Hoi An Sidecar Tours Snapshot
This one-hour sidecar tour is perfect for families with young children or travelers with limited time in Hoi An.
Your journey begins at Hoi An Old Town or on the doorstep of your accommodation. Experience everyday countryside living in the picturesque rice paddies, stopping for a ride on a water buffalo – a truly unique Vietnamese experience which locals are often spotted doing!
Then you make our way through Tra Que organic vegetable gardens, traditional graveyards, markets and the villages of Hoi An.
The trip ends along the banks of the Thu Bon River and finish at our starting point or at the beach.
Hoi An Sidecar Tours – Highlights
- Drive through rice paddies
- Visit Tra Que Market Garden
- Ride on a water buffalo
- Thu Bon River
- Old Town
- Instagram worthy photo opportunities
The Rice Paddies
No matter where your journey begins you’ll soon find yourself rolling across the sizable rice paddy that stretches between Cua Dai Road and Hai Ba Trung Street. What you encounter will depend on the season. Eary morning and late afternoon see the most activity.
The canals often attract small groups of young men with fishing poles.
Tra Que, Water Buffalo Ride and Lotus Field
Suddenly the military-precise garden rows of Tra Que, Hoi An’s chief source of herbs and vegetables, are in view. Much to the delight of kids and the young at heart a water buffalo ride follows … did you know these good-natured animals make sounds that resemble a duck quacking?
Two large ponds of massed lotus, one of which showcases an extraordinary jumbo variety provides an idyllic backdrop for a short break while in the other direction a vista back across the rice fields to the horizon delivers a mind-blowing sense of space only 3 kilometers from the city center.
Market Life, Thu Bon River and Old Town
Bustling markets and villages beckon until you reach Hoi An’s Thu Bon River with its barges and boats laden with produce and mysterious cargo to the max. Finally, you drift by the Old Town’s beautifully preserved hundreds-of-years-old buildings – now host to restaurants, cafes, and chic boutiques.
Hoi An is blessed because traditional rice farming and other rural activity is interspersed with its built environment enabling Sidecar Explorer to wander through several distinct environments in a very quick time.
For newcomers this affordable series of snapshots of Hoi An life cannot be recommended too highly.
- Sidecar with driver
- Bottled drinking water
- Ride on a water buffalo
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
No age restrictions