SAIGON RIDES IN HANOI

With Saigon Rides, you'll see things you couldn't see by yourself!

Few words about Saigon Rides

 

Traveling in the back seat of the scooter allows you to see Hanoi from the perspective of residents . This city is loud, fast and in constant motion. The dynamics and continuous movement of people and motorbikes is real madness ! We invite everyone to discover the differences between the various parts of the city by traversing the thicket of small streets! Each of them has its own atmosphere, is filled with cafes, pubs, bars and food stalls. Each trip is accompanied by a tasting of local dishes and drinks - because Vietnam is a culinary paradise and trying local delicacies is obligatory!

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All tours are open , which means other people can join it. If you want us to reserve time only for you and your group - please let us know (the cost of this service is $ 50 / group). Tours start with a minimum of 2 people.

Hanoi day

(4h)

We will pick you up from the hotel and go to Ba Dinh Square, where we will see the mausoleum, where the embalmed body of Uncle Ho is stored. After a short introduction by the guide we will have a few minutes to take pictures. Then we will go to the Presidential Palace, and from there to one of the largest lakes in the city (West Lake). We will cross Thanh Nien Street leading to the Trấn Quốc pagoda. The pagoda is a place where, to be lucky, you can buy a turtle and release it. We will pass through Ô Quan Chưởng - a gate once leading to the ancient part of the city. Then we will cross the Long Bien Bridge, around which we will stop tasting traditional Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk. We will return to the Flag Tower and stop for a moment at the Hanojski Theater. After sightseeing, we will go to one of the more popular restaurants and eat a beef steak. After the meal, you'll see the famous Hanoi ​​train tracks, and then we'll take you to the hotel.

Price includes:

  • meals and drinks described in the program
  • motorbike with a driver, helmet and raincoat
  • guide
  • pickup and return to the hotel
Price does not include:
  • personal expenses
  • tips
  • meals and drinks not included in the program
  • insurance

Hanoi night

(4h)

We will pick you up from the hotel and start the night tour of the capital of Vietnam. As the first stop we chose the most famous Hanoj ​​ice cream parlor, Trang Tien, which opened in 1958. Then we will go to the Flag Tower and Ba'nh Square (there is a mausoleum here, which houses the embalmed body of Uncle Ho). We will stop here to take some pictures and hear about the history of this place. When you get hungry, we'll take you to one of the most famous pho restaurants in Hanojsko. After dinner, it's time to build up - the famous coffee with eggs is what you need! We will tell you about the realities of life in the city, and then we will take you to a restaurant run by... a Polish woman! We will eat a casserole and see how our compatriots live in Hanoi. At the end we will drink Bia hơi (Hanojska beer) in the local bar watching the nightlife of the city. Then we'll take you to the hotel.

Price includes:

  • meals and drinks described in the program
  • motorbike with a driver, helmet and raincoat
  • guide
  • pickup and return to the hotel
Price does not include:
  • personal expenses
  • tips
  • meals and drinks not included in the program
  • insurance

Hanoi for early birds by Vespa Adventures

(2h: 6.00-8.00)

Experience magical moments in waking Hanoi! Let us take you on a unique morning adventure while riding on one of our historic Vespas. We start by watching the sunrise from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and enjoy the daily raising of the flag. Then we go to the impressive Long Bien Bridge and admire the views of the city and morning traffic. Then we head to the heart of Hanoi - Lake Hoan Kiem. There, we really wake up with locals in a place for exercise, dancing or aerobics. By now we should have an appetite and what better way to prepare for the rest of the day than trying a freshly prepared North Vietnamese specialty - Banh Cuon, delicious healthy steamed rice rolls. Finally, we end our morning in the local cafe for unacceptable egg coffee.

Price includes:

  • meals and drinks described in the program
  • motorbike with a driver, helmet and raincoat
  • pickup and return to the hotel
Price does not include:
  • personal expenses
  • tips
  • meals and drinks not included in the program
  • insurance

Adventure around Hanoi by Vespa Adventures

(4h: 8.00-13.00)

We start in the heart of the capital, admiring the view of the spectacular Long Bien Bridge that extends over the Red River. From there, we drive our historic Vespas, visiting a local family of bamboo craftsmen and trying traditional rice wine. We will stay briefly in the home of our ancestors, meet the owner of the house and better understand local life. From there, we set off along side quiet roads to stop and explore the ancient city of Co Loa. After a breathtaking ride through the peaceful surroundings and green rice fields, we reach a hidden sculptural village to discover how traditional wooden Buddhist sculptures are made by Vietnamese using ancient techniques. Then we visit a local family to eat a snack and end the trip, stopping at a local cafe with a picturesque view.

Price includes:

  • drinks described in the program
  • motorbike with a driver, helmet and raincoat
  • pickup and return to the hotel
Price does not include:
  • personal expenses
  • tips
  • meals and drinks not included in the program
  • insurance

Hanoi from the inside by Vespa Adventures

(4h: 8.00-13.00 lub 13.00-17.00)

Our journey begins as all good trips should start - good coffee in a local cafe in the heart of the Old Quarter, and then we will traverse busy streets to visit the famous French cathedral of Saint. Joseph. Then we will go on an intimate ride through the narrow streets of the city to the picturesque artistic street, where we will learn about the paintings of local artists presenting a mixture of traditional Vietnamese culture and contemporary social influences.

Then we enter the Long Bien Bridge, a magnificent structure built over a hundred years ago that stretches over the Red River and connects the Hoan Kiem and Long Bien Districts. This magnificent design also provides shelter to residents living in floating homes. Only motorbikes and bicycles can ride it, which is a really interesting experience, so let's get going!

We are also waiting for a ride on the West Lake to the Ngoc Ha market and a walk through this vast, lively market with a lively atmosphere typical of Hanoi.

After a short Vespami ride towards Huu Tiep Lake, we visit the 400-year-old temple, and then a short walk through traditional local market streets to see the B52 crash site by the lake. This American bomber was shot down during bombing raids on Hanoi in 1972.

Our last ride leads us along the river, where we will pass an ancient dyke wall, beautifully decorated with mosaic to our final destination. A peaceful green oasis on a miniature kumquats farm (seasonally) or we'll learn about the ancient tradition of making tea at the home of a Vietnamese tea master.

Price includes:

  • drinks described in the program
  • motorbike with a driver, helmet and raincoat
  • pickup and return to the hotel
Price does not include:
  • personal expenses
  • tips
  • meals and drinks not included in the program
  • insurance

Hanoi after dark by Vespa Adventures

(4h: 18.00-22.00)

The trip will start in a stylish local cafe by drinking coffee and eating street food snacks, and then get on our Vespas. After a ride through the magical streets of the Old Town we will go to the famous Hanoj ​​train tracks, where we will try rice wine and a buffalo snack. Moving the narrow streets on bikes we will reach the next place that is obligatory for every gourmand - a local restaurant serving bun cha. This is the quintessence of Hanoi, a dish consisting of rice noodles, grilled pork and meatballs. Simple and very delicious. Then we will go to one of the more famous spots in the area, where we will try a local delicacy - pho cuon and learn to roll the famous Vietnamese rolls full of fresh ingredients!

Price includes:

  • meals and drinks described in the program
  • motorbike with a driver, helmet and raincoat
  • pickup and return to the hotel
Price does not include:
  • personal expenses
  • tips
  • meals and drinks not included in the program
  • insurance

FAQ, which is what you ask most often

Each of our trips is worth the price. Most companies that provide similar services smuggle in hidden costs without providing the highest level of service. With SaigonRides you can be sure that our goal is not reaching into your wallet. Each of the trips also helps local families with whom we cooperate. If you are interested, please contact us!

Drivers are Vietnamese who have been driving for at least 5 years. They have experience in everyday driving in very heavy traffic, some of them work professionally as drivers.

Of course. We have already hosted many small guests delighted on trips on motorbikes. Children can travel alone or, if they are smaller, together with a parent, on one motorcycle. On trips with children we can also modify stops (and to our "menu" we can add: coconut ice cream, desserts, more fruit).

Whether you are 7 or 70 years old, our trips are for everyone! Saigon Rides is a comfortable and safe way to explore the city.

Trips take place regardless of the weather, drivers have raincoats for everyone. Of course, we will not travel in heavy rains, but wait in one of the eateries with treats. After the downpour, we will continue our journey.

Of course. Vietnamese cuisine is extremely "friendly" for vegetarians and vegans, offering a whole bunch of dishes that will be suitable for your diet. We recommend private trips in this situation, where we can adjust all stops (eateries with food) to your eating preferences.

We provide pickup from any hotel in District 1.

We strongly recommend full footwear (not flip-flops) and loose outfit. We avoid taking backpacks and bags, we won't need them. In Saigon during the winter for very sensitive to cold, a thin long sleeve may be useful, in Hanoi in November - March it is necessary to adjust the clothing to the temperature (long pants and jacket).

The tour fee is the only guarantor for your Vietnamese adventure on two wheels.
We offer several payment methods to our guests:

  • Bank transfer (to an account in USD, EUR or PLN)
  • PayPal or other online payment system (+ 5%)
  • Revolut transfer

Canceling or changing the date:

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds to people who have not previously notified us of their plans. If you want to cancel an earlier paid trip, please contact us by phone or e-mail.
If you want to cancel your reservation a month before the set date, we will refund all costs incurred.

For cancellations submitted later than one month before the planned trip, the returns are as follows:

  • 0% when the cancellation was made less than a week before the agreed trip
  • 40% when the cancellation was made less than two weeks before the agreed trip
  • 60% when the cancellation was made less than three weeks before the agreed trip
  • 80% when the cancellation was made less than four weeks before the agreed trip

If you want to change the date of the trip, please contact us as soon as possible. We will try to do it without additional charges, however it depends on the availability of our drivers and guides.

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