Hoi An’s best motorbike tours: Countryside, My Son, Hai Van pass and more

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Last Updated on 3 years by Tam Le Van

Thailand has Tuk tuk and Vietnam has motorcycle as the unofficial national enblem. It’s anywhere around the country and appears with an unexpected number on streets before&affer Vietnamese working hours. From surprise to willing to try, most travelers would like to have the experience on motorbike at least one time in Vietnam.

Diffirentiate to car and bus, you have endless vibes of adventure, can take a deep breath of fresh air, raise hands to say hello to local people and more during motorbike trips. For many persons, that’s true travel.

Not only cultural sites, Hoi An houses transquil countryside and small villages in which, charming river islands, hidden gems that just non to a little touristy. To its West side, unspoiled mountain areas are also great to pay a visit. Over there, travelers have the chance to meet people from various ethnic minorities and understand their ways of life. In this article, HOI AN LIFE outlines all Hoi An’s best motorbike tours according to each popular destination. If could not find every your favourite places, discuss with tour operator with most similarities and customize.

Pros and cons when join a motorbike tours in Hoi An

You always sit behind the driver in most Hoi An’s motorbike tours, instead of self-driving and following a guide-driver like in many places around the country. This maximizes your safety when in traffic, especially on rugged roads of mountain passes. If had no experience before in Vietnam or other right-hand driving countries, it becomes the most proper choice. Additionally, you may not face insurance-related problems back home when involve in an accident. Secondly, receive ideal conditions (free hands) to take pictures and record memorable videos.

Beside the pillion option, many tour operators also allow you self-driving the motorcycle and following their itenerary. That’s awesome when have the chance to experience riding in Vietnam as well as visiting places you never know if travel without a guide from local people. One trip but double value! Keep in mind that you have to annouce for the tour operator ahead of time and pass some driving tests it gives. Morever, International Driver Permit (IDP) and your country’s license are always ready in your wallet for police check according to Vietnam traffic law on road.

However, staffs in several Hoi An’s motorbike tours are proffestional and careful in driving but not good at speaking in English. Do not mind asking questions to make sense everything when you have the misunderstanding.

Motorbike tours around Hoi An

#1 Countryside and Islands Explorer Hoi An

Tour operator: Vespa AdventuresPrice: 2.050.00 VND (89 USD), 30% off for children under 12 years-old
Contacts: Address (170 Ly Thai To street/Cafe Zoom), Telephone number (+84)907933855, webpage, Facebook page, Email (info@vespaadventures.com)Duration: Half-day

With spirit “explore the roads less travelled”, Vespa Adventures brings you to transquil Cam Kim island on another bank of the river in this tour. During its five hours, you will stop at an ancestor temple, boatbuilding yard, households making sedge mat, farming and learn how to make&enjoy Banh dap crackers with artisan. To help you understand more life of local people, a cafe serving Vietnamese traditional coffees is added up. Here, the host showcases the art of coffee roasting and offers drip-coffee to his guests. Before have lunch in the restaurant with a view, have the opportunity to take fantastic Instagram pictures on newly-built Cua Dai bridge. Tour ends at your hotel.

Inclusions: Hotel pick-up/drop-off services, all transportation, English speaking guide, experienced driver, lunch, drinks on tour, safety helmet, travel insurance, rain coat.

Exclusions: Personal expenses, tipping and things not mentioned in inclusion section. Browse official webpage of the tour operator here for further information (including booking/cancellation policies).

If you stay in Da Nang and like to participate this tour of Vespa Adventures, contact early to receive its assistance for a proper transfer arrangement to Hoi An.

#2 The Villages

Tour operator: Hoi An AdventuresPrice: 1.015.000 VND (44 USD), extra 7 USD for private tour
Contacts: Address (03 Nui Thanh street), Telephone number (+84)903553357, webpage, Facebook page, Email (booking@hoianadventure.com)Duration: Full-day

This Hoi An best motorbike tour introduces you numerous highlights within the countryside of the city, including two famous single-craft communities (Tra Que vegetable village and Thanh Ha pottery making village, further details at http://hoianlife.net/craft-villages-in-hoi-an-and-da-nang/). In addition to, Hoi An Adventure’s driver and guide also take you to the Coconut village in Cam Thanh, fishing village to deepen your understanding about authentic rural ways of life. Especially, have the chance to learn how to make rice crackers (Banh trang), weave sedge mat traditionally with artisan. On the way around, take panoramic picture when stand on Cam Kim and Cua Dai bridges. You’re advised bringing sun cream, mosquito spray, sunglasses from the tour operator.

Inclusions: Experienced local driver, English speaking guide, entrance fees, rain poncho, donation for local people, lunch, foods&drinks on tour.

Exclusions: Personal expenses, tipping and things not mentioned in inclusion. Browse Hoi An Adventures’s webpage to know booking/cancellation policies.

#3 Streets and Eats of Hoi An

Tour operator: Vespa AdventuresPrice: 2.050.000 VND (89 USD)
Contacts: Address (170 Ly Thai To street/Cafe Zoom), Telephone number (+84)1222993585, webpage, Facebook page, Email (info@vespaadventures.com)Duration: Half-day (evening)

For a long time, Hoi An’s known as one of culinary capitals in Vietnam. It boasts of its rich collection of delicious foods including many featured specialties. In this evening tour, Vespa Adventures step by step reveals all secrets of Banh can (fried rice cakes with quail eggs, eaten with full-flavoured fish sauce&raw vegetables), “White rose” dumplings (Banh vac), local barbecues and Vietnamese hotpot. More than that, awesome drinks (alcohol beverages included) also are covered and introduced in every stopping points. Before head home with a full stomach and tons of information, you’re taken to one atmospheric BBG restaurant where DIY style dishes served and taste flan cake as the dessert.

Inclusions: All transportation, English speaking guide, experienced licensed driver, foods&drinks on tour, safety helmet, rain coat, travel insurance, pick-up and drop-off services at your hotel, boat ride from the Old town to Cam Nam.

Exclusions: Personal expenses, tipping and things not mentioned in inclusion section. Browse here to know more booking/cancellation policies of Vespa Adventures.

Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary

General information about My Son sanctuary

My Son sanctuary (Thanh dia My Son) locates 45 kilometers away to the West of Hoi An city center. It composes around twenty Hindu temples dated back from 4th to 13rd centuries, all sited in a valley of great natural beauty. This complex functioned as the most important religious area of wealthy Champa kingdom, a major state of South-east Asia until 18th century. In 1999, it’s registered as an UNESCO World heritage site (with Hoi An ancient town). Read our article via http://hoianlife.net/everything-you-need-to-know-about-my-son-sanctuary/ for further details.

Hoi An’s best motorbike tours to My Son sanctuary

#1 My Son Explorer

Tour operator: Hoi An Motorbike AventuresPrice: 1.840.000 VND (80 USD), 1.035.000 VND (35 USD) for two persons sharing one bike, 30% off for childrens under 12 years old
Contacts: Address (Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Cam Ha), Telephone number (+84)905101930, webpage, Facebook page, Email (info@motorbiketours-hoian.com)Duration: Half-day (Full-day available on request)

This best motorbike tour from Hoi An to My Son starts from your hotel and prefers back roads, countryside routes. Once you set your foot in the most important remains of Champa kingdom (2nd to 19th century) and have breakfast there, Hoi An Motorbike Adventures’s guide and driver will take you in a bustling local market. Within My Son sanctuary, you have the chance to watch folk art performances from Cham people artists and learn about glorious Hindu temples their ancestors left. After find out all secrets about this UNESCO site, return Hoi An on rural ways through small-peaceful hamlets and rice paddies.

Inclusions: All transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast, drinks on tour, fuel, My Son sanctuary entrance ticket, international standard helmet, motorbike gears.

Exclusions: Personal expenses, tipping, travel insurance and things not mentioned in inclusion section. Browse official webpage of the tour operator here for further information (including booking/cancellation policies).

#2 My Son Adventures Loop

Tour operator: Viet Roads TravelPrice: 1.840.0000 VND (80 USD)
Contacts: Address (34 Dao Duy Tu street, near the Old town), Telephone number (+84)3105924442, webpage, Facebook page, EmailDuration: Full-day

Your full-day experience with Viet Roads Travel starts from the hotel at 8 a.m. Then, on the way to legendary My Son sanctuary, your guide will show you 11st centuried Champa tower (namely Thap Bang An), pine-covered Hill 55 (Bo Bo Hill) associated with the First Indochina war and their history. Within the UNESCO site, you have the chance to learn about a new culture what borrowed Indian ideas and localised after. Secrets behind ornate Hindu temples, intricate god scuptures/carvings, worshipping objects are revealed through informative explainations from the guide. In addition to, art performances of Cham descendants in My Son’s public stage also help you understand it more.

From My Son back to Hoi An, you’ll cross “floating bridge”, small peaceful hamlets, fields and gardens before walk in a local house where its owners making sleeping mat by hands. In this place, your guide one more time shows his/her in-depth knowledge about all steps to handicraft it. Of course, you have the opportunity to do by yourself under the instruction of the host family after. Unique bamboo bridge (Cau tre) and windy rice paddies in the light of sunset ends your great day.

Inclusions: Experienced driver, English speaking guide, fuel, lunch, My Son sanctuary entrance ticket, rain poncho, safety helmet, coffee on tour, pick-up&drop-off services.

Exclusions: Personal expenses, tipping and things not mentioned in inclusion section. See booking and cancellation policies of this Hoi An best motorbike tour to My Son here.

Motorbike tours from Hoi An to Da Nang

# Monkey Mountain Adventure (including the Marble Mountains)

Tour operator: Hoi An Motorbike AdventuresPrice: 2.185.000 VND (95 USD), 1.080.000 VND (47 USD) for two people sharing one motorbike, 30% off for childrens under 12 years old
Contacts: Address (Nguyen Chi Thanh street), telephone number (+84)905101930, webpage, Facebook page, Email (info@motorbiketours-hoian.com)Duration: Full-day

Your 175km long expidition starts from the hotel. On the way to Da Nang, you’ll stop at Bang An tower built by Cham people 900 years ago and Bo Bo Hill (known as Hill 55 during Vietnam war). Then, Hoi An Motorbike Adventures’s driver will take you up to the highest points of the Monkey Mountain where awe-inspiring sceneries of jungle and the sea can be captured. The mountain today is a unvaluable national protected area, home of the rarest primates in the globe. On its lower part, Linh Ung pagoda with Vietnam’s tallest Lady Buddha statue is next destination. Here, the guide informs you ins and outs about Buddhism history, Great Buddha’s life stories as well as featured architecture of the site. Once finish this Hoi An’s best motorbike tour, you have the chance to visit an authentic fishing village nearby, basket boat beach and its highlight the Marble Mountains.

Inclusions: All transportation, experienced driver, English speaking guide, fuel, entrance ticket, international safety helmet, lunch, foods and drinks on tour, motorbike gears, pick-up and drop-off services.

Exclusions: Personal expenses, tipping and things lnot mentioned in inclusion section. See booking/cancellation policies and other information here.

Hoi An to Hai Van Pass

Overal view of Hai Van pass

Hai Van pass between Hoi An and Hue is a must-see attraction and riding on its 20km long winding roads’s a must-have experience. It got widely known by Vietnamses as “pass of fears” but today praised as one of the best coastal roads globally. Natural landscape of this wonder stands out that made by towering cloud-capped mountains just next to the sea, very deep canyons, beautiful waterfalls and streams, white sandy beaches at the base. There are some historical sites in the pass worth-it to visit as well (the most outstanding one is Hai Van Quan). Read our full-guide to Hai Van pass through http://hoianlife.net/all-you-need-to-know-about-hai-van-pass/.

Hoi An’s best motorbike tours to Hai Van pass

For both local and tourist, driving motorbike is the best way to explore Hai Van Pass. You have no difficulty to look for a local driver who takes you around it, either through personal research or tour operators. On the back, so much opportunities given to record most memorable moments en route. Additionally, lagoon and beach of Lang Co’re well-liked places for Hoi An motorbike tour planners into the bargain (often for lunch). These scenic landscapes are rated as among last gems away from mass tourism. Read our article via http://hoianlife.net/hoi-ans-best-motorbike-tours-countryside-my-son-hai-van-pass-and-more/ to find out the best motorbike tours from Hoi An to Hai Van Pass.

The best motorbike tours from Hoi An to Hue

#1 Hai Van Pass&Coast

Tour operator: Hoi An Motorbike Adventures Price: 2.280.000 VND (99 USD), 1.265.000 VND (55 USD) for two people sharing one bike, 30% off for childrens under 12 years old
Contacts: Address (Nguyen Chi Thanh street), telephone number (+84)905101930, webpage, Facebook page, Email (info@motorbiketours-hoian.com)Duration: Full-day (end at Hue)

This Hoi An best motorbike tour focuses on gorgeous coast of the Central Vietnam. Prior to discover its most striking section-Hai Van pass, you will travel on back roads through countryside lands between Hoi An and Hue. Definitely the driver stops at beautiful viewpoints as well as historical remains once you set foot in Lang Co town. Here, you spend time to walk around a fishing village, talk with locals to know their daily ways of life and take pretty Instagram pictures then. “City of Ghost” (the cemetary where ornate-large tombs stand) is your last stopping point on the itenerary.

Inclusions: Experienced driver, English speaking guide, fuel, lunch, entrance tickets, international safety helmet, motorbike gears, lugagge transfer, hotel pick-up and drop-off services.

Exclusions: Personal expenses, tipping, things not mentioned in inclusion section. Browse Hoi An Motorbike Adventures’s webpage for more details and to know its booking/cancellation policies.

#2 Hai Van Pass&Coastal Adventure

Tour operator: Vespa AdventuresPrice: 4.120.000 VND (179USD), 2.875.000 VND (125 USD) for childrens under 12 years old
Contacts: Address (170 Ly Thai To street/Cafe Zoom), Telephone number (+84)1222993585, webpage, Facebook page, Email (info@vespaadventures.com)Duration: Full-day (end at Hue)

This motorbike tour departures from your hotel and finish in Hue city. You’re advised getting in touch early with Vespa Adventures if like to return Hoi An after it’s done.

On the way to reach the main highlight-Hai Van pass, you will stop at a beach of Da Nang where locals exchange their catches, fishing port, temple worshipping sea patron deities and the bridge with a magnificent view. In the mountain pass, it’s time your driver shows his many year experience with turns&twists and your guide carries out his informative performances about history of past remains. On its top, fueled up by coffee before get down and have lunch in Lang Co within Hue boundary. During the afternoon part, you have the opportunity to open your horizon about local culture in “City of Ghost” of An Bang village, hilltop Buddhist temple, Cham temple, household making fish sauce and boatbuilding yard.

Inclusions: Vespa transportation by experienced driver, English speaking guide, local foods and drinks on tour, helmet, insurance and raincoat.

Exclusions: Personal expenses, tipping and things not mentioned in inclusion section. For further information about the itenerary and booking/cancellation policies, browse Vespa Adventures’s webpage here.

Hoi An to hill tribe villages of Dong Giang

#1 Hill Tribe Village Adventure

Tour operator: Hoi An Motorbike AdventuresPrice: 7.360
000 VND (320 USD)
Contacts: Address (street), Telephone number (+84), webpage, Facebook page, EmailDuration: Two days

This tour offered by Hoi An Motorbike Adventures focuses on hill tribe villages, priceless cultural&historical sites and scenic natural landscapes in the Thu Bon river basin (its ending part’s commonly called as Hoi An river). Beside that, it also optionally includes the Marble Mountains and My Son sanctuary on your itenerary. You’re advised discussing with the tour operator to know detailed plan for these celebrated destinations.

Inclusions: Local experienced driver, English speaking guide, meals and drinks on tour (except during dinner), fuel, one night accommodation at Bho Hoong Bungalows (double/twin share room), entrance tickets, ferry fee, visit in My Son (optional), helmet, hotel pick-up and drop-off services, Tshirt as a gift, motorbike gear.

Exclusions: Drinks off tour, insurance, tipping, personal expenses like laundry and things not mentioned in inclusion.

Other important information: Single room available on request with an additional charge, get in touch with Hoi An Motorbike Adventures to upgrade your room (the cost of higher-level rooms covers guided walk around the village, cooking class with local tribe and their traditional musical performances).

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Tam Le Van

Tam is a tour leader and passionate traveler who has beautiful memories over 50 provinces of Vietnam. During the time Corona virus spreads out globally, he decides to become a blogger to share his experiences.
Contacts for work: Levantam0906@gmail.com or (+84) 968009827

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