Bicycle: The best way to escape the old town is by bicycle, pay around 20,000vnd per day for an old jalopy or 50,000vnd for a pimped ride.

Bicycle Hoi An
Bicycle Hoi An

Boat: yes, it’s as cheesy, but a punt along picturesque ancient architecturec. Pick up a traditional sampan boat from the rivers edge and sail under the stars at dusk.

Boat Hoi An

Cyclo: Local characters and knowledgeable insiders. Hoi An’s army of blue-shirted cyclo drivers offer vistitor (and residents) a unique glimpse of the city street and surrounding countryside. Expect to pay between 200,000 – 250,000vnd for an hour depending on the distance voered.

Cyclo Hoi An
Cyclo Hoi An

Motorbike taxi: once fun, twice shy. If you like having helmet hair, a fitthy face and an empty wallet go right ahead.

Taxi: Avoid scams by hailing metered taxi from reliable companies Mai Linh or Faifo. Have your hotel’s business card on you at all times or prepare to gesture frantically as most cabbies don’t speak English.

For longer trips: Hire a car and driver – easy for communication with broken English speaking driver. But support 24 hours on phone with English speaking staff. Easy to do, you will know price before confirm booking.

Crossing the road: Step out like Moses and behold the motorbike sea will part before thee. Dally not at the kerb, less thou grow old and befuddled.

From Cost Viet Nam.

Getting around Hoi An, Vietnam
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