FAQ

What type of accommodations do you provide on the trips?

We normally provide 3* stars accommodation. However, in some less traveled towns, there are only guesthouses with simple rooms and that is the only accommodation available. In the mountains we prefer to stay at smaller family run businesses, to experience rural area at its most authentic.

Is there internet access in all the places we travel to?

In this fast developing country, there is internet access in most places in Vietnam. There might be limited internet access when staying in smaller mountain towns. Although internet can be found in internet cafes, we recommend an internet free trip, to keep the experience authentic!

How old are the people on your trips?

This can change from tour to tour. The average age is hard to determine as the youngest we’ve taken is 12 and the oldest is past 70! If the group is mixed, we let you know by email. We cater for all nationalities, although our client base is predominantly Australian, Kiwi and European.

Do you do tailored made trips?

Vietnam Trail Rider Tours offers a selection of pre determined itineraries, however, please email us with any enquiry and we can see if it’s within our power. If not, we have the knowledge to put you in touch with other companies who can provide you with the service you require.

What type of bikes do you use?

We ride the genuine Japanese Honda Master 125cc series, for their strength, durability and above all things, reliability!  For the less experienced, we offer semi automatic scooters, using only genuine Japanese parts… (Out on the trail, you want nothing less than the best!)
We recommend that all tourists travel to Vietnam should purchase travel insurance including evacuation.  Danang is serviced by a Western Medical Practice with international doctors and staff, in the event of a serious problem. Our guides are first aid trained with certificates issued from professionals in Ho Chi Minh City.

Where to we stay, Hotels and Guesthouses

 We use a great range of overnight stays in the most incredible locations
VTR uses quality clean o
vernight stays, often the best in town. All with air-con, wifi 

What is it like to ride in Vietnam?

Ranking in the Top 5 ride destinations in the world. It’s a blast !!

VTR tours are designed to get you into the real Vietnam. Away from the hustle & bustle of the major cities & tourist areas.
Nearly all VTR riders review touring with us as their all time best ride they have ever done. Vietnam is filled stunning landscapes and super twisty country back roads that wind their way through remote villages deep in history and rich in culture Vietnam is a riders paradise.

Is it safe to ride in Vietnam?

In short yes, but with that said there is a number of factors to consider before riding in Vietnam. Firstly you need to be an experienced and confident rider which is whom our tours are designed for. VTR tours are designed for experienced riders seeking the ultimate adventure 

The aim of our rides is to get you into the real Vietnam, we tour locations rarely seen by the outside world, its a riders paradise touring twisty tarmac back roads through the most stunning regions, these days even the most remote regions & villages are on paved roads. So riding in comfort it what we offer .

For someone new to Vietnam the city traffic seems chaotic, and that’s a fair assumption! But look deeper and there is a certain harmony and flow involved that actually works in even the most congested traffic. Speeds are low, locals are generally excellent riders as everyone rides and that’s a good thing . 95% of the roads we ride are paved country back roads.       Riding the countryside you do need to be alert (as you should be on any ride!) particularly keeping an eye out for roaming wildlife , buffalo, children & many other obstacles that can share the roads. Since this is an adventure right! . we shy away from main highways as much of possible . Of course we have our famed team of guides on hand leading you in the right direction.

we do also provide pillion options for non-riders.

 For more info check-out our videos which provide a great insight into who we are and the incredible roads we ride .

How long do we ride each day?

Actual motorcycle time is around 5-8 hours in the saddle, along with plenty of stops to check things out. We cover average distances of around 150 to 200 kms per day depending on the terrain. Remember, speeds on these beautiful country roads are quite low (you will rarely exceed 80kmh). All the better for taking in the exquisite scenery and enjoying the constantly curvy roads! It is not a race….! Relax and enjoy the ride!!!

What about pillion and beginner riders?

We welcome pillion passengers. Many couples choose to ride with us.

Our bikes offer plenty of room and good comfort for both rider and pillion.

Pillions who are touring with a rider receive a 40% discount. 
Sorry our tours are not suitable to beginner riders.
We do have limited seats available for non riders to either jump onboard with one of our rider guides and seats available in our support minivan.

What if I want to stop and take a photo?

It’s your adventure let us take you there .
There’s lots of stops everyday. Grab a coffee, take a break & enjoy the views.  Plenty of time to grab some excellent pics, meet the locals & checkout the sites.

How do I take my baggage?

VTR premium events tours come standard with our support mini van

which tags along throughout the tour.
Safe secure transport of your baggage.

Do you have a support vehicle?

VMT has 4 support vehicles . 2023 Ford Transit 9 seater . 2020 Ford Ranger . 2023 Mitsubishi 7 seater  – 2023, 2-ton truck  These carry your baggage, VMT equipment, and non riders . On all events tours we have at least one support car following  riders .

When is the best time to come to Vietnam?

Yearly seasons are ever changing just like anywhere around the world .  Our calendar event tours dates routes are designed to suit the seasons across Vietnam . As a general rule, if its wet in the northern parts of Vietnam then is likely to be dry in the southern regions.  

The months of February March April May June July are considered the dryer seasons, August will see evening rains while September can be very wet. October  November & December are also great time for touring.  January in general is considered Vietnams winter. Can get foggy in and chilly in the mountains . 

 Wet seasoned “low season”  has it’s advantages with cheaper international airfares  and the countryside looking it’s glorious best, lush and green with roadside waterfalls in abundance. Rain usually occurs in the late afternoon for about an hour which we do take into consideration whilst touring.

Overall anytime is a great time to visit Vietnam . Our videos provide a info 

What should I pack?

Apart from your riding gear, we suggest that you pack three sets of clothes; Shorts, T-shirts, Jeans, Pants etc. Hiking-style gear is often good, as it is lightweight and packs small. In general, the temperatures in Vietnam are considered ‘warm to hot’. However, we do travel in the mountain regions, so we suggest that you pack a jacket or light jumper just in case you feel a chill when riding at high altitudes. Other than that, you shouldn’t need to bring too much, so it’s best to pack light. Just consider the same sort of things you would normally bring on any other holiday; basic toiletries, slides/flip flops for the evening, hat and sunglasses, sunscreen, small daypack, cameras etc.

What riding gear should I bring?

You should bring all your normal protective riding gear. We do have a stock supply of helmets and wet weather overcoats, but many prefer to bring their own (particularly to ensure a good fit!). Mostly the weather is ‘warm to hot,’ but the mountains can get cooler, so it is a good idea to bring a heavier jacket as well. You will also need the following; gloves, sturdy footwear, protective eyewear (goggles or visor) and protective clothing. It is also a good idea to bring a daypack for carrying essentials when riding. Many choose to also include a hydrapack. Don’t forget to pack some swim gear too, as we visit beaches, waterfalls and some hotels offer pools. Please be aware that Thongs and Flip Flops (though necessary for the evening) are not suitable for riding on our tours.

How do I plan my flights?

International flights into Vietnam.
Most riders book their own flights into Vietnam.
Most of our tours will require you to fly into Ho Chi Minh City. But please consult with our VTR booking team first.
We suggest riders come into Vietnam a couple of days before a tour starts.
Nearly all required domestic flights within Vietnam are included as a part of your VTR tour package inclusion.
Our book team are on hand to assist you.

What money or credit cards should I bring?

The local currency is Vietnamese Dong. Around 20,000 VND is equivalent to $1 USD. Most currencies are easy to exchange in Vietnam and you will generally get better rates than trying to convert back home.
If you are on a Premium or Special Event tour, most expenses are covered for you. You only require small amounts of cash for dinner/beer/snacks each day, plus souvenir/shopping money if you wish.
There are many ATM machines, and nearly all cards work fine, though it is a good idea to let your bank know that you are travelling to Asia or they may stop your card due to fraud protection services. There are credit card facilities at all the larger towns/cities etc.

What about a VISA?

Arranging a visa is easy. Visit https://immigration.gov.vn/

How will I get picked up from the airport?

VTR provide a very warm welcome with airport pick up services for all domestic arrivals. Please refer to your selected tour itinerary for additional airport transfer information. If you are coming in pre-tour we recommend you booked pickup car through your hotel or pre-paid private taxi service can be arranged at anyone of the service desks after you collect your bags. They except all forms of payment including card .

What if I get in an accident or get sick?

VTR team & guides carry medical field kits and have emergency plans in place should something go wrong. Please be aware: all motorcycling has its associated risks and dangers.  We do travel through some remote locations and as such, long delays can be expected when trying to reach professional medical treatment centres. VMT offers back to base support 24/7.

What about travel insurance?

Whatever you do abroad you should always have personal cover.  Make sure that your policy covers you for riding a motorcycle in this territory.  Most good travel insurance covers you for riding machines up to 200 cc (our machines are 150cc) and require you to be appropriately licensed in your home country.

For Australian customers, Cover-More has been a popular choice.  

https://www.covermore.com.au/travel-insurance/motorcycle-travel-insurance

Many UK riders have used Carole Nash for insurance.

https://carolenash.com/other-insurance/travel-insurance

 

Remember to check your policy covers you for riding overseas.

Limited third party insurance for Vietnam is included in your tour cost. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions page for more information.

Can I get Malaria?

When traveling abroad its best to consult with your local GP before you travel.
Malaria risks are considered low in the areas we travel.

Will my cell phone still work?

Consult your home network carrier to enable global roaming and associated
data/call costs. Most modern cell phones support WiFi calling so ensure
your carrier supports this feature or use messenger style apps to make
calls/message via WiFi. Vietnam offers great value local prepaid sim-cards at
all of the airports in Vietnam. hand the friendly staff your phone and they will
set it up for you . The data rates are very cheap.
VTR Support mini-van has WiFi free for you to use.
All our overnight stays also have free WiFi .
Local prepaid SIM cards are available at local airports and staff will set up in
your phone for you .

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2024 Packages & Rates

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Saigon

5 Travel Packages
4 to 12 Day Adventures
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Mui Ne

7 Travel Packages
2 to 9 Day Adventures
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Nha Trang

5 Travel Packages
3 to 7 Day Adventures
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Dalat

3 Travel Packages
1 to 4 Day Adventures
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Hoi An / Da Nang

3 Travel Packages
7 to 12 Day Adventures
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Hue

2 Travel Packages
7 to 10 Day Adventures
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Hanoi

2 Travel Packages
28 Day Adventures
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Private Tours

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