Hoi An is a UNESCO listed ancient city, uniquely beautiful and rich in culture. It’s cosmopolitan, yet deeply traditional. Just a short ride out of the Old Town the stunning countryside leaves you spell bound: endless rice paddies, conical hats and water buffa... View more
Travel Styles: Adventure Tours , Vespa Tours
Destinations: Hoi An, Thu Bon River, Bamboo House
Duration: 1 Day

Discover Vietnam’s stunningly unspoiled countryside & culture in style…

Hoi An is a UNESCO listed ancient city, uniquely beautiful and rich in culture. It’s cosmopolitan, yet deeply traditional. Just a short ride out of the Old Town the stunning countryside leaves you spell bound: endless rice paddies, conical hats and water buffalo. Travel further and discover the local people performing ancient arts and trades using skills handed down through the generations. Piaggio Vespa’s are timeless motorbikes perfectly suited to explore this beautiful and romantic town and it’s wonderful countryside and river waterways. Escape the hustle and bustle of the Old Town and enjoy a ride on our classic Vespa taking in the historical culture that has remained largely unchanged through time. 

Itinerary Details

07:30 Our drivers and guide will meet you at your hotel in Hoi An. It’s time to jump on, click on your helmet and off we go! Listen to the sounds of this famous engine whir as you start your journey. We pass a coconut palm village and acres of paddy fields making our way to a local ferry on the Thu Bon River.

08:15 We take a trip on the local ferry across the river: bikes and all!

08:30 Disembark and ride to a small fishing hamlet, just in time to see the locals returning with their daily fishing catch. Enjoy watching the fishermen go about their trade and take a photo if you wish. A fundamental part of Vietnamese cuisine is fish sauce; almost every Vietnamese meal contains it. The villagers here make fish sauce daily. We stop our Vespa’s to learn about this ancient culinary craft enjoying a cup of Vietnamese coffee before we continue our journey.

09:30 Next we set off toward the local market. Touring on foot, we arrive just in time to watch the traders feverishly selling their catch. We then sample some delicious food prepared at the market: “Banh xeo”, “Banh su sê” or “Xoa xoa”

10:15 Returning to our Vespa’s to continue the journey to another small village famous for the traditional art of making sleeping mats made of reed.

11:00 Our next stop is the home of a local boat builder who makes basket boats that are synonymous with Vietnam. Their history and the construction techniques are fascinating.

11:30 We make our way to the “Bamboo House”, built by a bamboo craftsman, we observe the traditional art of bamboo furniture making. These trades have been handed down through the generations and continue to play a vital role in Hoi An culture. In addition, the craftsman’s wife provides a demonstration of rice flour and noodle making – feel free to join in. We take a walk around the village to meet the locals who make fishing nets that are so important to the fishermen and women. Learn how to use the fascinating coracle boats and try to row by yourself. We have time to learn about the life and customs of the locals and observe mat making and weaving. It is very common for the local craftsmen to sing their ancient folk songs as they work. The songs are soothing and relaxing and we take time to enjoy the spell binding music. While we have been exploring the village, our hosts have prepared a delicious lunch for us to share with them.

13:15 From here, we ride to the dock and board the local boat for our return trip to Hoi An where we will drop you off at your hotel.

14:00 Tour ends.


Price per person in USD 

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax
- $70 $69 $67


What’s included?

  • Pick up & drop at your hotel
  • Vespa + driver
  • Coffee & fruit
  • Lunch
  • Local ferry fee
  • Tip for local house and service
  • Mineral water and wet tissue
  • English speaking guide
  • Taxes and service charge

What’s excluded?

  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know?

The period in between November and April the weather is still changeable from sunny, to chilly and rainy. It is advisable in this period to bring some rain protection and some warmer clothing. During the period of April to November it will good to pack a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, a camera and lots of batteries.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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