We were told about the free bike tour run by students in Hoi An by some travellers in the Mekong Delta. We were arriving on the over night coach on Sunday morning, and although the last thing we fancied doing was going cycling for the day, we'd heard such good things that we really didn't want to miss out.
I'm so glad the we did the tour as it really was brilliant! Not only was it a great way to find out about local trades and get a bit off the beaten track, it also really helped us on the rest of our travels. By picking up a bit of Vietnamese from our student tour guides, we found that it went a really long way with the locals. it also helped us to feel confident ordering street food - and more importantly knowing what we were asking for!
Our tour guides were amazing. Really fun and friendly. It was absolutely pouring with rain but we just laughed about it and carried on. They taught us lots about local life and what ti is like growing up in Vietnam, the kind of stuff that you can't learn about from day trips and lonely planet books. I can't recommend this enough for a fun day out that will really help you to enjoy the rest of your trip around Vietnam!
The tour is free but you can make a donation towards running costs at the end of the tour. To be honest, compared to the paid tours we did in Saigon, this trip was far far more fun and personal. Even after a night of no sleep on the coach and a morning of pouring rain, we were still raving about this tour to all our friends when we got home !
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