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Cyclo tour - shall we do in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An?

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Cyclo tour - shall we do in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An?

Hi all. Keen to hear thoughts which place worth planning a Cycle Tour. 2 adults, 2 young teenagers. In Vietnam early January. Thanks!

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1. Re: Cyclo tour - shall we do in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An?

Cyclo? Cycle? Make your mind up :-)

If you mean cyclO, Hanoi. BOOK IT AND PAY FOR IT THROUGH YOUR HOTEL.

If you mean cyclE, Huế or Hoi An. Hanoi is too crazy.

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2. Re: Cyclo tour - shall we do in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An?

just be aware that the cyclos in Hanoi only take one person (though 2 very young and very skinny teens might fit) - we watched in amusement as they rolled past us while we were having coffee and people watching - the faces of the passengers said it all - somewhere between bored stiff and utterly embarrassed! No-one to talk to and no commentary would make it an agonising trip for me.

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3. Re: Cyclo tour - shall we do in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An?

Thanks so much. Yes - typo. Meant Cyclo

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4. Re: Cyclo tour - shall we do in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An?

Thanks so much for your feedback. Yep - typo and noticed only as posted. Sorry for confusion.

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5. Re: Cyclo tour - shall we do in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An?

Make sure you don't just take up an offer on the street or you will pay mightily for the privilege.

Before you book, have a look at the faces of others already doing cyclo tours. Bored? Embarrassed? There was a time when cyclos were a way of getting around. Long gone.

It's really not the best way of getting around - that'd be grab bike, walking or taxi. Just my opinion.

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6. Re: Cyclo tour - shall we do in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An?

Xích lô is an anachronism and only reserved for tourists and transportation of goods. It is out of place in busy cities.

If you like, go for it in Hoi An. Be EXTREMELY careful to leave out ANY misunderstanding with the driver with respect to length of ride and final price.

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7. Re: Cyclo tour - shall we do in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An?

Good tip - many thanks😊

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9. Re: Cyclo tour - shall we do in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An?

Unfortunately we still have to read your posts that add as much value as a chocolate tea pot, tageckozy.

Actually that is not fair, a chocolate tea pot is actually more useful than your posts, as it provides melted chocolate I could eat....

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10. Re: Cyclo tour - shall we do in Hanoi, Hue or Hoi An?

Do not , UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES take a cyclo ride anywhere in Vietnam without organising and PAYING FOR IT with your hotel or local tour office.

Search Cyclos on this forum and read the horror stories and it's been like that for year (well I was there 50 years ago and we had problems then)

By having it organised for you and prepaid you will have some comeback of problems occur.

Take this advice seriously please.

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