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Morning Hoi An Tour on Vintage Vespa

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    What to Expect
    07:30 At your hotel, we meet our drivers, guide and classic vintage Piaggio Vespa.

    Then 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 Vespas 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 Vespas 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 Making 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 – join in if you like. 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 ourselves. 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 before returning to Hoi An Chic.

    14.00 Tour concludes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotels in Hoi An
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    5h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Vespa and driver
    • English speaking escort
    • Coffee and fruit
    • Lunch
    • Mineral water & wet tissues
    • Local ferry fee
    • Tip
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    By: Rose Travel Service - Day Tours
    53 reviews
    2 day tour to Quang Ngai province
    I was staying in Hoi An and needed a driver and English speaking guide for a 2 day tour to visit some particular
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    Excellent tour
    And excellent experience. We expected to be part of a Jeep convey but we were the only ones, our own private tour.
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    Linda E
    Day trips from Hoi An
    Ly, our tour guide was excellent. Friendly, informative and attended to all our needs on the trip. Took plenty of
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    Wellington, New Zealand
    Day trip to Hue
    A very full day! Hoan our guide, and the driver, collected us from Hoi An for a trip to see Hue. Very comfortable
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    Cairns, Australia
    Awesome adventure
    We got picked up by our guide Binh and his driver in a US army Jeep , we went to a food market which had all sorts
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    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Fantastic day tour to my son
    This tour was fantastic. We got picked up on time from our hotel and taken to a few stops before my son. The fruit
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    Nice day out
    Its a small group, only 6 people plus the guide. He was very nice. The included lunch was tasty too. Comfortable,
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    Beirut, Lebanon
    First Class Agency
    I cannot but highly recommend Rose Travel Services to all visitors of Danang. The courtesy of the staff, their
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    Rotorua, New Zealand
    Most romantic proposal - 10/10 service!!
    Yesterday I proposed to my girlfriend on board this tour by Rose Travel Service. Despite organising less than 2
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    Worcester, United Kingdom
    First class tour business
    We arranged a day tour of Hue (from Hoi An) with Rose Travel. It was a private tour so we had our own driver and
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    Narellan Vale
    Excellent Jeep Ride to My Son
    Booked two jeeps for 4 of us. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and our driver Tim was an awesome driver
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    My Son, independently by private car
    We did not do this tour. But we did visit My Son, independently by private car arranged through our hotel (Lantana
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    Western Australia, Australia
    We got picked right on time by our driver and guild Binh. It was a private tour. They took us to a village were
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    Clive L
    Perth, Australia
    What was once is no more
    The forested peak and quite retreat of yesteryear has gone to make way for games arcades, noisy beer halls and
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    Tanya D
    Very poor value
    We’ve been on dozens of these types of small tours throughout Asia over the years and have very realistic
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