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!
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 or a secret beach on sunny days 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!
Breakfast, drinks, and an awesome local lunch are included.
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.