There are a couple of options for taking motorbikes through the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. You can rent a motorbike and drive yourself, or you can take a motorbike tour with one of several companies. The benefit of taking a motorbike tour with a driver is that you don’t have to worry about navigating the roads of a foreign country (with the added obstacles of cows, buffalo, chickens, dogs, and children in the road!), and you can focus on the scenery, taking photos, and soaking up the feeling of this beautiful region. This is highly recommended for those who are inexperienced in riding a motorbike.

Motorbike tours are run by several operators, including Phong Nha Motorbike Tours, Phong Nha Backpacker Services, and Thang’s Phong Nha Riders.


Phong Nha Motorbike Tours was founded by Hung and his friends who were born and raised in Central Vietnam. They all speak English and have a broad knowledge of the local area and culture. They are committed to providing the best tour experience, and offer motorbike tours within and around Phong Nha, as well as to or from Dong Hoi, DMZ, Hue, Da Nang, or Hoi An. If you have something specific in mind, contact them for a customized tour. Before tours set out, Hung or his friends will sit with you and show you the map, explain a little bit about Vietnam, and answer any questions you have so that you feel comfortable and ready for your motorbike adventure.

Along Ho Chi Minh trails


Phuong of Phong Nha Backpacker Service speaks excellent English. He rents out motorbikes and also offers guided motorbike tours through the National Park and around Phong Nha (his English is great; however, his drivers speak little to no English). If you want a guided tour in English, please let Phuong know specifically so that he will lead your guided motorbike ride. If you would just like a driver to take you around, any one of his drivers will provide a high-quality experience for you. Tours can be arranged to anywhere within the PNKB National Park, Bong Lai, and Dong Hoi. He also offers tours by car to all the above-listed areas plus to Hue via the DMZ, Da Nang, or Hoi An. You can book most easily by phone at +84 (0) 98 828 9807 or + 84 (0) 123 417 9870, or by emailing

Bong Lai Valley


While these guys don’t speak a lot of English and aren’t tour guides, they are a great group of knowledgeable local drivers who will ensure your safety and relaxation on day tours around Phong Nha (think Paradise Cave, Dark Cave, and other places within the PNKB National Park, or Bong Lai Valley – famous for farm-to-table restaurants). There are many options and itineraries available! You can find Thang in his motorbike shop directly in front of Easy Tiger Hostel in the center of town, or try him by phone at +84 (0) 164 659 0719 or +84 (0) 91 252 3995 (we recommend speaking slow).

Paradise Cave