Sometimes it’s the journey, sometimes it’s the destination, but when you’re lucky, sometimes you’ll get both, as in this Hai Van Pass and Coastal Adventure. Hate dull transits? This is the perfect road trip for you. Hop on our cool and colorful Vespas and we’ll take you out on a ride through one of Southeast Asia’s most panoramic landscapes and far away from the regular tourist itinerary to some hidden and fascinating stops!
Our guides will pick you up at your accommodation in Hue. Mornings are the best times to kick off an adventure. Feel the cool air on your face as we zip through streets past city corners slowly coming to life. Views of almost empty street are refreshing, and it only gets better from here.
We’ll move farther away from the bustle of the city and hit the roads to a quiet rural village where we’ll see the locals go about their daily activities. We’ll learn how fish sauce, a staple in every table in Vietnam, is made and stop by for a look into a small boat building enterprise. The journey continues with a delve deeper into Vietnamese history, taking you to a seldom-visited temple dating back to the 1500-year rule of the Champa Kingdom. Hear stories that hark back to ancient Vietnam, and don’t hesitate to ask questions - now is the best time to indulge the curious traveler in you. Before we venture further into the countryside, we’ll cozy up at a small cafe to rest and sip local coffee. When you get the chance, start a conversation with the locals. There’s nothing like a nice chat while enjoying good coffee.
After the short coffee break, we’ll drive along An Bang, to a stretch of luxurious and elaborate ancestral tombs in what is known to locals as the “City of Ghosts.” These mausoleums are a story on their own and offer a glimpse into enduring religious and familial traditions in Vietnam.
Our expert guides will work our way up a Buddhist pagoda perched beautifully on a hill. Here, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the lagoon. Lunch will be served in a quiet spot near the lagoon.
Now that we’re almost at the highlight of this adventure, get your camera ready for an adrenaline raising ride up the famous Hai Van Pass! Enroute to the scenic highway, the Lang Co Bay is not to be missed. We’ll take you to a great spot where you can marvel at the blue waters hugging the rugged landscape and the verdant mountains from a distance.
It’s probably the dramatic coastlines down the cliffs, or the exciting climbs and curves, or being on top of everything else, perhaps simply the cool wind on your hair, or a bit of all those reasons, that draw people up the Hai Van Pass. Take time not only to feast on the luscious mountainside views but also to see the old fortifications and understand the strategic importance this famed mountain pass holds.
Next, we’ll follow the path down the picturesque Da Nang bay, and head over to the suspension bridge, the perfect vantage point for the fishing port. Soak up the late afternoon sun at our final stop, the remarkable Da Nang beach. Our adventure will draw to a close with a drop-off at your hotel in Hoi An, where you can relax and relive the memories of the epic ride of your life.