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Private Tranfer from Hue to Danang and Hoi An City

1. Private Tranfer from Hue to Danang and Hoi An City

Be collected from your accommodation in Hue and travel in a private car to the pretty village of Lang Co, famous for its golden sand beach. Get breathtaking views of the landscape as you drive to a eucalyptus oil village, and then cross the Hai Van Pass in the Annamite Mountains. Be rewarded with one of the finest views in Vietnam. Continue to the Cham Museum in Da Nang, and learn all about the ancient culture of the ethnic Cham people of Vietnam and Cambodia. See the beautiful beach of My Khe where US marines stayed from 1965 to 1973. Visit the stone carving village of Non Nuoc, and end with a nature walk on Marble Mountains south of Da Nang city. Discover the mysterious caves and Buddhist temples scattered across the limestone hills. End the trip in Hoi An.

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Da Nang: Small-Group Hue Imperial City and Hai Van Pass Tour

2. Da Nang: Small-Group Hue Imperial City and Hai Van Pass Tour

This tour takes a trip to the decadent Imperial City of Hue, a well-preserved walled city. Hue is a must-see for those who love history, complete with its beautiful architecture and Insta-worthy photo stops. Your tour will start at Khai Dinh Tomb, a site that looks more like a palace than a grave. After an equally impressive visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a five-tier temple built in the 1700s, is the highlight of this tour: the Imperial City. Throughout your experience there will be plenty of time to wander the many ancient temples, browse exhibits at the visitors center, and stroll elegant gardens. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned to your Da Nang accommodation.

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Full-Day Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach from Da Nang

3. Full-Day Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach from Da Nang

Enjoy a full-day trip exploring Vietnam from Da Nang. Depart from your hotel to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). Discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy a beautiful view from the top of the mountain. Also, visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpture village located here. Then, continue to Son Tra Peninsula, to admire the beauty of the Linh Ung – Bai But pagoda – one of the largest pagodas in Da Nang city. This pagoda has a combination of modern and traditional styles and is home to the Guan Yin statue, considered to be the tallest statue in Vietnam (67 m). From here, you can view the whole city, mountain, and Son Tra peninsula as well as Ngu Hanh Son Mountain with its white, sandy banks. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places.  Continue to Hai Van (Ocean Cloud) Pass, the longest and highest mountain pass in Vietnam with a length of 21 km. On the national highway-01, Hai Van Pass is an impressive landscape. It is like a giant dragon, lying on the geographical boundary between Da Nang and Thua Thien-Hue Province. Then, head to Lang Co Beach. With its gradually sloping, white sand beach, average depth of less than 1 m, and average temperature in the bathing season of 25 °C, Lang Co is an ideal beach for tourists. In Lang Co beach, there are various kinds of shrimp, lobster, sea shrimp, crab, butter-fish, mackerel fish, and oysters. Not far from the beach, see the Chan May scenery and Lang Co fishing village. You'll have free time to swim, take photos and have lunch. 

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From Hoi An: Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach

4. From Hoi An: Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach

From the hotel, depart to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). Here, discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top. Visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village. Then, continue to Son Tra Peninsula, where we have a chance to admire the beauty of Linh Ung - Bai But pagoda - one of the biggest pagoda in Da Nang city in both of scale and architecture. This pagoda has a combination between modern style and traditional style. Especially, in Linh Ung - Bai But pagoda, there has Guan Yin statue that is considered as the highest statue in Vietnam (67 meters height approximately 30 stories). This statue put its back to the mountain, faces to the sea. Above the Guan Yin statue is Buddha hood statue with the high of 2 meters. From here, you can contemplate the whole city, mountain and Son Tra peninsula and see Ngu Hanh Son Mountain along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places. After lunch, continue to Hai Van Pass. On the national highway-01, Hai Van Pass is an impressive landscape. It is like a giant dragon, lying on Highway-01 on the border between Thua Thien – Hue Province and Da Nang City. This is the highest pass in Vietnam (500m above sea level). Next to Hai Van Pass is Lang Co Beach; with its gradually slopping, white sand beach, the average depth of less than 1m and the average temperature in the bathing season is 25°C, Lang Co is an ideal beach for tourists. From here, either return to Hoi An or continue to Hue. Available as a shared or private tour.

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From Hue: 5-Hour Sightseeing Drive to Hoi An by Private Car

5. From Hue: 5-Hour Sightseeing Drive to Hoi An by Private Car

Take a drive from Hue to Hoi An by private car, enjoying scenic views and important landmarks along the way on a 5-hour excursion. After pickup from your hotel in Hue city center, start your trip with the natural beauty of Hue Fishing Village. Tam Giang Lagoon supports all life in this village, where locals survive by catching shrimp and fish. Every day, large volumes of this marine life is sold in local markets or to wholesale traders. See the local people as they work by hand or by fishing with rudimentary tools. Next, you’ll head to a second lagoon: Lap An Lagoon. Surrounded by verdant trees and full of crystal-clear water, see the locals living their daily lives in harmony with the nature around them.   Just 60 kilometers from Hue, the next town you’ll stop at is the serene fishing township of Lang Co. This village’s incredible beach was recognized in 2009 as one of the 30 most beautiful bays in the world. Sample the local seafood at a restaurant at the end of a walkway, hovering over the water. Next, experience Hai Van Pass, one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. On the top of the pass, there are vestiges of an ancient fortified gateway. The American and French bunkers in Hai Van Pass provide views to the city without any steep climb. At the peak is a rest station where you can take a break and enjoy a coffee.   Finally, visit Marble Mountains, famous for the image of rocky peaks rising above the roofs of homes and resorts. As the road curves towards the mountain, you’ll see large stone dragons and seated figures of Buddha. Learn about Buddhism, and see religious architecture in harmony with nature. You’ll then be dropped off at the location of your choice in Hoi An.

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Hue: Hue to Da Nang Transfer Service with Scenic Stopovers

6. Hue: Hue to Da Nang Transfer Service with Scenic Stopovers

The day begins with pickup from your Hue hotel by your friendly driver, then sets out on the 3-hour journey to Da Nang. Whether your trip is just beginning or coming to an end, ensure a hassle-free holiday from start to finish when you book your transfer service in advance. Avoid long taxi lines, busy public transport, and language barrier confusions, then simply sit back and relax as your driver takes care of everything. Travel along the breathtaking Hai Van Pass as it winds along the mountainside. Labeled as “a deserted ribbon of perfection — one of the best coastal roads in the world” by Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson, Hai Van Pass is a must-see for anyone traveling through the area. Throughout the drive take advantage of the many breathtaking views and scenic lookouts, including stopovers at 3 idyllic locations.  Visit Lap An Lagoon, a 22,000sq hectare lagoon famous for its fresh oyster farms and array of animals and aquatic plants. Next, travel by Lang Co Beach, an area of untouched beauty which boasts a beautiful coastal town with one of the most stunning bays in Vietnam. Finally, see the iconic Linh Ung Pagoda which sits atop the stunning Son Tra Peninsula. The pagoda, which is the home of the famous 64-meter Lady Buddha statue, is also known as “a meeting place of heaven and earth’s sacred air”. Upon arrival in Da Nang, enjoy drop-off directly to your hotel and warm wishes for a wonderful stay in the city.

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Danang or Hoian: Transfer to Hue City with Sightseeing

7. Danang or Hoian: Transfer to Hue City with Sightseeing

Enjoy a bit of sightseeing on your transfer from Danang or Hoian to Hue city. Explore this charming city on the Perfume River and visit some of its palaces, pagodas, tombs, and temples while meeting some of the locals. Get picked up at your hotel or the airport in Danang or Hoian, visit places such as Haivan Pass, Langco Bay, and the Khai Dinh Tomb. Have a break for lunch, and then go see the Royal Citadel, the Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum, and the seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. End your trip at your hotel in Hue.

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Hue: Private Transfer To/From Hoi An with Sightseeing

8. Hue: Private Transfer To/From Hoi An with Sightseeing

Ride in comfort in your own private car with an English-speaking driver on a 1-way transfer between the magical cities of Hue and Hoi An. Kick-off your 3-hour journey by meeting your guide directly in your hotel lobby, and head straight to the renowned Lang Co Beach with its 10-km white sand stretch, and cool, crystal blue waters. Relax here for as long as you wish, enjoying a traditional seafood lunch. Next, sit back and relax as you drive up to the iconic Hai Van Pass, dubbed "one of the best coastal roads in the world", where the panoramic views at the top will make your jaw drop. Snap a few pictures before you make your way to your next stop: the Son Tra Peninsula. Here, watch the waters of the East Sea from high above, and peek into Vietnam's war-torn past. Make sure to keep an eye out for the wild monkeys roaming around, and marvel at the tall bright white statue of the Bodhisattva, or Goddess, of Mercy. Finally, explore Marble Mountain with its cluster of five limestone and marble mountains dotted with grottos, temples, and fabulous viewpoints on your last stop before your driver drops you off at your hotel.

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From Hue: Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour to Da Nang or Hoi An

9. From Hue: Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour to Da Nang or Hoi An

Start your experience with hotel pickup in Hue, where your driver will load your backpack on to the motorbike. Set off on a day of sightseeing as you drive along the beautiful coastal road to your destination. Admire rice fields and tranquil villages along the road, and take a break at Lap An Lagoon to snap photos of the beautiful lake. Continue to Lang Co Beach, where you can swim and enjoy a seafood lunch at your own expense. Pass bunkers from the Vietnam War as you cross the famous Hai Van Pass, and enjoy panoramic views over the ocean. Make a stop in the Marble Mountains to explore colorful Buddhist temples and amazing caves before being dropped off in Da Nang or Hoi An.

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What people are saying about Hải Vân Pass

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 105 reviews

The tour was excellent! The marble Mountain is wonderful. Just be careful with the steps as they are a bit slippery. The hike to the top of the cave mountain is challenging but doable. Hai Van pass drive is magnificent gave u the best views! Lang co Beach and its lagoon are just beauty beyond words. Our lady guide is very knowledgeable, smart and friendly. She has potential to go far.

The tour was amazing, our guide was very knowledgable, friendly and funny. We had some amazing coffee and a lovely seafood lunch. Couple that with the views which are spectacular. Would definitely do again and couldn’t recommend this company enough.

Excellent!

Best thing I did in Vietnam! Amazing! And our motorbike tour guides were awesome, Ben, Sherlock and dr who..total legends!

Very professional and will take care of your safety issues if you are not familiar with riding a motorcycle

Great ride through the green corner of Vietnam! Great day trip with delicious lunch!