Adventure in style!
Adventure in style!
Go for an adventure in a retro soviet-style sidecar and experience a once-in-a-lifetime escapade with photographic opportunities, unique to Central Vietnam. Our sidecar tours are a premium experience ideal for couples, families and very small groups (up to 16 people). Pick the tour that suits you best.
Hoi An Highlights
1 hour sidecar tour

This one hour sidecar tour is perfect for families with young children or travellers with limited time in Hoi An.
Your journey begins at either the Old Town of Hoi An or on the doorstep of your accommodation. You’re driven out of town, into the picturesque rice paddies to experience everyday countryside living, stopping for a ride on a water buffalo – a truly unique Vietnamese experience which locals are often spotted doing!
Continuing on our journey we make our way through Tra Que organic vegetable gardens, traditional graveyards, markets and the villages of Hoi An.
We end our trip by driving along the banks of the Thu Bon River and finish at our starting point or at the beach.

DEPARTS DAILY – One hour slots available from 9am to 4.30pm
PRICE: 1,200,000 VND (per sidecar)*

Wheels & Waterways
1/2 day morning tour

Hop into a sidecar for a unique and safe adventure, as you explore the rural charms of Hoi An on this half-day tour.
We’ll pick you up from your hotel or requested location. You’ll be taken through the water coconut palm forest, before stopping on the Cua Dai Bridge at the mouth of the Thu Bon River for panoramic views of idyllic countryside landscapes.
Enjoy the warm breeze as we wind our way through quaint laneways to a fisherman’s village, where you’ll get a glimpse into the morning ritual of local fishermen as they repair their boats and trade their first catch of the day.
We’ll continue through photogenic villages and vegetable farms, stopping off at a country market to experience local coffee, a traditional and common past-time in Vietnam. After refreshments, we’ll drive to Trung Giang Bridge – a great spot for perfect photo opportunities. Next, we’ll visit a local house where you’ll get to interact with friendly Vietnamese families and learn about the ancient art of mat weaving in Hoi An.
Driving through rice paddies, we’ll make our way to a bird nest farm, followed by a visit to a countryside Pagoda to learn about the deep-rooted spiritual traditions of the Vietnamese people.
We’ll end our journey by cruising along the banks of the Thu Bon River and stopping at a local riverside restaurant where guests can enjoy a delicious lunch.
It’s then a short drive back to your drop-off point in Hoi An.

DEPARTS DAILY – 8.30am to 1pm
PRICE: 1,400,000 VND (per person) * (Based on 2 people per sidecar)

Village Experience
1/2 day afternoon tour

Exploring rural Hoi An in a sidecar is a unique way to take in the city’s breath-taking scenery and romantic landscapes.
Setting off from your accommodation, we’ll make our way along the banks of the Thu Bon River. We’ll take you through picturesque villages and rice paddies, before stopping to experience local Vietnamese coffee on the riverside. Upon crossing the Thu Bon River, we’ll wind our way through charming laneways, arriving at a traditional pagoda to learn about Buddhism in Vietnam.
Our next stop will be a bird’s nest farm as we continue our journey through the countryside. You’ll be introduced to a local family to get a glimpse into rural life, whilst learning about the art of mat weaving, shrimp farming and vegetable gardening.
From here, we’ll visit a bustling countryside market where you can hunt for fresh produce, after which we’ll watch the fishermen head out in their boats for their evening catch from Duy Hai fishing port.
The tour ends with a short stop on the Cua Dai Bridge, where you’ll enjoy incredible photo opportunities as the sun sets over the mountainous horizon. Lastly, we arrive safe and sound at your drop-off point.

DEPARTS DAILY – 1.30pm to 5pm
PRICE: 1,250,000 VND (per person) * (Based on 2 people per sidecar)

All our tours include:
Sidecar with driver, Local licenced guide, Hotel pick-up and drop-off, Helmets, All drinks and snacks, Local lunch (morning half day tour only), Vietnamese tourism insurance.
Book your tour today!

Tours include:
– Sidecar with driver
– Helmets
– Bottled drinking water
– Ride on a water buffalo

* All sidecars are able to carry our driver and a maximum of 2 persons (1 passenger in the sidecar & 1 passenger behind the driver).
One child under 6 might sit in the sidecar together with 1 parent.

We require a min of 2 people to depart. Children under 12 years receive a 30% discount.

Any questions?
Come and see us at our office:
Hoi An Discovery Adventures
Nguyen Chi Thanh St
Trang Keo hamlet, Cam Hà
Hoi An, Quang Nam
Viet Nam

Or call or WhatsApp us
on +84 905 101 930

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Our Sidecars
Our side cars are based on the original M-72 design used by Soviet war planners at the beginning of World War II. The motorcycle was modeled after a late-1930s BMW sidecar bike called the R71, which Nazi Germany provided to the Soviet Union after the countries signed a nonaggression pact in 1939. Five R71s were purchased through an intermediary in Finland, and Russian engineers took apart and completely reverse engineered the bike so that a production line could be completed. All told some 9,000 units were produced for the Red Army during the war, with a further 3 million units produced in the 50 years after that.

Side cars were gifted to Vietnam in the mid 1970s from the former Soviet Union as all terrain vehicles for use by army and security forces. Over time they fell out of use and have been picked up over the years by steadfast enthusiasts. Our vintage side cars have been in use since the mid 1970s and easily have over a million miles on them.