Da Nang

Hai Van Pass

28 reviews
Experience by
Team Onetrip

The Experience

The Hai Van pass connecting Hue to Da Nang city is undoubtedly one of the most impressively scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. With sudden curves and blind corners, and views that are sure to take your breath away, Hai Van is sure to satisfy your desire for adventure. This is your chance to get off-the-beaten-track with Onetrip on a tour that includes not just adventure, but culture, history and of course - food!


Detailed itinerary

7:30 AM FOR MOTORCYCLE / 8:00 AM FOR PRIVATE CAR AND SHARED MINIVAN

First thing’s first - and that’s breakfast! We will pick you up at your accommodation and drive you to our favorite spot so you can energize yourself. Once you are ready to go, we will begin following the coastal roads along My Khe beach, a popular tourist beach ranked by Forbes as one of the best in the world. As you enjoy the fresh sea breeze, you will get to see Linh Ung pagoda from afar - a colossal Lady Buddha statue standing at 67m high, facing the waves. Be amazed, but not too much, because what’s to come is even better!

The first destination on your itinerary will be Nam O village and here you will be able to learn from the villagers how to make the ubiquitous fish sauce found supplementing virtually every dish in Vietnam. Take this secret back home with you and show your friends and family! We will then ride on to a local fisherman’s temple where fishermen worship their ancestors. Take your time to observe them as they go on about their daily lives, depending on the sea to make a living. It is surely a calming sight.

From there, we will finally begin ascending up the steeped winding roads of the Hai Van pass, leaving behind amazing views of the bay as you enter mountainous terrain. Don’t worry, we can stop whenever you see a great photo opportunity - and there will be many! Take a few moments to yourself and take in the fresh breeze as you ride higher and higher through the serpentine roads. You will certainly feel alive and free! At the top, we will stop to see old war battlements and bunkers and learn about the fascinating history and strategic importance of the pass, and then continue on to the Lang Co lagoon where you will take a quick break. Up next is a beautiful waterfall where you can jump in and get fresh after the long ride. A well-deserved Vietnamese lunch awaits you next to the lagoon. Fill up and then take a rest by the lagoon before it’s time to head back.

On the way back you will have two options - you can either carry on by motorcycle or you can take the shuttle bus which we recommend. The bus will drive you through the Hai Van Tunnel, which is the longest tunnel in Southeast Asia. Around 4:00PM you will arrive back at your hotel with a story to share!


All-inclusive

Breakfast, drinks, and an awesome local lunch are included.


Important

Although the private car option is available, we recommend taking the motorcycle option as we think it is the best way to experience our Vietnamese culture. On a bike, we can stop whenever and wherever you want. The freedom is incomparable to anything else you've ever experienced.

For those with back problems or family with elderly or young children, then we recommend the private car option. Although, we have had a courageous 6-year old having a blast, loving every bit of the adventure.

We also have a minivan group tour option which can have up to 12 guests for a more social experience.

Please note that there is a 30% cancellation fee for any cancellation made less than 24 hours prior to the tour date since we have to book many services in advance. Otherwise, there is a 5% transaction fee for bookings that are canceled 24 hours prior to the departure in order to cover for transaction processing costs.


28 reviews

5.0

Go for the bike ride, and feel hai van pass embrace you! My guide Chien is awefully passionate about his work, knowledgable and he does an amazing job of navigating the hairpin curves, which is super impt. Bring along a windbreaker. Lucky for me, the weather stays up n the views were awesome!. Along the way, u would stumble into a neat waterfall in ancient Hue, which we had all to ourselves to swim, and the breathtaking Lang Ko lagoon which holds its own. This experience was a gem! Keep an open heart and if u are up for adventure, ask for Chien. The team behind onetrip are doing amazing stuff!


Jack and Chien picked us up at our accommodation and we started our trip with a lovely bowl of bun cha ca (noodles with fish cake) at a very local noodle shop. Afterwards we stopped by a café and tried a local delicacy - coconut coffee. With a full belly we drove off to Nam O village where they showed us how fish sauce is made. During the ride to Hai Van pass we had several stops along the way for photo ops of the breathtaking nature. They drove very safely and made sure we felt at ease at all times. We had seafood for lunch at a beautiful location (with more photo ops) before we went to a nearby waterfall and took a quick dip in the refreshing water. Beware though, current can be a bit strong during rainy days, and the area has restaurants and shops near the lake/water only in the summer. They were disassembling the sheds and wooden floors when we were there, although I suspect the area is just as beautiful without the constructions. On the way home we stopped at the Hai Van gate.The Hai Van pass trip will be a good opportunity to experience the beautiful nature, good food, learn about local culture and take a lot of photos. You will spend much of the trip on the motorbike, so there'll be less "stories" or history lessons. Jack and Chien were super friendly and made the trip an unforgettable one. Both speak English well. They're really helpful in showing you the most beautiful places and takes a lot of great photos for/of you during the trip. As other have mentioned, tours with Onetrip will feel more like a trip with friends with no rush, and less like your usual crowded and rushed tour trips. Unique experience, highly recommended!


We just came back from a perfect day of riding the Hai Van Pass with Onetrip. Our guys were knowledgeable, fun and kind. We had many stops at great local places and stayed clear of all 'tourist traps' along the way. The highlight for us was the special local waterfall and lagoon swim we enjoyed at lunch.


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