SAIGON RIDES IN HOI AN AND HUE

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 lets you see Hoi An from a residents perspective . It is a quiet city with many narrow streets. We invite everyone to discover the charms of the surroundings of Hoi An! Around rice fields and wild nature, and the town 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.

Imperial adventure in Hue by Vespa Adventures

(4,5h: 8.00-12.30 lub 13.00-17.30)

The trip starts with coffee or juice in a local cafe, where you'll meet a local guide. The first point of the trip will be known in Hue Citadel, where you will learn the life of the former kings of Vietnam and learn why the city of Hue was divided by war for years. After a 45-minute tour of the Citadel, we'll get on our motorbikes and go to the less known historical part of the city. We will visit the old arena modeled on the famous Italian Colosseum, where tigers and elephants once fought each other. We will go along the path to the temple where elephants were worshiped. Then we will return to scooters to experience an adventurous ride through the hills and pine forests on the outskirts of Hue. After a picturesque stop to take a few photos we will go to the last stop of today - Tomb of Gia Long Royal. The day will end with snacks in a picnic style overlooking a pond filled with lotus flowers, and then we will take you to the hotel.

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

Hoi An village life by Vespa Adventures

(3,5h: 13.30-17.00)

The trip will start at Cafe Zoom, from where we will set off to the Thu Bon River to stop at a busy fish market. Later we will go to the land of rice fields and small villages to visit the family producing rice waffles. Then we will cross the Thu Bon River, reaching even quieter estates where you can watch the local inhabitants producing rice noodles. Lunch is planned in the idyllic surroundings of farms and fields, where corn, eggplants, sweet potatoes and herbs are grown. The rice fields will continue to accompany us on the way to the next stop at the family dealing in weaving mats. Then, passing the duck and shrimp farms, we will reach a local cafe to see how local coffee tastes. From here, only a short section will remain to the Cam Kim harbor, where the ferry will take us back to Hoi An.

Price includes:

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

Rich Traditions Hue Countryside by Vespa Adventures

(4h: 8.00-12.00 or 13.00-17.00)

Kick off the day with a Vietnamese coffee or fresh juice at a local cafe, where you’ll meet your tour guide and get ready to get off the beaten path of Hue. Your first stop will be a family temple, where you get to learn about the strong traditions and responsibilities that come along with Vietnamese family culture. Then take a stroll down the street, learning about the French colonial influence on architecture and the struggle the locals have to preserve their beautiful riverside homes. The short stroll will finish at a local bustling market, where you get the opportunity to see the daily hustle of Vietnamese women and the selling point of ancient worshiping materials. After the market, hop on a small ferry to cross the Perfume River, where you’ll find our Vespas waiting on the other side.

 

Zoom through small countryside streets, finding yourself getting further from city life. We will stop at a small workshop producing worship materials. Next stop- get a chance to make your own small folk art print while sipping on some green tea. Then make your way through the vibrant rice paddies by Vespa and a local ancient bridge hangout where people of all ages go to relax and enjoy the cool river breeze. You’ll get the perfect opportunity to mingle with the locals and interact with them.

Price includes:

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

Streets & Eats of Hue by Vespa Adventures

(4,5h: 17.30-22.00)

Hue is a city that boasts over 1,000 specialty dishes. We’d love to try them all in one Hue food tour, but we have found the perfect amount to give you the best Hue has to offer. Kicking off with cocktails or cold beer, you’ll meet your tour guide and get ready for an evening of dining & learning about Hue cuisine. From here, take a short stroll to a family owned Banh Beo restaurant, where you can give a go at rolling your own “cake”. After attempting to master this art, sit down and relax with a beer and get your first tastes of Hue cuisine. Next, take a ride through the city and get a beautiful view of the Perfume River, ending up at our next stop- a bustling local restaurant. Try some classic Vietnamese dishes such as grilled pork skewers & Vietnamese pancakes– Hue style. From here, nighttime has arrived, so you’ll zoom through the lit Citadel walls and by the local riverside stalls. This ride will bring you to another local favourite where you can try some more daring dishes if you’d like (you’ll be pleasantly surprised!). After this restaurant, you will enjoy the final stop of the food tour, a popular Vietnamese dessert shop to taste some things on the sweeter side.

Price includes:

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

Hoi An at night by Vespa Adventures

(4h: 17.30-21.30)

The trip begins in the center of Hoi An with a taste of local Banh Can. Sipping our meal with a cocktail, we have the opportunity to watch merchants spreading their stalls for the evening. After the first meal, we set off on our Vespas to taste the famous "White Rose" and fried wonton dumplings. Later we will go to the island of Hoi An, delicately lit by lanterns, from where a traditional boat will take us to the island of Cam Nam. It will be an opportunity to try seafood in local restaurants offering cold beer with a view of the Thu Bout River and Hoi An. From here we set off on a pleasant ride to another local restaurant to prepare a Vietnamese cauldron and learn the art of winding Vietnamese spring rolls. The last point will be a ride through the bustling streets to reach a modern Vietnamese restaurant located among picturesque rice fields. Here you can prepare delicious grilled dishes on our table yourself. Finally, a delicious Banh Flan dessert, a light version of caramel cream.

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

Around Hoi An by Vespa Adventures

(5h: 8.00-13.00)

This rural tour of Hoi An gives a real insight into the lives of local residents. We set off from Cafe Zoom, cross the bridge to Cam Kim island and along the river into beautiful rural landscapes. The first stops are the House of the Ancestors and the traditional yard of the shipyard, before we set off to explore the sleepy villages on the island. You will drive with us through the breathtaking landscapes of rice fields and arable fields - enjoy the cool breeze! Then you will learn from local family friends the art of weaving mats, growing and how to make (and eat) the perfect Banh Dap rice crackers. Meeting local families is a must to see the real lifestyle in Vietnam.

After eating rice crackers, we will visit a local cafe to drink coffee and learn the art of smoking. Then we go to the coast by the mouth of the river Thu Bon, along the roads planted with Casuarina pine and cashew nuts. Finally, we will enter high on a new bridge, which offers a spectacular view of Hoi An, which will lead us to Cam Thanh, and then to a local lunch at a restaurant in a picturesque area.

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 on the coast by Vespa Adventures

(9,5h: 7.30-17.00)

IMPORTANT: This route is a one-day trip. The adventure begins in Hoi An and ends at your hotel in Hue. We can help you arrange private transport if you want to return to Hoi An this evening. You can also start this route in Hue and end in Hoi An. Baggage transport is included in the price.

 

We begin our adventure when our experienced drivers lead you out of Hoi An along a coastal road, stopping at the northern end of the world-famous Da Nang Beach to see local people involved in fish trading. Then, after a short break on a hanging bridge with a view of the city of Da Nang and the fishing port, we sail along Da Nang Bay, where we stop at the fishing temple. Guided by motorcycle on the famous Hai Van Pass, we enjoy the amazing views of the bay before we stop at the top to see old war blanks and bunkers and learn about the fascinating history and strategic importance of the pass. We'll also have coffee in a local style. Then we go down to the Hai Van Pass, a winding road in the hills, and then we will make a short stop to enjoy the amazing view of Lang Co Beach and the lagoon from the pass. After driving across the lagoon decorated with stilt houses and oyster farms, we will have a well-deserved Vietnamese lunch in a charming local setting.

Our fascinating ride continues when we head north to a calmer coastal road, passing wonderful rural landscapes. We pass many family houses and tombs that play an important role in Vietnamese culture. Then we jump down from Vesp and go to the Buddhist pagoda at the top of the hill with a beautiful view of the great lagoon. After a break in a local cafe we ​​will visit and learn about the history of the thousand-year-old Cham Temple and the Kingdom of Champa. Our last episode to Hue leads us through even more beautiful rural landscapes and local villages, we visit the local family making fish sauce, we pass many decorative tombs and ancestral houses and local boat building workshops. A day and a tour of the Hai Van Pass will end in Hue and take place at the hotel.

Price includes:

  • meals and drinks described in the program
  • motorbike with a driver, helmet and raincoat
  • odbiór z hotelu
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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