any personal items you purchase)
  • Bring Vietnam Dong on tour is the best.

+ I can’t ride motorbike but still want to join the tour?

  • Don’t worry about that. We will arrange this for you and find a local rider with a wealth of experience and you can sit behind as a pillion passenger. All our bike has footpegs so you will feel comfortable on it. However an additional cost with have to be paid for this person.

+ Do you accept children on the tour?

  • Yes. We can arrange the tour to accommodate the family either in a 16 seat mini van or pick up truck depending on number of travelers. However you will have to pay extra for car rental.

+ I am traveling alone can I still book a tour?

  • In most cases yes! There is a minimum number of riders required to operate a scheduled motorbike tour. However, as our minimum amount required is only two riders in most cases we can fit you in a tour with other riders already booked, if not, providing you give us some notice we can take a reservation from you and open it up for others to join your tour thus making the minimum required number. At the end of the day be sure to contact us! Of course, the other way can be, that you have to pay surcharge price for solo rider.

+ I still have more questions. How do I contact you?

  • Our office / bike store address: 290 Nguyen Trai street, Trung Van, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Our Google Maps please follow this link:
  • Contact Alan Chien via Viber/ WhatsApp/ Hotline at +84985333066 for further assistance!
  • Email: alan@vietnammotorcycletours.com
  • https://vietnammotorcycletours.com/contact/