Hue to Hoi An by Open Top Army Jeep
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll travel to Hoi An by open top Army Jeep. These are vintage vehicles used since the war time. On the way you will have lunch by the beach and stop on the top of Hai Van pass and enjoy the breath-taking views there
The Hai Van pass is a 20-kilometre strip of road that joins the city of Da Nang and Lang Co in Hue Province. At 500 metres above sea level, it’s the highest pass in the whole of Vietnam.
As the road curves back and forth, some slight bends, some hairpin turns, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of misty mountains rising high over the South China Sea, deserted sandy beaches, forests and the twinkling lights of far-off cities.
When the Hai Van Tunnel was built in 2005 (now the longest tunnel in Southeast Asia) much of the traffic from the pass was redirected to the shorter and considerably less windy route! Today, the road exists as a scenic alternative, free of any lorries and other heavy vehicles, the quiet road is enjoyed by visitors who come to experience the road by motorbike, jeep or even bicycle!
It will be around a 5-6 hours journey to get to Hoi An. You will start by making our way up the Pass to viewpoints with awesome photo opportunities overlooking the coast and the train tracks and pass by the ruins of majestic French colonial buildings We will descend down the other side of the pass and head to the beach for a spot of lunch and maybe even have a swim to cool down.
Once you arrive, check in and relax at your hotel in Hoi An. Recently declared a World Heritage site, Hoi An was a major trading port with the West from the 15th to the 19th century. Today it has been restored to look exactly as it did more than a century ago, giving it an old-world feel full of nooks and crannies to explore.
Accommodation: Ancient Houses Villages Resort – Garden View room