Hoi An: Morning Countryside Tour by Bike
- Small group
- Duration: 4.5 hours
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Yen, our bubbly, enthusiastic guide, was a joy to cycle with! She fixed us up with suitably sized bikes that were well maintained and good quality. Helmets, again, chosen and fitted for us. Then took us into the traffic which could’ve been daunting but clear guidance on following her signals helped us feel confident. Out of town, riding on flat, very occasionally bumpy, roads was idyllic after the bustling streets of the cities. The visits to the homes of local craftspeople were fun, interesting and thought provoking. Yen was interesting to talk with to understand the background of what we saw and her English was outstanding! The trip, with it’s beautiful scenery and carefully planned itinerary was always going to be a success but her professional and informative leadership made it superb.
This was a very nice cooking class. We really liked that we bought all of the ingredients together at the local market. Then we took the bicycle to a local farm where we could see how they cultivate different herbs. Now we finally know how Asian basil smells and tastes like. We were always wondering what this is in the summer rolls we don’t know. :) The cooking lesson itself was really good. Our chef was strict with us but we appreciated it. Sometimes we felt like we were a little bit in a hurry. The chef could slow down just a little bit. Lunch was amazing- a cute little table by the river. Very idyllic. A big plus was the massage - just a very good idea to make time pass by more quickly while the chef prepared everything for the cooking class.
Thank you for a great MTB-trip in the countryside outside Hoi An. Our guide from Grasshopper Adventures (his name was Si) did a good job. He spoke english well and was very talkative. He took us to vietnamese families - and we felt, we had a realistic look into their daily lives. Mountainbikes were almost new and worked very well. A very good excursion - also when you travel with three teenagers as we did. Regards - Kirsten Wernberg-Møller and Klaus Knudsen Pedersen, Denmark
We got picked-up on time and drove to Old-town. Bikes we pretty old, so that could be better. Tourguide was friendly and asked us what we wanted to try and eat. Even though the tour didn't last for 4 hours (instead it was more like 2 hours), we still enjoyed the bike ride and (street)food. The tourguide told us stories about the history of Hoi An which was great.
Had a fantastic time cycling around the countryside. Our tour guide Yen was just wonderful and offered interesting insights in addition to just being lovely and fun. The tour is interesting and offers a good glimpse into the daily lives of Vietnamese people. Also, the bikes were good!