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Local Buddy Tours

Hoi An, Vietnam
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About Local Buddy Tours
LOCAL BUDDY TOURS- Private tour with the locals! Starting in early 2017 and organizing 100% Private Tours in Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue region, Local Buddy Tours has grown to be one of the most trusted travel companies in Central Vietnam. Our tours are varied and unique, which cover the most beautiful parts of Central Vietnam. Our team is qualified and energetic, with excellent English skills and years of experience. Our price is reasonable, which reflects excellent service, delicious food, and comfy vehicle. We take great pride in what we do, we value your time in our country because you work hard to earn your precious holidays. Our clients review us on TripAdvisor and other travel sites to confirm that we provide what we promise. Contact us directly for the best price and most suitable tour options that perfectly fit your interest. Call us or follow this link to book your tours. Travel with us, share happy moments and bring home beautiful memories of Vietnam.
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My Son Sanctuary Through Rural Villages By Motorbike - Private Tour
The best way to visit My Son holy land and see all the real Vietnam is this tour. You will ride pillion with our experienced drivers and guide to be able to enjoy the amazing ride through rural villages and farmland before reach up My Son ruined temples, the one was recognized by Unesco as World Culture Heritage site in 1999.
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5 hours 30 minutes
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from $54.00
$60.00
Hoi An Villages And Islands Experience By Motorbike - Private Tour
Riding pillion on scooters with local drivers, you will enjoy the scenery and take in the fresh air of green farms. Cross the new bridge to Cam Kim island, we stop at a local family to experience the making of unique basket boats from bamboo. We then come to a local family and help them weave use river reeds to weave colorful sleeping mats. Visit a home distillery, we learn how to make and drink rice wine local style! Weaving thru quiet roads, we will cruise along the river in the basket boat under the shade of coconut trees.
Feel the cool breeze from rice paddies, we cross the high bridge and take in panoramic views of Hoi An surroundings. Driving on some more quiet paths, we have the fun ride on the water buffalo, he’s just gentle and so adorable! We then take a nice walk in Tra Que organic farm to smell fragrant herbs. It’s time to enjoy a delicious meal in a local restaurant with nice views, then local buddies drive back to hotel.
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5 hours
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from $54.00
$60.00
Hoi An Countryside Villages Adventure by Army Jeep - Private Tour
In vintage army jeep with open air, we leave the tourist hub to drive on the unique route in peaceful countryside villages around Hoi An, meet the locals to see how they live on a daily basis.

We make our first stop at the local fish market to see how the villagers collect fresh ingredients for daily meals. Zigzag through rural villages, we visit a local family and experience firsthand straw mats weaving. Pass the prawn farms, we stop by at a local shipyard to learn how local men build their giant ocean fishing boats. Catch the cool breeze from rice fields, we come to a friendly family to cook and taste rice crackers. Later on, we drive over the high bridge across Thu Bon river, it offers panoramic views of Hoi An and leads us to the beautiful Cam Thanh fishing village, stop there to enjoy the basket boat ride under the shade of water palm trees along the river. Pass scenic farms, we visit Tra Que organic garden. It’s time to enjoy delicious Vietnamese meal in a nice restaurant.
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5 hours
from $80.00
Countryside And Islands Experience By Bicycle - Private Tour
Spend a half day tour to weave through rural villages by bicycle. Visit friendly local families along the way to see their traditional jobs and way of life. The route is very flat, quiet and gets away of crowded tourists area. Plenty of nice spots to take photos such as rice paddies, water buffaloes, cows, fishing net and fishing boat. Tour is PRIVATE and run by our local buddies who are eager to show our beautiful country to all customers.
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4 hours
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from $31.50
$35.00
Hoi An Organic Farm & Palm Village Experience By Bicycle
Wanna ride a bicycle at a slow pace to see the scenic Hoi An countryside and enjoy exciting activities with local people? This private tour has all that and much more, a scrumptious meal is included! Local guide and driver will be ready at your hotel then drive you to Local Buddy Tours office to get comfortable with driving bicycles. We start the ride on the quiet paths to a local family, you will see how to make healthy bean sprouts. Driving pass duck farms, we go further to the countryside.
Chatting alongside with local buddy, you will learn the unique customs of Hoi An people. We then meet the adorable water buffalo, you will understand why they are so important in a farming family. You will get to feed him some grass, he is just gentle so you can pet him and enjoy a fun ride on his back. Soon after that, we visit the picturesque Tra Que organic village to see how the local farmers grow vegetables in their gardens, smell the wonderful aroma from fresh herbs.
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4 hours 30 minutes
from $45.00
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Being 7 months pregnant and willing to tour in a country is never easy. But our visit to My Son has been completely adjusted (later pick up, confortable car) and our guide Tu, made it even more memorable: very knowledgeable and with a lovely sense...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank lilytho
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great night with our fabulous guide Tu, the transport was a clean comfortable car with a very efficient driver. Tried a variety of Vietnamese dishes....Beinh Mi, White Rose Dumplings, Chicken and Rice, Crispy Rice pancakes with Satay Sauce and BBQ pork and prawns...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very professionally run the guides are friendly and knowledgeable, there English is excellent. We really enjoyed the private tours they arranged and got to see areas and sights not everyone gets to

Date of experience: September 2019
3  Thank garrygtimaru
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot reccomend this tour enough! My friend and I got to see a really authentic side of Vietnam that I thought I would never get to see. Meeting the locals and seeing the landscape was truly amazing. It was all made possible by Thanh, the...More

2  Thank aldawgs27
Sightsee66711103855, Manager at Local Buddy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your nice words to our guide, Thanh. We love to hear that you did enjoy your private tour Local Buddy Tours team in Hoi An. See you next time in Hoi An and take the best care. Kind regards, Local...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a private tour by army jeep to explore the Vietnamese countryside and it was the best idea! Our guide Tu and his driver picked us up from the hotel and took us to visit local families, explore the rural side of Hoi An...More

1  Thank 298hayleym
Sightsee66711103855, Manager at Local Buddy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Hayley and Justin, Thank you very much for your excellent review after enjoying two tours with us. We loved all the time with you on our private tours, we always want to bring the best experience to our guests. We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanh was a great guide and we really enjoyed our time experiencing the local way of life. Great way to spend an afternoon and nice food at the end too.

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank Ultimateasia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually went on three different tours with local buddy's over the week we were in Hoi an. Would highly recommend for anyone couples, family's, etc who want to experience first hand the local culture and history. Both Tu and Ben are great tour guides...More

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank Simon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few days before this trip we had done a country side tour with Ben and we were so impressed we asked what other tours he did. After a few days of relaxing we decided to take him up on the marble mountain trip by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank adamj700
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour literally made our trip, not only do you get to see the beautiful country side of Hội an but the knowledge which is provided by Ben was second to none! I has several questions about agriculture which he answered with ease and in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this tour by a local, and what a nice surprise. We were picked up on time and had a great day on the road with Ben and our driver (sorry, we forgot his name). Ben’s knowledge showed everywhere we went, he was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank colorina85
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Grandma K
August 22, 2018|
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Response from Local_Buddy_Tours | Property representative |
Thank you for your reply. The tour will last about 5 hours. You will ride pillion with our guide and experienced drivers. Sit back, relax and take lots of photos along the route. I can not put website, links, etc on this... More
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fowlerclan
July 21, 2018|
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Hi l think you accidentally sent me the message instead of Local buddies. I wrote a review about them following a motorbike tour to My Son with them. I can tell you we were very impressed by their tour and overall... More
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Kelly-Ann F
June 25, 2018|
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