Hai Van pass is a beautiful description of the drive from Hue to Hoi An. You are in awe of incredible views, miles of ocean, the stunning beaches and maze of mountain twisty roads. The route Hue to Hoi An is one of the many highlights of your week on the Central coast of Vietnam. We arrange the private car with driver to pick up you from the hotel in Hue to Hoi An hotel via the Hai Van Pass with lots of scenic stops along the way.
Now let’s go and image what we can do on this trip:
1 | Depart from Hue to Hoi An
We start the Hai Van Pass adventure from Hue, check out your hotel and leave Hue to Hoi An ancient town.
2 | Stop in the Fishing Village in Lap An lagoon
Our first stop is a small fishing village in Lang Co town where we watched Vietnamese daily life unfold. Many families call the tiny fishing boats home and spend their days hard at work on the water.
3 | Stop in Lang Co Beach
The prospect of a beach stop raised excitement levels and you can’t wait to feel the warm sand between your toes. Lang Co beach is the beautiful introduction to the Vietnam beach scene and you love dipping your toes in the ocean! If you don’t swim, we skip this beach and go direct to Hai Van mountain pass.
4 | Driving through Hai Van Pass
The Hai Van pass route was made famous in a Vietnam Top Gear special where it was described as a ‘deserted ribbon of distraction’. You feel how fantastic is when your car driver through the clouds, sometimes you see the ocean on the foot of the mountain. Some remnants of the Vietnam War still stand at the top of the Hai Van Pass.
5 | Driving along My Khe beach
Having made it safely through the Hai Van Pass it was time for some city and beach action with a stop at the My Khe Beach in Da Nang before reach to Marble Mountain. You can swim here instead Lang Co beach.
6 | Climbing Marble Mountain
As the cluster of marble and limestone hills came into view we were intrigued by the mountains named after the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. We climbed to the top of Thuy Son (Water Mountain), the only accessible mountain, and it’s reward with old pagoda, caves and colorful carvings as well as outstanding views of Da Nang city below
7 | Hoi An Arrival
It’a short drive from the Marble Mountains to our much-anticipated destination of Hoi An. Our driver drops off at your hotel and finishes the trip.
You quickly fell in love with the lantern-lined streets crammed full of bicycles, tailors and souvenir shops candlelit lanterns light up the river of the ancient town.